10 Best Modems
for August 2022

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Netgear Nighthawk CM1100 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem (Renewed)

Netgear Nighthawk CM1100 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem (Renewed)

by Netgear
What We like

Support all cable internet speed tiers up to 2Gps (separate router required for WiFi)

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Product Features

  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports with link aggregation support
  • 32 downstream and 8 upstream channels
  • Works with Xfinity, Cox, and Spectrum
  • Meets DOCSIS 3.1 specs. and backward compatible with DOCSIS 3.0

Works with xfinity, cox, and spectrum 2 gigabit ethernet ports with link aggregation support Meets docsis 3.1 specs. and backward compatible with docsis 3.0 32 downstream and 8 upstream channels

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NETGEAR Nighthawk Cable Modem with Voice CM1150V - For Xfinity by Comcast Internet & Voice | Supports Cable Plans Up to 2 Gigabits | 2 Phone Lines | 4 x 1G Ethernet Ports | DOCSIS 3.1

NETGEAR Nighthawk Cable Modem with Voice CM1150V - For Xfinity by Comcast Internet & Voice

Supports Cable Plans Up to 2 Gigabits, 2 Phone Lines, 4 x 1G Ethernet Ports, DOCSIS 3.1

by Netgear Inc
What We like

BUILT FOR ULTIMATE SPEED: Best for cable provider plans up to 2 Gigabits speed.

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Product Features

  • MULTI-GIG ETHERNET: Link aggregation combines two 1G ports into one 2G port for faster wired ethernet speed.
  • VOICE PHONE SUPPORT: For use with Xfinity Voice service and up to 2 telephone lines with enhanced call features including caller ID, 3-way conference calling, call forwarding and more.
  • MODEM TECHNOLOGY: Engineered with 32x8 channel bonding, OFDM 2x2, and DOCSIS 3.1.
  • VERSATILE CONNECTIONS: 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports give you fast wired connections to your computer, separate WiFi router, printer, game box, and other devices.
  • COMPATIBLE WITH XFINITY INTERNET & VOICE SERVICE: Certified by Comcast for Xfinity. NOT compatible with Verizon, AT&T, CenturyLink, DSL providers, DirecTV, DISH and non-Xfinity voice services.

Works with any wifi router: connect any wifi router to this modem's ethernet port to support all your wireless devices. Ideal for gigabit cable internet plan. delivers true multi-gig internet speeds with link aggregation** support. Modem technology: engineered with 32x8 channel bonding, ofdm 2x2, and docsis 3.1. Save monthly rental fees: model cm1150v replaces your cable modem saving you up to $168/yr in equipment rental fees. Multi-gig ethernet: link aggregation combines two 1g ports into one 2g port for faster wired ethernet speed. Compatible with xfinity internet & voice service: certified by comcast for xfinity. not compatible with verizon, at&t, centurylink, dsl providers, directv, dish and non-xfinity voice services. Versatile connections: 4 gigabit ethernet ports give you fast wired connections to your computer, separate wifi router, printer, game box, and other devices. Voice phone support: for use with xfinity voice service and up to 2 telephone lines with enhanced call features including caller id, 3-way conference calling, call forwarding and more.

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ARRIS SURFboard T25 DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Cable Modem, Certified for Xfinity Internet & Voice (black)

ARRIS SURFboard T25 DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Cable Modem

Certified for Xfinity Internet & Voice (black)

by CommScope
What We like

Certified to work with Xfinity internet & voice service Not certified for use with other cable internet service providers

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Product Features

  • Xfinity internet service required Does not include Wi-Fi
  • Best for Xfinity internet speed plans up to 2 Gbps
  • DOCSIS 3 1 Cable Modem with 32 downstream x 8 upstream DOCSIS 3 0 channels, 2 downstream x 2 upstream OFDM DOCSIS 3 1 channels
  • Two 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports and 2 Telephony ports for Xfinity digital voice service

Two 1-gigabit ethernet ports and 2 telephony ports for xfinity digital voice service Best for xfinity internet speed plans up to 2 gbps Docsis 3 1 cable modem with 32 downstream x 8 upstream docsis 3 0 channels, 2 downstream x 2 upstream ofdm docsis 3 1 channels Xfinity internet service required does not include wi-fi

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NETGEAR Nighthawk Cable Modem CM1200 - Compatible with All Cable Providers Including Xfinity by Comcast, Spectrum, Cox | For Cable Plans Up to 2 Gigabits | 4 x 1G Ethernet Ports | DOCSIS 3.1, Black

NETGEAR Nighthawk Cable Modem CM1200 - Compatible with All Cable Providers Including Xfinity by Comcast, Spectrum, Cox

For Cable Plans Up to 2 Gigabits, 4 x 1G Ethernet Ports, DOCSIS 3.1, Black

by Netgear
What We like

Built for ultimate speed: best for cable provider plans up to 2 gigabits speed.

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Product Features

  • Versatile connections: 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports give you fast wired connections to your computer, separate WiFi router, printer, game box, and other devices.
  • Compatible with all major cable internet providers: Including certification by Xfinity by Comcast, COX, and Spectrum. NOT compatible with Verizon, AT&T, CenturyLink, DSL providers, DirecTV, DISH and any bundled voice service.
  • Multi-gig Ethernet: Link aggregation combines two 1G ports into one 2G port for faster wired Ethernet speed.
  • Save monthly rental fees: Model CM1200 replaces your cable modem saving you up to dollar 168/yr in equipment rental fees.
  • Modem technology: Engineered with 32x8 channel bonding, OFDM 2x2, and DOCSIS 3.1.

Works with any wifi router: connect any wifi router to this modem's ethernet port to support all your wireless devices. Compatible with all major cable internet providers: including certification by xfinity by comcast, cox, and spectrum. not compatible with verizon, at&t, centurylink, dsl providers, directv, dish and any bundled voice service. Versatile connections: 4 gigabit ethernet ports give you fast wired connections to your computer, separate wifi router, printer, game box, and other devices. Multi-gig ethernet: link aggregation combines two 1g ports into one 2g port for faster wired ethernet speed. Save monthly rental fees: model cm1200 replaces your cable modem saving you up to dollar 168/yr in equipment rental fees. Modem technology: engineered with 32x8 channel bonding, ofdm 2x2, and docsis 3.1.

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Motorola MB8600 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem, 6 Gbps Max Speed. Approved for Comcast Xfinity Gigabit, Cox Gigablast, and More, Black

Motorola MB8600 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem

6 Gbps Max Speed. Approved for Comcast Xfinity Gigabit, Cox Gigablast, and More, Black

by MTRLC LLC
What We like

A BROADCOM CHIPSET PROVIDES SECURITY FROM DENIAL OF SERVICE ATTACKS - a 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet port allows connection of any SINGLE device with an Ethernet port including a router, Windows or Mac computer, HDTV, or game station.

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Product Features

  • ELIMINATE UP TO 156 DOLLARS PER YEAR IN CABLE MODEM RENTAL FEES. (Savings are shown for Comcast Xfinity and vary by cable service provider.) Approved by Comcast Xfinity and Xfinity X1, Cox, and CableOne for all speeds including Comcast Gigabit services and Cox Gigablast. Not compatible with RCN. No cable modem is compatible with fiber optic, DSL, or satellite services, available from Verizon, AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier, and others.)
  • ACTIVE QUEUE MANAGEMENT (AQM) SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES INTERNET LATENCY - on both DOCSIS 3.1 and 3.0 services. AQM results in faster page loads for all Web traffic and greatly enhances interactive applications like online gaming and video conferencing. The MB8600 also includes a full-band capture digital tuner to enhance speed and save energy.
  • TOP INTERNET SPEEDS FOR ALL CABLE INTERNET SERVICES - Wirecutter recommends this as the best cable modem for people using Gigabit Internet plans. Built-in DOCSIS 3.1 and DOCSIS 3.0 32x8 capabilities give top Internet speeds for all cable Internet services, from the slowest to the fastest.
  • WORKS WITH ANY WiFi ROUTER YOU LIKE - including Whole Home WiFi or Mesh routers like eero, Google WiFi, and Orbi. This cable modem does NOT have a built-in wireless router or telephone call capability.

Works with any wifi router you like - including whole home wifi or mesh routers like eero, google wifi, and orbi. this cable modem does not have a built-in wireless router or telephone call capability. Top internet speeds for all cable internet services - wirecutter recommends this as the best cable modem for people using gigabit internet plans. built-in docsis 3.1 and docsis 3.0 32x8 capabilities give top internet speeds for all cable internet services, from the slowest to the fastest. Active queue management (aqm) significantly reduces internet latency - on both docsis 3.1 and 3.0 services. aqm results in faster page loads for all web traffic and greatly enhances interactive applications like online gaming and video conferencing. the mb8600 also includes a full-band capture digital tuner to enhance speed and save energy. Eliminate up to 156 dollars per year in cable modem rental fees. (savings are shown for comcast xfinity and vary by cable service provider.) approved by comcast xfinity and xfinity x1, cox, and cableone for all speeds including comcast gigabit services and cox gigablast. not compatible with rcn. no cable modem is compatible with fiber optic, dsl, or satellite services, available from verizon, at&t, centurylink, frontier, and others.)

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NETGEAR Nighthawk Cable Modem WiFi Router Combo C7000-Compatible with All Cable Providers Including Xfinity by Comcast, Spectrum, Cox | For Cable Plans Up to 400 Mbps | AC1900 WiFi Speed | DOCSIS 3.0

NETGEAR Nighthawk Cable Modem WiFi Router Combo C7000-Compatible with All Cable Providers Including Xfinity by Comcast, Spectrum, Cox

For Cable Plans Up to 400 Mbps, AC1900 WiFi Speed, DOCSIS 3.0

by Netgear Inc
What We like

Versatile connections: 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 2 USB ports give you fast wired connections to your computer, printer, game box, storage drive, and other devices.

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Product Features

  • Note: Refer to page 102 of user guide for troubleshooting steps
  • Modem technology: Engineered with 32x8 channel bonding and DOCSIS 3.1.
  • Fast Wi-Fi performance: Get up to 1800 square feet wireless coverage and 30 devices connected with AC1900 speed (up to 1900 Mbps).
  • Compatible with all major cable internet providers: Including certification by Xfinity by Comcast, COX, and Spectrum. Not compatible with Verizon, AT&T, CenturyLink, DSL providers, DirecTV, DISH and any bundled voice service.
  • Built for fast speed: best for cable provider plans up to 400 mbps speed. Modem technology: Engineered with 24x8 channel bonding and DOCSIS 3.0.

Compatible with all major cable internet providers: including certification by xfinity by comcast, cox, and spectrum. not compatible with verizon, at&t, centurylink, dsl providers, directv, dish and any bundled voice service. Save monthly rental fees: model c7000 replaces your cable modem and wi-fi router saving you up to $168/year in equipment rental fees. Built for fast speed: best for cable provider plans up to 400 mbps speed. modem technology: engineered with 24x8 channel bonding and docsis 3.0. Fast wi-fi performance: get up to 1800 square feet wireless coverage and 30 devices connected with ac1900 speed (up to 1900 mbps). Modem technology: engineered with 32x8 channel bonding and docsis 3.1. Note: refer to page 102 of user guide for troubleshooting steps

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NETGEAR Cable Modem CM1000 - Compatible with All Cable Providers Including Xfinity by Comcast, Spectrum, Cox | For Cable Plans Up to 1 Gigabit | DOCSIS 3.1, Black (CM1000-1AZNAS)

NETGEAR Cable Modem CM1000 - Compatible with All Cable Providers Including Xfinity by Comcast, Spectrum, Cox

For Cable Plans Up to 1 Gigabit, DOCSIS 3.1, Black (CM1000-1AZNAS)

by Netgear Inc
What We like

Built for ultimate speed: Best for cable provider plans up to 1 gigabit speed.

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Product Features

  • Ethernet connections: 1 Gigabit Ethernet port connects to your computer or separate Wi-Fi router.
  • Compatible with all major cable internet providers: Including certification by Xfinity by Comcast, COX, and Spectrum. Not compatible with Verizon, AT&T, CenturyLink, DSL providers, DirecTV, DISH and any bundled voice service.
  • Save monthly rental fees: Model CM1000 replaces your cable modem saving you up to dollar 168/year in equipment rental fees.
  • Works with any Wi-Fi router: Connect any Wi-Fi router to this modem's Ethernet port to support all your wireless devices.

Ethernet connections: 1 gigabit ethernet port connects to your computer or separate wi-fi router. Works with any wi-fi router: connect any wi-fi router to this modem's ethernet port to support all your wireless devices. Save monthly rental fees: model cm1000 replaces your cable modem saving you up to dollar 168/year in equipment rental fees. Compatible with all major cable internet providers: including certification by xfinity by comcast, cox, and spectrum. not compatible with verizon, at&t, centurylink, dsl providers, directv, dish and any bundled voice service.

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NETGEAR Cable Modem with Voice CM500V - For Xfinity by Comcast Internet & Voice | Supports Cable Plans Up to 300 Mbps | 2 Phone lines | DOCSIS 3.0, Black, 16x4 w/ Voice (CM500V-100NAS)

NETGEAR Cable Modem with Voice CM500V - For Xfinity by Comcast Internet & Voice

Supports Cable Plans Up to 300 Mbps, 2 Phone lines, DOCSIS 3.0, Black, 16x4 w/ Voice (CM500V-100NAS)

by Netgear Inc
What We like

16 downstream & 4 upstream channels providing efficient and reliable Internet access

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Product Features

  • SAVE MONTHLY RENTAL FEES: Model CM500V replaces your cable modem saving you up to $168/yr in equipment rental fees.
  • MODEM TECHNOLOGY: Engineered with 16x4 channel bonding and DOCSIS 3.0.
  • Compatible devices: Compatible devices: Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista, XP, 2000, Mac OS, or other operating systems running a TCP/IP network Compatible browsers Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, Firefox 2.0, Safari 1.4, or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher
  • VOICE PHONE SUPPORT: For use with Xfinity Voice service and up to 2 telephone lines with enhanced call features including caller ID, 3-way conference calling, call forwarding and more.
  • COMPATIBLE WITH XFINITY INTERNET & VOICE SERVICE: Certified by Comcast for Xfinity. NOT compatible with Verizon, AT&T, CenturyLink, DSL providers, DirecTV, DISH and non-Xfinity voice services.

Works with any wifi router: connect any wifi router to this modem's ethernet port to support all your wireless devices. Modem technology: engineered with 16x4 channel bonding and docsis 3.0. Compatible devices: compatible devices: microsoft windows 7, 8, 10, vista, xp, 2000, mac os, or other operating systems running a tcp/ip network compatible browsers microsoft internet explorer 5.0, firefox 2.0, safari 1.4, or google chrome 11.0 browsers or higher Save monthly rental fees: model cm500v replaces your cable modem saving you up to $168/yr in equipment rental fees. Compatible with xfinity internet & voice service: certified by comcast for xfinity. not compatible with verizon, at&t, centurylink, dsl providers, directv, dish and non-xfinity voice services. Ethernet connections: 1 gigabit ethernet port connects to your computer or separate wifi router. Voice phone support: for use with xfinity voice service and up to 2 telephone lines with enhanced call features including caller id, 3-way conference calling, call forwarding and more. Built for fast speed: best for cable provider plans up to 300 mbps speed.

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NETGEAR Cable Modem CM700 - Compatible with All Cable Providers Including Xfinity by Comcast, Spectrum, Cox | For Cable Plans Up to 500 Mbps | DOCSIS 3.0

NETGEAR Cable Modem CM700 - Compatible with All Cable Providers Including Xfinity by Comcast, Spectrum, Cox

For Cable Plans Up to 500 Mbps, DOCSIS 3.0

by Netgear Inc
What We like

Built for super-fast speed: best for cable provider plans up to 500 mbps speed.

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Product Features

  • Modem technology: Engineered with 32x8 channel bonding, OFDM 2x2, and DOCSIS 3.1.
  • Ethernet connections: 1 Gigabit Ethernet port connects to your computer or separate Wi-Fi router.
  • Works with any Wi-Fi router: Connect any Wi-Fi router to this modem's Ethernet port to support all your wireless devices.
  • Save monthly rental fees: Model CM700 replaces your cable modem saving you up to $168/year in equipment rental fees.
  • Compatible with all major cable internet providers: Including certification by Xfinity by Comcast, COX, and Spectrum. Not compatible with Verizon, AT&T, CenturyLink, DSL providers, DirecTV, DISH and any bundled voice service.

Ethernet connections: 1 gigabit ethernet port connects to your computer or separate wi-fi router. Save monthly rental fees: model cm700 replaces your cable modem saving you up to $168/year in equipment rental fees. Modem technology: engineered with 32x8 channel bonding, ofdm 2x2, and docsis 3.1. Compatible with all major cable internet providers: including certification by xfinity by comcast, cox, and spectrum. not compatible with verizon, at&t, centurylink, dsl providers, directv, dish and any bundled voice service. Works with any wi-fi router: connect any wi-fi router to this modem's ethernet port to support all your wireless devices.

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TP-Link 16x4 AC1750 Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router | Gateway | 680Mbps DOCSIS 3.0 - Certified for Comcast XFINITY, Spectrum, Cox and More (Archer CR700)

TP-Link 16x4 AC1750 Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router

Gateway, 680Mbps DOCSIS 3.0 - Certified for Comcast XFINITY, Spectrum, Cox and More (Archer CR700)

by TP-LINK USA
What We like

Increased Wi-Fi range: six internal antennas and high-powered amplifiers Boost signal strength and reduce interference

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Product Features

  • Eliminate rental fee: eliminate your cable Modem monthly rental fee - up to $120 per year
  • Cable Modem router: item is cable Modem router and this will serve as both your cable Modem and Wi-Fi router
  • Faster speed: up to 1750Mbps Wi-Fi speeds with simultaneous 2. 4GHz (up to 450Mbps) and 5GHz (up to 1300Mbps) bands; Channel bonding of up to 16 downstream and 4 upstream channels, up to 680Mbps download speeds

Eliminate rental fee: eliminate your cable modem monthly rental fee - up to $120 per year Faster speed: up to 1750mbps wi-fi speeds with simultaneous 2. 4ghz (up to 450mbps) and 5ghz (up to 1300mbps) bands; channel bonding of up to 16 downstream and 4 upstream channels, up to 680mbps download speeds Cable modem router: item is cable modem router and this will serve as both your cable modem and wi-fi router

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