After changing over from ADSL to Cable, i have noticed great speed increases with downloading from http and ftp.
However, i have been having great difficulty with port forwarding - affecting gaming and/or bittorrenting.
Here's the thing. I have been reading reports of success with port forwarding on Cable - no doubt this is correct. I had little difficulty doing the same thing on ADSL. But upon making the switch to cable, things have been a little more difficult. I have not been able to forward/open one single port since the change. Some details are:
Motorola SB5100 Cable Modem
TP-LINK Wifi Router
Ok, so, is it the fact that the SB5100 is not a router (i have heard that all ports are open by default, but every scan and test i have done show that all are closed)?
Would an all in one Unit do the job with less hassle?
If i was to buy another box (cable modem+router), there are some things i need to clarify first.
Firstly, Is ADSL2+ a speed specification, or is it pertaining to the splitting of the phone line like standard ADSL?
Secondly, are all references that are made to Cable internet and Cable Modems pertaining to the Coax cable infrastructure? For example, are all modems that are 'Cable Modems/Routers' able to be plugged into a Coax internet cable?
Sorrt about that last one, but that is what confuses me....I dont want to buy a Cable router only to find out that it uses a phone cable like ADSL.
Well, if you managed to decipher all that garbage, i'd be glad to read any feedback and possibly answers.