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Time Warner / Road Runner / Bright House Networks / Insight Compatible Modems

Modem list updated August 2014. Prices updated every hour.
Below are all the modems on the Time Warner / Road Runner / Bright House / Insight Approved Modem List and that can be bought at Amazon, Newegg, Walmart or Best Buy. We've gone through all of them to find the ones that can be purchased at major retailers.

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


DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modems

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Cable Modem Buying Tips and FAQ's
Cheap alternative to your Time Warner, Brighthouse or Insight phone service
Need a faster router to go with your new faster modem? Check out our: Wireless Router Buying Guide

Time Warner, Road Runner, Brighthouse or Insight customers who subscribe to Turbo, Extreme or Ultimate Internet Service (typically more than $60 a month), or others who want to upgrade to faster services in the future, buy any of these DOCSIS 3.0 modems:

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!

Motorola SB6141 SURFBoard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

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Motorola SB6141
Motorola SB6141 Specs

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The 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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Amazon $139.95 $56.95
With White Case:NewUsed
Amazon $79.95
Newegg $99.99
Best Buy $99.99

Motorola SB6121 SURFBoard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

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Motorola SB6121
Motorola SB6121 Specs

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Motorola is a big name in cable modems and you can't go wrong with any of their Surfboard modems. The 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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Amazon $64.49 $54.71
Newegg $99.99
Walmart $69.97
Best Buy $69.99

Motorola SBG6580 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Gateway Wireless Cable Modem

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Motorola SBG6580
Motorola SBG6580 Specs

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The Motorola SBG6580 has a built-in dual band wireless-N router. It also has 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports. The only reason we didn't give it five stars is because we're not a big fan of modem/router combos. Don't let that scare you, unless you're a techie who likes total control, this modem will work well for you. Supports IPv6 and IPv4 addressing. Works with Windows, Mac, or Linux computers.

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See it now at:NewUsed
Amazon $118.99 $84.99
Newegg $134.99
Walmart $132.66
Best Buy $125.99

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

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Motorola SBG6782
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The 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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See it now at:NewUsed
Amazon $245.79
Best Buy $219.99

Zoom 5341J DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

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Zoom 5341J
Zoom 5341J Specs

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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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Amazon $69.95 $65.00
Walmart $58.29
Best Buy $69.99

Zoom 5350 DOCSIS 3.0 Gateway Wireless Cable Modem

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Zoom 5350
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The Zoom 5350 is a sleek looking 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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Amazon $168.94 $96.00
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Netgear CMD31T DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

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Netgear CMD31T
Netgear CMD31T Specs

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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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Amazon $67.86 $59.00

DOCSIS 2.0 Cable Modems

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Cable Modem Buying Tips and FAQ's

Time Warner, Road Runner, Brighthouse or Insight 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.

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!

Motorola Surfboard SB5101 DOCSIS 2.0 Cable Modem

Motorola SB5101
Motorola SB5101 Specs

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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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Amazon $57.99 $4.96

Motorola Surfboard SB5101U DOCSIS 2.0 Cable Modem

Motorola SB5101U
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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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Amazon $39.19 $8.95
Best Buy $49.99
Walmart $56.85

Motorola Surfboard SBG901 DOCSIS 2.0 Wireless Cable Modem

Motorola SBG901
Motorola SBG901 Specs

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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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Amazon $89.00 $29.00

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