Surfboard SBG7400Ac2 AC2350 Wireless Cable Modem Router
All in one device model is still popular for folks that don’t have in depth knowledge about computer networking. And even today most vendors offer easy to setup devices, DIY wireless network without good knowledge of networking such as mesh home wireless routers which become the trend in 2017.
What about wireless cable modem router, the wireless router with built-in cable modem? It is still favorable for folks that don’t want to be complicated in creating wireless network in home or small home offices. SBG7400AC2 is one of surfboard wireless cable modem router products introduced by Arris.
24×8 DOCSIS 3.0
In addition of Surfboard SBG6950AC2 which is based on wave2 AC1900 router, Arris offers another higher speed model SBG7400AC2.
Surfboard SBG7400AC2 is one of best cable modem with wifi based on wave 2 wireless ac technology with built-in DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem. Even though Arris has released Surfboard SB8200 DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem, Arris still use DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem for SBG7400AC2.
Surfboard SBG7400AC2 is embedded with 24×8 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem which is applicable to most service plans offered by cable providers today. It delivers internet downstream up to 1028Mbps ideal for heavy duty 4K video streaming and online gaming.
High speed wifi
The good thing with this surfboard wireless cable modem router is the wave 2 wireless AC2350 applied to the wifi router. it delivers wifi speeds of up to 1,750Mbps @5Ghz plus up to 600Mbps @2.4Ghz for total bandwidth up to 2350Mbps dual band simultaneously. Wave 2 wireless ac can deliver gigabit wifi speeds for today most demand wifi speeds.
- Wireless cable modem router product based on wave 2 AC technology
- Wireless AC2350 simultaneous dual band with built-in DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem
- 24x channel bonding internet downstream up to 1Gbps, 8x channel bonding upstream up to 130Mbps
- Wifi speeds up to 1,750Mbps @5Ghz, up to 600Mbps @2.4Ghz
- High power 4×4 internal antenna array @5Ghz band and 3×3 internal antennas @2.4Ghz
- Ready with MU-MIMO technology and Band steering
- 4x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
- 1x USB 2.0 port for storage or printer
To learn more in depth insight about this product, click the link below for details and current price in Amazon.
Arris Surfboard SBG7400AC2 is tagged with reasonable price $210.00 in Amazon at the first time it was launched. Today (May 2018) you can find it as low as $166.99 in Amazon.
Today, you can find few models of cable modem with wifi product including Nighthawk C7800 by Netgear, another product offered by TP-link – TP-link CR1900.
Surfboard vs Netgear
The competing product for Surfboard SBG7400AC2 is offered by Netgear C7800 aka Nighthawk X4s DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem router which has been discussed earlier.
The main differences are the built-in cable modem and wifi speeds. Nighthawk X4s comes with built-in 32×8 DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem while Surfboard SBG7400AC2 comes with built-in 24×8 DOCSIS 3.0.
The other difference is the wifi technology applied to each of the product. SBG7400 is based on wave 2 wireless AC2350 while on the other hand Nighthawk X4s is based on wireless AC3200 dual band technology.
Surfboard vs TP-link
Another product you may also consider is affordable TP-link CR1900 cable modem router. When you compare CR1900 with Surfboard SBG7400AC2 you can find that the built-in cable modem is the same – 24×8 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem.
The other feature difference is that TP-link CR1900 is based on wireless AC1900 technology, on the other hand Surfboard SBG7400AC2 is based on wireless AC2350 technology.
Take a look at the table below, main spec comparison between Surfboard, Nighthawk C7800 and TP-link CR1900.
Table 1 Surfboard vs Nighthawk vs TP-link
|Model||Surfboard SBG7400AC2||Nighthawk X4s C7800||TP-link CR1900|
|Built-in modem||24×8 DOCSIS 3.0||32×8 DOCSIS 3.1||24×8 DOCSIS 3.0|
|Wifi technology||Wave 2 AC2350||AC3200||AC1900|
|Ethernet||4x Gigabit LAN||4x Gigabit LAN||4x Gigabit LAN|
|USB ports||1x USB 2.0||2x USB 3.0||2x USB 2.0|
SBG7400AC2 surfboard wireless cable modem router is one of best cable modem with wifi product in the market today.
To add wifi extender when you find dead spots you can add new mesh extender technology – Netgear EX7500 nighthawk X4s mesh extender. For those that still use wireless routers you can add new mesh extender instead of replacing the router with mesh wifi extender.
Please note that Netgear introduces new Orbi mesh wifi system with built-in modem – Orbi rbk30 Mesh wifi cable modem.