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Motorola - 8 x 4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Gray

This Motorola MB7220 cable modem delivers high-speed Ethernet to your home. DOCSIS 3.0 technology provides data speeds up to 343 Mbps for a fast, reliable connection. The compact design easily fits on your desk or shelf.

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$59.99

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
    • Power cube, Ethernet cable
    • Hook-and-loop cable organizer
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (546 out of 574)

    Features


    Ethernet connectivity

    Ensures compatibility with a variety of systems.

    10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet port

    Offers blazing speed. Rapid 8x4 performance delivers speeds up to 8x faster than DOCSIS 2.0.

    Downstream data speeds up to 343 Mbps and upstream data speeds up to 123 Mbps

    For quick response time.

    LED indicators

    Let you easily check on your system's status.

    Integrated DOCSIS 3.0 technology

    Backward compatible with existing DOCSIS 2.0 and 1.1 services.

    Note: Ask your cable company if they support DOCSIS cable modems. DOCSIS (Data over Cable Service Interface Specification) is the industry standard for cable-based Internet access service


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 574 reviews

    95%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent low-cost Comcast Xfinity compatible

      Posted
      jtbrown52
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      I wanted to reduce my monthly cable bill and I already owned a wireless router I liked. So I called Comcast and asked them about compatible cable modems. Of course, there are many to choose from, some even having the XFinity name brand right on the box. This modem was the cheapest in terms of what was on that list. I figured "why not" and bought it. I came home, plugged it in, and plugged in my wireless router. When I tried to connect to the internet, the XFinity login screen appeared, and all I had to do is enter my Xfinity login and password (the same one I use when paying my cable bill). The XFinity website then set up everything and it seemed to work fine. I did have some trouble with the website popping up again a few days later and re-configuring my modem. On a hunch, I configured my wireless router to clone the MAC address of the computer I used when logging into the XFinity website. Typically this is a setting that can be found on your wireless router's configuration page. Ever since then, the modem and router have been happily working together, and I haven't had to re-log in to XFinity. The performance is very good, as I regularly get 85MB/s download, which is the plan I signed up for from Comcast. I don't particularly like Comcast and probably will be upgrading to Google Fiber or AT&T fiber - both will be in my apartment building in Atlanta soon and I'll be looking at 1000MB/s rates when that happens. Until then, this cheap cable modem delivers on the goods at 85MB/s for a fraction of the cost of the other options. That's great in my book.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Simplicity...

      Posted
      TripleHBK
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Like most things in this digital age Cable Modem's are very much an on/off sort of product. It either works, or it doesn't in other words. I'm quite happy with this motorola modem and happy to report that it works very well. Set up can't really be much simpler. Plug it in, attach your wireless router and then give your internet service provider a call so that the device can be registered to your account and within 15 minutes you're good to go. This particular modem is compliant with Time Warner/Spectrum which is who I currently utilize. This was a replacement for an Arris brand router that broke after 2 years unexpectedly. My previous Motorola brand router had lasted over a decade by comparison. Both brands fall under the same corporate umbrella, but given my own experiences I feel that the Motorola branding leads to more quality products, however your mileage may vary. This modem is not a top of the line modem, however for my modest 25mbps download/2mbps upload it is more than enough as it likely will be for most casual users. Rated at up to 300mbps, unless you have one of the ultra high speed 1gb/sec plans you will find it is more than sufficient for the average household. Best of all this modem rings in under $100 on average so it won't break the bank either. Easy recommendation from me.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very Fast Modem / Worked Great out of the box

      Posted
      JerryColorado
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      I have XFINITY cable and wanted to use my own modem instead of renting. I found the Motorola both fast and easy to install, with the service I have, a call was needed to activate the modem along with the model number and serial number (on bottom), and a longer Ethernet cable (one that goes from the modem to the computer). The computer was lightning F A S T and works great. Never had any issue with it yet, works great, and no more rental fees. I then wanted to go wireless, so I also bought a BELKIN wireless router, and it also works great with the Motorola Modem. Now, I have 4 security cameras, 3 laptops, 1 desktop, 3 smart phones, and a notebook all hooked to this modem / router and still works great with XFINITY.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      No Phone Outlet

      Posted
      OldCoot
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I needed a modem to replace the rented unit from Time/Warner and Warner techs even recommended Motorola. My $10 a month rental includes a necessary phone outlet, so I guess I assumed these damned things all came with that basic feature. Well, they don't! I have not found any of the Motorola modems you offer that include a simple phone outlet. Since cell service is almost non-existent in the immediate area where I spend most of my time, I need the land-line, badly. I bought this model MB7220, but found to my surprise there was no phone outlet only once I examined the back of the unit. I've wasted my time and shall have to return it at my cost. I am a disabled senior on Social Security and wasting money is painful. I reside in a seniors only complex and passed on this disappointment with Best Buy for not including a photo of the business side of this and other units so we might notice there is no phone outlet before we buy (you assume we know what your saying when speaking in computer gibberish, so photos help), and disappointed with Motorola for failing to include such a basic feature. Most other seniors are struggling to cut costs, so I felt it necessary to warn them to look elsewhere if they wish to have phone service as well as be able to use the internet and watch TV.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Quality & Simplicity

      Posted
      TripleHBK
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      After a 2 year trial run with an Arris brand modem that unexpectedly stopped connecting to the Spectrum/Time Warner network a month or so ago, I found myself int he market for a new modem. This model is on the pre-approved list for Spectrum/Time Warner and featured the right set of features and price for my needs at this time. Limited to a 25mbps download speed and a 2mbps upload I didn't need a high end device, rather I wanted a product that was priced fair and would last until i was ready to upgrade again. Having had a Motorola surfboard modem for over 10 years before replacing it with the Arris, I knew the build quality would be sufficient and the set up simple. I wasn't disappointed with this purchase. A few cords to connect, a call to Spectrum, and I was up and running good as new in a matter of moments. Simplicity and quality at it's best. For folks without a 1gbps connection and looking for a little value, you could do much MUCH worse than this device here. Recommended!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good to save $ from Xfinity

      Posted
      jon222
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      This modem works to replace one Xfinity rents for $9.99/mo - as long as you also have a router, like Apple's AirPort Extreme, which greatly boosts wifi speeds. If not, you'll need to buy the $180 modem/router combo if looking to escape Xfinity's modem rental charges. If you're not looking to amplify speed and/or supplant the monthly Xfinity rental fee, there is no "need" to purchase anything. I had already purchased the AirPort Extreme to boost at-home wifi speed, which it genuinely does by about a factor of 4 - beating out EVERY modem/router combo that claims the same; I tried them all! So don't be conned into thinking you can increase speed AND cut costs with ONE combined device (plausible, but I never found it to be true). Once your speed is increased, then this $60 modem only makes economic sense considering a cost equal to six months of renting from Xfinity.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Specifications on Best Buy Website are FALSE

      Posted
      MickeyD
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      The SPECIFICATIONS section of the listing for this modem says it is 24x8. It is only 8x4. The PRODUCT FEATURES section is correct, but the SPECIFICATIONS section is wrong. So when COX showed up to install 300mbps speed Internet, they couldn't use it and had to install one of their own. Now I have to buy another modem, return this one to Best Buy, and return the Modem that Cox had to install. Thanks Best Buy for wasting hours of my time.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very reliable Docsis 3 cable modem for great price

      Posted
      mscir
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      I first purchased a Netgear cable modem for my new Comcast 25 MBs Docsis 3 service. I bought it based on the brand. It had problems connecting to the server when it first connected to the Comcast network, and refused to upload or download for about 6 hours. After that it worked for a few days, then refused to connect again, this happened 4 times in the first 15 days. I returned it for this same-priced modem and I couldn't be happier. This modem worked immediately, gives me the full speeds my service offers, has never had any problems in the month I've owned it, and it runs a LOT cooler than the Netgear model did. I highly recommend this modem and NOT the Netgear modem for people getting Comcast service. I would absolutely recommend this modem to anybody.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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