Buy A Time Warner / Road Runner / Bright House
Approved Cable Modem

A guide to finding a modem that works with your Internet Service

Time Warner / Road Runner / Bright House Networks Compatible Modems

Modem list updated July 2015. Prices updated every hour.
Below are all the modems on the Time Warner Approved Modem List and that can be bought at Amazon, Walmart or Best Buy. We've gone through all of them to find the ones that can be purchased at major retailers. (See Bright House Approved Modem List - Same as Time Warner)

If you're paying $8 a month to rent a modem from Time Warner or Bright House, that's $96 a year or $480 over 5 years. You can buy a new one that will pay for itself in less than one year.

Easy to install. Just call your internet company and give them the Cable Modem ID (MAC address) and drop off your old leased modem with them. (Instructions for finding your MAC Address)

Note: If you have Time Warner phone service, you can buy one of these modems for internet service. You then keep your old Time Warner modem for phone service, and Time Warner will not charge you for rental fees. Here's a helpful link on Time Warner's site: Instructions for connecting 2 modems (Scroll down to "Activate a purchased modem - Internet and Home Phone Customer" and then click on "Activate Modem".) Basically you just need a splitter to run one cable to your phone modem and one to your new internet modem.


DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modems

Cable Modem Buying Tips and FAQ's

Time Warner, Bright House or Road Runner who subscribe to Turbo, Extreme or Ultimate Internet Service or others who want to upgrade to faster services in the future, buy any of these DOCSIS 3.0 modems (Ultimate 200 and Ultimate 300 subscribers should buy the ARRIS / Motorola SB6183). We highly recommend all users of all speed plans buy DOCSIS 3.0 modem in order to future-proof yourself as DOCSIS 2.0 modems are being phased out.:

All of these modems are high quality and have pretty much the same features, except of course those with routers built in. So don't worry too much about deciding which one to buy. Price should be the most important factor. Buy one now and start saving those rental fees!

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ARRIS / Motorola SB6141 SURFBoard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

The ARRIS / Motorola SB6141 is the updated version of their popular SB6121. It has 8-channel downstream bonding and 4-channel upstream, twice the maximum download speed of the SB6121 (though the SB6121 is fast enough for almost all current internet plans.) Supports IPv6 and IPv4 addressing. Works with Windows, Mac, or Linux computers.

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  • 4.6/5 (6,776 ratings counted at all sellers)

36% of June's visitors who bought a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, bought this one.

ARRIS / Motorola SB6121 SURFBoard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

ARRIS / Motorola is a big name in cable modems and you can't go wrong with any of their Surfboard modems. The ARRIS / Motorola SB6121 has the exact same specs as the SB6120 and is basically the updated, newer version of it, with a slightly smaller case. The new version of this modem is the SB6141, which has twice the maximum download speed of the SB6121. Supports IPv6 and IPv4 addressing. Works with Windows, Mac, or Linux computers.

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  • 4.5/5 (6,691 ratings counted at all sellers)

23% of June's visitors who bought a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, bought this one.

ARRIS / Motorola SBG6580 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Gateway Wireless Cable Modem

The ARRIS / Motorola SBG6580 has a built-in dual band wireless-N router. It also has 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports. 8-channel bonding downstream, 4-channel upstream. Supports IPv6 and IPv4 addressing. Works with Windows, Mac, or Linux computers.

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  • 3.8/5 (4,221 ratings counted at all sellers)

6% of June's visitors who bought a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, bought this one.

ARRIS / Motorola SB6183 SURFBoard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

The ARRIS / Motorola SB6183 is the latest version in their Surfboard series. With 16-channel downstream bonding and 4-channel upstream, it can handle the fastest internet plans. Unless you subscribe to one of those plans or really want to future-proof well into the future, you probably don't need this modem. Supports IPv6 and IPv4 addressing. Works with Windows, Mac, or Linux computers.

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  • 4.6/5 (342 ratings counted at all sellers)

7% of June's visitors who bought a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, bought this one.

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ARRIS / Motorola SBG6782 SURFboard eXtreme 802.11ac DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem and 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet Router

The ARRIS / Motorola SBG6782 is the latest modem from ARRIS/Motorola. It has a built-in wireless-AC router, for the fastest WIFI speeds. It also has 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports. We normally don't recommend modem/router combos, but this is an exception. 8-channel downstream, and 4-channel up and is a few inches bigger than other modems. Supports IPv6 and IPv4 addressing. Works with Windows, Mac, or Linux computers.

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  • 4.2/5 (832 ratings counted at all sellers)

5% of June's visitors who bought a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, bought this one.

Netgear N300 WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router (C3000)

The Netgear N300 has a built-in wireless-N router. It has 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports plus a USB 2.0 port for attaching a network drive. 8-channel bonding downstream, with 4-channel upstream. Supports IPv6 and IPv4 addressing. Works with Windows, Mac, or Linux computers.

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  • 4.1/5 (269 ratings counted at all sellers)

8% of June's visitors who bought a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, bought this one.

Netgear N450 WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router (CG3000Dv2)

The Netgear N450 has built-in wireless-N router, rated at 450 Mbps, faster than the Netgear N300 which is rated at 300 Mbps. It has 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB 2.0 port. Plenty of speed with 8-channel bonding downstream and 4-channel upstream. Supports IPv6 and IPv4 addressing. Works with Windows, Mac, or Linux computers.

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  • 4.1/5 (392 ratings counted at all sellers)

2% of June's visitors who bought a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, bought this one.

Netgear N600 WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router (C3700)

The Netgear N600 has built-in dual band wireless-N router. If you have devices with dual band too, you can get exceptional WiFi speed. It also has 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports, a USB 2.0 port and 8-channel bonding downstream, 4 upstream. Supports IPv6 and IPv4 addressing. Works with Windows, Mac, or Linux computers.

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  • 4.1/5 (592 ratings counted at all sellers)

5% of June's visitors who bought a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, bought this one.

Zoom 5341J DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

The Zoom 5341J is the updated version of the 5341. It has 8-channel bonding for downloading, doubling the maximum download speed of the 5341. Supports IPv6 and IPv4 addressing. Works with Windows, Mac, or Linux computers.

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  • 4.5/5 (976 ratings counted at all sellers)

1% of June's visitors who bought a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, bought this one.

Zoom 5352 DOCSIS 3.0 Gateway Wireless Cable Modem

The Zoom 5352 is a cable modem with a built-in wireless-N router. It has 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and with 8 channel bonding, should handle any speeds your cable company might provide well into the future. Supports IPv6 and IPv4 addressing. Works with Windows, Mac, or Linux computers.

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  • 4.1/5 (547 ratings counted at all sellers)

2% of June's visitors who bought a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, bought this one.

Netgear CMD31T DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

The Netgear CMD31T, made by the company known for their network devices, has 4-channel bonding for both upstream and downstream. Supports IPv6 and IPv4 addressing. Works with Windows, Mac, or Linux computers.

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  • 4.0/5 (733 ratings counted at all sellers)

2% of June's visitors who bought a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, bought this one.

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DOCSIS 2.0 Cable Modems

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Cable Modem Buying Tips and FAQ's

Time Warner, Road Runner or Brighthouse customers who subscribe to Lite, Basic or Standard Internet Service (typically less than $60 a month), buy any of these DOCSIS 2.0 modems. If you think you'll be upgrading to faster internet service in the future, buy a DOCSIS 3.0 modem at the top. We highly recommend buying a DOCSIS 3.0 modem in order to future-proof yourself as DOCSIS 2.0 modems are slowly phased out.

Motorola Surfboard SB5101 DOCSIS 2.0 Cable Modem

The Motorola SB5101 is the standard for DOCSIS 2.0 modems. It works on every cable system, and has an Ethernet port connector.

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Motorola Surfboard SB5101U DOCSIS 2.0 Cable Modem

The Motorola SB5101U is an updated version of the SB5101. In addition to the Ethernet port, it has a USB port.

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Motorola Surfboard SBG901 DOCSIS 2.0 Wireless Cable Modem

The Motorola SBG901 has a built-in wireless-G router and has an Ethernet port. We're not a big fan of these modem/router combos, but if you don't need the features of the latest routers, this will work just fine.

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Glenn says...
Is there a modem/router/phone jack all in one or will I need 2 devices to use the TWC net service with home phone?
14th May 2015 3:18pm
Dan says...
As of now, you still need 2 modems. The one provided by TWC for phone and the one you buy for the internet. But you don't have to pay a rental fee for the phone modem if you buy your own internet modem.
21st May 2015 7:30pm
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J W (Columbus Oh) says...
I work for TWC, Tier 3 will put any verifiable docsis 2 (standard and below) or docsis 3 (turbo on up) modem on your acct as long as it's not a voice capable as well, the list is to keep people from calling in with a docsis 1 modem and expecting ultimate to work on it. Arris CM820A, DG860A, Ubee DDW3611, DDW365, DDM3515 are all in use by TWC and accepted as customer owned modems.

And yes, buy a Docsis 3 modem if you can afford it regardless of your current speed package, because when TWC flips the switch in your area to where 300/20 is the top tier, Lite and Basic will be the only speeds that can be put on docsis 2.

14th September 2014 9:32am
MAT (Uc - Tx) says...
If I want a Docsis 3.0 modem with a phone jack (since I have the TWC bundle) what's the right modem to buy?
21st May 2015 6:28pm
Dan says...
TWC won't let you buy a modem with phone jacks. You can buy one of the above internet modems, use the modem provided by TWC for your phone and you won't have to pay rental fees for the phone modem anymore. See the note at the top of this page.
21st May 2015 7:34pm
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