Archer CR500

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AC1200 Wireless Dual Band DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router

• 2-in-1 16x4 Cable Modem and AC1200 Wi-Fi Router for watching HD movies with fast Wi-Fi and smooth internet**
• Works with major service providers like XFINITY, Cox, Spectrum and more (best for cable subscriptions up to 300Mbps*)*
• Upgrade your modem to get the most out of your cable internet subscription and eliminate device rental fees
• 16x4 Channel Bonding delivers download speeds up to 680 Mbps
• Fast dual core processor creates smoother connections while streaming and downloading large files
• Send targeted Wi-Fi signal to individual devices with beamforming

Fast Internet and Wi-Fi Without Rental Fees

AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Modem Router

Certified for cable internet Service Providers,including XFINITY from Comcast, Cox, Spectrum, and more.

Eliminate Monthly Rental Fees

The CR500 is CableLabs Certified® and works with most major cable ISPs. Now you can bring your own modem and eliminate monthly rental fees.


    One year


    Half a year


    One month

  • Buying the Archer CR500
  • Cost of Rental Equipment
Fast AC Wi-Fi and Smooth Internet

The Archer CR500 is 2-in-1 device that combines a high-performance cable modem and AC1200 Wi-Fi router into a single, elegant device to create a fast, reliable home network.

  • 2 IN 1
16x4 Channel Bonding For Faster Internet Plans

The Archer CR500 uses DOCSIS 3.0 and channel bonding to deliver throughput sixteen times faster than DOCSIS 2.0 and support download speeds up to 680 Mbps over coax cable. ISP rate limiting makes the Archer CR500 ideal for cable subscription tiers up to 300Mbps*.


Share Files and Media Throughout Your Home

Two USB 2.0 ports let you connect external drives to the modem router so you can quickly share files, photos, video and music wirelessly with devices connected to your home network.

  • FTP Server
  • Storage Sharing
  • Video Server
  • Photo Server
  • Printer Sharing
  • Music Server
Parental Controls for Customized Access

Set limits on when and how devices can access the internet to keep children safe with parental controls.

  •  Wi-Fi Schedule
  •  Internet Access
  •  Website Filter
Beamforming for Stronger Connections

Beamforming technology helps the Archer CR500 locate Wi-Fi devices and focus its wireless signal towards them instead of simply sending Wi-Fi signal in all directions at once. With Beamforming, Wi-Fi connections made by the Archer CR500 are stronger and more reliable, even as you carry mobile devices like smartphones and tablets from room to room.

Memory 16 MB flash and 256MB RAM
Interface 4 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 LAN Ports 1 Coax Port 2 USB 2.0 Ports
Button 1 Power On/Off Button 1 WPS Button 1 Wi-Fi On/Off Button 1 RESET Button
External Power Supply 12VDC/3.3A
IEEE Standards IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab
DOC SIS Standards DOCSIS® 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, & 3.0
Dimensions ( W x D x H ) 9.0 x 6.3 x 1.5 in. (229 x 160 x 37mm)
Antenna Type 4 internal antennas
Radio Amplifiers High-powered radio amplifiers
Wireless Standards IEEE 802.11ac/n/a 5GHz IEEE 802.11n/g/b 2.4GHz
Wireless Speeds 2.4GHz: Up to 300Mbps 5GHz: Up to 867Mbps
Frequency 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Transmit Power <20dBm(EIRP)
Wireless Functions Enable/Disable Wireless Radio, WDS Bridge, WMM, Wireless Statistics
Wireless Security 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encryption, Wireless MAC Filtering
Security NAT Firewall, Access Control
IPv6 IPv6 and IPv4 dual stack
Management Web Based Configuration(HTTP), Remote management,
SSL for TR-069, Diagnostic Tools
DHCP Server, Client, DHCP Client List
Port Forwarding Virtual server, Port Triggering, DMZ, ALG, UPnP
Dynamic DNS DynDns, NO-IP
VPN Pass-Through PPTP, L2TP, IPSec Passthrough
Advanced Functions Parental Control, MAC/IP/URL Filtering, Network Address Translation (NAT); RIP v1/v2 (optional); DNS Relay, DDNS, IGMP V1/V2/V3
USB Sharing Support Samba(Storage)/FTP Server/Media Server/Printer Server
Guest Network 2.4GHz guest network × 1 5GHz guest network × 1
Certification FCC, RoHS, UL, CableLabs®
Package Contents AC1200 Wireless Dual Band DOCSIS 3.0 Modem Router,
RJ-45 Ethernet Cable,
Quick Installation Guide,
Power Adapter
System Requirements Windows 8/7/Vista/XP or Mac OS or Linux-based operating system
Environment Operating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉), Storage Temperature: -40℃~70℃ (-40℉~158℉), Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing, Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing


*Maximum cable internet uplink and downlink speeds are the transmission rates that the device is capable of and certified for based on CableLabs DOCSIS 3.0 technology. Actual cable internet uplink and downlink speeds are not guaranteed and will vary according to your cable provider, MSO provisioning, and the speed tier of your subscription. Some modems are not compatible with certain cable providers. Please check with your cable provider to verify whether this modem is compatible with their service. Broadband cable service is required to use this device. Not compatible with voice services.

**Maximum wireless transmission rates are the physical rates derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Range and coverage specifications along with the number of connected devices were defined according to test results under normal usage conditions. Actual wireless transmission rate, wireless coverage, and number of connected devices are not guaranteed, and will vary as a result of 1) environmental factors, including building materials, physical objects and obstacles, 2) network conditions, including local interference, volume and density of traffic, product location, network complexity, and network overhead and 3) client limitations, including rated performance, location, connection quality, and client condition.