WoW Cable Modems – Compatibility List 2021

Stop paying monthly lease fees for WoW! cable modems by buying one of these compatible modems. Buying your own modem is the best way to save money on your cable bill.

Under these circumstances, you may not use your own modem with WideOpenWest…

  • Subscribe To Voice Services
  • Are a WoW! Ultra Customer

Avoid These Modems That Are Still Available For Sale

  • DOCSIS 3.0 modems with 32×8 channel bonding due to faulty Intel Chipsets. This applies to all brands including ARRIS, NETGEAR, ASUS, and TP-Link. For your convenience, these modems have been omitted on this page.
  • 4×4 bonded modems due to End-Of-Life
  • 8×4 bonded modems because they are nearing End-Of-Life
  • Modems with built-in Wireless N technology as it is out-of-date.
  • Used modems and modems not listed here should be avoided at all costs. They can be difficult to activate once they have been used or may be tied to someone else’s account or ISP. Karen H. from Motorola did a great job explaining this to it’s customers. See the article Beware of Used and Refurbished Cable Modems and Cable Modem/Routers!

Buying a new WoW! modem (or any electronics) from an authorized reseller always ensures that you can register for the manufacturer’s warranty.

List Of WoW Modems & WiFi Cable Modems

The following is a list of WoW modems and WiFi cable modems that work with WideOpenWest Internet services. As of July 2021, WoW! no longer allows for the use of DOCSIS 3.0 4×4 or 8×4 channel bonded cable modems. As a matter of fact, a 24×8 or faster modem is recommended.

❌ = Use with a separate WiFi Router – ASUS RT-AX55 or Search On Amazon For WiFi Routers
Modem Model# Channels
Down / Up
Top Service
Speed – Mbps
Type & Speed
ARRIS SB6183 16 x 4 200
NETGEAR CM500 16 x 4 200
Motorola MB7420 16 x 4 200
TP-Link TC-7620 16 x 4 200
NETGEAR CAX80 DOCSIS 3.1 1000 AX6000
NETGEAR CM600 24 x 8 600
TP-Link TC-7650 24 x 8 600
NETGEAR CM1000 DOCSIS 3.1 1000
ARRIS SB8200 DOCSIS 3.1 1000
Motorola MB8600 DOCSIS 3.1 1000
ARRIS SBG6950AC2 16 x 4 200 AC1900
Motorola MG7550 16 x 4 200 AC1900
NETGEAR C6300 16 x 4 200 AC1750
Motorola MG7540 16 x 4 200 AC1600
TP-Link Archer CR700 16 x 4 200 AC1750
NETGEAR C6900 24 x 8 600 AC1900
NETGEAR C7000 24 x 8 600 AC1900
TP-Link CR1900 24 x 8 600 AC1900
ARRIS SURFboard S33 DOCSIS 3.1 1000
NETGEAR CM1200 DOCSIS 3.1 1000
NETGEAR CM1100 DOCSIS 3.1 1000
Motorola MG7700 DOCSIS 3.1 1000 AC1900
ARRIS SURFboard SBG10 DOCSIS 3.0 200 AC1600
ARRIS SURFboard SBG7400AC2 DOCSIS 3.0 500 AC2350
Motorola MG8702 DOCSIS 3.1 1000 AC3200
ARRIS SURFboard SBG8300 DOCSIS 3.1 1000 AC2350
NETGEAR C7800 DOCSIS 3.1 1000 AC3200
NETGEAR CAX30 / CAX30S DOCSIS 3.1 1000 AX2700

Cable Modems Without WiFi

These modems are stand-alone cable modems. They do not have any WiFi capabilities. If you plan on using your internet for more than one wired device or wirelessly, you will need a separate router. See WiFi cable modems below if you would prefer a Modem Router Combo or an all-in-one device.

Compatible With Speeds Up To 200 Mbps

  • Requires a DOCSIS 3.0 modem with 16x4 Channel Bonding

Compatible With Speeds Up To 600 Mbps

  • Requires a DOCSIS 3.0 with 24x8 Channel bonding

Compatible With All WoW! Internet Services Including 1 Gbps / 1000 Mbps

  • Requires a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem

Cable Modems With WiFi

The modems listed in this section are modem router combos. The more technical term for these is Gateways. While wireless AC is mostly used today, AX is the latest standard. Wireless AX, a.k.a. 802.11AX, offers faster and further transmissions and is quickly gaining the lead.

Compatible With WoW! Speeds Up To 200 Mbps

  • Requires a DOCSIS 3.0 modem with 16x4 channel bonding and wireless AC or AX

Compatible With Speeds Up To 600 Mbps

  • Requires a DOCSIS 3.0 modem with at least 24x8 channel bonding and wireless AC or AX

Compatible With All WoW! Internet Services Including 1 Gbps / 1000 Mbps

  • Requires a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem with Wireless AC or AX

WoW Cable Modems FAQ

What Cable Modems Work With WoW! - WideOpenWest

There are a lot of cable modems that work with WOW. Only DOCSIS 3.0 or 3.1 modems are allowed on the WideOpenWest network. We suggest you use a modem with at least 16x4 channel bonding. View a list of modems that work with WOW here. 

What Is The Best Cable Modem For WOW?

There is not one modem that is the best for everybody. However, we are fond of the ARRIS SB8200. The SB8200 has great positive feedback and ratings, particularly for WideOpenWest customers. Find the best cable modem for your services and internet speed here.

How Much Is WOW Internet A Month?

Depending on the service speed you select, you can expect to pay anywhere from $29.99 to $79.99 or even higher a month.

How Much Is A WoW modem?

Renting or leasing a modem from WoW will cost up to $14 a month and this is a neverending fee cycle. You can buy your own modem listed here for as little as $45. Buying your own modem is really a no-brainer.

How Do I Activate A New WoW Modem?

Installing and activating your new cable modem is very easy. Just follow the guides and steps below.



Setting Up Your New WoW! Modem and Internet

Setting up your new WoW modem is fairly easy. Follow the installation guide and/or video below to get started activating your new internet. If you purchased one of the modems listed on this page, you will be connected to the internet in a matter of 10-15 minutes.

Self-Install WoW! Internet Modem 2021

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