Fed up with your internet speed just plodding along with your old router when your neighbour is enjoying lightning fast connectivity?
Now, with the Netgear N300 Wi-Fi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router (C3000), you can have the new, faster speeds cable providers offer and you can kiss goodbye to their cable modem rental fees so you save money.
This 2-in-1 Wi-Fi router and DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem unleashes eight times faster download speeds (up to 340 Mbps) and faster, smoother Wi-Fi and it works with all major cable internet providers.
Our review focuses on the technology in the Netgear N300 Wi-Fi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router (C3000) and how it can help you get faster download speeds, improved Wi-Fi and save you money.
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Netgear (C3000) N300 Features
- Certified to work with Cable Internet Providers like XFINITY from Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Cablevision, Bright House Networks and more (Not Compatible with Cable Bundled Voice Services).
- Eliminates monthly rental fees.
- 8x4 channel bonding enables up to 340 Mbps download speeds.
- Fast self-activation for XFINITY customers.
- Fast Wi-Fi speeds—N300 Wi-Fi for up to 300Mbps.
- Next generation DOCSIS 3.0 technology is 8x faster than DOCSIS 2.0.
- Cable Internet speeds up to 340 Mbs. 8 downstream and 4 upstream channels.
- Two Gigabit Ethernet Ports for fast wired connections.
- USB port to wirelessly share your hard drive.
Our Netgear (C3000) N300 Review
Netgear N300’s next generation DOCSIS 3.0 technology gives you 8 times faster cable Internet download speeds of up to 340 Mbps. DOCSIS 3.0 is the next generation of Data Over Cable Services Interface Specification (DOCSIS), an international standard that enables cable operators to deliver significantly faster data speeds to your home.
By using the DOCSIS 3.0 platform, you can get the latest, fastest speeds cable providers can provide. Together with excellent Wi-Fi range and performance, the 2-in-1 N300 cable modem connects your home to the next speed level, provides smooth HD streaming, uninterrupted online gaming and fast, reliable internet for all your devices.
As well as the N300 Wi-Fi giving you fast Wi-Fi-speeds, the Netgear Genie enables you to easily install, monitor and control your home network.
It has a USB port to wirelessly share your hard drive and Gigabit Ethernet ports for fast wired connections. The modem is compatible with major US Cable Internet Providers such as Cablevision, Charter, Cox, Time Warner Cable, XFINITY and more.
By owning your cable modem you stop paying modem rental fees which could save you a lot of money over time.
The N300 Wi-Fi gives faster downloads for internet gaming and High Definition streaming and it is Gigabit wired making it ideal for HD gaming and video whether it be upstairs, downstairs, in the living room, in the study or even in the garage. The N300 Cable Modem is powerful enough for medium sized homes.
You can wirelessly access and share USB hard drives via the USB port and Wireless-N enables email, chat, surf, music and video. You can also find and play your media on DLNA televisions and game consoles. DLNA stands for the Digital Living Network Alliance which is the technology alliance for connected devices and streaming media throughout the home.
Use Push ‘N’ Connect to add devices to your Wi-Fi network at the push of a button. And the simple browser-based installation makes installing the router easy using an iPad, tablet, smartphone or computer.
Maintain high level wireless security across your network with WPA/WPA2 to help ensure your privacy and family is safe while online. NETGEAR has you covered whether it is for preventing phishing or limiting access for children and guests.
The system requirements include a cable broadband Internet service, Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, Vista, XP, 2000, Mac OS or other operating systems running a TCP/IP network and Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, Firefox 2.0, Safari 1.4, or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher.
What Netgear (C3000) N300 Customers Say
The good (Five Stars):
"Although some will advise you to get a separate modem and router rather than a combined unit, I decided to try this combo modem/router ("gateway"), and in 2 months of use, it's been very fast, reliable, and perfect for my needs ..."
The not so good (Three Stars):
"Recently got this modem/access point for a new Comcast connection. It works well as a cable modem. The wifi features are pretty well designed and the interface is easy to navigate. The port forwarding table is easy to set up and allows for port flipping of different external vs. internal ports. The wifi range is very good at least for my home. It covers all floors with at least 4 bars on all devices. The DLNA feature would be nice if there weren't some USB device reliability issues ..."
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Netgear (C3000) N300 Conclusion
The Netgear N300 Wi-Fi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router (C3000) is a great combination using the latest technology in the DOCSIS 3.0 platform. Not only is it good value for the money, it also saves you money on monthly cable modem rental charges.
So, if you are looking for a compact, simple and functional modem/router for your medium sized home or apartment, the C3000-N300 is a good buy.
The Good :
Certified to work with Cable Internet Providers.
Eliminates monthly rental fees.
8x4 channel bonding enables up to 340 Mbps download speeds.
Fast Wi-Fi speeds—N300 Wi-Fi for up to 300Mbps.
The Not So Good:
IP table may have issues with more than three devices.
If your not fully convinced that this is the right router for you, take a look at our other WiFi N Router reviews by clicking on the links below.