​Cox internet customers can save money by buying their own broadband internet cable modem. Renting a single-band WiFi modem from Cox will cost $6.99 / month and a dual-band gateway $9.99 / month – this totals a savings of up to $120 per year when you purchase your own modem!

Cox has tested the list of modems below to make sure they work & perform on their network. The models below have been tested and approved to work on the Cox network. These modems have been tested for technology compatibility, real world maximum speed, and IPv6 compatibility. Even though these modems are compatible with Cox, we still highly recommend contacting Cox prior to purchasing to ensure the modem you get will meet the speed & service requirements of your Cox internet plan.

BrandModelSpeedPhoneWiFiDOCSISChannelsRating
ArrisCM82002.5 GbpsNoNo3.132x8
(16 reviews)
ArrisDG2460960 MbpsNo2.4GHz | 5GHz324x8
(1 review)
ArrisSB6120160 MbpsNoNo34x4
(70 reviews)
ArrisSB6121172 MbpsNoNo34x4
(14 reviews)
ArrisSB6141343 MbpsNoNo38x4
(170 reviews)
ArrisSB6180343 MbpsNoNo38x4
(100 reviews)
ArrisSB6182160 MbpsNoNo38x4
ArrisSB6183686 MbpsNoNo316x4
(184 reviews)
ArrisSB61901.4 GbpsNoNo332x8
(100 reviews)
ArrisSB82001 GbpsNoNo3.132x8
(60 reviews)
ArrisSBG6400300 MbpsNoNo38x4
(12 reviews)
ArrisSBG6580300 MbpsNoYes38x4
(10 reviews)
ArrisSBG6700343 MbpsNoYes38x4
(12 reviews)
ArrisSBG6782343 MbpsNoYes38x4
(209 reviews)
ArrisSBG6900-AC686 MbpsNoYes316x4
(11 reviews)
ArrisSBG6950AC2686 MbpsNoYes316x4
(53 reviews)
ArrisSBG7400AC21 GbpsNoYes324x8
(50 reviews)
ArrisSBG75801.4 GbpsNoYes332x8
(20 reviews)
ArrisTG1682640 MbpsYesYes324x8
(1 review)
ArrisTG2472960 MbpsYesYes324x8
(9 reviews)
ArrisTM34025 GbpsYesNo3.132x8
ArrisWBM760A160 MbpsNoNo34x4
(5 reviews)
ASUSCM-16686 MbpsNoNo316x4
(8 reviews)
ASUSCM321.3 GbpsNoYes332x8
(8 reviews)
CiscoDPC3000160 MbpsNoNo34x4
(10 reviews)
CiscoDPC3008340 MbpsNoNo38x4
(14 reviews)
CiscoDPC3010320 MbpsNoNo38x4
(210 reviews)
CiscoDPC3825340 MbpsNoYes38x4
CiscoDPQ3212340 MbpsYesNo38x4
(9 reviews)
CiscoDPQ3925340 MbpsYesNo38x4
D-LinkDPM301343 MbpsNoNo38x4
ZyxelCDA30360400 MbpsNoNo38x4
LinksysCG7500960 MbpsNoYes324x8
(84 reviews)
LinksysCM3008343 MbpsNoNo38x4
LinksysCM3016250 MbpsNoNo316x4
LinksysCM3024960 MbpsNoNo324x8
MotorolaMB7220343 MbpsNoNo38x4
(11 reviews)
MotorolaMB7420686 MbpsNoNo316x4
(19 reviews)
MotorolaMB76211 GbpsNoNo324x8
MotorolaMB86003.8 GbpsNoNo3.132x8
MotorolaMG7310343 MbpsNoYes38x4
(8 reviews)
MotorolaMG7315343 MbpsNoYes38x4
(9 reviews)
MotorolaMG7540686 MbpsNoYes316x4
(19 reviews)
MotorolaMG7550686 MbpsNoYes316x4
(15 reviews)
MotorolaMG77001 GbpsNoYes324x8
(16 reviews)
NetgearC3000340 MbpsNoYes38x4
(32 reviews)
NetgearC3000V2340 MbpsNoYes38x4
NetgearC3700340 MbpsNoYes38x4
(9 reviews)
NetgearC6220340 MbpsNoYes38x4
(19 reviews)
NetgearC6250680 MbpsNoYes316x4
(84 reviews)
NetgearC6300680 MbpsNoYes316x4
(4 reviews)
NetgearC6300BD600 MbpsNoYes38x4
NetgearC7000960 MbpsNoYes324x8
(10 reviews)
NetgearC7000V2960 MbpsNoYes324x8
NetgearC75003.3 GbpsNoYes324x8
(7 reviews)
NetgearC78001 GbpsNoYes3.132x8
NetgearCBR401.4 GbpsNoYes332x8
NetgearCG3000D300 MbpsNoYes38x4
(1 review)
NetgearCG3000DV2300 MbpsNoYes38x4
(62 reviews)
NetgearCG4500BD900 MbpsNoYes38x4
NetgearCM400340 MbpsNoNo38x4
NetgearCM500680 MbpsNoNo316x4
(111 reviews)
NetgearCM600960 MbpsNoNo324x8
(6 reviews)
NetgearCM700NoNo332x8

*These are the max speeds the technology can accommodate. Speeds may vary based on configuration and other factors.

Best Modems for Cox Cable

When considering what model will be best for your Cox cable internet service, there are a number of factor to consider such as compatibility, maximum download & upload speeds, built-in WiFi, Dual-Band, IPv6, DOCSIS version, and so many more. All of these features help improve your internet quality, reduce connectivity problems, security risks and make your network easier to use! Here’s our list of features to look at when selecting your Cox certified modem. Of course, we always recommend calling your provider before placing your order to ensure the Cox compatible modem you’ve selected will work in your area and has all the features you need to take advantage of your internet plan.

  • IPv6 / IPv4
  • Built-In WiFi
  • Modem vs Modem Router Combo
  • Number of Ethernet Ports
  • Dual-Band Wireless
  • MIMO / Beamforming Signal Enhancement
  • Telephone Service Compatibility
  • GUI – User interface for settings
  • Security Features – WPA/WPA2
  • WiFi On/Off button
  • Battery Backup Capability
Best Cable Modems for Cox
Modem Router Combos
  • Modem Router Combos
  • Budget Friendly
  • Gigabit Compatible

Cox Modem FAQ

How to change WiFi password Cox?

How to Change my Cox WiFi Password

Changing your WiFi password is something that is done inside the modem router combo or the router that you’re using to broadcast your WiFi signal. The instructions on how to do this are somewhat dependent on the model of router or modem router combo that you’re using. Most devices will work with these instructions, however if you get stuck, feel free to check out our other Guides & Manuals to see if we have the product guide for either the exact model you’re working with or if there is another similar model from the same manufacturer that would be similar enough to follow.

Step 1: Setup

Plug your modem in, and connect to the WiFi network that already exists – or if you are not able to do that, connect to your computer through Ethernet. If you’re having trouble connecting to WiFi because the current password is unknown, you can always try a quick factory reset in order to use the default WiFi password & network name.

Step 2: Accessing the Settings Panel

With the Ethernet or WiFi connected to the router, open an internet browser (Google Chrome, Safari & Firefox work best, Microsoft Edge can be problematic, so we recommend not using that). Once your browser’s up, type “192.168.0.1” (without quotes) into the URL bar at the top of the page, where you would normally type a web address.

A quick note about the “192.168.0.1” – this number is the IP address of your router/modem router. Going to this IP address brings you to the settings panel of your device where you can access the wireless settings. Some routers have a different IP address, and this will depend on the manufacturer. If the IP address is different, it will be printed on the sticker of your device that has the serial number / MAC address & other unique identifiers. So, if the one provided here does not work, we recommend checking that sticker to see if yours may be slightly different.

Step 3: Logging Into the Settings Panel

Once this page loads, it will likely bring up a page requesting a username and password. In most devices (at default settings) the username and password will be as follows:

username: admin
password: password

Again, if this is different for your device, it will certainly be printed on that same sticker. Once entered in, hit submit to enter the settings panel for your wireless router or modem router combo.

Step 4: Locating WiFi Settings

Once you’ve entered the settings panel, regardless of whether you’re working on a router or a modem router combo, you should see a tab or section of the page called “wireless settings”, “WiFi” or something similar. Most devices make this part of the settings very easy to find, since it will get accessed more often than most other settings areas.

Step 5: Changing WiFi Network Name SSID

Once you’ve found where all the WiFi-related settings are, find the one with the label “SSID” or “Network Name”. This is your WiFi network name. You can choose to leave this as-is or change it to a custom name to stand out among the other networks in your area.

If your device is Dual or Tri-Band, please note that this name may be the same for all the networks broadcast by your device. More information about this can be found in your devices’ product manual.

Step 6: Changing Your WiFi Password

Next, locate in the same menu where it says “Pre-Shared Key”, “WiFi password” or similar. This is your WiFi password. Most devices require that it be at least 8 characters long. Please keep in mind that whatever you choose will be case-sensitive and needs to be secure. We recommend using a mix of letters and numbers, with at least one capital letter and a symbol if you’re able to.

Step 7: Saving & Reconnecting to Your Network

The last and most important step in this process is making sure to save your new settings. Once you’ve saved, you can now connect to your WiFi with all of your devices, using the new network name and password you’ve created.

Some devices may need to be restarted in order to see the new network name. If you’re having trouble seeing the network after a restart, just give it a few minutes. Apple devices can take longer to notice a new network appear than others, so please be patient.

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How to change WiFi name Cox?

Changing your WiFi network name & password is something that is done inside the modem router combo or the router that you’re using to broadcast your WiFi signal. The instructions on how to do this are somewhat dependent on the model of router or modem router combo that you’re using. Most devices will work with these instructions, however if you get stuck, feel free to check out our other Guides & Manuals to see if we have the product guide for either the exact model you’re working with or if there is another similar model from the same manufacturer that would be similar enough to follow.

  • Step 1: Setup

Plug your modem in, and connect to the WiFi network that already exists – or if you are not able to do that, connect to your computer through Ethernet. If you’re having trouble connecting to WiFi because the current password is unknown, you can always try a quick factory reset in order to use the default WiFi password & network name.

  • Step 2: Accessing the Settings Panel

With the Ethernet or WiFi connected to the router, open an internet browser (Google Chrome, Safari & Firefox work best, Microsoft Edge can be problematic, so we recommend not using that). Once your browser’s up, type “192.168.0.1” (without quotes) into the URL bar at the top of the page, where you would normally type a web address.

A quick note about the “192.168.0.1” – this number is the IP address of your router/modem router. Going to this IP address brings you to the settings panel of your device where you can access the wireless settings. Some routers have a different IP address, and this will depend on the manufacturer. If the IP address is different, it will be printed on the sticker of your device that has the serial number / MAC address & other unique identifiers. So, if the one provided here does not work, we recommend checking that sticker to see if yours may be slightly different.

  • Step 3: Logging Into the Settings Panel

Once this page loads, it will likely bring up a page requesting a username and password. In most devices (at default settings) the username and password will be as follows:

username: admin
password: password

Again, if this is different for your device, it will certainly be printed on that same sticker. Once entered in, hit submit to enter the settings panel for your wireless router or modem router combo.

  • Step 4: Locating WiFi Settings

Once you’ve entered the settings panel, regardless of whether you’re working on a router or a modem router combo, you should see a tab or section of the page called “wireless settings”, “WiFi” or something similar. Most devices make this part of the settings very easy to find, since it will get accessed more often than most other settings areas.

  • Step 5: Changing WiFi Network Name SSID

Once you’ve found where all the WiFi-related settings are, find the one with the label “SSID” or “Network Name”. This is your WiFi network name. You can choose to leave this as-is or change it to a custom name to stand out among the other networks in your area.

If your device is Dual or Tri-Band, please note that this name may be the same for all the networks broadcast by your device. More information about this can be found in your devices’ product manual.

  • Step 6: Changing Your WiFi Password

Next, locate in the same menu where it says “Pre-Shared Key”, “WiFi password” or similar. This is your WiFi password. Most devices require that it be at least 8 characters long. Please keep in mind that whatever you choose will be case-sensitive and needs to be secure. We recommend using a mix of letters and numbers, with at least one capital letter and a symbol if you’re able to.

  • Step 7: Saving & Reconnecting to Your Network

The last and most important step in this process is making sure to save your new settings. Once you’ve saved, you can now connect to your WiFi with all of your devices, using the new network name and password you’ve created.

Some devices may need to be restarted in order to see the new network name. If you’re having trouble seeing the network after a restart, just give it a few minutes. Apple devices can take longer to notice a new network appear than others, so please be patient!

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How to reset Cox cable box?

Resetting your Cox cable box takes just a couple minutes and can give you the fresh start you need. Whether you’ve just purchased a used device, saving it from the landfill or you’re just doing basic troubleshooting, knowing how to reset your network is a handy tool to have in your back pocket.

 

Step 1:

Make sure your modem is powered on, and fully booted up (after plugging it in, we usually recommend waiting for 2-5 minutes to ensure it’s fully booted up before beginning).

 

Step 2:

Look at the back of the device where all the ports are. Usually there’s a small hole, sometimes with a red button inside, or the word reset printed lightly next to it. You’ll need a paperclip or pen cartridge to pres and hold down the reset button for 30 seconds. Most models take anywhere from 20-30 seconds to reset properly, so we always recommend waiting for the full 30 to ensure you don’t need to redo it.

 

Step 3:

After releasing the button, wait about 5 minutes for the device to power cycle and then reboot. If your device has built-in WiFi, you can wait until the WiFi light on the front comes back on to know that your device has finished resetting and is ready to use.

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