Most Wanted Surfboard SB6183 and SB6190

Arris Surfboard SB6183 and Surfboard SB6190 are new high speed DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem products, ideal for high end wireless routers today to deliver high speed broadband internet in homes.

High speed DOCSIS 3.0

Arris Surfboard is one of the most popular best seller cable modem series today. Before under Arris umbrella, Surfboard series was under Motorola and it was Surfboard SB6120 that became best seller #1 in Amazon for long period of time before finally came its newer version SB6121 and Surfboard SB6141. All of them are DOCSIS 3 cable modems with gigabit Ethernet port.

Today, you can find new versions of Surfboard cable modem with faster downstream as well as upstream. New Arris Surfboard SB6183 and Arris Surfboard SB6190 will be the most wanted DOCSIS 3 cable modem products following its success with Surfboard SB6120, SB6121 and SB6141 DOCSIS 3 modems.

Please note that the newer version of DOCSIS is DOCSIS 3.1. Netgear introduces new DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem, the Netgear CM1000. DOCSIS 3.1 offers 10x as fast as DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem.

Surfboard SB6183

With an excellent achievement in gaining customer’s trust in Surfboard SB6141 which is still #1 best seller in Amazon in modem category, Arris released faster version of DOCSIS 3 cable modem – the Surfboard SB6183. You can see in Amazon and other online retailers that the product is getting excellent rating up to today.

Main features

  • Compatible with all major cable broadband providers
  • Internet download speeds up to 686 Mbps (16x channel bonding) and upload speeds up to 131 Mbps (4x channel bonding)
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • Supports IPv4 and IPv6

Surfboard SB6183 cable modem

What is the advantage of Arris SB6183 compared with Arris SB6141? Off course the increase number of channel bonding for downstream, but not for upstream. Have a look at the following table 1 that shows you comparison table between Arris Surfboard SB6141 and SB6183.

Table 1 Arris Surfboard SB6141 Vs SB6183

# Channel bonding for downstream # Channel bonding for upstream
Surfboard SB6141 8x (up to 340Mbps) 4x
Surfboard SB6183 16x (up to 680Mbps) 4x


With 16x channel bonding the modem deliver downstream speeds of up to 680Mbps twice as fast as SB6141. This product was first seen in Amazon in Jul 2014.

The competing product for this one is Netgear CM500 DOCSIS 3 cable modem which deliver the same channel bonding (x16) as SB6183. Both Surfboard SB6183 and Netgear CM500 are ideal solution for high speed cable broadband plan such as XFINITY Internet Blast and Extreme Customers & Time Warner Maxx customers.

Surfboard sb6190

Arris Surfboard SB6190

When Netgear released CM600 DOCSIS 3 cable modem, many people were wondering is there any cable provider offer high speed internet plan up to 960Mbps. For example TWC offers the fastest cable internet plan up to 300Mbps in selected area. Why should you purchase cable modem that capable of downloading up to 960Mbps? Before you need to answer that, Arris comes with faster modem – Surfboard SB6190 with the fastest downstream up to 1,4Gbps (32x channel bonding).


  • The First cable modem with Gigabit speed up to 1.4Gbps
  • CableLabs DOCSIS 3.0 certified
  • 32x channel bonding for download & 8x channel bonding for upload
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Supports IPv4 and IPv6 the latest Internet standard
  • Compatible with all U.S. Cable Providers


Table 2 Arris Surfboard SB6190 Vs Nighthawk CM700

# Channel bonding for downstream # Channel bonding for upstream
Surfboard SB6190 32x (up to 1,400Mbps) 8x
Netgear CM700 24x (up to 960Mbps) 8x

Surfboard SB6190 is first seen in Amazon earlier Oct 2015, still new product and we’ll see how customers will appreciate this product. Note that up to today (Jul 2016) the average customer rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars, excellent achievement for this fastest cable modem device.

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Technology evolve so quickly, later we might surprise that cable providers upgrade their existing infrastructure to support gigabit speeds to customer premises, thanks to Surfboard SB6190 that has been ready for gigabit internet speed.

You may also consider Netgear Nighthawk C7000 cable router combo that supports downstream up to 960Mbps (24x channel bonding) and it is also a wireless AC1900 router with four Gigabit LAN ports. End of 2016 Netgear introduced new DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem, the Netgear CM1000. DOCSIS 3.1 offers 10x as fast as DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem.

Arris introduces new Surfboard SBG6950AC2 cable modem router based on wave 2 wireless AC1900 technology as well as new Surfboard SB8200 DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem.

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2 Responses

  1. Steve Stranz says:

    Did they ever get the Puma 6 chipset problems solved on the SB6190 .

    • Ki Gr says:

      Not sure if Intel has fixed this issues. I’s been three months since Intel promised a software fix that will be pushed to internet subscribers by their ISPs. Any news?

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