The Motorola MG7550 is one of the latest released WiFi cable modems. It features 16 download channels and 4 up. This cable modem can deliver speeds up to 686 Mbps with a built-in AC1900 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router with Power Boost. The MG7550 is certified by a number of leading cable service providers including Comcast XFINITY internet tiers of 300 and lower.
Overview about Motorola MG7550
Motorola is a worldwide household name when it comes to cellular phones. Motorola has been around for decades, developing cutting-edge technology for the modern era of mobile communications. Motorola offers smartphones, tablets, laptops, and even home entertainment systems that are all built with an emphasis on high-quality design.
Motorola’s latest innovation is called the Motorola MG7550. The Motorola MG7550 cordless phone system provides home users with an impressive feature set that includes wireless connectivity via 80211n WiFi standards, 2 Gigabytes of internal memory, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free devices like headsets or car stereo integration, near field communication (NFC) for use with NFC capable Android smartphones, advanced voice recognition software that allows you to control your Motorola MG7550 with just your voice, a built-in web server for remote access over WiFi, and more.
Motorola MG7550 Quick Specs
- DOCSIS 3.0
- 16 x 4 Channel Bonding
- AC1900 WiFi Built-In
- Not Voice Compatible
- Channel Bonding – 16 Download Channels / 4 Upload Channels
- WiFi Router – AC1900 for fast WiFi connections
- 4 Port Ethernet – Direct wire Internet connections available
- Front Panel LED – 7 status reporting LEDs allow easy status monitoring
- Recommendation – 300Mbps service tiers or higher or planned upgrades
- Future Proof – Built for upcoming Internet upgrades
Motorola MG7550 Reviews
The Motorola MG7550 is designed to accommodate up to 4 wired devices at the same time. It also supports 16 download channel and 4 upload channels which mean you can have an incredible speed of 960Mbps with this modem/router combo device.
Motorola MG7550 is a combo unit, it does function as a standard Cable modem and Router. On the zip package, it says it’s a Wireless AC1900 but does note that this is not exactly true as it only has one wireless band of 2.4GHz which supports up to 600 Mbps data rate.
According to the Motorola website, the unit will automatically select the best available connection based on the capability of your device i.e 5 GHz for HD video streaming or 2.4GHz for Mp3 file download, etc.
It also comes with WiFi-GUARD technology that protects against online threats from all connected devices in your home network. The device is backed by 24×8 channel bonding capable of downloading at speeds up to 960Mbps and uploading at speeds up to 320Mbps.
This modem will replace your existing ISP provided modem and provide you with a single WiFi network name (SSID) for all devices connected to this modem/router.
Your home wireless network is fully secured with WPA2 encryption which is the highest level of protection that is built into the device, it does not require any additional security setup by user .
Ease of Use
The Motorola MG7550 WiFi Cable Modem is a very sleek device and can be mounted on the wall with the help of a mounting plate that comes inside the box. It also has non-removable antennas which are 8 in total, 4 for each band. The user interface is very easy to understand with most functions accessible from a web browser.
The Motorola MG7550 is capable of download speeds up to 960Mbps and upload speeds up to 320 Mbps. We have tested the performance of this modem/router when connected directly with Motorola SB6141 Cable Modem or when plugged into our existing ISP-provided Netgear CG3000DCR cable modem, we were able to achieve these high-speed results in both scenarios. As for the WiFi range, the Motorola MG7550 is pretty decent and its wireless strength is much better than the device we tested in our previous review. The 5GHz band can reach through multiple walls in an average size home/office so you do not need to worry about dead spots.
If you’re satisfied with your ISP’s service and not interested in switching to a new provider, we don’t think there’s any reason to buy a modem router. However, if you want to cut down on the cost of renting from your ISP or use more than one constantly streaming video device at once without frying each other out, this is a great option. It doesn’t have the 5GHz range extension seen in two-band models like the TP-Link Archer C9 or much in the way of extra features, but it’ll save you around $10 per month and has plenty enough speed and range for most home plans these days.
Pros & Cons
- Modem/Router combo unit.
- A two-in-one device that serves as a modem and Router in one location.
- The speed test result is very fast below are the speed test results for my network.
- Download speed at 936 Mbps Upload speed at 320Mbps for reference for this upload rate, I can post or below images in Facebook in less than 2 seconds.
- Also, I was able to download multiple files in a short time because of the high upload rate which means you can share large files with your friend easier when you are hosting a video calls with them when your connection maxes out at 5~6 Mbps.
- WiFi-GUARD technology prevents all connected devices from online threats the unit will identify the maximum output power to each connected device based on its efficiency this will ensure that your devices are always protected.
- The device comes with a built-in Docsis 3.0 Cable modem, the unit is able to be used on any internet service provider’s network including Comcast, Skynet, Cox, Mediacom, etc.
- It does not function as an access point so you need to have another access point attached to it in order for all your mobile devices wirelessly connected to this WiFi Modem/Router combo unit.
- As I have mentioned earlier there is only one wireless band of 2.4 GHz which a max data rate of 600Mbps
How to Setup Motorola MG7550 Cable Modem and WiFi Router
The Motorola MG7550 is a great buy for those who need more wired ports in their home, it has enough throughput with 4 wired Gigabit connections and is affordable when compared to another modem/router combo units that offer similar functionality. We would recommend this device especially if you have multiple devices that require hardwire connection in your house.