Netgear adds dual-mode DOCSIS/Wi-Fi cable modems

Michelle Clancy | 20-02-2014

Netgear has added two cable modem routers to its family of cable products, which integrate a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem for faster Internet access and an N300/N600 high-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi router together in one space-saving device.

The N600 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router (C3700) and the N300 Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router (C3000) are built for the streaming of HD videos, movies and music, online gaming and faster file downloads.

DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems offer download speeds up to 340Mbps, eight times faster than the previous version, DOCSIS 2.0. Both of the two new cable modems support eight download and four upload channels simultaneously.

"Netgear believes in offering a broad range of technology options for your home network so you can choose the one that best suits your needs," said Sandeep Harpalani, Netgear's director of product marketing for retail networking products. "To that end, we are expanding our portfolio of cable products to meet the requirements of the fast-growing cable Internet market. Our new cable modem routers integrate the latest DOCSIS 3.0 cable technology with the superior ease-of-use capabilities."

On the Wi-Fi front, the N300 Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router supports Wi-Fi speeds up to 300Mbps on the 2.4GHz band. The N600 Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router offers simultaneous dual-band networking, reducing Wi-Fi interference and doubling bandwidth, supporting speeds up to 300Mbps on the 2.4 and 5GHz bands.

Both cable modem routers support the Netgear genie software application, a free app and personal dashboard.