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Shaw XB6 fan noise

Vasily
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The fan in XB6 is running constantly and it's making constant humming noise which is very annoying. Is there any way to stop it?

If no, is it possible to use any 3rd party fanless modem with Fibre+ 750 plan?

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@Order a replacement. Forget about the work arounds.

rickatk
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@Vasily @Order a replacement. Forget about the work arounds.

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The XB6 AP/router/modem is a multi radioed system with Fa...

Gi-JiHad
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The XB6 AP/router/modem is a multi radioed system with Fast hardware and puts out A LOF OF POWER OVER the WIFi.  They were designed in a rush and have very poor cooling and are very inefficient. These units are Leased from Comcast to Shaw (from what Shaw rep tells me) 

Anyway these units  are fire hazards. 

Also Rogers calls their version the IGNITE.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z5mDME-P8U&ab_channel=ViktorsReality

https://www.reddit.com/r/Comcast_Xfinity/comments/98i8ud/xb6t_overheating_and_shutting_off_over_and_...

https://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Your-Home-Network/XB6-T-overheating-very-badly/td-p/3388149

https://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/Ignite-TV/Ignite-Modem-Arris-XB6-Overheating/td-p/445054

 

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OK, any solution to it? Can I use 3rd party DOCSIS 3.1 mo...

Vasily
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OK, any solution to it? Can I use 3rd party DOCSIS 3.1 modem with Shaw instead of their XB6?

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@Order a replacement. Forget about the work arounds.

rickatk
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@Vasily @Order a replacement. Forget about the work arounds.

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Well, XB7 is not available in Vancouver yet and constantl...

Vasily
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Well, XB7 is not available in Vancouver yet and constantly running fan in XB6 is expected as per Shaw, so I'm afraid replacement will be the same.

I guess I'll start nagging them once they start XB7 rollout in Vancouver

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-- please read two other threads on this discussion forum...

mdk
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@Vasily -- please read two other threads on this discussion forum:

https://support.shaw.ca/t5/internet-discussions/a-few-problems-with-shaw-bluecurve-modem/m-p/3386

https://support.shaw.ca/t5/internet-discussions/shaw-xb6-fan-noise/m-p/33372

You are not the first to comment on the noise of this device.

 

 

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