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Getting to know the Linksys CM3024 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (24x8 Bonded Channels)

The Linksys CM3024 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (24x8 Bonded Channels) is compatible with all major cable broadband providers such as Time Warner Cable®, Comcast XFINITY®, Cox® and Charter.  With its Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.0 standard, the Linksys CM3024 is ideal for Internet speeds of up to 300 Mbps.  The Linksys CM3024 provides a stable, high-speed connectivity ideal for simultaneous High-Definition (HD) media streaming, online gaming, and web browsing. 
 
Front View

 
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LED Behavior
 
LEDColorDescription
POWERGreenThe modem is ON.
RECEIVEGreen blinkingThe modem is searching for a downstream frequency on the cable connection.
Green solidThe modem has successfully connected to a downstream frequency on the cable connection.
Blue solidThe modem is connected with downstream multi-channel bonding.
OFFThere is NO downstream activity on the cable connection.
SENDGreen blinkingThe modem is searching for a connection over the cable network.
Green solidThe modem has successfully connected to an upstream frequency on the cable connection.
Blue solidThe modem is connected with upstream multi-channel bonding.
OFFThere is NO upstream activity on the cable connection.
STATUSGreen blinking The modem is registering with the cable network of the Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Green solidThe modem is connected to the cable network.
ETHERNETGreen blinkingThe port is sending / receiving data (100 Mbps).
Green solidA device is connected to the port (100 Mbps).
Blue blinking The port is sending / receiving data (1000 Mbps).
Blue solid A device is connected to the port (1000 Mbps).
OFFThere is NO device connected to the port.

Overview and Features
 
  • Ideal for Internet plans up to 300 Mbps:
    • Has stable, high-speed connectivity ideal for multimedia streaming, online gaming, and web browsing
  • Compatible with all major cable providers:
    • Eliminate monthly rental fees with Comcast XFINITY, Time Warner Cable, Cox and Charter
  • Optimize your existing Internet connectivity:
    • 24 download and eight (8) upload Bonded Channels
  • Certified for DOCSIS 3.0 cable Internet standard:
    • Able to handle high-bandwidth transfer rates over existing cable lines with speeds up to 960 Mbps
  • Easy plug and play:
    • Three simple steps to faster speeds and maximum savings
  • Features the high-performance Intel® Puma 6™ chipset for high-speed downstream and upstream performance

Rear View
 
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Image LabelDescriptionFunction
User-added imageRESET Reset buttonPress and hold this button for five (5) seconds to restore settings to factory defaults and reboot the Linksys CM3024.
User-added imagePOWER Power portProvide power to the Linksys CM3024 by connecting a power adapter into this port.
User-added imageETH Ethernet portConnect an Ethernet cable from this port to your computer or to a router.
User-added imageCABLECable portConnect a cable from your wall jack to your Linksys CM3024 for an active cable signal.
 
Product Specifications
 
  • Protocol Support
    • DOCSIS 3.0
    • Backward compatibility with DOCSIS 2.0 and 1.1
    • IPv4 / IPv6
 
  • Connectivity
    • One (1) RF F-type female 75 ohm connector
    • One (1) RJ-45 Ethernet port 10/100/1000 Mbps (Auto-MDI / MDIX)
  • Reception-Demodulation
    • Demodulation:  64QAM, 256QAM
    • Data rate:  Up to 960 Mbps with 24 bonded downstream channels
    • Frequency (edge-to-edge):  108 ~ 1002 MHz
    • Channel bandwidth:  6 MHz
    • Signal level:  -15 dBmV to 15 dBmV
    • Input return loss:  >6 dB
  • Transmitter-Modulation
    • Modulation:  QPSK, 8QAM, 16QAM, 32QAM, 64QAM and 128QAM (SCDMA only)
    • Data rate of up to 122 Mbps with four (4) or eight (8) upstream channel bonding
    • Frequency:  5 ~ 42 MHz (DOCSIS)
    • Output return loss:  >6 dB
  • Mechanical
    • Five (5) status LED lights:  POWER, RECEIVE, SEND, STATUS, ETHERNET
    • Factory default reset button
    • Weight:  100 g ± 10 g
    • Dimensions:
      • Stand included:  177 mm (width) x 95.4 mm (depth) x 213.8 mm (height)
      • Without stand:  177 mm (width) x 204 mm (depth) x 45 mm (height)
  • Environmental
    • Power input:  Direct Current (DC) 12 V / 2 A
    • Operating temperature:  32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C)
    • Operating humidity:  10% ~ 90% (Non-condensing)
    • Storage temperature:  -40°F (-40°C) to 176°F (80°C)

Package Contents
 
  • Linksys CM3024 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
  • Quick Start Guide
  • CD with documentation
  • RJ-45 Ethernet cable
  • Coaxial cable (for Costco SKU - CM3024CO)
  • Power adapter
 

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Linksys CM3024 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (24x8 Bonded Channels) Frequently Asked Questions
Setting up your Linksys DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modems

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