Upgrade to a Nighthawk® CM3000 Cable Modem With Mid/High-Split

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Discover the power of NETGEAR's Nighthawk® CM3000 Cable Modem featuring the latest DOCSIS® 3.1 mid-high split technology for unparalleled internet speeds up to 2.5 Gbps.

The Ultimate DOCSIS® 3.1 Cable Modem with Mid/High-Split Technology

NETGEAR NighthawkUpgrade to faster speeds with the revolutionary Nighthawk® DOCSIS® 3.1 High-Speed Internet Cable Modem from NETGEAR. The Nighthawk CM3000 cable modem is specifically engineered to handle today’s fastest DOCSIS 3.1 cable internet speeds that can only be accessed with mid/high-split technology, such as Xfinity’s 2Gbps Internet download speeds and 200Mbps upload speeds.

Why do Internet Users Choose the CM3000 Cable Modem?

With all the talk about WiFi routers, the need for a quality modem can sometimes get overlooked, yet modems are still an integral component used for getting online. As with routers, a better modem, or cable modem router, will improve connection speeds and reliability, allowing your whole family to enjoy unprecedented download speeds up to 2.5Gbps and faster upload speeds up to 1Gbps.

And to push your Nighthawk’s performance even further, you can pair the CM3000 with a NETGEAR Orbi WiFi 6E or WiFi7 system, or a powerful Nighthawk Router. The Nighthawk CM3000 works seamlessly with every major U.S. cable service provider. For lag-free gaming, crisp video conferencing, smoother music and video streaming, and instant app downloads, savvy users choose NETGEAR CM3000 Cable Modems.

What are Some Standout CM3000 Product Features?

A leader in WiFi and Internet technology since the 1990s, NETGEAR continues to set the bar higher in 2024. Key features that make this device stand out from the competition include:

  • Mid/High-split DOCSIS® 3.1 technology.
  • Blazing Fast download speeds over DOCSIS 3.0 products with DOCSIS 3.1 technology.
  • Impressive 10x Faster upload speeds for multi-user households with high bandwidth demands.
  • Remote access to home security cameras and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
  • Supports the fastest Internet upstream & downstream speeds from Xfinity and Cox.
  • Future-proof for when ISPs roll out higher speeds.
  • No need for additional adapters, connectors, or components.
  • NETGEAR warranty, troubleshooting, and technical support.

A Closer Look at NETGEAR Nighthawk CM3000

As an important link in the Internet signal chain, the NETGEAR Nighthawk CM3000 doesn’t disappoint, offering download data speeds of up to 2.5Gbps and upload speeds of up to 1Gbps. The CM3000 is a quantum leap forward, with 10x faster download speeds over DOCSIS® 3.0. Upload speeds are so fast your household members can enjoy cloud gaming, video conferencing, and uploading large files simultaneously, while ensconced in their own office, room, or cozy nook around your home.

The NETGEAR Nighthawk CM3000 Cable Modem has one 2.5Gbps LAN Ethernet port and two 1Gbps LAN Ethernet ports. This all-new NETGEAR modem has been specifically engineered for today’s fastest DOCSIS 3.1 cable internet speeds that can only be accessed with mid/high-split technology, such as Xfinity’s 2Gbps download speeds and 200Mbps upload speeds.

The blazing-fast download speeds powers digital lifestyles with enhanced speed, capacity, efficiency, and response times. It also offers easy remote access to your home security cameras and NAS files. With NETGEAR, you can future-proof your entire whole-home mesh WiFi 6E or WiFi 7 system with much higher performance levels. Plug directly into your router’s multi-gig Internet port from the CM3000 2.5Gig port using an Ethernet cable.

Nighthawk CM3000 vs CM2500 with 2Gb Link Aggregation

Introducing the Nighthawk CM2500: Optimized for Current Connectivity Needs

We’re thrilled to unveil the Nighthawk CM2500, our new Mid/High-Split Cable Modem that’s engineered to enhance your internet experience with excellent download speeds across major cable internet providers. This model continues the legacy of sleek design and robust performance you expect from the Nighthawk CM3000 Cable Modem.

While the CM2500 does not include a 2.5Gb Multi-Gig port, it has 2x 1Gb Ethernet ports and is capable of up to 2Gb with link aggregation, ensuring reliable and enhanced speed capabilities. This feature is perfectly suited to meet today’s high-demand networking environments, providing the necessary performance.

Choose the Nighthawk CM2500 cable modem for top-tier connectivity, designed to keep you efficiently connected in the ever-evolving digital landscape.

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Does the Nighthawk CM3000 Work with Older Devices?

DOCSIS® 3.1 is fully backward compatible with DOCSIS® 3.0 mid-split spectrum and supports all major Internet service providers. This means your older legacy devices will work as usual. As you upgrade your connected devices to WiFi 6E or WiFi 7 routers, you will be able to take full advantage of blazing-fast multi-gigabit speeds. Not only will you have mid/high-split technology to access today’s faster speeds, you’ll also be prepared to handle future network speeds at much higher performance levels.

Nighthawk CM3000 Cable Modem technologies include DOCSIS 3.1 Active Queue Management and OFDMA which dramatically improve response times and overall performance. Plus, by using the latest low-power chip, power is saved for more efficient operation and a longer modem device lifespan. The Nighthawk CM3000 Cable Modem has a small footprint, looks stylish, and can save you money every month as an alternative to renting a cable modem from your ISP.

Use Cases for the CM3000 Cable Modem

With the introduction of the latest NETGEAR devices, plus WiFi 7 capability, use cases have expanded dramatically. It is now possible to perform a huge range of real-time internet functions for the real world. From medical, industrial, and automotive use to creative and artistic advantages, the technology is expanding across the USA and the world. Popular and progressive use cases for the CM3000 include:

  • Videoconferencing
  • Using Telehealth
  • Online Gaming
  • Video streaming
  • Music streaming
  • Fast loading web pages
  • Uploading and downloading large files
  • Remotely accessing to NAS at home
  • Remotely accessing security cameras
  • Work from home
  • Learn from home

What Is a Mid/High-Split and Band Split Technology?

Cable modem Internet signals create data that travels through radio frequency signals, called bandwidths that travel through coaxial cables. To accommodate more data traffic, bandwidths are split into different frequency ranges that can be accessed by compatible devices. The term ‘bandwidth’ is synonymous with ‘capacity’, and on cable networks bandwidth is measured in megahertz (MHz) and gigahertz (GHz).

As the total bandwidth needs continue to grow in homes and offices around the country, ISPs and cable operators are coming up with unique and innovative ways to expand their network capacity. Band splits play an important role, taking advantage of the incredible resiliency of the hybrid fiber coaxial cable network.

There are several band split options available on the cable broadband network, allowing a mix of upstream and downstream bandwidth depending on consumer needs. Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) is used to designate separate bands for upstream and downstream traffic.

Does Band Splitting Result in a Weaker Signal?

Band splits dedicate bandwidth to downstream and upstream channels. Downstream generally uses high-band frequencies, whereas upstream traffic uses the lower bandwidth. Two-way amplifiers and filters separate the frequencies, ensuring compatibility without interference or a weaker Internet signal.

Traditionally, consumers have used more bandwidth for downstream traffic. However, with more people working and studying from home, or enjoying video chats and data-hungry gaming, upstream data is becoming equally important for internet connectivity. The Nighthawk CM3000 Cable Modem delivers mid/high bandwidth splitting automatically, allowing you to get on with business or pleasure uninterrupted.

Band Splits and Network Speeds

The latest NETGEAR routers and modems have state-of-the-art technology built in. You won’t need to worry about the bandwidth split between upstream and downstream. However, network speed is important, and the journey to the 10G device speeds of tomorrow does involve expanding the bandwidth for more capacity. Greater bandwidth provides the ability to accommodate near-future emerging technologies, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and the Metaverse. This is where band splitting will make a difference for years to come, allowing next-generation technologies to help us live, work, and play.

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What makes the Nighthawk CM3000 stand out?

Blazing fast internet starts with the latest Nighthawk mid/high-split DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem. Specifically engineered for today’s fastest cable internet speeds, this mid/high-split DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem delivers up to 2.5Gbps of download speeds and up to 1Gbps of upload speeds. This is cutting-edge internet technology at its best.

Will faster cable and WiFi speeds cost more?

Actually, the opposite is true. Owning a high-performance Nighthawk mid/high-split DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem can save you up to $300 a year in ISP rental fees while delivering superfast throughput speeds.

Is the CM3000 compatible with Orbi 970 WiFi mesh systems?

Yes, it certainly is. In fact, the combination of a CM3000 with Orbi 970 WiFi 7 is the guaranteed way to get the fastest available internet speeds of today and tomorrow.