How to Upgrade a Motorola SB5100 & SB5101 Cable Modem

By Candice Abrams

The Motorola SB5100 and SB5101 are similar modem models typically used by homeowners to access the Internet. The units are compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux computers. To keep one of these modems running smoothly, upgrade it with the latest software. Downloading the latest drivers takes only a matter of minutes.

Things You'll Need

  • Motorola modem software

Step 1

Plug the cable modem into your computer’s USB port. Reboot your computer if it does not recognize your Motorola modem. Your computer will ask for a software disc.

Step 2

Insert the Motorola software disc into your computer. Click the “Next” button on the screen. The computer will search for upgrades and updates.

Step 3

Click on the upgrade you need for your modem. Click the “Next” button to install the upgrade. It may take several minutes.

Step 4

Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.