Cable Modem

Apr 28 2017

News - ASUS launches XFINITY compatible CM-32 AC2600 Cable Modem Router

Retail cable modems aren't a new thing, but OEMs are increasingly developing combo modem + Wi-Fi Routers - with the CM-32 ASUS's newest entry into the market. Looking at the spec's it appears to be a "future proof" 32x8 DOCIS 3.0 design with 802.11 AC2600 included. It does lack voice though, which is a bit off putting considering the $250 SRP. Many of the competative devices in this range are VOIP enabled.

Jan 06 2016

News - ASUS CES 2016 announcements

I think ASUS forgot to mention HTPC as a key use case for its recently announced mini-PCs. Looking at the spec's and product photos, they would slot right into the A/V cabinet Smile.

Jan 05 2016

News - NETGEAR announces four new products at CES 2016

NETGEAR has added an AC2600 802.11AC router, expanded its cable modem router offering, brought out the first AC2200 Wi-Fi range extender, and a PowerLINE Wi-Fi 1000 adapter kit to its product portfolio as well as annouced that the Arlo Q (hardwired) cameras are now available for purchase.

Jun 22 2015

News - NETGEAR Launches AC1900 C7000 Nighthawk 802.11AC Wireless Cable Modem Router

NETGEAR Launches AC1900 C7000 Nighthawk 802.11AC Wireless Cable Modem Router

It seemed absurd to pay a monthly cable modem rental fee when we lived in the US, so I always had my own sitting in between the wall and my router. This was convenient, but if you’re limited for space and want fast 802.11AC NETGEAR just launched a combination 24x8 (fastest DOCSIS channel bonding solution available) wireless router cable modem called the C7000. My first inclination when I heard about the C7000 was that it was a R7000 internally joined with a cable modem that happened to be packaged in a single chassis – this is not the case however as it uses a different SoC to handle all of the functionality, sharing only the same AC1900 Wi-Fi radios as the R7000 which should lead to lower power consumption than the other approach (or two discrete devices), and at $280 certainly lowers the cost compared to cable modem + dedicated similar spec’d Wi-Fi router. As far as I can tell the only downside to this approach is that the firmware upgrade process is managed by the MSO (currently only Comcast is supported, but others will be soon), which is a mixed bag. On one hand you don’t have to keep it up-to-date, on the other hand you can’t swap it for OpenWRT (for e.g.)

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