Nighthawk CM2000 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem

Our need for wider internet bandwidth is becoming increasingly pronounced considering our lifestyle and all connected devices depend on an internet connection, especially for gamers in mind that demand smooth and responsive online gaming with no lags and also the needs of video streaming. It is therefore Netgear introduces new faster cable modem up to 2.5Gbps internet plan – the Nighthawk CM2000 cable modem.

Nighthawk CM2000

If so far your cable modem at home is still based on DOCSIS 3.0 which is only limited up to 1Gbps internet speed plan, you may consider to switch to using a DOCSIS 3.1-based cable modem which the speed is up to 10 times that of DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem.

There couple of DOCIS 3.0 cable modems available in the market with maximum speeds up to 1Gbps (32×8 channel bonding) including Netgear CM700 and Surfboard sb6190 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem.  

Nighthawk CM2000 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem
Nighthawk CM2000 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem


Following the previous success of the Netgear CM1000 DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem, Netgear released the newer series of CM2000. The Nighthawk CM2000 is also designed based on DOCSIS 3.1 and is equipped with a multi-gigabit 2.5Gbps Ethernet port that is ready for multi-Gigabit internet needs from cable provider that is ready with the DOCSIS 3.1 infrastructure. When compared with the previous CM1000 product which is only equipped with 1xGigabit WAN port, this CM2000 model is equipped with 1x 2.5Gbps WAN port.

Even though your provider still uses the DOCSIS 3.0 infrastructure, the Nighthawk CM2000 is backward compatible with DOCSIS 3.0 infrastructure and is 32×8 channel bonding DOCSIS 3.0 with speeds up to 1Gbps.

Multi Gig Router

Today you can find few models of premium wifi-6 router in the market which are equipped with multi-Gigabit WAN ports so they require cable modem with multi-Gig Ethernet port including this cm2000 cable modem product for maximum internet throughput, off course with Multi Gigabit internet plan too. You find premium wifi-6 mesh router products such as the Orbi rbk850 series which is equipped with 1x 2.5Gbps WAN port and 4x Gigabit LAN ports.

You can also find the business model Orbi sxk80 is also equipped with 2.5Gbps WAN port. Asus with its Asus Zenwifi xt8 is also equipped with 1x 2.5Gbps WAN port for large bandwidth requirements.

One of the wireless gaming router products released by Asus is also equipped with a 2.5Gbps WAN / LAN port that can take advantage of the connection to this cm2000 cable modem. See also Asus rt-ax86u wifi6 gaming router.


  • DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem with internet speed up to 2.5Gbps
  • DOCSIS 3.1 32×8 channel bonding and OFDM(A) 2×2
  • Compatible with all major cable internet providers including Xfinity, COX and Spectrum. NOT compatible with Verizon, AT&T, CenturyLink
  • Ideal connecting to premium wifi routers with multi gigabit Ethernet port
  • Equipped with 1×2.5Gbps Ethernet Port

Netgear Nighthawk CM2000 is designed with nice looking model, like its wireless gateway model Nighthawk CAX80 DOCSIS 3.1 wifi-6 cable modem – it’s a wifi-6 mesh wifi router with built-in DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem. Nighthawk cm2000 is a pure DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem without NAT feature like cable gateway. This product is tagged with the price around $359.99 in Amazon (#ads).

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Now, there is a competing product for this model offered by Motorola – Motorola MB8611 DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem.

Motorola MB8611

Motorola mb8611 is one of Nighthawk competing product considering that the price tagged is only half of the nighthawk cm2000’s price.

Motorola Mb8611 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable modem
Motorola Mb8611 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable modem

With the same DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem and is backward compatible with 32×8 channel bonding DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, this Motorola mb8611 is also equipped with 1x 2.5Gbps Ethernet port same as Nighthawk cm2000. This product is also approved for Comcast Xfinity and the downstream speed is just below 2,500 Mbps and upstream speeds up to 800 Mbps.

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Related products

You may also like Netgear xr1000 wifi-6 gaming router – compared with Asus and Archer. For mesh wifi system with middle speed, consider new release of Asus Zenwifi mini xd4 ax1800 mesh wifi.   

For higher speed of ax4200 you may also consider new Amazon product – eero-6 ax1800 dual band mesh wifi and the pro model eero-6 Pro ax4200 tri-band mesh wifi.

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