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Netgear CM500 - Recommended and relevant!

According to the meta ranking published on 4 January 2023, Netgear CM500 is currently recommended as a high-quality Modem. Out of 10 expert opinions queried, Netgear CM500 received 8 endorsements, from Tom's Guide (7 Dec 2022), Networks Hardware (2 Jul 2022) The Strategist (18 Feb 2021) and 5 others. .

No experts ranked Netgear CM500 as 'the best Modem of January'.

Compared to other most critically acclaimed Modems, Netgear CM500 ranks #1 out of 12 in January 2023, - as can be seen from the table below.

Consumer Score
In comparison:
Netgear CM500 ranks #33 out of 91. It is in the top 20%.
Go to rankings
7.8
Good
From Seller:
  • Save monthly rental fees: Model CM500 replaces your cable modem, saving you up to $168/yr in equipment rental fees.
  • Speeds by carrier: Spectrum (up to 400Mbps), Xfinity (up to 200Mbps), Cox (up to 150Mbps).
  • Works with any wifi router: Connect any WiFi router to this modem's Ethernet port to support all your wireless devices.
  • Ethernet connections: 1 Gigabit Ethernet port connects to your computer or separate WiFi router.
  • Modem technology: Engineered with 16x4 channel bonding and DOCSIS 3.0.
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen from the ranking below, Netgear CM500 is endorsed by the critics this months, and ranks #1.
Rank Change Price Modem
Tom's Guide
Networks Hardware
Lifewire
The Strategist
Popular Mechanics
approvedmodems.org
BestReviews
HighSpeedInternet
PC Guide
Wirecutter
1
- $75
Netgear CM500
2
3
-
6
2
8
2
-
5
2
2
- $149
Motorola MB8600
-
1
-
-
4
5
3
1
-
3
3
- $140
Arris SURFboard SB8200
-
5
5
9
-
3
4
2
1
-
4
- $149
Netgear CM1000
-
-
-
1
-
6
1
-
2
-
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January 2023 Awards and Mentions Every month we consolidate opinions of key experts for every product category
Nice! Netgear CM500 ranks #1 out of 12 in this month's ranking:
Best value cable modem
7 Dec 2022 (1 month ago)
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Budget-Friendly – Cable Modem
2 Jul 2022 (6 months ago)
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Best cable modem for streaming video on multiple devices
18 Feb 2021 (1 year ago)
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Best For 400 Mbps
20 Nov 2022 (2 months ago)
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Best Bang for the Buck
1 Dec 2022 (1 month ago)
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For plans up to 300 Mbps
13 May 2022 (8 months ago)
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [6]

86
Total expert reviews: 6
  • with a score: 3
  • without a score: 3
Highest score by Approved Modems
90
Average score based on 6 reviews
86
Lowest score by TopTenReviews
80

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
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Netgear CM500 is a very popular option on the lower end of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling modems and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Motorola MB7220-10 or Hitron CGNM-2250 .

Netgear CM500 is $18.42 cheaper than the average modem ($93.41).

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