Optimum Approved Modems

Below you will find the Optimum approved modems list. There are a few options for one to purchase their own modem for Optimum’s internet service.

Read the Cable Modem Buying Guide to help you choose a modem. Do not forget to purchase your modem accessories.

Note: ApprovedModemList.com may receive a small commission from affiliate links, which helps to keep this website online. To maximize the years of use from a modem, it is strongly recommended to purchase a DOCSIS 3.1 device (the latest standard).

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Last Updated: April 1, 2021

Recommended Optimum Approved Modems for April 2021

Best WiFi Modem

NETGEAR Nighthawk AX6000 CAX80 WiFi 6 Router DOCSIS 3.1 Optimum Approved Modems
NETGEAR AX6000 CAX80 WiFi 6 Router DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem
Model #NETGEAR CAX80
Download Speed10 Gbps
Channel Bonding32 Download & 8 Upload
DOCSIS3.1
ColorBlack
WiFi RouterYes (WiFi 6)
VoIP Telephone AdapterNo

Best Modem Value

NETGEAR CM500 DOCSIS 3.0 Optimum Approved Modems
NETGEAR CM500 Cable Modem
Model #NETGEAR CM500
Download Speed680 Mbps
Channel Bonding16 Download & 4 Upload
DOCSIS3.0
ColorBlack
WiFi RouterNo
VoIP Telephone AdapterNo

Full Optimum Approved Modem List

The Modems Listed Below Are All DOCSIS 3.0 Modems
* Indicates a DOCSIS 3.1 Modem
♦ Indicates an Intel Puma Chipset Defect – Do Not Buy

Note: ✅ means Yes, ❌ means No

BrandModel #ChannelsVoIPWiFi
ARRISTM8048×4
ARRISTM8228×4
ARRISTM1602 ♦24×8
NETGEARCM50016×4
NETGEARCM60024×8
NETGEARCM1000*32×8
NETGEARCM1100*32×8
NETGEARCM1200*32×8
NETGEARCM2000*32×8
NETGEARCAX80*32×8

Channels: first # refers to downstream channels, second # refers to upstream channels (e.g. 16×4, means 16 downstream channels and 4 upstream channels)
The more channels, the faster the speed

VoIP: indicates if the modem has telephone capability

WiFi: indicates if the modem has WiFi capability

Optimum Approved Modems Added in August 2017
Arris TG1672G

Optimum Approved Modems Removed in April 2019
ARRIS TG1672G
Cisco DPQ3212
Motorola SBV6220

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