Cable Modem Stories November 28, 2016

expiredNetgear networking up to half off today, DOCSIS 3 Modem: $35, Range extender: $24, Gig Switches $15, Routers, more

If you want to up your networking game, Amazon’s Gold Box today has a ton of Netgear products at all time low prices.

You can always use a speed boost with Netgear Routers but also maybe time to dish the $5-$10/month cable modem fee from your bill with this $35 Docsis 3 Modem or include gigabit speed with this $100 option.

Extend your internet reach with Wifi Range extenders that start at $24. 

If you need you some Gigabit Ethernet, Netgear Switches ranging from 4 to rackable 24 ports range from $15 to $170.

You can’t lose here. Today only. 

Cable Modem Stories May 16, 2016

Update (5/17 1:00pm): Woot via Amazon has Motorola’s SURFboard SB6121 in Certified Refurbished condition for $29.99 Prime shipped (Orig. $70). Includes a 90-day warranty.

Woot via Amazon has the certified refurbished Motorola SURFBoard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (SB6141) for $39.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $49. That’s 60% below the original $100 price tag, matching the lowest it has been offered for on Amazon/our previous mention and the best price we can find by around $17.

It features download speeds up to 686 Mbps and upload speeds up to 131 Mbps. As we have covered previously, buying your own cable modem can be a great way to save on yearly rental fees and these SURFboard options are compatible with providers like “Comcast/Xfinity, Cox, Charter, Time Warner, Mediacom, Bright House” and more. Be sure to double check with your ISP for compatibility. This model is the very best selling modem on Amazon and carries a 4+ star rating from nearly 9,500 customers. It ships with a 90-day warranty. 

We also spotted the certified refurbished Motorola SURFBoard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (SB6183) on for $59.99 shipped (Amazon all-time low, best we can find by $40).

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Cable Modem Stories April 27, 2016

Motorola Arris SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (Refurb) $30 Prime shipped (Orig. up to $100)

Woot via Amazon is offering the Certified Refurbished Arris SURFboard SB6121 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (Black, 5.2 by 5.2-Inch) for $29.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $49. That’s almost $70 below the original listing, matching our previous refurbished mention and the best price we can find. It is rated 4+ stars from over 320 Amazon customers and ships with “a minimum 90-day warranty.”

Cable Modem Stories April 21, 2016

expiredSave $10/month by owning your cable modem: NETGEAR DOCSIS 3.0 $47 Prime shipped (Reg. $60), more

Amazon offers the NETGEAR DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (model CM400-1AZNAS) for $46.99 Prime shipped. Today’s deal is a savings $23 off the original list price, down $14 from the regular going rate and a match for the lowest that Amazon has sold it for, which was a brief Lightning deal. 

Save roughly $120 per year by owning your cable modem (more info here). If you haven’t made the jump yet, today is an excellent opportunity. With DOCSIS 3.0 speeds and support for major ISPs like XFINITY, Time Warner, and more, you’ll be in good shape with this deal. Note: we do recommend confirming with your provider first. Additional features include 340Mbps download speeds and a gigabit ethernet port. Over 280 Amazon customers have rated this modem 4.3/5 stars.

If you’re in need of a complete network makeover, this modem is available in a larger bundle with NETGEAR’s N750 Dual-Band 802.11n wireless router for $119.96 shipped ($130 value).

More Networking Deals:

Cable Modem Stories April 19, 2016

expiredMotorola SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 SB6183 Cable Modem (Refurb) $64 shipped (Reg. $100)

Newegg via eBay offers the refurbished ARRIS SURFboard SB6183 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem for $64 shipped. That’s $33 off the regular sale price/ Amazon’s current listing for one in new condition and the lowest we’ve seen for it. A 1-year warranty applies. Features include:

  • Internet speeds up to 686 Mbps DOWNLOAD and 131 Mbps UPLOAD based on your Cable ISP subscription.
  • Ideal for streaming HD Video and gaming on multiple devices at a time

We’ve covered the benefits of owning your own cable modem in the past, which can save you $120 or more each year (based on $10/mo. rental fee). At that rate, you’ll easily pay for your cable modem purchase in a few months. This modem is compatible with mainstream service providers like Comcast/Xfinity, Cox, Time Warner, and more. Note: we do recommend confirming with your ISP. It also features DOCSIS 3.0 technology, so you’ll be receiving some of the fastest consumer speeds available.

Cable Modem Stories March 17, 2016

expiredUpgrade your network w/ TP-LINK’s best-selling 802.11ac router + DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem: $120 shipped (~$150 value)

Newegg is offering a nice TP-LINK networking bundle this morning that will update your setup and increase your speeds. Not to mention, you’ll own your cable modem and drop the rental fee on your monthly bill.

You can grab the TP-LINK Archer C7 802.11ac wireless router + TC-7610 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem for $119.99 shipped. This combo represents a $150 value, as the C7 typically goes for $92-$100 while the modem retails between $50-$60. Today’s deal is the lowest effective price that we’ve seen for each product in the last year and $10 less than our previous mention.

The TP-LINK Archer C7 is Amazon’s best-selling router, collecting a 4.2/5 star rating from 3,400+ reviewers. It features 802.11ac speeds, dual-band radios, two USB ports for file/printer sharing and four gigabit ethernet ports.

Meanwhile, TP-LINK’s TC-7610 Cable Modem features DOCSIS 3.0 speeds, supports 343Mbps down and 143Mbps up plus it has a gigabit ethernet port. This modem is compatible with popular ISPs like Comcast, Time Warner, Cablevision and Bright House, although we recommend confirming before purchase. At Amazon, 443 customers have rated this modem 4.4/5 stars.

Cable Modem Stories March 15, 2016

expiredEnd the madness – stop renting your cable modem with these refurb Motorola deals from $35 shipped (Orig. up to $130)

Woot has kicked off a sale this morning focused on Motorola’s Arris SurfBoard cable modems. All of the options in today’s promotion are certified refurbished direct from the manufacturer and include a 90-day warranty. Woot’s $5 flat rate shipping fee applies on all purchases.

We’ve already taken the time to explain the benefits of buying your own cable modem. You can learn more about that process in our handy guide. The biggest reason is knocking off that annoying rental fee. At upwards of $12 per month, you’ll be able to pay for these modems in today’s sale quickly. Each option is DOCSIS 3.0 compatible and are designed for popular ISPs like Comcast, Time Warner and Cox. We recommend confirming with your provider.

Here are your options from Woot’s sale:

With your savings, grab a best-selling router to complete your new setup.

Cable Modem Stories February 11, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: Nest 2nd Generation Learning Thermostat $170, Netgear DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem $50, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, Home Depot offers the Nest 2nd Generation Learning Thermostat for $169.99 shipped. That’s down from its regular price of $200 or more. We saw some holiday deals in the $160 range, but today’s price is the best in 2016 by $26. The Nest Thermostat is designed to automatically save you money by using your home’s energy more efficiently. Its auto-schedule and away functions detect your daily routines and adjusts the system accordingly. The system is slated to work with “95% of homes with low voltage systems” and is compatible with iOS/Android devices. Head over to Nest’s compatibility tool to see if your home is eligible. Rated 4.3/5 stars by over 4,200 Amazon customers.

Netgear DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem: $50 shipped (Reg. $60) | Amazon

More new deals for today:

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Cable Modem Stories February 1, 2016

expiredMotorola SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 High-Speed Cable Modem $45 shipped (Reg. $70)

Best Buy offers the Motorola SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 High-Speed Cable Modem for $44.99 shipped. That’s $25 off the regular sale price/ Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we’ve seen for it in new condition (We had one refurbished for $40 three weeks ago).

Renting a modem from your cable provider can cost around $13 a month, but if you buy your modem it eliminates this charge and pays for itself over time. Features include download speeds of up to 172 Mbps, 4 download & 4 upload channels, and 6 status-reporting LEDs for easy trouble shooting. Rated 4.5/5 stars from over 10,000 Amazon shoppers.

Note: We recommend asking your cable company if they support this modem.

Cable Modem Stories December 15, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box — TP-LINK networking up to 60% off: AC1900 Archer C9 Dual-Band Gigabit Router $100 (Reg. $125)

Today only, as one of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers up to 60% off select TP-LINK wireless routers, powerline kits, cable modems, and other networking gear. This is an excellent opportunity to shore up your home or office wireless connection. All items in today’s sale ship free for Prime members and on any order of at least $35.

Our top pick from the lot is the TP-LINK AC1900 Archer C9 Dual-Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router for $99.99 shipped. It carries a list price of $200, but you’ll usually find it for around $125 from most major retailers. Today’s price is the best we’ve ever seen. The 3 antennas on the top of this unit are detachable and allow for “for maximum wireless coverage and reliability.” Other features include 802.11ac support, 1.9Gbps of total available bandwidth, USB 3.0/2.0 ports, and a 1GHz dual-core processor. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,396 Amazon reviewers.

Other notable deals include:

Cable Modem Stories December 1, 2015

expiredNetworking: HooToo 802.11n Travel Router $15 (Reg. $20), more

Sunvalleytek via Amazon offers the HooToo Wireless Travel Router for $19.99. Applying coupon code YNX24HUX drops the final price to $14.99 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders of $35+. Today’s deal is $35 off the original price, $0.20 off our previous mention and a match for the lowest that we’ve seen it go for. This travel router makes an excellent companion during the holiday season. It can instantly create a 802.11n wireless network with file sharing capabilities via the built-in USB port plus it has DLNA capabilities for streaming to media players. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 1,110 Amazon customers.

Next up, Woot is having a sale on refurbished Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modems. There are three options in today’s sale: SB6121 for $29.99, SB6141 for $44.99 and the SBG6580 Router combo for $59.99. Woot will ship your entire order, regardless of size for $5. That standout deal is the SB6141 model, which at $49.99 shipped is a savings of 50% off the original price, $5 less than our previous mention and the lowest that we can find. Either cable modem will provide you with sufficient speeds for most consumer setups (up to 343/131Mbps up/down). The SB6141 is compatible with Comcast, Time Warner, Cox and many other ISPs, although we recommend confirming before purchase. It is rated 4.4/5 stars by over 7,600 Amazon customers and is the best-selling cable modem.

Other Networking Deals:

Cable Modem Stories November 23, 2015

expiredGive your network a makeover with this TP-Link 802.11ac Router + DOCSIS 3.0 modem bundle for $120 (~$178 value)

Chances are, you’ll be adding a few devices to your network this holiday season. Whether it’s a new iPad or gaming console, a fresh setup may be in order. Amazon has a solid deal on a complete networking solution today that will solve any qualms your existing router or modem may have.

Amazon offers the TP-LINK Archer C9 802.11AC Router + TC-7610 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem for $119.99 shipped. This bundle represents a $178 value – the router retails for $128 alone, while the modem typically goes for around $50.

The TP-LINK Archer C9 offers 802.11ac speeds, dual-band networks and beam-forming technology. It also has USB 3.0 ports for wireless printing and file sharing. Rated 4.4/5 stars by nearly 1,300 Amazon customers. TP-LINK’s DOCSIS 3.0 modem is capable of 343Mbps down and 143Mbps up, it is compatible with Comcast, Time Warner, Cablevision and Bright House Networks (although we recommend confirming). Rated 4.3/5 stars.

You’ll also find a couple of networking deals in this morning’s Amazon Gold Box, plus we have the refurbished AirPort Extreme (802.11ac/newest) for $100 shipped (Orig. $199). Complete your whole setup by adding this APC 8-outlet UPS for $28 shipped, which will provide backup power for your network in the event of an outage.

Cable Modem Stories November 14, 2015

expiredDitch the rental fees w/ this best-selling ARRIS SurfBoard SB6141 Cable Modem: $55 shipped (Orig. $100)

Newegg via eBay Daily Deals offers the ARRIS SurfBoard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem for $54.99 with free shipping. That’s $45 below list, $10 better than our previous mention for a refurb, and the lowest price we’ve ever seen. This best-selling cable modem is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars from 7,506 Amazon reviewers. With this cable modem you can stop paying your service provider a monthly rental fee so it’ll save you money in the long run.

ARRIS’ easy-to-use SB6141 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem unlocks the power of high-speed data. Utilizing the power of DOCSIS 3.0, the SB6141 enables channel bonding of up to eight downstream channels and four upstream channels, which enables advanced multimedia services with data rates of over 300Mbps for received data and over 100Mbps when sending data.

Put your savings towards a fast AC Router to build a rock-solid Wi-Fi network.

Cable Modem Stories October 22, 2015

expiredImprove your Wi-Fi performance: TP-Link Archer C7 802.11ac Router + DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem $130 shipped ($155+ value)

Newegg is currently offering a complete networking makeover for your home setup. Grab the TP-Link Archer C7 802.11ac Wireless Router + a TP-Link DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem for $129.99 shipped. That’s good for $80 off the original value, $25 better than buying each device separately from Amazon and the lowest effective price we can find for each.

Upgrade your entire networking setup with this deal. The TP-Link Archer C7 wireless router is the best-selling device of its kind at Amazon with a 4.1/5 star rating from over 2,000 customers. It features 802.11ac speeds, has two built-in USB ports, one-touch WPA security encryption and has six antennas for added coverage.

TP-Link’s DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem supports speeds up to 343Mbps down and 131Mbps up. Plus it is supported by all the major ISPs: Comcast, Time Warner, Cablevision and more (we recommend confirming before purchase). Some of these ISPs charge up to $12 a month to rent a modem, with this deal you’ll be skipping the fees and getting some of the fastest speeds available. This cable modem is rated 4.3/5 stars by over 100 Amazon customers.

Cable Modem Stories October 5, 2015

If your Wi-Fi constantly drops out or slows to a crawl when multiple devices connect to it, then it’s probably time for you to upgrade your network gear. We have a couple of deals that should help you boost your connection.

(Update 10/6 11:00am): Cable modem deal is available via Adorama

Amazon offers the TP-LINK DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (model TC-7610) for $49.99 with free shipping, which is $20 below its regular price and the lowest price we’ve seen by more than $5. With this cable modem you can stop paying your service provider a monthly rental fee, so you’ll save money in the long run. DOCSIS 3.0 technology enables it to push download/upload speeds of up to 343/143Mbps. It is compatible with Comcast, Time Warner, and Cablevision, although we recommend confirming with your service provider first. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from 87 Amazon reviewers.

Next, Amazon has the TP-LINK Archer C2 AC750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router for $39.99 shipped. That’s $55 below list, $10 less than its regular price, and the best deal ever. This 802.11ac wireless router features 2 detachable antennas, full Gigabit wired connections, and guest network access. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars from 208 Amazon reviewers. Don’t need AC wireless? This TP-Link Wireless N Router is on sale for just $18.93 Prime shipped. expand full story

Cable Modem Stories October 1, 2015

expiredDrop your cable modem rental fees with this D-Link DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem deal: $59 (Reg. $73)

Update (10/1 3:00pm): Newegg offers the D-Link DCM-301 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem for $58.99 shipped after promo code EMCKAAK56 is applied at checkout. Today’s deal is $11 less than Amazon and a match of our previous one-day Gold Box mention. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

Woot! offers the manufacturer refurbished Motorola SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem for $49.99 +$5 shipping. Today’s deal is $44 off the original list MSRP, $38 better than Amazon’s new condition offering, a match of our previous mention and the lowest price we can currently find. This modem is rated 4.4/5 stars at Amazon where it is also the best-selling device of its kind.

Most ISPs typically charge $10 a month to rent a cable modem, by grabbing one of these today you’ll be able to remove that monthly charge. This modem is compatible with Comcast, Time Warner, Cox and many other major ISPs. However, we do recommend checking with your provider before purchasing.

The SB6141 features DOCSIS 3.0 technology, which means you’ll be receiving some of the fastest speeds available to consumers. It is capable of 343/131Mbps speeds, which is faster than most home internet plans.

A 90-day warranty from Motorola is included with your purchase.

 

Cable Modem Stories September 29, 2015

expiredD-Link DOCIS 3.0 Cable Modem – compatible w/ Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, more: $60 shipped (Reg. $80)

Today only, Amazon offers the D-Link DOCIS 3.0 Cable Modem (model DCM-301) for $59.99 with free shipping. That’s $20 below its regular price and the best deal we’ve ever seen by $10. With this cable modem you can stop paying your service provider a monthly rental fee so it’ll save you money in the long run. DOCSIS 3.0 technology enables it to push download/upload speeds of up to 343/150Mbps. It is compatible with Time Warner, Comcast, Cox, and Bright House Networks, although we recommend confirming with your service provider first. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from 223 Amazon reviewers.

This deal is part of Amazon’s Bonus Gold Box Deal of the Day that extends savings of up to 40% off select hard drives and networking products from Seagate, QNAP, D-LINK, and ASUS.

Cable Modem Stories September 15, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – TP-LINK Networking up to 30% off: Portable pocket router $10, Powerline starter kit $35, more

Today only, as its Gold Box Deal of the Day, Amazon offers up to 30% off select TP-LINK networking gear including routers, modems, adapters, switches, and more. Prime members (free trial) receive free shipping on the lot, while everyone else will need to spend $35 or more to sidestep shipping charges. Aside from some great prices on individual products, today’s sale also includes a couple router/modem bundles that’ll help you upgrade your home or office network in one fell swoop.

Our top deals include:

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