TP-link CR1900 vs Netgear Cable Modem with Wifi

TP-link offers new cable modem with wifi – TP-link CR1900 wireless AC1900 router with built-in DOCSIS 3.0 24×8 cable modem.

Since TP-link introduced few models of DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem products including cable modem with wifi, TP-link has taken a slice of cable modem share in the market which is so far dominated mostly by Arris / Motorola products, Netgear and still more. Today, you can find few models of cable modem products offered by TP-link which is generally cheaper than other brand and the newly launched product is TP-link CR1900. We’ll compare tp-link Archer cr1900 with Netgear C7000.

What this product does

TP-link CR1900 is one of all-in-one cable modem with wifi product – a wireless router with built-in DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem.

Previously, tp link has released an archer cr700 cable modem with wifi, and today it released another series of tp link cable modem router with wifi – the TP-link CR1900. What is the difference between the two tp-link cr700 and cr1900 series?

CR700 vs CR1900

The following spec comparison table shows you the differences between tp-link Archer CR700 and CR1900.

The difference between the two products lies in the wifi technology applied to each of the product and the built-in cable modem speed. Note that tp link cr700 is based on ac1750 wifi technology with built-in 16/4 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, while tp-link cr1900 is based on ac1900 with built-in 24/8 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem.

Table 1 TP-Link CR700 vs CR1900

ModelTP Link Archer CR700TP Link CR1900
Wifi technologySimultaneous dual band AC1750Simultaneous dual band AC1900
Wifi speedsUp to 1300Mbps @5GHz Up to 450Mbps @2.4GHzUp to 1300Mbps @5GHz Up to 600Mbps @2.4GHz
Ethernet Ports4x 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 LAN Ports4x 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 LAN Ports
USB Ports2x USB 2.0 Ports2x USB 2.0 Ports
Cable modemDOCSIS 3.0 16/4 channel bonding speeds up to 680MbpsDOCSIS 3.0 24/8 channel bonding speeds up to 1028Mbps

High speed

It comes with high speed 24 channel internet downstream (1Gbps) and up to 8 channel upstream. It’s a top internet speed your modem can download from most cable provider’s service plans. Similar products that are powered by similar modem speed you can mention Netgear Nighthawk C7000 wireless AC1900 cable modem, Linksys CG7500 cable modem router and new introduction product offered by Arris – Surfboard SBG7400AC2.


Most homes with multiple wifi devices including laptops, tablets and other mobile devices, speed of up to 1900Mbps is more than appropriate to allow you streaming the HD video, online gaming and other media social activities. So that’s why TP-link CR1900 comes with wireless AC1900 router like many other similar products including Nighthawk C7000, Linksys CG7500, Surfboard SBG9000 and the new introduction of Surfboard SBG6950AC2.

Surfboard SBG6950AC2 is an exception, it is based on the future of wave 2 wireless technology which supports gigabit wifi speeds.

TP-link CR1900 cable modem with wifi


  • High speed wireless cable modem router, wireless AC1900 router with built-in cable modem
  • Wifi speeds up to 1300Mbps @5Ghz band and up to 600Mbps @2.4GHz band simultaneous dual band with beamforming technology
  • 3x internal antennas
  • DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem with 24x channel bonding downstream (up to 1028Mbps) and 8x channel bonding upstream
  • 4x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and 2x USB 2.0 ports
  • Dual core processor with 32Mb flash and 256Mb RAM
  • Tether app provides easy router management in your palm

See that TP-link CR1900 has similar features than new Arris Surfboard SBG7400AC2 which also has the same 24/8 Channel DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem. However, Surfboard SBG7400AC2 is based with latest wave 2 wireless AC technology.

The same model you may compare is tp-link cr1900 vs nighthawk c7000. See the following spec comparison table between Archer cr1900 vs Nighthawk c7000 cable modem router.

Table 2 tp-link cr1900 vs netgear c7000

ModelTP-Link Archer CR1900Netgear Nighthawk C7000
Wifi technologyWireless AC1900 wave 1 simultaneous dual bandWireless AC1900 wave 1 simultaneous dual band
Wifi speedsUp to 1300Mbps @5GHz Up to 600Mbps @2.4GHzUp to 1300Mbps @5GHz Up to 600Mbps @2.4GHz
Ethernet ports4x 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 LAN Ports4x 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 LAN Ports
USB Ports2x USB 2.01x USB 2.0
Cable modemDOCSIS 3.0 24/8 channel bonding speeds up to 1028MbpsDOCSIS 3.0 24/8 channel bonding speeds up to 1028Mbps
ProcessorDual core processorPowerful 1.6GHz combined processor Memory: 128 MB flash and 256 MB RAM
Price (Jun 2020)Unavailable  $189.00

TP-link vs Surfboard

Now let’s see how both TP-link Archer CR1900 and Surfboard SBG7400AC2 cable modem router are different. Table 1 below shows you spec comparison between Surfboard and TP-link to help you decide which one is suitable to meet your business need.

Surfboard SBG6950 AC2

Cable modem

Both products have the same cable lab technology DOCSIS 3.0 with 24×8 channel bonding with internet download speed is up to 1029Mbps.


Wifi technology applied to each of the product is different. Archer CCR1900 is based on wireless AC1900 wave 1 wireless technology while Surfboard SBG7400AC2 is based on wireless AC2350 wave 2 technology.

Have a look at the following spec comparison table.

Table 1 TP-link vs Surfboard

ModelTP-link Archer CR1900Surfboard SBG7400AC2
Wifi technologyWireless AC1900 wave 1 dual bandWireless AC2350 wave 2 dual band 3×3 MU-MIMO
Wifi speed600Mbps @2.4GHz plus 1,300Mbps @5Ghz600Mbps @2.4Ghz plus 1,700Mbps @5Ghz
Antennas3x internal antennas with high power amplifiersIntegrated Multi-User MIMO Antennas for each band, 4×4 array for 5 GHz radio and 3×3 array for 2.4 GHz radio
Port interfaces4x Gigabit Ethernet ports; 2x USB 2.0 ports4x Gigabit Ethernet ports; 1x USB Interface: USB 2.0 Powered Host Port
Cable modem24×8 DOCSIS 3.024×8 DOCSIS 3.0
Internet speeds1029Mbps download1029Mbps download
Other featuresN/AMcAfee whole home security

Both Surfboard SBG7400AC2 and TP-link CR1900 are tagged with nearly the same price. To learn more spec detail and current price, click the link below:

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