RCN Approved Modems

RCN is a different ISP (internet service provider). You must meet RCN’s requirements in choosing a modem for their internet service, because they do not offer an actual RCN approved modems list. If you meet RCN’s following qualifications, a modem should work on their network.

  • At least 8 Downstream Channels
  • DOCSIS 3.0 or DOCSIS 3.1 certified
  • Cannot be an eMTA (telephone adapter); phone service requires a RCN provided eMTA
  • Currently not compatible with the RCN network: Motorola MB8600 and the NETGEAR C7800 DOCSIS 3.1 modems

The modems listed on this page carry the minimum modem requirements for RCN internet service.

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Last Updated: November 1, 2018

RCN Approved Modems for November 2018

Best Modem Value

NETGEAR CM500 DOCSIS 3.0 RCN Approved Modems
NETGEAR CM500 Cable Modem

 

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Model #NETGEAR CM500
Download Speed680 Mbps
Channel Bonding16 Download & 4 Upload
DOCSIS3.0
ColorBlack
WiFi RouterNo
VoIP Telephone AdapterNo
Compatible ISPAtlantic Broadband, Cable ONE, Charter Spectrum, Comcast XFINITY, Cox, Grande, RCN, Suddenlink, Wave, WOW!

 

Best WIFI Modem

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 C7000 WiFi Router DOCSIS 3.0 RCN Approved Modems
NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 C7000 WiFi Router Cable Modem

 

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Model #NETGEAR C7000
Download Speed960 Mbps
Channel Bonding24 Download & 8 Upload
DOCSIS3.0
ColorBlack
WiFi RouterYes
VoIP Telephone AdapterNo
Compatible ISPAtlantic Broadband, Cable ONE, Charter Spectrum, Comcast XFINITY, Cox, Grande, RCN, Wave, WOW!

 

Full RCN 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 #ChannelsMax SpeedVoIPWiFi
ARRISCM820A8×4343 Mbps
ARRISSB61418×4343 Mbps
ARRISSB618316×4686 Mbps
ARRISSB6190 ♦32×81.4 Gbps
ARRISSB8200*32×810 Gbps
ARRISSBG64008×4343 Mbps
ARRISSBG65808×4343 Mbps
ARRISSBG6580-28×4343 Mbps
ARRISSBG6700-AC8×4343 Mbps
ARRISSBG6782-AC8×4343 Mbps
ARRISSBG6900-AC16×4686 Mbps
ARRISSBG7580-AC ♦32×81.4 Gbps
ASUSCM-1616×4686 Mbps
ASUSCM-32 ♦32×81.3 Gbps
Belkin (Cisco/Linksys)DPC30088×4340 Mbps
D-LinkDCM-3018×4343 Mbps
LinksysCG7500 ♦24×8960 Mbps
LinksysCM30088×4343 Mbps
LinksysCM3016 ♦16×4686 Mbps
LinksysCM3024 ♦24×8960 Mbps
MotorolaMB72208×4343 Mbps
MotorolaMB742016×4686 Mbps
MotorolaMG73108×4343 Mbps
MotorolaMG73158×4343 Mbps
MotorolaMG754016×4686 Mbps
MotorolaMG755016×4686 Mbps
NETGEARC3000-100NAS8×4340 Mbps
NETGEARC3000v28×4340 Mbps
NETGEARC3700-100NAS8×4340 Mbps
NETGEARC3700v28×4340 Mbps
NETGEARC62208×4340 Mbps
NETGEARC6250-100NAS16×4680 Mbps
NETGEARC6300 ♦16×4680 Mbps
NETGEARC690024×8960 Mbps
NETGEARC700024×8960 Mbps
NETGEARC7000v224×8960 Mbps
NETGEARN450 (CG3000Dv2)8×4340 Mbps
NETGEARCM4008×4340 Mbps
NETGEARCM50016×4680 Mbps
NETGEARCM60024×8960 Mbps
NETGEARCM700 ♦32×81.4 Gbps
NETGEARCM1000*32×86 Gbps
SMC NetworksD3CM160416×4640 Mbps
TP-LinkARCHER CR50016×4680 Mbps
TP-LinkARCHER CR70016×4680 Mbps
TP-LinkTC-76108×4343 Mbps
TP-LinkTC-762016×4680 Mbps
TP-LinkTC765024×81 Gbps
TP-LinkTC-W79608×4343 Mbps
Zoom5341J8×4343 Mbps
Zoom53458×4343 Mbps
Zoom53508×4343 Mbps
Zoom53528×4343 Mbps
Zoom53548×4343 Mbps
Zoom53608×4343 Mbps
Zoom53638×4343 Mbps
Zoom537016×4686 Mbps

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

Max Speed: refers to the maximum capable download speed

VoIP: indicates if the modem has telephone capability

WiFi: indicates if the modem has WiFi capability

 

RCN Company Information

RCN Phone Support: 1-800-746-4726
RCN Email (Chat)
RCN Service Centers
RCN Support Page

RCN Facebook Page
RCN Twitter Page
RCN YouTube Page

RCN serves the following areas: Boston, Chicago, New York City, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC.

 

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