Charter Spectrum Compatible DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modems

Modem list updated June 2019. Prices updated every hour.

(If you're in a former Time Warner/Bright House area and have Spectrum internet, go here to find modems: Time Warner Approved Modems.)

Below are all the modems on the Charter Spectrum Approved Modems 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.

If you're paying $7 a month to rent a modem from Charter Spectrum, that's $84 a year or $420 over 5 years. You can buy a new one for less than that. There are used ones that will pay for themselves in less than 3 months.

Easy to install. Just hookup modem, open browser window on attached computer and follow the on-screen instructions.


DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modems

Cable Modem Buying Tips and FAQ's

All Charter Spectrum Internet Service subscribers, buy any of these DOCSIS 3.0 or DOCSIS 3.1 modems. If you subscribe to plan up to 100 Mbps, choose a modem with 8 downstream channels to maximize your speed. For plans up to 300 Mbps, buy one with at least 16 downstream channels. For higher speed plans, but a modem with 32 downstream channels. If you have telephone service with Charter Spectrum too, these won't work.

This list also includes minimally qualifed modems. You can read more about that here: Minimally Qualified Modems. Click on a row's green button and it will say if it is.

All of these modems are high quality and have pretty much the same features, except for number of downstream channels and those with routers built in. So don't worry too much about deciding which one to buy. Price should be a main factor in your buying decision. Buy one now and start saving those rental fees!

You can click on any column header to sort that column. Also, you can narrow down your search by typing in the search box. For example, if you want to see only modems with Wifi-AC routers, type "ac" in the search box. Clicking on any price takes you to the retailer.

D/U Chs. = Down / Up Channels

Model MFR DOCSIS WiFi D/U Chs.Down/Up Channels Amazon New Amazon Used Best Buy Walmart Sales Rank* Specs: Compare: Our Rating: Avg. rating at all sellers: Our visitors' rating:
SB6121ARRIS3.0No4/4$49.95
Amazon
$24.50
Amazon
N/AN/A#45ARRIS SB6121 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.5/5 (8,722 ratings counted at all sellers)
SBG6580ARRIS3.0N3008/4$134.49
Amazon
$21.99
Amazon
N/AN/A#51ARRIS SBG6580 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.9/5 (8,991 ratings counted at all sellers)
SB6141ARRIS3.0No8/4See Price
@Amazon
$30.16
Amazon
$49.99
Best Buy
N/A#31ARRIS SB6141 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.4/5 (27,661 ratings counted at all sellers)
C3000Netgear3.0N3008/4$89.48
Amazon
$38.95
Amazon
N/AN/A#19Netgear C3000 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.0/5 (7,062 ratings counted at all sellers)
C3700Netgear3.0N6008/4$94.99
Amazon
$49.00
Amazon
$109.99
Best Buy
N/A#22Netgear C3700 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.7/5 (8,747 ratings counted at all sellers)
CG3000Dv2Netgear3.0N4508/4$98.99
Amazon
$33.97
Amazon
N/AN/A#36Netgear CG3000Dv2 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.3/5 (2,038 ratings counted at all sellers)
SB6183ARRIS3.0No16/4See Price
@Amazon
N/A$69.99
Best Buy
$69.00
Walmart
#12ARRIS SB6183 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.5/5 (8,115 ratings counted at all sellers)
C6300Netgear3.0AC-175016/4$143.48
Amazon
$59.99
Amazon
$189.99
Best Buy
$189.90
Walmart
#23Netgear C6300 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.2/5 (9,884 ratings counted at all sellers)
Potential latency issues. Read more: Puma 6 Chipset
SB6190ARRIS3.0No32/8$95.00
Amazon
$53.50
Amazon
$99.99
Best Buy
$98.00
Walmart
#18ARRIS SB6190 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.5/5 (2,903 ratings counted at all sellers)
Potential latency issues. Read more: Puma 6 Chipset
SBG6700ARRIS3.0 AC-16008/4$99.99
Amazon
$38.41
Amazon
$99.99
Best Buy
N/A#17ARRIS SBG6700 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.3/5 (8,450 ratings counted at all sellers)
SBG6900ARRIS3.0 AC-190016/4$93.25
Amazon
$69.94
Amazon
$199.99
Best Buy
N/A#14ARRIS SBG6900 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.5/5 (7,661 ratings counted at all sellers)
SB8200ARRIS3.1No32/8$144.86
Amazon
$110.55
Amazon
$169.99
Best Buy
$144.87
Walmart
#1ARRIS SB8200 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.0/5 (1,154 ratings counted at all sellers)
SBG7580ARRIS3.0AC-175032/8See Price
@Amazon
$135.51
Amazon
$179.99
Best Buy
N/A#38ARRIS SBG7580 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.6/5 (383 ratings counted at all sellers)
CM-16ASUS3.0No16/4$72.05
Amazon
$37.73
Amazon
N/AN/A#35ASUS CM-16 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.7/5 (219 ratings counted at all sellers)
CG7500Linksys3.0AC-190024/8$164.49
Amazon
$49.99
Amazon
$199.99
Best Buy
N/A#43Linksys CG7500 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.8/5 (5,171 ratings counted at all sellers)
CM3024Linksys3.0No24/8$109.88
Amazon
$59.69
Amazon
$119.99
Best Buy
$96.90
Walmart
#33Linksys CM3024 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.9/5 (704 ratings counted at all sellers)
Potential latency issues. Read more: Puma 6 Chipset
CM3016Linksys3.0No16/4See Price
@Amazon
$124.90
Amazon
$89.99
Best Buy
$94.90
Walmart
#49Linksys CM3016 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.9/5 (70 ratings counted at all sellers)
Potential latency issues. Read more: Puma 6 Chipset
CM3008Linksys3.0No8/4$68.79
Amazon
$49.99
Amazon
N/A$67.88
Walmart
#39Linksys CM3008 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.9/5 (679 ratings counted at all sellers)
MB7420Motorola3.0No16/4$59.00
Amazon
$51.92
Amazon
$64.99
Best Buy
$59.99
Walmart
#8Motorola MB7420 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.2/5 (1,914 ratings counted at all sellers)
MG7550Motorola3.0AC-190016/4$169.99
Amazon
$179.99
Amazon
$169.99
Best Buy
$169.99
Walmart
#7Motorola MG7550 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.3/5 (1,627 ratings counted at all sellers)
MG7540Motorola3.0AC-160016/4$129.98
Amazon
$120.88
Amazon
$129.99
Best Buy
$129.98
Walmart
#5Motorola MG7540 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.1/5 (964 ratings counted at all sellers)
MB7220Motorola3.0No8/4See Price
@Amazon
N/A$46.99
Best Buy
$46.99
Walmart
#52Motorola MB7220 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.5/5 (843 ratings counted at all sellers)
MG7310Motorola3.0N3008/4See Price
@Amazon
$79.95
Amazon
N/AN/A#46Motorola MG7310 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.5/5 (443 ratings counted at all sellers)
MG7315Motorola3.0N4508/4$99.99
Amazon
$84.39
Amazon
$99.99
Best Buy
N/A#9Motorola MG7315 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.2/5 (1,581 ratings counted at all sellers)
C7800Netgear3.1AC-320032/8$399.95
Amazon
$234.51
Amazon
$399.99
Best Buy
N/A#42Netgear C7800 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.0/5 (219 ratings counted at all sellers)
CM1000Netgear3.1No32/8$154.99
Amazon
$103.98
Amazon
$169.99
Best Buy
N/A#21Netgear CM1000 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.3/5 (3,022 ratings counted at all sellers)
CM700Netgear3.0No32/8$89.99
Amazon
$64.46
Amazon
$119.99
Best Buy
$94.26
Walmart
#24Netgear CM700 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.2/5 (2,630 ratings counted at all sellers)
Potential latency issues. Read more: Puma 6 Chipset
C7000Netgear3.0AC-190024/8$178.08
Amazon
$112.50
Amazon
$209.99
Best Buy
$163.01
Walmart
#6Netgear C7000 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.2/5 (9,925 ratings counted at all sellers)
CM600Netgear3.0No24/8See Price
@Amazon
$69.00
Amazon
$89.99
Best Buy
$99.99
Walmart
#37Netgear CM600 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.1/5 (5,825 ratings counted at all sellers)
CM500Netgear3.0No16/4$62.99
Amazon
$36.49
Amazon
$64.99
Best Buy
$74.99
Walmart
#2Netgear CM500 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.2/5 (6,672 ratings counted at all sellers)
C6250Netgear3.0AC-160016/4$134.99
Amazon
$57.99
Amazon
$159.99
Best Buy
N/A#30Netgear C6250 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.9/5 (6,371 ratings counted at all sellers)
CM400Netgear3.0No8/4$58.05
Amazon
$31.33
Amazon
$64.99
Best Buy
$49.99
Walmart
#26Netgear CM400 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.2/5 (2,499 ratings counted at all sellers)
C6220Netgear3.0AC-12008/4$118.99
Amazon
$70.00
Amazon
$139.99
Best Buy
$139.99
Walmart
#20Netgear C6220 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.1/5 (2,462 ratings counted at all sellers)
D3CM1604SMC3.0No16/4$39.50
Amazon
$34.50
Amazon
N/AN/A#53SMC D3CM1604 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.7/5 (164 ratings counted at all sellers)
CR1900TP-Link3.0AC-190024/8See Price
@Amazon
N/AN/AN/A#50TP-Link CR1900 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.6/5 (35 ratings counted at all sellers)
TC-7650TP-Link3.0No24/8See Price
@Amazon
N/AN/A$72.96
Walmart
#44TP-Link TC-7650 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.9/5 (225 ratings counted at all sellers)
CR700TP-Link3.0AC-175016/4$99.99
Amazon
$71.39
Amazon
$159.99
Best Buy
$159.99
Walmart
#27TP-Link CR700 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.4/5 (763 ratings counted at all sellers)
TC-7620TP-Link3.0No16/4See Price
@Amazon
$78.99
Amazon
N/A$70.51
Walmart
#34TP-Link TC-7620 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.1/5 (591 ratings counted at all sellers)
CR500TP-Link3.0AC-120016/4$110.66
Amazon
$109.00
Amazon
N/A$115.00
Walmart
#29TP-Link CR500 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.1/5 (591 ratings counted at all sellers)
TC-7610TP-Link3.0No8/4$49.99
Amazon
$39.95
Amazon
N/AN/A#41TP-Link TC-7610 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.1/5 (1,305 ratings counted at all sellers)
TC-W7960TP-Link3.0N3008/4$109.99
Amazon
$88.88
Amazon
N/A$79.99
Walmart
#40TP-Link TC-W7960 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.0/5 (1,217 ratings counted at all sellers)
5370Zoom3.0No16/4See Price
@Amazon
N/AN/AN/A#48Zoom 5370 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.4/5 (488 ratings counted at all sellers)
5345Zoom3.0No8/4See Price
@Amazon
N/AN/AN/A#47Zoom 5345 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.3/5 (349 ratings counted at all sellers)
SBG6400ARRIS3.0N3008/4$49.38
Amazon
$38.00
Amazon
N/AN/A#25ARRIS SBG6400 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
2.8/5 (1,814 ratings counted at all sellers)
SBG7400ARRIS3.0AC-235024/8$144.99
Amazon
$114.36
Amazon
$189.99
Best Buy
$147.00
Walmart
#15ARRIS SBG7400 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.2/5 (3,874 ratings counted at all sellers)
SBG6950ARRIS3.0AC-190016/4$127.49
Amazon
$110.26
Amazon
$159.99
Best Buy
N/A#16ARRIS SBG6950 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.2/5 (4,004 ratings counted at all sellers)
SBG10ARRIS3.0AC-160016/4$119.00
Amazon
$79.01
Amazon
$119.99
Best Buy
N/A#3ARRIS SBG10 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.2/5 (3,873 ratings counted at all sellers)
MB8600Motorola3.1No32/8$169.98
Amazon
$158.08
Amazon
$169.99
Best Buy
$169.99
Walmart
#10Motorola MB8600 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.0/5 (718 ratings counted at all sellers)
MG7700Motorola3.0AC-190024/8$174.98
Amazon
N/A$174.99
Best Buy
N/A#13Motorola MG7700 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.3/5 (85 ratings counted at all sellers)
MB7621Motorola3.0No24/8$77.98
Amazon
$72.52
Amazon
$79.99
Best Buy
$77.98
Walmart
#4Motorola MB7621 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.2/5 (118 ratings counted at all sellers)
C7500Netgear3.0AC-320024/8$249.99
Amazon
$181.74
Amazon
$349.99
Best Buy
N/A#11Netgear C7500 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.8/5 (5,171 ratings counted at all sellers)
CBR40Netgear3.0AC-220032/8$259.72
Amazon
$180.66
Amazon
N/AN/A#28Netgear CBR40 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.3/5 (94 ratings counted at all sellers)
CM-32ASUS3.0AC-260032/8$224.99
Amazon
$195.70
Amazon
N/AN/A#32ASUS CM-32 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.7/5 (219 ratings counted at all sellers)

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Minimally Qualified Modems

This is Spectrum's statement about minimally qualified modems that can be found here: Charter Spectrum Approved Modems List

"You may also choose to buy a modem that has passed minimal testing to confirm that it won't cause harm to our network. Though permitted for use on our network, we recommend against using Minimally Qualified Modems because they haven't been tested to confirm their ability to deliver your purchased internet service speed."

"Note: If you attempt to install your own device from our authorized modems list that doesn't meet the speed tier you ordered or if we can't determine the device qualification, you'll get a message that notifies you of this, and you'll be asked to acknowledge this before you proceed."

Price / Features Comparison

See every approved retail modem's price and features in an easily sorted and searchable table:

Comcast

Comcast Business

Cox

Spectrum

Cable ONE

Suddenlink

Time Warner/Road Runner/Bright House


Price / Features Comparison

See every approved retail modem's price and features in an easily sorted and searchable table:

Comcast

Comcast Business

Cox

Spectrum

Cable ONE

Suddenlink

Time Warner/Road Runner/Bright House


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