Cable One Subscribers will soon realize that a crappy modem won’t cut it when it comes to getting connected to the internet.
Getting one of Cable One approved modems is the first step to enjoying faster speeds, while being more durable than the cheap modem you will probably get from them if you choose to pay the rental fee.
A modem that you buy will be at least DOCSIS 3.0 or above, will have the latest tech and be able to deliver on your expectations. If this is not reason enough to buy your own Cable One compatible modem, you’re probably on the wrong page.
Why To Get Your Own Cable One Compatible Modem
Let’s face it, the number of smart gadgets we have at home is only increasing. From your smartphones, to multiple laptops, smart TVs, gaming devices, tablets, smart household electronics – the list goes on.
Main Reasons State Why You Should Buy Your Own Modem:
Big Savings: You can rent your modem for anything between $8 on-wards. Sure, this seems like peanuts for a monthly fee, but you could be paying up to $96 minimum a year for renting a device! For that price range, you could buy your own modem or even one priced a little higher which could pay for itself within a year or two.
Better Performance: Buying your own means you can choose a modem that has higher downstream/ upstream channels, better download/ upload speeds, a higher DOCSIS protocol – preferably 3.0 or 3.1 and more.
Cable Modem vs Wireless Modem Gateway
If you have an ancient router that doesn’t really deliver, you could opt for a wireless modem gateway that does the work of both router and modem and saves you money in the long run.
However, if you are looking to really get the most out of your internet equipment, getting your own cable modem is the way to go. Most routers are compatible with modems, so you shouldn’t face a problem if you get a cable modem.
Cable One GigaONE Customers Should Get A DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem
There is no question about it. Faster and extreme internet is very much a reality. If you are a Cable One GigaONE customer, you should most definitely get a Cable One Compatible modem with a DOCSIS 3.1 version. This is the latest DOCSIS protocol and is a better investment in the long run. A DOCSIS 3.1 modem will be able to handle the gigabit internet speeds better than a 3.0 version.
How To Set Up A New Cable One Modem (Router)
Follow these steps to get your Cable One approved modem up and running easily:
Step 1: Check that you have all the necessary equipment – you should have your coax cable, Ethernet cable, power adapter and power cord and of course, your cable modem.
Step 2: Power off your computer and connect the coax cable to the cable outlet
Step 3: Connect the other end of the coax cable to your modem
Step 4: Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the back of your modem and the other end to the port on your computer
Step 5: Connect the power cord to the modem and the wall power outlet.
After following these steps, your modem should get connected to the Cable One internet service. Give it around 5 minutes to get it fully running.
You should call the Tech support once all indicators show that the modem is ‘online’ to get your modem registered to your Cable One account. You will have to give your modem’s MAC address for the modem to be registered. Power on your computer and you’re good to go!
3 Best Cable One Approved Modems 2019
1. Motorola MG7550
2. Motorola MG7700
3. Arris SB6190
Budget Friendly (Modem Only)
1. Motorola MG7550 Modem Router Combo
Best Cable One Compatible Modem (Editor's Choice)
Motorola has built a reputation for building successful products. This is a dual band, DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem router combo that can handle speeds up to 375Mbps. Perhaps what will catch your eye is the sleek black towering design that looks like it built to deliver space age speeds.
What also marks the Motorola MG7550 is our favour is the price point. This pays for itself within a year or so, just by saving on the rental fees. There are 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports that can be used to hard wire your various devices directly to the modem for faster and more reliable speeds. Not only is this a money saver, the fact that it has an in-built router saves the average internet user a lot of time and hassle in getting connected.
The easy set up process and strong signal makes this definitely a winner and our Editor’s choice.
2. Motorola MG7700 WiFi Modem Router
High Performance Cable One Approved Modem
This is another winner from Motorola which combines your search for Cable One approved modems and routers a lot easier. Recently released in 2018, this is a 24x8 DOCSIS 3.0 modem with dual band inbuilt router. It also has 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports which allow you to provide a wired connection for your devices to the modem router combo.
Design wise, it is similar to the other range of Motorola modem router combos – with a sleek tower flashing with various status indicators. Perhaps the colour of sleet grey is the main visual difference.
The vertical design boasts of vents on both sides, making it run cooler and it definitely takes up less space than other models. It is fairly easy to self- install and provides strong signal strength throughout your home. The range the MG7700 provides will definitely make you wish you bought this sooner. Round up all your smart devices and get them connected – there is a reason why this is our High Performance choice!
3. Arris SURFboard SB6190 Cable Modem
Budget can be a downer, especially when you longingly look at the latest modems, wanting to get connected and enjoy top speeds, but your bank balance doesn’t agree with what your eyes or heart desires.
The SB6190 comes with such an attractive price point, that the entire device will pay for itself within a few months or so. Best of all, it is a separate modem and as we all know, separate devices always give you the best performance. Of course, this means that you will need to shell out for a router, but you know – for this price, you can easily afford separate devices, while still saving in the long run.
This is a white 32x8 cable modem that can handle giga speeds like a breeze. It supports the latest Internet standards – Ipv4 and IPv6. The SB6190 is the cost effective option of getting connected to extreme internet speeds and has 1 Gigabit Ethernet port for a wired connection to your device. Best of all, it is super easy to operate and set up.
Cable One Approved Modems List 2019
|Brand||Model #||Channels||Max Speed|
|NETGEAR||N450 (CG3000Dv2)||8×4||340 Mbps|
|TP-Link||ARCHER CR700||16×4||680 Mbps|
|Hitron||(CGNM) CGNM-2252||24×8||960 Mbps|