DOCSIS 3.0 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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DOCSIS 3.0 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.”

DOCSIS 3.0 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:

DOCSIS 3.0 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.

DOCSIS 3.0 Stories January 3, 2016

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

Newegg’s official eBay storefront offers the Motorola ARRIS SurfBoard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem for $54.99 shipped. That’s $15 below Amazon’s asking price, $45 less than retail, and a match for the best we’ve ever seen. With this cable modem you can stop paying your service provider a monthly rental fee, saving you money in the long run. It’s currently the best-selling cable modem on Amazon with an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from nearly 8,000 reviewers.

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.

Use your savings to buy a fast wireless AC router.

DOCSIS 3.0 Stories December 30, 2015

expiredNetworking: Linksys 802.11ac Router + Motorola SB6183 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem $180 ($220+ value), more

Newegg has a handful of solid networking deals to upgrade your setup with the latest technology and speeds available to consumers. Chances are, you added a few devices this holiday season and your network is under increased stress. Pick up some new equipment to ensure that every gaming console, streaming media player and iPad is running at peak performance.

First up, Newegg has the Linksys WRT1200AC Dual-Band 802.11ac Wireless Router + Motorola ARRIS SurfBoard SB6183 Cable Modem for $179.99 shipped. This bundle represents a $220+ value as the router regularly goes for $120 or more and the modem for $100. Today’s deal represents effective low prices on each model.

The Linksys WRT1200AC router features dual-band connectivity, 802.11ac speeds, four gigabit and one USB port plus beam forming technology. Rated 4.1/5 stars. Motorola’s SurfBoard SB6183 Cable Modem offers speeds up to 668Mbps down and 131Mbps up, it has DOCSIS 3.0 capabilities and is compatible with popular ISPs like Comcast, Time Warner and more (confirm with your provider before purchase). Rated 4.5/5 stars by over 1,300 Amazon customers.

More networking deals at Newegg:

  • ZyXEL HomePlug AV2000 Powerline Adapter Kit: $60 w/ code EMCKNNT33 (Reg. $100)
  • TRENDnet Smart Switch w/ 802.11ac Wi-Fi Extender: $50 w/ code EMCKNNT43 (Reg. $68)
  • TRENDnet TEW-637AP 802.11n Wi-Fi Extender $15 w/ code EMCKNNT28 (Reg. $30)

DOCSIS 3.0 Stories December 15, 2015

expiredTP-LINK Google OnHub Router + 2nd Generation Chromecast: $179 shipped ($209+ value)

Walmart offers the Google OnHub Router by TP-LINK and the 2nd Generation Google Chromecast for $179.01 with free shipping. This deal represents a $209 or more value as the OnHub typically goes for $179 alone, while Google’s Chromecast fetches at least $30. This is a perfect setup for the Google fan on your list, hook them up with a new router and streaming media player this Christmas.

Google first announced its OnHub router back in August to mostly positive reviews. It features 802.11ac dual-band wireless with speeds up to 1,900Mbps, plus it has 13 built-in antennas and a USB 3.0 port for sharing files. Rated 4.1/5 stars. Google’s 2nd generation Chromecast streaming media player is able to beam a number of sources to any HDTV from popular services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, ESPN, HBO Now and others. Additionally, it can “cast” your Android’s screen to your television.

ICYMI: You can grab a free $20 Google Play Credit with the purchase of any new Chromecast.

Next, Amazon offers the D-Link DCM-301 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem for $49.99 shipped after the on-page coupon is clipped. That’s $60 off the original price, a match for the lowest that Amazon has sold it for and the best offering we can find. Features include DOCSIS 3.0 speeds, gigabit ethernet, IPv6 support and compatibility with Comcast, Time Warner plus other ISPs. Note: please check with your service provider prior to purchasing. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

You’ll find more networking options in this morning’s Amazon Gold Box.

DOCSIS 3.0 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.

DOCSIS 3.0 Stories November 22, 2015

NETGEAR DOCSIS 3.0 High Speed Cable Modem: $80 shipped (Reg. $100)

Amazon offers the NETGEAR DOCSIS 3.0 High Speed Cable Modem (model CM500-100NAS) for $79.98 with free shipping. That’s $20 below its regular price and the best price we’ve ever tracked by more than $10. Also available via Best Buy. 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. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars from more than 500 Amazon reviewers.

Put your savings towards a fast wireless router to build a rock-solid network.

Features include:

  • CableLabs DOCSIS 3.0 Certified – Certified for Comcast Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Charter & more (Not compatible with DSL or service providers requiring a phone jack)
  • Ideal for Xfinity Internet Blast & Extreme Customers and Time Warner Maxx customers – up to Ultimate 300 plans (Not compatible with Cable bundled voice services)
  • High speed cable Internet access, up to 680Mbps
  • Eliminate monthly cable modem rental fees – Approximately $120/year savings
  • Fast self-activation Comcast for XFINITY customers – Get connected without a service call
  • Supports 16 download & 4 upload channels simultaneously for reliable Internet access even during peak hours
  • Ideal for streaming HD and 4K Video and gaming on multiple devices at one time
  • Gigabit Ethernet port for faster access and downloads
  • This product is a ONLY a cable modem. A separate router purchase must be made for Wi-Fi connectivity.

DOCSIS 3.0 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.

DOCSIS 3.0 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.

DOCSIS 3.0 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

DOCSIS 3.0 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.

 

DOCSIS 3.0 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:

DOCSIS 3.0 Stories August 31, 2015

expiredMotorola SURFboard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem + TP-Link 802.11n Wireless Router: $90 shipped (~$109+ value), more

Update (9/1 2:15pm): The Motorola SURFboard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem is down to $79.99 shipped (Reg. $100) at Amazon – one of the best deals we’ve seen for it in new condition.

Newegg offers the Motorola SURFboard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem in white for $89.99 shipped. Applying coupon code EMCAWNW48 automatically adds the TP-Link TL-WR841N 802.11n wireless router to your cart for free. This is a $108+ value as the modem generally goes for $89 at retailers like Amazon, while the add-on router fetches $19 or more.

This setup will erase those annoying cable modem rental fees and ensure that you’re getting the fastest residential speeds possible. The SB6141 has DOCSIS 3.0 compatibility and will work with Comcast, Time Warner, Cox and other major ISPs (although we recommend checking first). Rated 4.4/5 stars by over 6,680 Amazon customers, it is also the best-selling product in the Computers & Accessories category as well.

The TP-Link TL-WR841N wireless router features 802.11n speeds with support for speeds up to 300Mbps. It also has 2.4GHz wireless connectivity, two external antennas and a one-year warranty. Nearly 7,500 Amazon customers rate it 4.2/5 stars, this is the best-selling wireless router at Amazon.

Looking to strengthen your wireless network? The NETGEAR N600 Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender with four ethernet ports is currently $48.99 shipped (Reg. $68) at Amazon.

DOCSIS 3.0 Stories August 26, 2015

expiredTP-LINK Networking: AV500 2-port Powerline Kit $35 (Orig. $45), DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem $60 (Reg. $70)

Amazon is offering the TP-LINK AV500 2-port Powerline Starter Kit (TL-PA4026 KIT) for $44.95, but the on-page coupon code will drop your total to $34.95. There is free shipping for Prime members or on orders over $35. That’s $10+ under the going rate and the very first decent discount we have seen on this model.

Along with dual Ethernet ports and up to 500Mbps of throughput, this kit comes with everything you need to get going right out of the box. Full feature list below. It has received a 4.3/5 stars from over 2,600 customers and is the best selling newly released Powerline kit on Amazon.

Next up, another new release, Amazon has the TP-LINK TC-7610 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem for $69.73, but the on-page coupon code will drop your total to $59.73 shipped. That’s $10 under the regular price and the first discount we have seen on this model.

Perfect for saving on those annoying modem rentals, TC-7610 is certified for Comcast, Time Warner, and Cablevision. Be sure to check with your provider to ensure cable modem compatibility. Full features below. It has a 4.5/5 star rating from 20 Amazon customers.

TP-LINK AV500 2-port Powerline Starter Kit:

  • Expands your home network by establishing a Powerline connection with one TL-PA4010 and one TL-PA4020 adapter
  • 300-meter range over electrical circuitry for better performance through walls and floors
  • Plug and Play with no configuration required
  • Two Fast Ethernet ports connect multiple devices like smart TVs, game consoles, and PCs to your network
  • Power Saving mode automatically reduces power consumption up to 85%
  • “Pair” button enables network security and data protection with one-touch 128-bit AES encryption
  • Industry-leading 2-year warranty and unlimited 24/7 technical support

TP-LINK TC-7610 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem:

  • Certified for XFINITY from Comcast, Time Warner, and Cablevision (Currently not compatible with Cox, Charter, Mediacom, and Bright House)
  • Saves users monthly modem rental fees
  • Gigabit Ethernet port for lightning-fast transfer speeds
  • Internet speeds based on your Cable providers Services- up to 343Mbps downstream and 143Mbps upstream data rates
  • Channel bonding of up to 8 downstream and 4 upstream channels
  • DOCSIS 3.0 protections for enhanced network security
  • Quick, hassle-free installation
  • Industry-leading 2-year warranty and unlimited 24/7 technical support

DOCSIS 3.0 Stories August 14, 2015

Stop paying rental fees w/ the best-selling Motorola Arris SB6121 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable modem (refurb): $45 (Orig. $100)

Walmart offers the refurbished Motorola ARRIS SB6121 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem for $44.78 shipped. That’s just over $55 off the original MSRP, $25 better than Amazon’s current new condition listing, a touch lower than our previous mention and the best current price we can find.

This is the best-selling cable modem over at Amazon where it is rated 4.5/5 stars by nearly 9,000 customers. It features DOCSIS 3.0 capabilities to ensure some of the fastest speeds available to consumers and can hit up to 172Mbps down and 131Mbps up. It is compatible with Comcast, Cox, Charter, Time Warner, Mediacom and Brighthouse services, although we recommend confirming with your service provider first.

Motorola’s SB6121 is my cable modem of choice: I’ve owned this model for about a year and have found it to be a reliable product. Aside from saving money on the actual modem purchase itself, this deal also brings monthly savings in the form of avoiding rental fees from your ISP. I save $11 a month by owning my own modem instead of using one from my provider. This modem will pay for itself in less than six months in most cases.

A 90-day warranty is included.

DOCSIS 3.0 Stories April 23, 2015

expiredMotorola SURFboard SB6121 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (refurb): $40 + $5 shipping (Orig. $100)

Woot! offers the manufacturer refurbished Motorola SURFboard SB6121 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem for $39.99 + $5 shipping. This is $55 off the original list price, $20 better than Amazon’s new condition listing and a match for the lowest we’ve seen it go.

By taking advantage of this deal today, you can stop paying monthly cable modem rental fees from your ISP (we recommend confirming compatibility before purchase). You’ll be able to take advantage of DOCSIS 3.0 speeds that ensure the highest quality connection. I personally bought this modem last year and have found it to be an excellent companion to my Airport Extreme. The added bonus of chopping $10 off my Comcast bill made purchasing my own modem a no-brainer. A 90-day warranty from Motorola is included with this purchase.

This is the #1 best-selling modem at Amazon and is rated 4.5/5 stars by over 7,000 customers.

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