TP-link TC-7610 Vs Surfboard SB6141 Cable Modem

TP-link debut in DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem was TC-7610 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem. How good is it compared with Arris Surfboard series and Netgear CM-400 cable modem?

TP-link Cable Modem

TP-link offers new DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem TC-7610, this product is its debut in cable modem device after it has been specializing in ADSL modem and other networking devices for some years. At the same time TP-link introduces cable modem router combo – the Archer CR700 Wireless AC1750 cable modem. For some years Motorola (and now under Arris umbrella) has been specializing in Cable modem devices with Surfboard series. Mostly all Surfboard cable modem series are very popular and become best seller in some online retail stores including Surfboard SB6183 and SB6190.

Can TP-link compete with Arris Surfboard series, at least taste a slice of pie of cable modem share?




 

What this TC-7610 does

TP-link TC7610 is native Cable modem device with DOCSIS 3.0 CableLab certified. Connect this modem to the high speed Gigabit wireless router to share your cable broadband internet connection. All major Cable broadband providers can be supported including XFINITY, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision.

Main features:

  • DOCSIS 3.0 CableLabs Certi­fied and off course backward compatible with DOCSIS 2
  • Compatible with all major Cable broadband providers
  • High speed up to 343Mbps downstream (8x channel bonding) and up to 143Mbps upstream (4x channel bonding).
  • Gigabit Ethernet interface you connect to your router
  • IPv4 and IPv6 support

With the maximum speeds of up to 343Mbps, this modem is ideal for high speed cable plan such as XFINITY Internet Blast and Extreme Customers & TWC up to 300Mbps. In this segment of DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem you can find best seller product Surfboard SB6141 that has been around maturely with similar features. Or you can find other vendor’s product with higher internet speed Netgear CM500 cable modem.

tplink tc-7610 cable modem

TP-link TC-7610 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem

Comparison

So far TP-link TC-7610 gets excellent customer rating in Amazon and the price is tagged with almost the same bucks as Surfboard SB6141. Have a look at the following spec comparison tables for TP-link TC-7610; Surfboard SB6141 and Netgear CM500.

Surfboard SB6141

Surfboard SB6141

Table 1 compares TP-link with Surfboard and table 2 comparison between TP-link and Netgear.

Table 1. TP-link TC-7610 Vs Surfboard SB6141
  TP-link TC-7610 Surfboard SB6141
Channel bonding 8X Channel bonding downstream

4X Channel Bonding  upstream

8X Channel bonding downstream

4X Channel Bonding  upstream

Speeds Downstream speeds up to 343 Mbps

Upstream speeds up to 143 Mbps

 

Downstream speeds up to 300 Mbps

Upstream speeds up to 100 Mbps

 

Ethernet Port Gigabit RJ45 Gigabit RJ45
DOCSIS 3.0 Yes Yes
IPv4 and IPv6 Yes Yes
Price $58 $50

 

Table 2. TP-link TC-7610 Vs Netgear CM500
  TP-link TC-7610 Netgear CM500-100NAS
Channel bonding 8X Channel bonding downstream

4X Channel Bonding  upstream

16X Channel bonding downstream

4X Channel Bonding  upstream

Speeds Downstream speeds up to 343 Mbps

Upstream speeds up to 143 Mbps

 

Downstream speeds up to 680 Mbps

Upstream speeds up to 132 Mbps

 

Ethernet Port Gigabit RJ45 Gigabit RJ45
DOCSIS 3.0 Yes Yes
IPv4 and IPv6 Yes Yes
Price $58 $95

 

Separating into two comparison table is meant to let the smaller mobile devices easily reading the table instead of in single four-column comparison table.

You can see that TP-link and Surfboard have similar technical specs even though they are slightly different in technical speeds, but the number of channel bonding is the same. However, you can find Netgear CM500 is designed with more channel bonding, twice as much as the channel bonding number of TP-link TC-7610 or Surfboard SB6141 for downstream speeds.

All the three DOCSIS 3 cable modems are embedded with Gigabit Ethernet port that is ideal in connecting to Gigabit wireless routers ranging from legacy wireless N router up to high speed TP-link Archer C7 wireless AC1750 router or best seller Archer C9 wireless AC1900 router.

To learn more details about the product, click the following links for more spec details, current price and rating:

For higher speed cable modem you may also consider Netgear CM700 DOCSIS 3 cable modem or you may also consider the wireless gateway Netgear Nighthawk C7000 cable router combo.

Cheers, KG




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