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Motorola MG7315 - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives
Although Cable internet is a dying technology, there are still many providers who use this especially if their customers are in rural areas, or places without broadband DSL or Fiberoptics. Motorola has a multitude of cable modem and routers specifically designed for this purpose and today we look at the Motorola MG7315.
Best used to replace your current cable modem and router. the MG7315 has a lot of neat features. Its is DOCSIS 3.0 compatible and supports IPv4 and IPv6. Speed is by no means blazing fast, but reasonable given its price and purpose, 343 Mbps downstream and 123 Mbps upstream with bonding of up to eight channels downstream and four channels upstream. Versatile connection options include the coax connector on the rear is right beside four Gigabit Ethernet ports with Auto-MDI/MDIX support providing a reliable wired connection to Ethernet devices. This router also supports 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi networking standards with data transfer rates of up to 450 Mbps. It has a built in firewall and DoS attack prevention to keep hackers out. Setting up is quick and easy via the web interface and is nearly plug and play.
At a $100-ish price tag, this is a solid performer and despite not having anything fancy it gets the job done, just set it up and enjoy your internet even if you're far off the city limits or still don't want to let go of your cable internet service.
- Good price - performance ratio
- Router and modem in one
- Robust connectivity options
- Cable internet is a dying breed
- DOCSIS 3.0 may be obsolete soon
- 8x4 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem
- Built-in N450 3x3 wireless gigabit router
- Four 10/100/1000 Gigabit (GigE) Ethernet ports
- Wireless Power Boos
- 8 downstream channels up to 343 mbps
- 4 upstream channels up to 123mbps
- 1.4 lbs
Motorola MG7315 is a very popular option in the middle of the modems price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling modems and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Arris Touchstone TG1672G or ARRIS SURFboard SB6190/83 .
Motorola MG7315 is $2 more expensive than the average modem ($97.99).
- 8x4 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem with a built-in N450 3x3 wireless gigabit router that provides the range, wireless speeds and networking support need for multimedia, Internet video and high-performance networking in a home or office. Four 10/100/1000 Gigabit (GigE) Ethernet ports, and firewall. Wireless Power Boost to the FCC limit for extended speed and range, 8 downstream channels for speeds up to 343 Mbps, 4 upstream channels for speeds up to 123 Mbps
- Requires cable Internet service. Certified by Comcast XFINITY, Charter Spectrum, Time Warner Cable, BrightHouse, and other leading cable service providers that typically save rental charges of $120 or more per year. (MG7315 has no phone jack for Telephone Service option from Cable Companies.)
- High-speed wireless router with N450 3x3 Wi-Fi and Power Boost provides Internet access for wireless n, ac, g, and b devices including smartphones, computers, tablets, game stations, and HDTVs. Four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports provide wired connections to computers, HDTVs, game stations, and other Ethernet-capable devices.
- Wireless Power Boost adds high-performance Wi-Fi power amplifiers to boost the wireless signals to the legal limit, giving a significant boost in speed and range.
- Integrating the cable modem and router creates a more reliable connection that reduces unwieldy wiring and power adapter clutter while conserving desk space. The vertical design further minimizes shelf space, improves cooling and extends product life while looking great in any home or office.
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