The Arris Surfboard SBG8300 combines a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem and a dual-band Wi-Fi router into one device, and it's on sale for $249.99 today only. The price on Amazon is just price-matching Best Buy's deal of the day, which means this price will expire tonight. The moden and router combo normally sells for around $290 on Amazon and $300 at Best Buy.
You get a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem, dual-band Wi-Fi, and a 4-port Gigabit router. The modem has 32 downstream and eight upstream channels along with OFDM channels to help with having multiple devices on the same network. Can use with Alexa.
$290.00 $40 off
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If you use cable as your main internet provider, we usually recommend you buy your own equipment. You're probably paying extra to rent the cable company's equipment, and most often they don't even tell you that. They just charge you. That's messed up but easy to get around with your own device. Any investment now would easily pay for itself by removing that charge from your bill. Even if your current company isn't charging you, getting your own device would most likely be a step up from whatever default piece of gear they give you from the back of the warehouse.
In this case, not only do you get a cable modem, but the SBG8300 is actually a cable modem and Wi-Fi router in one. You'll get a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem with 32 downstream and 8 upstream channels. It also has OFDM channels, which helps your network deal with multiple devices all connected to the same Wi-Fi and streaming at once.
The Wi-Fi router is dual band, which means it has 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands with MIMO antenna configuration, which is also important for all the many different devices we have connected these days. The router has four Gigabit Ethernet ports built in, too, so you don't have to settle for Wi-FI if you want a faster, more stable connection to your internet.
There is also a Surfboard app on Android and iOS you can use to manage your network. If you add Surfboard to your Amazon Alexa app, you can actually get some voice control, too.
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