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Netgear CM500 - Recommended and relevant!

According to the meta ranking published on 4 September 2022, Netgear CM500 is currently recommended as a high-quality Modem. Out of 10 expert opinions queried, Netgear CM500 received 8 endorsements, from approvedmodems.org (16 Aug 2022), Popular Mechanics (26 Oct 2021) PC Guide (22 Jul 2022) and 5 others. .

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

Compared to other most critically acclaimed Modems, Netgear CM500 ranks #1 out of 12 in September 2022, - as can be seen from the table below.

Consumer Score
In comparison:
Netgear CM500 ranks #35 out of 131. It is in the top 20%.
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7.8
Good
From Seller:
  • Netgear Certified Refurbished product is manufacturer refurbished to work and look as new with 90 Day Warranty and email support. All accessories are included with limited documentation and additional information online.
  • Eliminate monthly cable modem rental fee's ($120 or more a year).
  • DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem with 1 Gigabit Ethernet port.
  • Up to 680Mbps download and upload speed. Separate router required for WiFi. 16x4 channel bonding
  • Netgear Refurbished product may have a removed serial number. You will need to state the product is refurbished (state the full part number) if emailing customer support. See the attached (image) flyer to obtain the Serial Number and MAC Address information that maybe needed by your Cable provider before contacting them.
  • Gigabit Ethernet port—Fastest wired speeds to connect your router or computer
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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
approvedmodems.org
Popular Mechanics
PC Guide
BestReviews
HighSpeedInternet
Wirecutter
Networks Hardware
Tom's Guide
The Strategist
Lifewire
1
- $78
Netgear CM500
8
2
5
2
-
2
3
2
6
-
2
- $160
Motorola MB8600
5
4
-
3
1
3
1
-
-
-
3
- $169
Arris SURFboard SB8200
3
-
1
4
2
-
5
-
9
5
4
+1 $117
Netgear CM1000
6
-
2
1
-
-
-
-
1
-
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September 2022 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 For 500-650 Mbps
16 Aug 2022 (1 month ago)
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Best budget
26 Oct 2021 (11 months ago)
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Best Bang for the Buck
1 Nov 2021 (11 months ago)
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For plans up to 300 Mbps
13 May 2022 (4 months ago)
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Budget-Friendly – Cable Modem
2 Jul 2022 (3 months ago)
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Best value cable modem
19 Jul 2022 (2 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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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 Surfboard SB5101U or Arris SURFboard TM822R .

Netgear CM500 is $54.31 cheaper than the average modem ($99.95).

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