Getting to know the Linksys DPC3008

The Linksys DPC3008 is a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem.  It is capable of providing faster Internet connection by incorporating eight (8) bonded downstream channels along with four (4) bonded upstream channels.  This article will discuss the basic features of the said device.


Product Features

  • Eight (8) bonded downstream channels with data rates in excess of 340 Mbps.
  • Four (4) bonded upstream channels with data rates in excess of 120 Mbps.
  • Compatibility with DOCSIS 3.0 specifications and backward compatibility with existing DOCSIS standards (1.0, 1.1, 2.0).
  • Enhanced packet processing technology for maximized performance.
  • Expanded 88–1102 MHz tuning range.
  • Auto-sensing Ethernet ports
  • Multiple-colored LED status indicators for easy-to-understand display.
  • Attractive and compact design that can stand horizontally or vertically.  The Linksys can also be mounted to a wall.  For 
  • instructions on mounting your device, click here.

Package Contents

Make sure that the following items are present in the device’s box upon purchase.  If there are some items missing, contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

  • One (1) DPC3008 cable modem
  • an Ethernet cable
  • a power adapter with power cord
  • a CD which contains the device’s user guide and warranty information


The LED status indicators of the device are located on its front panel.  The LEDs of the device are:

  • POWER – This LED is steadily lit up if the device is powered ON.
  • DS (Downstream) – This LED is steadily lit up if the modem is receiving data from the cable network.
  • US (Upstream) – This LED is steadily lit up to indicate that the modem is sending data to the cable network.
  • LINK – Take note of the following activities for this LED:
    • LED is steadily lit up – This means that the Ethernet connection is working.
    • LED is blinking – This indicates that data is being transferred over the Ethernet connection.

Back Panel

  • POWER – This is where you connect the provided AC power adapter.
    • NOTE:  It is recommended to use the power adapter supplied with the modem to avoid any damages.
  • ETHERNET – This port connects the modem and the computer by using an Ethernet cable.
  • RESET – Press and hold this button for two (2) seconds to reset the device to its default settings.
    • IMPORTANT:  This button should only be used for maintenance purposes only.  You can only press this button once you are instructed by your ISP.  Pressing this button without the ISP’s consent may lead to unwanted damages.
  • CABLE – This is where you can connect the coaxial cable provided by your ISP.


  • Product Label Information – This is where you can find the device’s serial number and Media Access Control (MAC) address.  The label can be seen at the back panel of the device.

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