Monday, October 4th 2021

CommScope Introduces ARRIS SURFboard G34 and G36 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem & Wi-Fi 6 Routers

The technological innovation running through homes today demands incredible bandwidth, speed, and a strong network connection. To meet those increasing demands CommScope introduces two new products: the ARRIS SURFboard G34 and G36 DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem and Wi-Fi 6 routers. Available in the United States, the ARRIS SURFboard G34 and G36 were designed for people who want to upgrade and future-proof their home network for optimum performance, integrated with the latest DOCSIS 3.1 and Wi-Fi 6 technologies. Customers can stream multiple 4K ultra-HD videos while hosting multiple online gaming sessions without interruptions. And it is estimated that customers can save themselves up to $168 annually in modem rental fees by purchasing their modem.

"There is no doubt that home connectivity has become more important than ever before and now is the time to upgrade," said Evan Groat, Senior Vice President, Smart Home Solutions and Retail Products, CommScope. "Customers want to make sure they are getting a fast and reliable connection. With people still working and learning from home, the SURFboard G34 and G36 systems provides the coverage and capacity needed to run all their devices at peak performance. It optimizes the latest technology to power a customer's home network for better working, streaming, and gaming at top speeds."
SURFboard G34 Features
The ARRIS SURFboard G34 DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem and Wi-Fi 6 router is compatible with cable internet speed plans up to 1 Gbps.** It comes with four-1 Gigabit Ethernet ports offering reliable wired connection to Ethernet devices. With AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 technology, the SURFboard G34 system enables customers to experience faster speeds in their home network. That means they can participate in video conference calls, stream the latest HD videos, or play games simultaneously, with ease.

SURFboard G36 Features
The ARRIS SURFboard G36 DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem and Wi-Fi 6 router is also compatible with cable internet speed plans up to 1.2 Gbps.** It comes with one 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port and four 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports. With its multi-gig networking capabilities, the SURFboard G36 system enables a customer's network to run at peak performance and provides all the coverage and capacity needed to run all their devices. It also has built-in AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 technology to power a customer's home network for optimum working, streaming, and gaming at top speeds.

Both the SURFboard G34 and G36 systems are easy to set up using the SURFboard Central mobile app. The app can be downloaded and used on any iOS (Version 9.0 or later) and Android device (5.0 and later) and provides step-by-step instructions for quick and easy network set up. The SURFboard Central app keeps customers connected to their home network by allowing them to manage and customize their SURFboard G34 or G36 network settings. Customers can not only set up their home Wi-Fi network, but also:
  • Check and review all the devices connected to their network.
  • Set parental controls.
  • Optimize their Wi-Fi.
  • Set guest network Wi-Fi access for visitors.
  • Monitor the health of their network in real time.
Pricing and Availability
  • SURFboard G34 system $279 MSRP
  • SURFboard G36 system $299 MSRP
  • Available now.
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9 Comments on CommScope Introduces ARRIS SURFboard G34 and G36 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem & Wi-Fi 6 Routers

#1
P4-630
My ISP router is basically the same I see.
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#2
zlobby
DOCSIS? Hello! 2001 called, they want their technology back.
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#4
jeremyshaw
So, do these still include the PUMA chipset and its derivatives? Is the jitter issue still present? I went out of my way to avoid them, the last time around, is it still a problem? Seems like Intel has sold off that division already (to MaxLinear).
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#5
metalfiber
jeremyshawSo, do these still include the PUMA chipset and its derivatives? Is the jitter issue still present? I went out of my way to avoid them, the last time around, is it still a problem? Seems like Intel has sold off that division already (to MaxLinear).
Yep, i ran into that looking to replace my cable modem that was giving me intermittent service. It always pays to do research before one buys anything.

approvedmodemlist.com/intel-puma-6-modem-list-chipset-defects/#modemlist
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#8
TheLostSwede
jeremyshawSo, do these still include the PUMA chipset and its derivatives? Is the jitter issue still present? I went out of my way to avoid them, the last time around, is it still a problem? Seems like Intel has sold off that division already (to MaxLinear).
Intel has sold that business unit, it's already been a couple of years.
This is the company that bought the tech from Intel, for less than Intel paid for it.
Seems like they kept the PUMA naming though and it's somehow still made by Intel and based on x86?
It's PUMA 7 though, not 6, so presumably the issues have been fixed. Arris and Hitron seem to be the only customers.
www.maxlinear.com/
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#9
PCL
Interesting definition of "future-proof" when DOCSIS 4.0 and WiFi 6E are already finalized and in the wild.
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