Wave Broadband Cable Modems

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 We don’t list modems with latency issues, bad Chipsets, or Wireless N WiFi cable modems as they are outdated.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.

Netgear CM400 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
  • Compatible With Wave BB Tiers Up To HS 50
  • 8×4 Channel Bonding
  • DOCSIS 3.0 Compatible
  • View More Info – Amazon CM400
Motorola MB7621 Wave Cable Modem
  • 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 Cable Modem
  • ​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 Modems
  • 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.

ARRIS SB8200 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem
  • 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
Top Wave
Speed – Mbps
Type & Speed
ARRIS SB6141 8×4 HS 50 ❌
Motorola MB7621 24×8 HS 250 ❌
Netgear CM600 24×8 HS 250 ❌
Arris SB8200 DOCSIS 3.1 / 32×8 Gig Speed ❌
Asus CM-32 32×8 HS 500 AC2600
Linksys DPC3008 8×4 HS 50 ❌
D-Link DCM-301 8×4 HS 50 ❌
Linksys CG7500 24×8 HS 250 AC1900
Linksys CM3008 8×4 HS 50 ❌
Motorola MB7220 8×4 HS 50 ❌
Netgear C6220 8×4 HS 50 AC1200
Netgear C7000-100NAS 24×8 HS 250 AC1900
Netgear CM400 8×4 HS 50 ❌
Netgear CM1000 DOCSIS 3.1 / 32×8 Gig Speed ❌
TP-Link CR1900 24×8 HS 250 AC1900
TP-Link TC-7610 8×4 HS 50 ❌
TP-Link TC7650 24×8 HS 250 ❌
Zoom 5341J 8×4 HS 50 ❌

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. ​

Compatible Wave Broadband Modems

ARRIS SB8200 DOCSIS 3.1 Modem Details & Review

​​ From the ARRIS SURFboard lineup comes the first DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem, the ARRIS SB8200. If you subscribe to Gigabit services from Cox or 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…

​​Motorola MG7550 WiFi Cable Modem

​​ 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…

Motorola MG7540 WiFi Cable Modem Router

​​ 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. AnyBeam beamforming at both…

ARRIS SBG10 WiFi AC1600 Modem Details & Review

​​ The ARRIS SBG10 has been the best-selling WiFi modem for the last couple of months, Aug. & Sept. 2020.  This is 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. The SBG10 is compatible with most ISP…

NETGEAR CM500 XFINITY Modem Details and Review

The 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. NETGEAR CM500 Cable Modem Review Next to…