Soon to be released from Commscope under the ARRIS Surfboard brand are the G34 and G36 DOCSIS 3.1 WiFi cable modems. While it is unclear, as of the time of writing, when the new modems will be released, this is what I do know.
ARRIS SURFboard Modems
ARRIS CABLE MODEMS Easily sort through the list of ARRIS SURFboard modems and WiFi cable modems (cable modem/router combos). The list of ARRIS cable modems is forever growing and it can be confusing to figure out which one is best for your service provider and service tier. Some of the older models are still available and mostly at a higher cost than the newer ones by price gougers utilizing supply and demand. On top of that, some models were built with the Puma 6 Chipset and still remain broken and pose security risks.
DOCSIS 3.1 modems are some of the newest modems available. They are backward compatible with DOCSIS 3.0 with 32×8 channel bonding. A DOCSIS 3.1 modem is only really necessary for customers with service speeds of 500 Mbps or higher, particularly Gigabit services.
Some ARRIS modems, like the ARRIS SB8200, are compatible with the ARRIS SURFboard Manager App. Don’t focus on this as a big selling factor. The App is one of the worst I have seen. It’s better to control your home network via the regular control panel.
The ARRIS SURFboard SB6183 is DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem released in the SURFboard line. Its 16×4 channel bonding makes it ideal for speeds up to 300 Mbps. With one Gigabit port, it can be used with one wired device such as a PC, Smart TV, Game Console, or connected to a WiFi router for whole-home coverage.
The ARRIS SB6141 is one of the best-selling cable modems of all time, with over 100 million sold. Why? The price, SURFboard reputation, and most ISP compatibility with speeds up to 100mbps. Additionally, this SURFboard cable modem was the first on the market when DOCSIS… Read More »ARRIS SB6141 Performance 100 Mbps
With the ARRIS SBG8300 you can replace your existing rental modem and save $12 or more a month. It nearly pays for itself within a year. The SBG8300 has a built-in WiFi router that operates at 2350 Mbps with a wired connection. Wireless transmissions depend on the number of devices operating. The distance between the modem and device also matter to your wireless speed.
the ARRIS SURFboard list comes the first DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem, the ARRIS SB8200. If you subscribe to Gigabit services from Comcast XFINITY, then this may be the modem you need. It’ll definitely be the last cable modem you’ll need for years to come. The ARRIS SB8200 is backward compatible with DOCSIS 3.0 with 32×8 channel bonding. See below for the full provider compatibility list.
The ARRIS SURFboard T25 is exclusively made for XFINITY voice subscribers with any Internet tiers up to 10 Gbps. The T25 is one of the newest Comcast voice modems available to buy and is DOCSIS 3.1 ready. This modem will have to be used with a separate WiFi router. The T25 does not have a built-in router.
The following is information on the XFINITY XB6 xFi Advanced Gateway Modem. The XB6 is also referred to as either the ARRIS TG3482G (most common) or Technicolor CGM4140COM. Renting either gateway from Comcast is generally a $14 a month extra charge. You can buy your own Comcast modem and save this monthly charge.
The ARRIS SURFboard S33 is a sleeker design than all of the prior SURFboard modems. The S33 is a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem capable of multi-gig speeds up to 3.5 Gbps. This is accomplished by using link aggregation, basically by linking both Ethernet ports together.
The ARRIS SBG10 is a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem with a built-in WiFi router. This is one of the best cable modem/router combo because it is cheaper than most other brands’ equivalent products. Also, It is made by the best-selling cable modem brand.
The ARRIS SURFboard SBG6782AC is a little different from most cable modems. What sets it apart is its MoCA ability. MoCA allows for a different type of wired connection via the homes’ existing coax wiring. With a MoCA adapter at the opposite end of this modem/router, you can connect to the internet via a coax jack.