The CM500 DOCSIS 3.0 High Speed Cable Modem from Netgear helps provide users with a high-speed cable Internet connection with speeds of up to 680 Mbps. Equipped with 8MB NOR flash and 128MB of RAM, it is CableLabs certified. With DOCSIS 3.0, it is also up to 8x faster than DOCSIS 2.0, while still being backwards compatible with the 2.0 standard. Input signals on the modem are received using the integrated WAN cable/coaxial port, while they are output to your computer, network switch, or other compatible device of choice using the built-in Gigabit Ethernet port. The 16x4 Channel bonding also helps to provide faster cable Internet speeds during peak hours of usage.
In addition to email and web browsing, this cable modem has been designed for uploading and downloading data, streaming HD videos, high-speed online gaming, and more. It is compatible with U.S. cable Internet providers (ISPs) such as Cablevision, Time Warner Cable, XFINITY, and more. However, it is not yet compatible with cable bundled voice services and is not yet certified for Cox. This Netgear cable modem is also well suited for those who wish to save money over time by owning their cable equipment, as compared to paying monthly rental charges to their provider. To help ensure that setup with your compatible provider is user-friendly, this cable modem comes equipped with CD-less installation. XFINITY users are also afforded fast self-activation and are able to get connected without a service call.
The Netgear DOCSIS 3.0 High Speed Cable Modem operates on 110-120V and 47-60 Hz. For this unit to be functional, a cable broadband Internet service is required. Included with this cable modem is a stand, an Ethernet cable, a power adapter, and a limited 1-year hardware warranty. If this cable modem is purchased from an authorized Netgear reseller, limited 90-day 24/7 basic technical support is also included. It is compatible with systems running Windows and Mac OS, as well as other operating systems with a TCP/IP network.