Arris TG1672G Wireless Cable Modem Product Details
The Touchstone Arris TG1672G is a DOCSIS 3.0 Data Gateway featuring 16×4 downstream/upstream channel-bonding with superior throughput. The TG1672G combines two analog voice lines, a 4-port Gigabit Router, and 802.11n wireless access point with two independent simultaneously operating 802.11n radios into a single device capable of supporting both home and small office applications. Using an advanced dual core processor, this modem can achieve high bandwidth performance without affecting voice quality, a historical ARRIS product standard.
The Arris TG1672G also supports MoCA 1.1 for in-home video and data distribution over coax. This feature packed dual stack IPv4/IPv6 wireless telephony gateway will lead the future for advanced home and small office services. The two 802.11n radios create two concurrently operating wireless networks on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands.
The improved antennas provide increased flexibility and throughput and deliver unprecedented performance while also offering improvements in home coverage above those of previous technologies.
The TG1672G is Not Compatible with Optimum Cable
Optimum’s list of approved modems only includes a few models including both the Arris TM1602A and Arris TM822A, however the TG1672G is not currently listed as a compatible equipment option both on their website as well as on any other sites with an Optimum approved modems list. In the past, their list has included the “TM1672G” which is not currently being manufactured, and does not appear on Arris’ website. Additionally, past customers have purchased this model in an attempt to find an all-in-one device to handle their networking needs. Unfortunately, however all of these orders were returned due to compatibility issues.
Southern Charm –
I bought this modem because it is IDENTICAL to the one I was leasing from Time Warner Cable/Spectrum. Please be advised that if you do the same and have digital phone service with TWC/Spectrum, you HAVE to keep the other modem. They will not let you use this one for phone even though it is a TELEPHONY modem. However, they state that I am no longer being charged the monthly fee for the “internet” modem because it is now being used just as the “phone” modem.
That’s right. I still HAVE the original modem, which is the same as this one, because TWC won’t put the software on it to handle telephony service. Yet, somehow, it’s all of sudden “free” instead of costing me $10 a month even though I STILL HAVE IT! It’s the dumbest thing ever…
I would return this and buy just a plain ol’ internet modem, but it was such a hassle dealing with TWC to get everything setup that I can’t even be bothered to go through that again. So, be advised; if you have TWC digital phone and internet, save yourself a few bucks and skip the telephony modem (this one) and just buy a plain old internet-only modem because then you’ll get to keep the old one for free.
Yes, it’s dumb. I’ve said that already but, well, it IS Time Warner/Spectrum, so what else do you expect?
Product worked great for cable but it does not have software for use with telephone. Cable company(Spectrum) would not work with me on this plus their modems are so called free. This modem was the same as used for Time Warner before I switched to Spectrum and Spectrum would not work with me on this. I never tried to get to the internet since I had no phone