NETGEAR CM1150V Nighthawk Multi-Gig Speed Cable Modem 2020 Latest Updated Review

NETGEAR CM1150V Nighthawk Multi-Gig Speed Cable Modem 2020 Latest Updated Review

Netgear Nighthawk CM1150V has 4 Ethernet ports that allows the blazing high wired speeds to your computer and compatible router  but just not only that CM1150V can also generate 2Gbps by aggregating them into 2 ports


Netgear nighthawk CM1150V works great with Xfinity voice and delivers gigabit internet speed.

It is the most advanced DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem with two telephone ports for excellent clarity in calls

DOCSIS 3.1 offers a huge jump in download and upload internet speeds, supporting up to 10 Gbps download and 1 Gbps upload speeds

Since the technology is backwards compatible, upgrading to a DOCSIS 3.1 modem means you’ll still enjoy your current internet service and be ready for the fastest speeds available in your area when your service provider upgrades to DOCSIS 3.1


  • Quick and easy setup
  • Aesthetically eye appealing
  • DOCSIS 3.1
  • Ideal for Gigabit internet plan
  • Enhanced call features
  • Auto prioritization of voice over internet
  • Dual WAN ports for multi-Gig speeds
  • Saves monthly rental fees


  • Designed only for Comcast
  • Don’t work with DSL/satellite connections


The design of CM1150V consists of the triangular holes in it which not only enhances the beauty but also serves for the ventilation and airflow purposes.

The sleek hexagonal design with stand, is unique in its shape rather than being Ordinary Square or rectangular shape.

The vertical position plays a critical role in keeping the device cool from all sides otherwise modems and routers may heat up very fast if one side is blocked for airflow.

On the front side of modem there is a column of high contrast LEDs. It’s also suitable for gaming as well.

Starting Up

The setup is basically just five minutes work. All you have to do is simply plug in your coaxial cable into the modem.

As this device was manufactured keeping in mind Xfinity users so for most of Xfinity users this modem will self-activate but there are two more options.

For activation you can choose any one method from the two

Call your cable provider to activate on call.


Netgear Nighthawk CM1150V is a DOCSIS 3.1 version device which is the most advanced version of DOCSIS protocol.

This feature enables gadget to be compatible with future generations of speed upgrades.

DOCSIS 3.1 is 10 times faster than the previous standards.

But it doesn’t mean that it won’t be working with previous standards.

CM1150V is backward compatible with 3.0 versions. With DOCSIS 3.1 the internet downloading and uploading speeds shoots up to the roof with supporting up to 10Gbps downloading and 1Gbps uploading speeds.

Calling Features

CM1150V has two telephone ports for voice calling.

It also supports enhanced features like 3-way conferencing, caller ID, call forwarding and many other similar features.

This is ideal for home of small office usage. Voice calling feature is prioritized over internet for better and clear call quality.

The telephone ports are one of the distinguished feature of nighthawk CM1150V which makes it stand out amongst other competitive modems.

Bonded Channels

Netgear Nighthawk CM1150V utilizes the maximum bonded channels available which is 32 downstream and 8 upstream channels with 2×2 OFDM.

This maximum utilization of channels allows lag free and smooth internet speed.

This helps best during the peak traffic hours.

Network Security

Protection of the network and security is mostly the job done by routers not the modems.

However Netgear Nighthawk CM1150V provides automatic security updates to the firmware for network protection.

CM1150V has lifted the liability of firmware updates from the shoulders of its users by doing automatically by itself.

Which is a huge relief for some busy people who tend to forget updating their devices.

The protection provided by the modem CM1150V extends to the devices which are connected to the network even if those device don’t have their own separate installed antivirus software programs.

Works with your WiFi Router


Use an Ethernet cable to connect the CM1150V cable modem Ethernet ports to WAN port of your existing WiFi router, WiFi System or directly to your computer and get high-speed connectivity for all your devices.

Aggregate two (2) LAN ports to double maximum wired speeds (compatible WiFi router like the Nighthawk AX8).

With two integrated telephone lines and support for enhanced calling features such as 3-way conferencing, caller ID, call forwarding and more, the C1150V is an ideal choice for a home office.

Works with all Internet speed tiers with voice plans.

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