Authorized Devices on the Spectrum Network
About Authorized Devices
Spectrum Internet customers are required to use an authorized modem to connect to the Spectrum network.
For a monthly fee, Spectrum will provide a pre-configured WiFi router. Customers may also choose to use or purchase their own router. Learn more about In-home WiFi and routers.
As a Spectrum Internet customer subscribing to a New Pricing and Packaging service tier, you're offered a compliant modem at no additional charge that has passed our full certification testing for optimal performance. In the event that we upgrade network speeds and your modem doesn't support the new speed tier, we'll notify you and give you the option to upgrade your modem.
Below are the recommended modems that have passed certification testing with respect to all current Spectrum Internet tiers.
Below are the recommended modems that have passed certification testing with respect to Spectrum Internet tiers up to 100 Mbps.
Below are the recommended modems that have passed certification testing with respect to Spectrum Internet tiers up to 60 Mbps.
Minimally Qualified Modems
You may also choose to buy a modem that has passed minimal testing to confirm that it won't cause harm to our network. Though permitted for use on our network, we recommend against using Minimally Qualified Modems because they haven't been tested to confirm their ability to deliver your purchased internet service speed.
Below are the Minimally Qualified Modems that have passed the limited no-harms certification testing.
* The Arris SBG6580 is recommended for up to 100 Mbps speed tiers. The Arris SBG6580-2 has passed minimal testing.
** The Netgear C3000 (100NAS) is recommended for up to 100 Mbps speed tiers. The Netgear C3000v2 has passed minimal testing.