Note: DOCSIS 1.0/1.X modems are no longer supported on our network. To get a replacement modem, contact us or visit a Spectrum store. Please recycle your old modem or bring it to a Spectrum store for proper disposal. If you do a modem swap with us, you'll receive a mail return label in your package which can be used to return your old modem.

About Authorized Devices

Spectrum Internet customers are required to use an authorized device that will not cause harm to the Spectrum network.

Find detailed information on In-home WiFi and routers   .

Recommended Modems

As a Spectrum Internet customer subscribing to a New Pricing and Packaging service tier, you are offered a compliant modem without any additional charge that has passed our full performance certification testing for optimal service performance.

Below are the recommended modems that have passed certification testing with respect to all current Spectrum Internet tiers.

Vendor Model
ARRIS SB6141
ARRIS SB6183
ARRIS SB6190
ARRIS *SBG6580
ASUS CM-16
ASUS CM-32
LINKSYS CM3008
NETGEAR **C3000
NETGEAR C3700
NETGEAR CG3000D
NETGEAR CM400
NETGEAR CM500
NETGEAR CM600
SMC NETWORKS D3CM1604
TP-LINK TC-7610
ZOOM 5345

 

Below are the recommended modems that have passed certification testing with respect to Spectrum Internet tiers up to 60 Mbps.

Vendor Model
ARRIS SB6120
ARRIS SB6121
SMC NETWORKS D3GN-RES

 

Minimally Qualified Modems

You may also choose to buy a modem that has passed minimal testing to confirm that it will not cause harm to our network. Though permitted for use on our network, we recommend against using Minimally Qualified Modems, because they have not been tested to confirm their capability of rendering Spectrum Internet tiers without interruption or other service degradation. Minimally Qualified Modems may not have the capability of delivering the purchased Internet service speed.

Below are the Minimally Qualified Modems that have passed the limited no-harms certification testing. 

Vendor Model
ARRIS SBG6400
ARRIS *SBG6580-2
ARRIS SBG6700AC
ARRIS SBG6900AC
ARRIS SBG7580
LINKSYS CG7500
LINKSYS CM3016
LINKSYS CM3024
MOTOROLA MB7220
MOTOROLA MB7420
MOTOROLA MG7310
MOTOROLA MG7315
MOTOROLA MG7540
MOTOROLA MG7550
NETGEAR **C3000v2
NETGEAR C3700v2
NETGEAR C6220
NETGEAR C6250
NETGEAR C6300
NETGEAR C6900
NETGEAR C7000-100NAS
NETGEAR C7000v2
NETGEAR CM700
NETGEAR N450-100NAS
NETGEAR N450 (CG3000Dv2)
TP-LINK Archer CR700
TP-LINK CR500
TP-LINK TC-7620
TP-LINK TC-7650
TP-LINK TC-W7960
ZOOM 5370

* The Arris SBG6580 is recommended for all speed tiers. The Arris SBG6580-2 has passed minimal testing.
** The Netgear C3000 (100NAS) is recommended for all speed tiers. The Netgear C3000v2 has passed minimal testing. 
 
Note: If you attempt to install your own device from our authorized modems list that doesn't meet the speed tier you ordered or if we cannot determine the device qualification, you'll get a message that notifies you of this, and you'll be asked to acknowledge this before you proceed.
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