ARRIS / Motorola Cable Modem SBG6400 via Amazon
ARRIS/Motorola SURFboard SBG6400 is the most recent all-in-one wireless DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem by ARRIS at an affordable price that is designed for cable internet service and is also compatible with DOCSIS 2.0, 1.1 and 1.0 and supports IPv6 (most up-to-date net surfing standard) and IPv4. Compatible cable internet providers include Cox Cable, Time Warner Cable, Comcast/Xfinity among others. It is a 3-in-1 modem that includes the DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem, 802.11N Wi-Fi and 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet Router for your home network and will help improve your internet experience: Web browsing, video streaming, downloading and more.
SURFboard SBG6400 weighs 1.6 pounds and measures 5.2 x 5 x 2.1 inches and looks attractive- more than other models. Download and upload speeds you reach will naturally depend on your cable service but the max you can get with this modem is 343 Mbps for downloads and 131 Mbps for uploads with 8 download and 4 upload channels. You’ll get speeds up to 300 Mbps on the 802.11N wireless router and is compatible with 802.11b/g and it has the 10/100/1000 Mbps 2-port Gigabit Ethernet for flexible, reliable and high-speed wired connection. It works smoothly, doesn’t lose connection easily and customers seem to be happy with it overall. As a ‘Plug-and-play’ installation unit, it is very simple to set up and use and for security there is the Parental Control Protection and Embedded Firewall Protection (Network Address Translation (NAT) and Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)) and with the Wi-Fi Pairing button you get a fast and safe connection.
You will not need an extra software to operate it and works very well with Apple OS X, Windows, Unix and Linux operating systems- no network failure or buffering and the wireless range is really good and will work with all your internet capable devices including desktops, laptops, tablets, smart phones, PS3 and smart TV just fine. The LED lights at the front show status and make it easier to troubleshoot. At its current price level it seems to offer better value than renting from your cable service provider and pays for itself in no time- in less than a year and seems like a future proof unit for years to come. ARRIS SURFboard cable modems are known to be the best quality in the world with the highest speeds and the company sold 135 million units so far, making it the market leader. Arris acquired Motorola’s Home Division in 2013, which happens to be a global leader in cable, satellite and retail modems. Surfboard SBG6400 modem comes with a two year limited warranty by ARRIS.