View the list of Wave Broadband cable modems. The list includes DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems, 3.1 modems, and WiFi cable modems. These are the best cable modems for Wave. We don’t list modems with latency issues, bad Chipsets, or Wireless N WiFi cable modems as they are outdated. If you subscribe to voice services you need to use a modem provided by Wave.
Best Wave Modems
These Wave Broadband cable modems, the CM400, and MB7621 need to be used with a separate router or only one single wired device.
- Compatible With Tiers Up To HS 250
- 24×8 Channel Bonding
- View More Info On Amazon MB7621
Wave WiFi Cable Modem Routers
These WiFi modems, the C6220, and C7000 have a built-in wireless router so no additional equipment is needed.
- NETGEAR C6220 WiFi Modem
- For Tiers Up To 50 Mbps ( HS 50 )
- 8×4 Channel Bonding
- AC1200 WiFi Router
- Available On Amazon
- NETGEAR C7000 WiFi Cable Modem
- Compatible For Tiers Up To 250 Mbps ( HS 250 )
- 24×8 Channel Bonding
- AC1900 WiFi Router
- Available On Amazon
DOCSIS 3.1 Wave Broadband Cable Modems
These are DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems that are compatible with Wave Broadband. A DOCSIS 3.1 modem is required for the Gig Speed tier. Without it you will not be able to obtain the speed you are paying for with Wave.
- Compatible With All Wave Internet Tiers
- DOCSIS 3.1 OFDM 2×2
- DOCSIS 3.0 32×8 Channel Bonding
- ARRIS SURFboard SB8200
Wave Broadband Cable Modems / Routers List
This is a majority of the Wave compatible modems that we know work without any issues. Top Wave supported speed means that the modem will work up to that tier and lower. Easily sort the list by clicking on header rows.
|Brand||Model / MPN||Channels
Down / Up
Speed – Mbps
Type & Speed
|Arris||SB8200||DOCSIS 3.1 / 32×8||Gig Speed|
|Netgear||CM1000||DOCSIS 3.1 / 32×8||Gig Speed|
General rules to follow when buying a new Wave Broadband cable modem
- Tiers HS 10 – 500 requires a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem
- Tier HS 10 – 50 requires at least 8 downstream channels
- Tier HS 100 requires 24 downstream channels
- Tier HS 250 requires 24 downstream channels
- HS 500 & Gig Speed require a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem
- Wave customers with voice will have to use a Wave provided eMTA modem.
- ARRIS SURFboard G34 / G36 3.1 WiFi ModemSoon 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. From the first glance at the ARRIS SURFboard G34 and G36,… Read More »ARRIS SURFboard G34 / G36 3.1 WiFi Modem
- NETGEAR Nighthawk CM1200 3.1 ModemOne of the first multi-gig modems released, the NETGEAR Nighthawk CM1200 delivers speeds up to 2 Gbps. This makes the CM1200 a future-proof modem. It is compatible with all XFINITY residential and Comcast business internet. The CM1200 also has 4 built-in gigabit ports for Multi-IP address support, not for routing. Above all, the Netgear Nighthawk… Read More »NETGEAR Nighthawk CM1200 3.1 Modem
- NETGEAR CM500 DOCSIS 3.0 No WiFiThe NETGEAR CM500 cable modem is ideal for XFINITY Blast and Extreme customers. However, it is compatible with almost every cable provider. The CM500 is for speed tiers mostly up to 300 Mbps. It is Cable Labs and DOCSIS 3.0 certified and is 16X faster than 2.0 devices. Next to the ARRIS SB6141, this cable… Read More »NETGEAR CM500 DOCSIS 3.0 No WiFi
- NETGEAR CM600 Extreme Pro 600 MbpsThe NETGEAR CM600 cable modem is ideal for XFINITY Extreme Pro Internet customers. However, it is compatible with almost every cable provider. This cable modem is for speed tiers up to 600 Mbps, including Extreme Pro and Extreme. It is Cable Labs certified and with DOCSIS 3.0 is 24X faster than 2.0 devices.
- ARRIS SB6141 Performance 100 MbpsThe 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 3.0 modems arrived and took to the market first. SB6141… Read More »ARRIS SB6141 Performance 100 Mbps
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