|Item model number||CM500-1AZNAS|
|Item Weight||1.45 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||4.88 x 7.28 x 2.36 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||4.88 x 7.28 x 2.36 inches|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||March 8, 2017|
NETGEAR Cable Modem CM500 - Compatible With All Cable Providers Including Xfinity by Comcast, Spectrum, Cox | For Cable Plans Up to 300 Mbps | DOCSIS 3.0
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- Compatible with all major cable internet providers: Including certification by Xfinity by Comcast, COX, and Spectrum. NOT compatible with Verizon, AT&T, CenturyLink, DSL providers, DirecTV, DISH and any bundled voice service.
- Save monthly rental fees: Model CM500 replaces your cable modem saving you up to $168/yr in equipment rental fees.
- Built for fast speed: best for cable provider plans up to 300 mbps speed.
- Works with any wifi router: Connect any WiFi router to this modem's Ethernet port to support all your wireless devices.
- Ethernet connections: 1 Gigabit Ethernet port connects to your computer or separate WiFi router.
- Modem technology: Engineered with 16x4 channel bonding and DOCSIS 3.0.
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Why Buy Your Own Modem?
Save up to 168 Dollars/year
Eliminates monthly rental fees that can amount to 168 dollars or more per year.
No WiFi limits
You’re free to choose & connect the best router for your home’s WiFi needs.
Swap modems. Not problems. CM500 is compatible with all major cable providers including Xfinity by Comcast, Spectrum, and COX.*
*Not compatible with Verizon, AT&T, CenturyLink, DSL providers, DirectTV, DISH and any bundled voice services.
Built for Serious Speed
Supports cable internet plans with speeds up to 300Mbps ensuring fast, reliable internet speed for HD streaming and more.
Works with Any Wi-Fi Router
Plug the modem into the router that best meets your wireless needs and start streaming.
Easy 5 Minute Setup
Step 1: Plug your coax cable into the modem.
Step 2: Activate by either
(a) connect an Ethernet cable to your computer and follow the on-screen setup, or
(b) call your cable provider to activate over the phone.
Step 3: Plug an ethernet cable between the modem and your Wi-Fi router.
|Cable Provider Compatibility||All Major Cable Providers,Xfinity by Comcast, Spectrum, COX||All Major Cable Providers,Xfinity by Comcast, Spectrum, COX||Xfinity by Comcast||All Major Cable Providers,Xfinity by Comcast, Spectrum, COX||All Major Cable Providers,Xfinity by Comcast, Spectrum, COX||All Major Cable Providers,Xfinity by Comcast, Spectrum, COX|
|Best for Cable Internet Plan Speed||Up to 100Mbps||Up to 300Mbps||Up to 300Mbps||Up to 400Mbps||Up to 500Mbps||Up to 1Gbps|
|Works With Any Wi-Fi Router||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Gigabit Ethernet Ports||1 x 1G||1 x 1G||1 x 1G||1 x 1G||1 x 1G||1 x 1G|
|Telephone Voice Ports (Xfinity by Comcast Only)||2 Phone Lines|
|Modem Technology||DOCSIS 3.0 and 8x4 Channel Bonding||DOCSIS 3.0 and 16x4 Channel Bonding||DOCSIS 3.0 and 16x4 Channel Bonding||DOCSIS 3.0 and 24x8 Channel Bonding||DOCSIS 3.0 and 32x8 Channel Bonding||DOCSIS 3.1, 32x8 Channel Bonding, OFDM 2x2|
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|Are batteries included?||No||No||No||No||No|
|Are batteries required?||No||No||No||No||No|
|Connectivity Technology||Wired||Wi-Fi Built In, Ethernet||WiFi||Wifi, Two (2) 10/100/1000 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology, One (1) USB 2.0 port||wi-fi|
|Data Transfer Rate||300.0 Mb per second||686 Mb per second||—||1300 Mb per second||—|
|Item Dimensions||4.88 x 7.28 x 2.36 inches||6.77 x 1.97 x 6.58 inches||10.08 x 11.26 x 3.15 inches||7.79 x 2.52 x 7.68 inches||11.00 x 10.25 x 2.75 inches|
The NETGEAR CM500 high speed Cable Modem provides a connection to high-speed cable Internet, up to 680Mbps. It is cable labs Certified and with DOCSIS 3. 0 is 16x faster than 2. 0 devices. It works with U. S. Cable Internet provider Comcast XFINITY & more. It is not compatible with cable bundled Voice services.
- Cable Broadband Internet service
- Please check your cable Internet service provider web site for data speed tier compatibility
- Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista, XP, 2000, Mac OS, or other operating systems running a TCP/IP network
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, Firefox 2.0, Safari 1.4, or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher.
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1) Wrote down my Comcast account number (This is the MOST important step!!!)
2) Connected modem to cable, power, and phone line
3) Connected Ethernet cable to modem and computer
4) Waited three minutes for the first three lights to blink steady (they'll blink and flash while the modem is syncing. You could wait up to 10 minutes for sync).
5) Turned off WiFi
6) Opened web browser, and Firefox had a nice little 'show login page' button appeared (if this doesn't show, you can go to xfinity.com/activate)
7) Entered my account number and street address
8) The modem reset itself. I plugged that into my Luma and we were off to the races!
Ironically, Comcast sent a new tower modem a week ago. I don't know if it's me, but this seems faster than that did - speed about the same but ping time is now 9ms instead of 14 and pages that seemed to load slowly before pop in immediately. Biggest bonus is that we're saving $11/month going forward.
UPDATE: 4/5/18 - Everything was working perfectly until Comcast turned off my service this weekend because the modem wasn't registered in the right database and Comcast thought I had no equipment. Object lesson: After activating online, call Comcast to make sure the equipment has registered across all of their databases - 5 minutes could save you 2 hours! The modem, however, is working flawlessly and I still highly recommend it!
There may be a downside for some, having little to do with the CM600. When accessing the CM600 interface, it is noted that ALL firmware upgrades can only be provided by the ISP (in my case, Spectrum). Whether Spectrum will upgrade said firmware (when and if necessary) is questionable, though it would be to their advantage.
It has also been explained that Spectrum cannot remotely troubleshoot issues in “non-standard,” cable modem/routers. These being anything other than the standard free cable modem/routers Spectrum installs as part of their service. They can, however, initiate a reboot and validate that the CM600 is functioning.
Funny, this seems more like a positive for me! As a trained network support technician, I like the idea that Spectrum cannot manipulate the settings of either my modem or router; something I am more than capable of doing on my own.
Setting up the Netgear CM600 cable modem is as easy to setup as plugging it in and turning it on. The CM600 was fully functional within seconds of connecting the Internet cable to the back.
The CM600 is a one-trick pony; it is a cable modem and nothing else. It converts cable data into Internet data. Given the specifications and the high-quality components it does its particularly job incredibly well. The CM600 is built to pull a signal out of a weak or “noisy” line. It will continue to provide Internet service when other lesser modems will drop out. Since purchasing this modem, I have had no random cable dropouts from my ISP. Remember, it has no built-in wireless or wired router. Such a router must be purchased separately.
A quick aside: The router is the Grand Central Station of your home’s WiFi universe. It takes a tremendous amount of efficient but fast processing power to send and receive multiple data streams quickly and effectively between a houseful of smartphones, smart HDTVs, computers, tablets, cameras and other WiFi-enabled gizmos and the Internet. A router is a radio transceiver. The more powerful it is, the more information it can send through the air over longer distances. The more sensitive it is, the more it can pick up data being transmitted 500+ feet away. To get the best benefit from your Netgear CM600, I recommend the Netgear Nighthawk® R7000P. Built to handle the needs of the tech enabled home, it is a stellar dual-processor performer at an incredible price.
No. I don’t work at Netgear!
So there you go bought Jun. 13, officially dead Aug. 14. Outside of the return period and now I'm stuck with a paperweight. The technician also warned me against Netgear modems too, he said they tend to fail earlier. I do NOT recommend getting this you can get cheaper more reliable modems (Arris). Thanks Netgear for disappointing me, you've lost a fan.
The modem works so far. Our internet speeds are where they are supposed to be.
Stop renting your modem and buy it!
As for technical stuff I have no idea what any of it is without googling something.
I paired it with a LINKSYS EA7300 wireless router and am now enjoying way better connectivity.