Netgear C6220 AC1200 Cable Modem Gateway

Netgear C6220 is a new lines of wireless AC1200 products offered by Netgear – one of economical price of Cable Modem router with Wifi. How it is compared with TP-link Archer CR700 wireless modem gateway.

Netgear C6220

There are various models of wireless ac1200 router products you can install in homes, small to medium homes to connect to existing cable modem. However only few cable modem with wifi products are available in wireless AC1200 network segment.

Currently you can find more wireless cable modem gateway with higher wifi speeds of AC1750 such as TP-link Archer CR700 or older version of Netgear C6300 wireless ac1750 cable modem gateway.

What this product does

Netgear C6220 is one of affordable cable modem router with wifi, a two in one product that integrates cable modem with wireless router. C6220 is a standard wireless AC1200 router with built-in DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem.

High speeds wifi

With wireless AC1200 network segment the router delivers speeds of up to 867Mbps @5Ghz plus 300Mbps @2.4Ghz band. If you compare with few models of modem wifi gateway with higher wifi speeds such as AC1900, you can find that the difference lies on AC speeds @5Ghz band. In AC1900 modem gateway such as Surfboard SBG6900 or Nighthawk C7000 wireless cable modem with wifi which delivers wifi speed up to 1300Mbps @5Ghz and up to 600Mbps @2.4Ghz band.

With high speeds of total bandwidth up 1200Mbps this product is ideal for small to medium homes to accommodate few devices including Smart phones, tablets, laptops and couple of desktop computers.

8×4 DOCSIS 3.0

Netgear C6220 is compliant with any major cable providers including XFINITY from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox & more. Whatever your internet plan is this product can fit to your homes with download speeds of up to 340Mbps (8 channel bonding).

Netgear C6220 cable modem with wifi ac1200

The built-in cable modem is DOCSIS 3.0 with 8×4 channel bonding, suitable to any homes. For future technology and speed demand you may consider new DOCSIS 3.1 technology – the Netgear CM1000 DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem with download speed up to 1.4Gbps.

With these combinations of internet and wifi speeds, you can play online games, streaming HD video, internet browsing and any works and play with this wireless AC1200 network segment and internet speed.

Main features

  • Wireless AC1200 router with built-in cable modem
  • 8×4 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem
  • Internet download speed up to 340Mbps (8x channel bonding) and 100Mbps upstream
  • Compatible with any major cable providers including XFINITY from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox & more
  • Fast self-activation for XFINITY customers-Get connected without a service call
  • 2x Gigabit LAN Ethernet ports for wired connection

when you purchase separate cable modem with wireless AC1200 router you can find this product is slightly cheaper, but technically easier to setup, less device clutter and save space.

Say for cable modem you can take TP-link TC-7610 or Surfboard SB6141 cable modem with the price around $50 plus one of affordable wireless AC1200 router such as Asus RT-ACRH13 or Archer C60 which the price around $70 the total is around $120.

Netgear C6220 vs Archer CR700

Netgear C6220 cable modem router with wifi AC1200 is tagged with the price around $115.00 in some retail stores such as Amazon. it’s competing product could be higher speed of TP-link Archer CR700 which is tagged with the price around $140.00 slightly more expensive than C6220.

TP-link ARcher CR700

Take a look at the following spec comparison table to help you decide which one is suitable to meet your home.

Which one is suitable

See that the built-in cable modem for Archer is faster, twice as fast as download speed than C6220 with DOCSIS 3.0 16×4 channel bonding. And the wifi speeds is also higher for Archer with AC1750 network segment.

When you purchase separate wireless AC1750 router such as Linksys EA7300 or Netgear R6400 or Archer C9 you need to spend averagely around $120.00 plus DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem (around $50.00) for total around $170.00.

Now it’s you to justify which one product is more economical and suitable to meet your home need. Add around $55.00 for higher speed Archer CR700 or take Netgear C6220 to meet your home cable modem router with wifi.

Table 1 Netgear Vs TP-link

ModelNetgear C6220TP-link Archer CR700
Built-in Cable modem8×4 DOCSIS 3.016×4 DOCSIS 3.0
Internet speeds340Mbps downstream680Mbps downstream
Wifi routerAC1200AC1750
Wifi speeds867Mbps @5Ghz plus 300Mbps @2.4Ghz band1300Mbps @5Ghz plus 450Mbps @2.4Ghz band
Ethernet Ports2x Gigabit Ethernet ports4x Gigabit Ethernet ports
USB PortsN/A2x USB 2.0 ports

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For high speed AC1900 router you may consider new product by D-link – D-link DIR-878 router with MU-MIMO. And to extend the network you may add TP-link RE650 wireless AC2600 range extender with wall –plug model.

To protect your home network, you may consider Cujo firewall internet threat protection you can add to your existing wifi network. Or you may consider Norton Core wireless router – wireless router with built-in cyber crime protection.

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