The internet is one of those things that we all take for granted until it doesn’t work. There are may reasons that might happen, and poor ISP-owned modems are a pretty good bet when apportioning the blame most of the time. Thankfully, there are plenty of third-party options that are often infinitely better, and this NETGEAR modem is one of them.

In fact, this NETGEAR modem was awarded the “Best Cable Modem” tag by the folks over at Wirecutter, so you can be pretty sure that it’s going to do the job. It’s good for up to 200Mbps cable, using DOCSIS 3.0. It can handle WiFi speeds of up to 686Mbps, too, so you can enjoy nice and quick transfer speeds when using this thing. There’s also the added bonus of not having to pay any cable modem rental fees which can often be north of $150 each and every year.

Not only are you going to save on rental fees, but you can also save on the price of the modem right now as well. Normally selling for around $65, this thing can be yours right now for less than $45. That’s a bargain in anyone’s book.

Docsis 3. 0 up to 16x faster download speeds than DOCSIS 2. 0. Number of Ethernet ports: one (1) Gigabit Ethernet port with auto-sensing technology

Support Cable internet service plans up to 200 Mbps. Separate router required for Wi-Fi 16×4 channel bonding

Buy: NETGEAR CM500-1AZNAS (16×4) DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem, Max download speeds of 686Mbps from Amazon: $44.99 with on-screen coupon | Original price: $63

If you’re picking one of these up, make sure you’re using Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, or Cable One and if you’re not, confirm with your ISP that you’re good to go. Verizon, AT&T, and CenturyLink are out, unfortunately.

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