Time Warner Cable offers high speed internet in several regions throughout the United States. In return they have a large customer base of subscribers who rent modems and are looking for a replacement modem such as one of these. Modem renters can save $10 a month by simply buying their own approved modem and replacing the one that Time Warner supplies. But there is one catch, it must be approved for TWC such as these compatible modems listed.
TWC requires you to have at least a DOCSIS 3.0 modem and for their best speeds, a minimum of 16 bonded download channels. These modems are all at least DOCSIS 3.0 with a minimum of 16 bonded download channels for maximum performance with the Ultimate Plan provided by TWC internet.
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|Max Upload:||131 Mbps||262 Mbps||262 Mbps|
|WiFi Enabled:||Router Required||Wireless AC1750|
|Weight:||1.4 pounds||1.1 pounds||2.7 pounds|
|Dimensions:||2.5 x 8.5 x 7.8 in||2 x 6.4 x 8.7 in||7.69 x 2.25 x 9.5 in|
|Time Warner Approved:||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Comcast Xfinity Approved:||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|COX Cable Approved:||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Charter Spectrum Approved:||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Note* With the stand alone modems you will have to buy a separate router. We do however recommend this over the single modem router combo gateway if you want the best possible wireless and more control over your home network. However, for 90% of users, the modem router will be perfect. Please comment if you have any questions.|
|Wireless Modem:||Router Required|
|Unit Weight:||1.1 pounds|| |
|Wireless Modem:||Router Required|
|Unit Weight:||1.4 pounds|| |
SBG7580AC Modem Router
This is the modem for most cable users because it has a built in wireless router. It is wireless AC1750 and will serve a small apartment or 2 bedroom without a problem.
I would still get the modem and router separate myself as explained below but for your purposes, this set up could be perfect.
|Unit Weight:||2.7 pounds|| |
Modem & Router Vs. Modem Router Cobmo
You’ll note that the modem and router separate cost a bit more. But why?
The combination gateway modem & router is an all in one device and it is great for almost all users in normal living situations. It has wireless AC1750 which is good enough for a 2 bedroom in most floor plans. If you have a larger house, you would need to get the modem and router separate or even a wireless mesh router.
The combo modem is great unless you want added extras such as the ability to plug an external hard drive into your router and create a network share for backing up your computers. I highly recommend this for anyone who works on real stuff at home. The secured network backup is priceless. The ability to create a network storage alone is enough for me to get the stand alone modem and router.
The combo unit is also a lot less wires and many want this. I personally do not mind the extra wires and it even gives me the ability to put my cable modem in one area of the house where the coaxial comes into the house, and then use a long cat5 ethernet cable to place my wireless router in a location with a better range to cover my whole apartment. So the extra wires is a savior in some situations. The two separate units is nice if you ever have any issues, you only replace one unit. If you ever switch to DSL and need a different modem, you already have a router, etc.
The choice is yours. Again, if you do not need advanced options and live in a normal sized apartment or house, get the gateway modem.