Buy A Time Warner Spectrum / Bright House
Approved Cable Modem

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

Time Warner Spectrum / Bright House Compatible DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1 Cable Modems

Modem list updated November 2018. Prices updated every hour.

Charter has now bought Time Warner and Bright House TV and internet businesses and is beginning the process of rebranding it Spectrum. You can still buy your own modems. (If you're not in a former Time Warner/Bright House area and have Spectrum internet, go here to find modems: Charter Approved Modems.)

Below are all the modems on the Time Warner/Spectrum 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.

If you're paying $10 a month to rent a modem from Time Warner or Bright House, that's $120 a year or $600 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 activating and connecting modems. Basically you just need a splitter to run one cable to your phone modem and one to your new internet modem.


DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modems

Cable Modem Buying Tips and FAQ's

Time Warner Spectrum or Bright House customers 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.

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 download channels and those with routers built in. So don't worry too much about deciding which one to buy.

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$33.98
Amazon
$14.88
Amazon
N/AN/A#48ARRIS SB6121 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.5/5 (8,722 ratings counted at all sellers)
SBG6580ARRIS3.0N3008/4$139.99
Amazon
$17.89
Amazon
N/AN/A#52ARRIS SBG6580 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.9/5 (8,991 ratings counted at all sellers)
SB6141ARRIS3.0No8/4$44.98
Amazon
$29.70
Amazon
$49.99
Best Buy
N/A#5ARRIS SB6141 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.4/5 (27,661 ratings counted at all sellers)
C3000Netgear3.0N3008/4$73.99
Amazon
$29.99
Amazon
N/AN/A#8Netgear C3000 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.0/5 (7,062 ratings counted at all sellers)
C3700Netgear3.0N6008/4$98.42
Amazon
$42.00
Amazon
$98.99
Best Buy
N/A#14Netgear C3700 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.7/5 (8,747 ratings counted at all sellers)
CG3000Dv2Netgear3.0N4508/4$78.29
Amazon
$28.94
Amazon
N/AN/A#25Netgear CG3000Dv2 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.3/5 (2,038 ratings counted at all sellers)
SB6183ARRIS3.0No16/4See Price
@Amazon
N/A$79.99
Best Buy
$69.00
Walmart
#9ARRIS SB6183 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.5/5 (8,115 ratings counted at all sellers)
C6300Netgear3.0AC-175016/4$146.99
Amazon
$79.99
Amazon
$147.99
Best Buy
$159.99
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$87.81
Amazon
$39.93
Amazon
$87.99
Best Buy
$87.81
Walmart
#4ARRIS 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-16008/4See Price
@Amazon
$91.12
Amazon
$99.99
Best Buy
N/A#44ARRIS SBG6700 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.3/5 (8,450 ratings counted at all sellers)
SBG6900ARRIS3.0 AC-190016/4See Price
@Amazon
$106.64
Amazon
$199.99
Best Buy
N/A#43ARRIS SBG6900 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.5/5 (7,661 ratings counted at all sellers)
SB8200ARRIS3.1No32/8$167.99
Amazon
$135.50
Amazon
$167.99
Best Buy
$189.00
Walmart
#3ARRIS SB8200 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.0/5 (1,154 ratings counted at all sellers)
SBG7580ARRIS3.0AC-175032/8$179.99
Amazon
$127.39
Amazon
$179.99
Best Buy
N/A#17ARRIS SBG7580 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.6/5 (383 ratings counted at all sellers)
CM-16ASUS3.0No16/4$70.68
Amazon
$40.92
Amazon
N/AN/A#39ASUS CM-16 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.7/5 (219 ratings counted at all sellers)
CG7500Linksys3.0AC-190024/8$93.90
Amazon
$72.47
Amazon
$199.99
Best Buy
N/A#24Linksys CG7500 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.8/5 (5,171 ratings counted at all sellers)
CM3024Linksys3.0No24/8$94.95
Amazon
$44.99
Amazon
$119.99
Best Buy
$92.88
Walmart
#35Linksys 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
$31.75
Amazon
$89.99
Best Buy
$67.50
Walmart
#47Linksys 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$37.78
Amazon
$20.00
Amazon
N/A$59.99
Walmart
#36Linksys CM3008 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.9/5 (679 ratings counted at all sellers)
MB7420Motorola3.0No16/4$59.00
Amazon
$51.92
Amazon
$59.99
Best Buy
$59.00
Walmart
#11Motorola MB7420 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.2/5 (1,914 ratings counted at all sellers)
MG7550Motorola3.0AC-190016/4$179.98
Amazon
$169.99
Amazon
$179.99
Best Buy
$179.99
Walmart
#37Motorola MG7550 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.3/5 (1,627 ratings counted at all sellers)
MG7540Motorola3.0AC-160016/4$129.99
Amazon
$125.56
Amazon
$129.99
Best Buy
$129.99
Walmart
#6Motorola MG7540 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.1/5 (964 ratings counted at all sellers)
MB7220Motorola3.0No8/4$39.99
Amazon
$89.95
Amazon
$59.99
Best Buy
$49.97
Walmart
#40Motorola MB7220 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.5/5 (843 ratings counted at all sellers)
MG7310Motorola3.0N3008/4See Price
@Amazon
N/AN/AN/A#45Motorola MG7310 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.5/5 (443 ratings counted at all sellers)
MG7315Motorola3.0N4508/4$99.99
Amazon
$74.99
Amazon
$99.99
Best Buy
N/A#10Motorola MG7315 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.2/5 (1,581 ratings counted at all sellers)
CM1000Netgear3.1No32/8$152.53
Amazon
$134.23
Amazon
$159.99
Best Buy
N/A#13Netgear CM1000 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.3/5 (3,022 ratings counted at all sellers)
CM700Netgear3.0No32/8$89.00
Amazon
$82.31
Amazon
$89.99
Best Buy
$89.99
Walmart
#16Netgear 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$159.99
Amazon
$140.79
Amazon
$179.99
Best Buy
$199.99
Walmart
#2Netgear C7000 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.2/5 (9,925 ratings counted at all sellers)
CM600Netgear3.0No24/8See Price
@Amazon
$70.00
Amazon
$79.99
Best Buy
$79.99
Walmart
#46Netgear CM600 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.1/5 (5,825 ratings counted at all sellers)
CM500Netgear3.0No16/4$54.99
Amazon
$41.24
Amazon
$56.99
Best Buy
$56.99
Walmart
#1Netgear CM500 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.2/5 (6,672 ratings counted at all sellers)
C6250Netgear3.0AC-160016/4$134.99
Amazon
$94.99
Amazon
$134.99
Best Buy
N/A#33Netgear C6250 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.9/5 (6,371 ratings counted at all sellers)
CM400Netgear3.0No8/4$49.99
Amazon
$34.48
Amazon
$59.99
Best Buy
$66.99
Walmart
#26Netgear CM400 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.2/5 (2,499 ratings counted at all sellers)
C6220Netgear3.0AC-12008/4$128.75
Amazon
$115.00
Amazon
$128.99
Best Buy
$128.75
Walmart
#30Netgear C6220 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.1/5 (2,462 ratings counted at all sellers)
D3CM1604SMC3.0No16/4$45.99
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#49TP-Link CR1900 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.6/5 (35 ratings counted at all sellers)
TC-7650TP-Link3.0No24/8$79.99
Amazon
N/AN/A$79.99
Walmart
#19TP-Link TC-7650 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.9/5 (225 ratings counted at all sellers)
CR700TP-Link3.0AC-175016/4$104.99
Amazon
$95.00
Amazon
$113.99
Best Buy
$113.32
Walmart
#31TP-Link CR700 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.4/5 (763 ratings counted at all sellers)
TC-7620TP-Link3.0No16/4$50.00
Amazon
$36.50
Amazon
N/A$59.99
Walmart
#20TP-Link TC-7620 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.1/5 (591 ratings counted at all sellers)
CR500TP-Link3.0AC-120016/4$109.99
Amazon
$100.00
Amazon
N/A$114.39
Walmart
#22TP-Link CR500 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.1/5 (591 ratings counted at all sellers)
TC-7610TP-Link3.0No8/4$39.98
Amazon
$17.49
Amazon
N/AN/A#12TP-Link TC-7610 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.1/5 (1,305 ratings counted at all sellers)
TC-W7960TP-Link3.0N3008/4$56.65
Amazon
$72.00
Amazon
N/A$56.65
Walmart
#27TP-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#51Zoom 5370 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.4/5 (488 ratings counted at all sellers)
5345Zoom3.0No8/4See Price
@Amazon
$45.00
Amazon
N/AN/A#50Zoom 5345 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.3/5 (349 ratings counted at all sellers)
SBG6400ARRIS3.0N3008/4$39.89
Amazon
$32.36
Amazon
N/AN/A#28ARRIS SBG6400 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
2.8/5 (1,814 ratings counted at all sellers)
SBG7400ARRIS3.0AC-235024/8$162.99
Amazon
$125.55
Amazon
$169.99
Best Buy
$162.99
Walmart
#15ARRIS SBG7400 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.2/5 (3,874 ratings counted at all sellers)
SBG6950ARRIS3.0AC-190016/4$159.99
Amazon
$101.72
Amazon
$159.99
Best Buy
N/A#29ARRIS SBG6950 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.2/5 (4,004 ratings counted at all sellers)
MB7621Motorola3.0No24/8$84.99
Amazon
$79.04
Amazon
$84.99
Best Buy
$84.99
Walmart
#38Motorola MB7621 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.2/5 (118 ratings counted at all sellers)
C7500Netgear3.0AC-320024/8$298.99
Amazon
N/A$298.99
Best Buy
N/A#41Netgear C7500 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
3.8/5 (5,171 ratings counted at all sellers)
CBR40Netgear3.0AC-220032/8$299.98
Amazon
N/AN/AN/A#42Netgear CBR40 SpecsCompare (up to 4 modems)
4.3/5 (94 ratings counted at all sellers)
CM-32ASUS3.0AC-260032/8$223.19
Amazon
$165.37
Amazon
N/AN/A#21ASUS 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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