Netgear CG3000D Euro-Docsis 3.0 Wireless Cable Modem Gateway
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- DOCSIS 3.0 Modem, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- All-In-One Wireless Access, No Separate Router Required
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After it is set correctly the modem works great and the WiFi works great too, actually working better/faster/more reliably than the modem/router that TimeWarner cable was renting to us. Best of all, it is $7 per month that we don't give to TimeWarner Cable.
I bought this modem because it was on the approved list for Time Warner service, the price was right, and it's a DOCSIS 3.0 modem. Seemed like a great buy. I mean, if it's on Time Warner's approved list, surely it will work properly on their network, right? Not exactly.
The tech came, made some changes to wiring, fired up the modem, got the MAC put on the network, and said everything was working great. A little while after he left, I tried and found that pages would sometimes load like they should, and then seconds later, would refuse to load. Then it would go several minutes before loading anything again, then back to normal. This intermittent problem persisted. Later in the day, I did standard troubleshooting (rebooting the modem, checking physical connections, hooking up using ethernet, etc.) and nothing worked. I tried multiple devices...same issue. Calling Time Warner tech support resulted in them putting the blame on the device and telling me to call Netgear. While I didn't (and still don't) disagree with them that the the problem was with the modem and not Time Warner's network, I knew that Netgear wouldn't help me either.
Some research helped me to discover that others have had the same problem, both on Time Warner and other networks. All the problems pointed to one thing: firmware. The firmware on most cable modems, including this one, is not user upgradeable. The ISP is supposed to take care of that.Read more ›
Compared to the others it was 50-100 bucks cheaper!
It's well constructed. It's designed with ventilation in mind.
There's lots of areas for air to circulate and that's something I haven't paid much attention to.
It's also about 11 inches tall, has a nice wide base that's removable.
It can lay on it's side, stand upright and if the base is removed, be installed on a wall.
Directions are straight forward.
The modem controls and configuration are easy to access and easy to understand.
The WIFI set up is also the same.
It can be provisioned easily on Cox's cable network.
The lights are blue and green and easy to read on the front.
It's docsis 3 cable modem.
It has 4 wired ethernet ports.
It has a USB port and is a WIFI router in one relatively skinny package.
I paid $38.00. It's been great so far (at that price)
[Update: I had to return this modem, but I'm not sure whether it was defective, or just flat will not work with TimeWarner as others have reported. I had fits getting it working right, but it was never stable, and would "lose" routes to some sites (but not others, oddly) semi-randomly. I replaced it with the much more expensive Motorola Surfboard SB-6141 (see my review of that one (in white) for more info), and my Internet connection has been minimally acceptable (as good as Time Warner ever gets: 7-15 Mbps and miserable latency on a nominal 30 Mbps link) since the change. I'm leaving the info below in case it helps someone else. I suspect the problem may have been with my particular unit rather than with the Netgear CG300D in general, but I'm not entirely sure.]
Here's how I got it to work for me, though (easy enough for anybody): When you get the modem, call TW and they will walk you through the process to get it authorized on their network (they will need the serial number and MAC address). At this point, they'll do some technical moogly-googly and tell you it's working. It will be, but only sort of. (In my case, here in Austin, the failure mode was similar to that noted in several negative reviews of this product: Initial page loads are painfully slow, but then things speed up to normal. Simply loading the speedtest (from either speedtest.net or speedtest.texas.rr.com) took forever, but then the test would report decent speeds.Read more ›
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