DOCSIS 3.1 Modem
DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems are still developing across the country. However, some businesses and even some households are using DOCSIS 3.1 technology today. If you subscribe to Gigabit plans such as XFINITY 1 Gig or Gigabit Pro, Cable One GigaOne, or Mediacom Xtream Gig, you’ll need a DOCSIS 3.1 compatible cable modem. Some may be offered only through your cable company. However, some companies may let you buy your own modem.
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.
The CMAX6000 is the first cable modem from ASUS in over 3 years. It has already been approved for XFINITY speed tiers up to 1 Gbps. With DOCSIS 3.1 and WiFi-6 built in, the CMAX6000 is on top of the latest technologies
The NETGEAR Nighthawk CM1150V XFINITY Voice cable modem was made only for Comcast customers. The CM1150V provides for speeds up to 2 Gbps, making it future-proof for many years to come. Also, it is backward compatible with DOCSIS 3.0. Furthermore, the Netgear CM1150V can support 2 separate phone lines
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 latest release from Motorola in the line of cable modem router combos is the Motorola MG8702. As with most other new releases, the MG8702 is a DOCSIS 3.1 modem. It also features a built-in AC3200 WiFi Router. With that said, it does not feature the newest WiFi 6 (802.11AX) standard.
The NETGEAR Nighthawk CAX80 is the first and only DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem with a built-in WiFi-6 router. WiFi-6 is also known as 802.11AX. WiFi 6 is the latest generation of WiFi that is four times faster than Wireless AC
The NETGEAR CM1000 was the first DOCSIS 3.1 modem released. The CM1000 modem supports speeds up to 1 Gbps, though most households are far from that. However, this would be the last cable modem you’ll need for many years to come. It is compatible… Read More »NETGEAR Cable Modem CM1000 / CM1000v2