Optimum Approved
Modems & Routers

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The best modems for Optimum that will get you the maximum speeds for your cable internet plan without overpaying for internet speeds you can't reach!

Arris Touchstone TM1602A DOCSIS 3.0 Upgradeable 16x4 Telephony Modem

#1 - Best Choice!
Wired Modem Only  eMTA

Arris TM804G Telephony Modem

#4 Pick
Wired Modem Only  eMTA

Tech Specs: All internet modem devices are DOCSIS 3.0 or 3.1. Combo Wifi-Router & eMTA (telephone/voice) support connectivity information is displayed on each modem. We recommend speed & ISP compatible routers for non-wifi modems.

The best routers for Optimum that will maximize your cable internet plan while saving your money! Select the router that best fits your home.

Optimum Budget Routers

For small apartments & homes

Top rated budget routers will give you the most bang for your buck. Perfect for small areas and most internet users. If you are trying to save money, this is the way to go.

Asus RT-N12

 300 mbps

TP-Link Archer C50

 1200 mbps

D-Link DIR-822-US

 1200 mbps


 1750 mbps

TP-Link Archer C9(UK)

 1900 mbps

Optimum Quality Routers

For medium to large apartments & homes

Quality routers are more expensive but provide a much stronger connection over a longer range. Great for larger homes and gaming. These routers will give you max speeds for many years.

Asus RT-AC66U_B1

 1750 mbps

D-Link DIR-880L

 1900 mbps


 2300 mbps

Linksys WRT3200ACM

 3200 mbps

Optimum Mesh Routers

For very large homes

If you have dead spots in your home, mesh routers might be your best bet. Multiple router devices let you get strong signals to the hard to reach spots for maximum coverage.

Google NLS-1304-25

 1200 (x3) mbps

Amped ALLY-0091K

 1900 (x2) mbps


 3000 (x2) mbps

Tech Specs: All router devices are compatible with Optimum and have either wireless N (single band, low speed) or AC (dual band, high speed) standards technology. We recommend the best router for your cable internet plan per category: budget (small area), quality (medium - large areas) or mesh (very large areas).

Optimum Internet Info

Optimum Charges $9.99 Per Month for Modem Equipment Rentals
Official WebsiteOfficial Modems ListSelf Install Instructions

Optimum, now known as Altice USA, (and formerly known as Cablevision) serves areas surrounding New York City, and 16 other states in the United States. Altice USA is the fifth-largest cable provider and ninth-largest television provider, with most customers residing in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and parts of Pennsylvania. Optimum was founded as Cablevision in 1973 and became known as Altice USA in 2015, providing services called Optimum Online for high-speed internet connections, Optimum TV for digital cable, and Optimum Voice for Voice over IP phone service. Altice USA also provides fiber-optic business class data and voice services across the New York area under the Lightpath brand. For subscribers needing Internet service, Optimum Online provides speeds that range from 60 to 400 Mbps that includes a leased modem, free router, email, and access to Optimum WiFi hotspots. To receive internet download speeds of 100 Mbps, the cost is $39.99 per month for one year, and for more basic download speeds of 20 Mbps, the cost for a subscriber would be $19.99 per month for a year. To get a package with 260+ cable TV channels and unlimited calling with a home phone, internet speeds of 200 Mbps runs as a triple play package for $69.99 per month. The Optimum TV provides free HD channels, 130 HDTV channels, and 46 channels of Music Choice music channels. Depending on the level of service, the subscriber can also receive 15 email accounts with up to 5 GB of space and remote email access from any location.

All Optimum approved modems

ModemChannelsTop SpeedWiFi SpeedType
Arris TM1602A16x4640 mbps-Basic Modem+ eMTA
Arris TM822A8x4343 mbps-Basic Modem+ eMTA
Cisco DPQ32128x4340 mbps-Basic Modem+ eMTA
Arris TM804G8x4343 mbps-Basic Modem+ eMTA
Motorola SBV62204x4160 mbps-Basic Modem+ eMTA

This modem has no WiFi

This modem doesn't have built in wifi so you will need a wifi router to connect wirelessly to the internet.

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