5 Smart Features to Future-Proof Your Cable Modem/Router

May 7, 2021

You want to make sure your cable modem or cable modem router is future-proofed. To do this, you need to look for certain must-have features. This is important to meet your Internet needs and for device longevity.

At the least, your cable modem/router should have or support the following capabilities:

  • Fast Gigabit speeds
  • Reliable Internet connection
  • Easy to setup and manage
  • Supports remote troubleshooting
  • DOCSIS compatibility for more bandwidth channels
  • Switchable frequency channels
  • MoCA (Ethernet over coax) compatibility

 

Beyond these features, there are others to look for. Before you buy, consider these additional smart features so you can get a future-proof cable modem/router device:

DOCSIS 3.1 certified
DOCSIS stands for Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification. DOCSIS 3.1 is the latest version which allows high-bandwidth data transfer. (A fast Internet connection.)

DOCSIS 3.1 2×2 multi-carrier OFDM
This refers to the method of high-bandwidth data transfer. Having 2×2 multi-carrier OFDM means multiple signals can be transferred simultaneously instead of one at a time.

DOCSIS 3.1 32×8 channel bonding
32×8 channel bonding means that the cable modem has 32 downstream channels and 8 upstream channels. More channels mean faster download and upload speeds.

Switchable 5-85/5-204MHz Upstream
Switchable frequency means that your cable modem can avoid congestion by switching to a clear frequency channel to get a better Internet connection.

Built-in MoCA immunity filter
A MoCA immunity filter is important so that you and your neighbors do not experience any Wi-Fi interferences from MoCA technology.

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