Best Cable Modem for Charter Spectrum

March 29, 2022

Have you ever wondered “which is the best modem for my Charter Spectrum Internet plan”? You’re not alone.  If you are looking to buy a replacement compatible cable modem for your Charter Spectrum Internet, it’s important to do this research before you buy your own cable. If you are renting through Charter Spectrum, you will already be covered.


Top Features to Consider When Buying the Best Modem

First off, “the best modem” is the one that serves all of your Internet needs the best (and is supported by your ISP, in this case Charter Spectrum).  You want to avoid outdated technology and features so you can get the maximum performance from your Charter Spectrum Internet plan as well as with your connected devices.

The best cable modem for Charter Spectrum should have the following features:

  • DOCSIS 3.1 certified
  • Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • DOCSIS 3.1 2×2 multi-carrier OFDM
  • DOCSIS 3.0 32×8 channel bonding
  • Switchable 5-85/5-204MHz Upstream channels
  • Backwards compatible with DOCSIS 3.0


Knowing which version of DOCSIS technology that your current cable modem offers will help you determine whether you can get the fatest internet speeds offered by your cable internet provider.

With an outdated DOCSIS 2.0 or even a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, your download and upload channel would be limited. Such as a whole family connecting at the same time for work, school, or entertainment. However, with a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem like Hitron’s CODA DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem, you could take advantage of multiple channels, which means greater performance and faster speeds during these heavy-use periods.

DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems are capable of supporting up to 6 Gbps speed plans from your Cable Internet Provider, and they are backwards compatible with DOCSIS 3.0 technology so you can take advantage of speed upgrades from your Cable Internet provider when they are available.

It should be noted that most larger Cable Internet Service Providers already offer DOCSIS 3.1 technology in their infrastructure, which means your DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem would be able to harness these very fast Gigabit speeds.


How to Identify an Approved Charter Spectrum Modem

The best way to check whether your cable modem is compatible and authorized by Charter Spectrum is to check out their resources on the matter. Typically, ISPs have a function on their website for you to search whether your current model or the one you are considering will support their services.

It’s very important to note that you must obtain a cable modem that is Certified or Approved by Charter Spectrum or else they will not be able to activate it on their DOCSIS network.

Not all cable modems are the same.  Regardless of what you buy, you must make sure that the equipment is certified to work on the Charter Spectrum network, like Hitron’s CODA cable modem with DOCSIS 3.1 technology.

Hitron’s CODA DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem is available on Amazon. Hitron’s CODA cable modem has DOCSIS 3.1 to deliver the fastest Multi-Gigabit speeds to your connected devices.  Check out these other articles on cable modems or cable modem routers.

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