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Was looking at the "Cox Certified Cable Modems" page and noticed a new entry for 2Gbps routers.
Are these routers sold or provided by Cox in any way? Or are they just examples of what could work?
To my knowledge, we are not carrying these routers in our store yet, but we may in the future. They have been added to our compatible list because they have been tested with our network.
Tiffany R. Cox Support Forum Moderator
At $1500, I hope it'd work. I only checked the Netgear (no modem), but how would Cox "certify" a standalone router other than noting if it had a LAG port? As long as it complies with 802.1AX, any router would work on a 2 Gbps plan.
I think Cox only posted on the page to promote the service because most subscribers would know their current routers are limited to GE...and perhaps even a little scratch from Netgear and Asus.
Also noted on the page...
Hardware and Client Requirements for 2Gbps Service.
- WiFi Router with at least 2.5Gbps Ethernet WAN interface- WiFi Router with at least 2.5Gbps Ethernet LAN interface- PC / MAC with at least 2.5Gbps Ethernet adapter
What would a single client need to be doing to consume 2 Gbps of data...per second? Let's assume streaming UHD requires 50 Mbps (overkill). I could simultaneously stream 5 UHD movies...on 1 device...and only consume 10% of 2.5 Gbps. I'd have to simultaneously stream 25 UHD movies...on 1 device...to consume at least half of 2.5 Gbps. 5-10 simultaneously streams within the household, sure, but on 1 device...on a data cap?
TiffanyR said:but we may in the future.
If you hear about them being sold by Cox, could you update this thread? It good to see Cox may be "supporting" stand alone routers to some extent. Thanks for the answer.
I was curious where you were going with this post: Cox recognizing standalone routers.
Hmm...2 Gbps Capable Retail Routers...but where on the list are the retail modems certified for 2 Gbps? Oh...only in the Pano?
Bruce said:Oh...only in the Pano?
The CGM4331 is one however so is the Arris S33 and the Motorola MB8611 for stand alone modems. There are also other gateways that have a 2.5 port like the Netgear CAX80 and the Arris G36.