WOW Approved Modems

WOW! (Wide Open West) has numerous modems that can be used for their internet service. Broken into two categories below (WiFi and DOCSIS 3.1), you will find the recommended WOW approved modems.

To receive WOW! phone service, you must use a WOW! supplied eMTA (cable modem and telephone adapter). Monthly rental fees apply.

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

Internet providers have begun removing some DOCSIS 3.0 modems from their networks. To maximize the years of use from a modem, it is strongly recommended to purchase a DOCSIS 3.1 device (the latest standard).

Note: ApprovedModemList.com may receive a small commission from affiliate links, which helps to keep this website online.

Jump to the full WOW! approved modem list

Last Updated: December 1, 2022

Best DOCSIS 3.1 Modem

Motorola MB8611 DOCSIS 3.1 WOW Approved Modems
Motorola MB8611 Cable Modem
Model #Motorola MB8611
DOCSIS3.1
ColorBlack
WiFi RouterNo
VoIP Telephone AdapterNo


Best WiFi Modem

NETGEAR Nighthawk AX6000 CAX80 WiFi 6 Router DOCSIS 3.1 WOW Approved Modems
NETGEAR AX6000 CAX80 WiFi 6 Router DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem
Model #NETGEAR CAX80
DOCSIS3.1
ColorBlack
WiFi RouterYes (WiFi 6)
VoIP Telephone AdapterNo

Full WOW! Approved Modem List

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

Note: ✅ means Yes, ❌ means No

BrandModel #ChannelsVoIPWiFi
ARRISG34DOCSIS 3.1
ARRISG36DOCSIS 3.1
ARRISDG2460 ♦24×8
ARRISS33DOCSIS 3.1
ARRISSB6190 ♦32×8
ARRISSB8200DOCSIS 3.1
ARRISSBG7400AC2 ♦24×8
ARRISSBG7580-AC ♦32×8
ARRISSBG7600AC2 ♦32×8
ARRISSBG8300DOCSIS 3.1
ASUSCM-32 ♦32×8
LinksysCG7500 ♦24×8
LinksysCM3024 ♦24×8
MotorolaMB762124×8
MotorolaMB8600DOCSIS 3.1
MotorolaMB8611DOCSIS 3.1
MotorolaMG770024×8
MotorolaMG8702DOCSIS 3.1
MotorolaMG8725DOCSIS 3.1
NETGEARC690024×8
NETGEARC700024×8
NETGEARC7000v224×8
NETGEARC750024×8
NETGEARC7800DOCSIS 3.1
NETGEARCM60024×8
NETGEARCM700 ♦32×8
NETGEARCM1000DOCSIS 3.1
NETGEARCM1000v2DOCSIS 3.1
NETGEARCM1100DOCSIS 3.1
NETGEARCM1200DOCSIS 3.1
NETGEARCM2000DOCSIS 3.1
NETGEARCAX30SDOCSIS 3.1
NETGEARCAX80DOCSIS 3.1
NETGEARCBR40 ♦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)
DOCSIS 3.1 offers the fastest speeds

VoIP: indicates if the modem has telephone capability

WiFi: indicates if the modem has WiFi capability

WOW! Approved Modems Removed in February 2021
ARRIS SB6120
ARRIS SB6121
ARRIS SB6141
ARRIS SB6180
ARRIS SB6182
ARRIS SBG6400
ARRIS SBG6580
ARRIS SBG6700-AC
ARRIS SBG6782-AC
Cisco/Linksys DPC3008
Cisco DPC3010
Cisco DPC3825
D-Link DCM-301
Linksys CM3008
Motorola MB7220
Motorola MG7310
Motorola MG7315
NETGEAR C3000-100NAS
NETGEAR C3000v2
NETGEAR C3700-100NAS
NETGEAR C3700v2
NETGEAR C6220
NETGEAR C6300BD
NETGEAR CG3000D
NETGEAR CG3000Dv2 N450
NETGEAR CG4500BD
NETGEAR CM400
Ubee DDW365
Ubee DDW366

WOW! Approved Modems Removed in April 2021
ARRIS SB6183
ARRIS SBG10
ARRIS SBG6900-AC
ARRIS SBG6950AC2
ASUS CM-16
Linksys CM3016
Motorola MB7420
Motorola MG7540
Motorola MG7550
NETGEAR C6250
NETGEAR C6300
NETGEAR C6300v2
NETGEAR CM500
SMC D3CM1604

WOW! Company Information

WOW! Phone Support:  1-866-496-9669

WOW! Email

WOW! Payment Locations

WOW! FAQ

WOW! Outages

WOW! Facebook

WOW! Twitter

WOW! YouTube

WOW! serves the following areas: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Approved Modems Helpful Resources

Best Wireless Routers for 2022

Free Money Tips

Latest Modem & Router Deals