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.
Modem Router Combo
Here we focus only on modem router combos for XFINITY. Gateways, WiFi Modem, and Modem Router are all common terms and used interchangeably. With a WiFi modem, you have all you need in one unit to supply Internet to multiple WiFi devices.
Common terms you will see alongside gateways, are WiFi-5 and WiFi-6, the latter being the latest release. That is, besides WiFi-6E, but that is up-and-coming technology and I’ll get into that in the near future. Now, WiFi-5 is a.k.a. Wireless AC and/or 802.11AC. Likewise, WiFi-6 is a.k.a. Wireless AX and/or 802.11AX. With either one, when it comes to the router’s wireless speed, you will see something like this – AC2000. You will note that the first 2 letters are the wireless type, and the following numbers tell you what speed, in Mbps, the router operates wirelessly.
Now that you have an understanding of the common terms, let’s look at the list of compatible modem routers for Comcast XFINITY.
The Motorola MG7540 features 16 x 4 channel bonding and has a built-in AC1600 WiFi router. This cable modem also has a firewall and the Broadcom cable modem chipset provides security from Denial of Service attacks. This is important because modems with the Intel Puma 6 chipset has caused problems for many.
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.