Product Comparison: Linksys AC1900 (CG7500) vs NETGEAR AC1900

Advertiser Disclosure

This site is a free online resource that strives to offer helpful content and comparison features to its visitors. Please be advised that the operator of this site accepts advertising compensation from certain companies that appear on the site, and such compensation impacts the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented, and in some cases may also impact the scoring that is assigned to them. The scoring that appears on this site is determined by the site operator in its sole discretion, and should NOT be relied upon for accuracy purposes. In fact, Company/product listings on this page DO NOT imply endorsement by the site operator. Except as expressly set forth in our Terms of Use, all representations and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information which appears on this site is subject to change at any time. More info

General Specifications
AC1900 (CG7500)
About the Product
The Linksys AC1900 Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router (CG7500) combines a DOCSIS 3.0 24x8 modem and A Wireless-AC Wi-Fi router into one convenient, high-performance device. This 2-in-1 modem router eliminates the need for a separate cable modem, so you have fewer devices taking up space on your desktop. Thanks to its simple setup, you’ll be enjoying more powerful Wi-Fi speeds within minutes.
Get top combined WiFi speeds of up to 1.9Gbps with AC1900 in this 2-in-1 CableLabs DOCSIS® 3.0 Cable Modem and WiFi Router. Ensure uninterrupted HD video streaming with industry's first 24x8 channel bonding giving you the fastest download speeds, up to 960Mbps even during peak hours. Save up to $120 a year* by eliminating Internet service provider rental fees. Ideal for fastest Internet cable services like XFINITY® from Comcast Blast/Extreme and Spectrum data plans.
Key Specs
ISP Compatibility
DOCSIS Certification
Downstream Data Speed
960 Mbps
960 Mbps
Upstream Data Speed
240 Mbps
320 Mbps
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Linksys AC1900 (CG7500) High Speed DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router
  • Love having my own WiFi modem so I don't have to pay fees associated with renting one from the cable company. Has been a seamless switch and haven't had any issues with the performance.
  • We have Spectrum Cable internet and over 6 devices connected (TV, DVR, PS4, computers and smartphones). Works great with our internet provider and devices.
  • Getting 2x+ the download speed. I"m pretty sure I'm only paying for 25Mb/s download but am getting closer to 60Mb/s
  • The major problem was the number of times my internet went down -- something that virtually never happened in all my years using my prior Comcast router/modems.
  • It didn't work. The service plan is 100MBPS, The speeds it showed with wired 70MBPS and wireless 52 MBPS also my HTC phone keeps dropping when I connect to this wifi network. waste of time
  • Constantly disconnects and you can't manually update the firmware. Don't waste your money.
NETGEAR AC1900 Nighthawk Wi-Fi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router
  • Right out of the box the performance with this Nighthawk Modem is amazing I’m reaching the max that my connection is allowed in my area until I upgrade my package at a later time but right now I’m on the Blast 93Mbps/12Mbps speeds.
  • Has increased my home network speed significantly. No more speed issues.
  • Great speed and reliability. Also has great distance, am able to stay connected even when at the pool of my apartment
  • So much better than the regular come cast modem ! I have three nest cameras and a lot a lot of devices hooked up and speed is awesome !!
  • It works fine, but I keep loosing downstream channels from 16 down to 8, usually lossing channels 1-8. This is extremely annoying because it causes my download speeds to drop, no significantly, but enough to be an annoyance.
  • Wi-Fi performance is routinely bad, even for devices near the router. Wired connections work great though (hence the two stars)
Size & Weight
9.45 in.
9.66 in.
1.18 in.
1.7 in.
7.28 in.
8.31 in.
2.04 lbs.
1.6 lbs.
Number of LAN Ports
Number of USB 2.0 Ports
Wi-Fi Connection
802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz / 802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz
802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz / 802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz
Other Ports
What customers say about "Ports"
Linksys AC1900 (CG7500) High Speed DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router
  • It works with all the major cable companies.
  • It has four ethernet LAN ports to attach wired devices. Our prior main router, an AirPort Express, only has one output ethernet port.
  • This product is also a potential NAS box (!) - connect a hard drive via the device's USB port, and POOF!, it's a network drive.
  • The Linksys High Speed DOCSIS 3.0 24x8 AC1900 Cable Modem Router comes with extra ethernet ports, as well. High performance at a decent price.
  • USB port is 2.0 not 3.0 so minus one star. In actual use my connected devices performed great as you'd expect from Linksys' proven router implementations.
NETGEAR AC1900 Nighthawk Wi-Fi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router
  • Easy set up, great speeds and great to have multiple ports.
  • Solid interface, exceptional wireless performance. All ports handle large amounts of data flawlessly.
  • Works great & very fast. This modem has 4 ports. It has very good range.
  • I have been using Netgear for many years...and this one has 4 connecting port!
  • Works very well, but lacks port for telephone connection.
Wired Speed
1000 Mbps
1000 Mbps
Number of Download Channels
Number of Upload Chanels
Reset, WiFi On/Off button, WPS button / LED
Indicator lights, SIMULTANEOUS DUAL BAND (2.4 + 5 GHZ), Up to 12 Devices, Medium Household, Advanced Security, Dual-Core CPU, Beamforming Technology
Two-in-One—Cable Modem and WiFi Router combo, CHANNEL BONDING, 1.6GHz combined processor boosts wireless, wired, and WAN-to-LAN, Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server, WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK), Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT)
What customers say about "Features"
Linksys AC1900 (CG7500) High Speed DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router
  • I did bridge 2.4 and 5 ghz. I have 4 IOS, 2 windows and 1 android device and they all connect and stay connected with no issues.
  • I've had this router installed about a month now.. easy install, solid performance, and it runs circles around the Cable Co provided Modem / WAP device.
  • I’ve had steady signals both ether and WiFi with no drops in speed. For the price I paid and what I’ll save from CC ripping me off I’m happy.
  • Setup was easy and it came with directions to register with Comcast cable.
  • This new Linksys eliminates having to use a Wi-Fi modem and a router. If you have cable internet service with high speed internet, this is the machine for you. You can turn in your provider's equipment and not pay rental fees. You can get speeds up to 1.9gb on Wi-Fi.
  • I would like to see a better user interface, and a little more 'advanced' capabilities in it. Other than that? Solid device!
  • When I first bought it, it ran great. Then started getting random drop offs from the network with certain devices, the 2.4 or 5ghz would just disappear, range was very bad in the 5ghz band.
NETGEAR AC1900 Nighthawk Wi-Fi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router
  • 24x8 Channel Bonding that’s 24 Downstream channels and 8 Upstream channels allowing for a better connection. This means I’ll enjoy full connection with the Comcast Servers while at high peak usage hours in my town when everyone is connected.
  • The combo modem and WiFi is easy to connect and very fast.
  • Crazy Wi-Fi range (even connect in backyard)
  • Never had to restart/reset router (unless service interruption occurs by ISP)
  • Using an external router with the AC1900 could complicate setup due to the unit already having a built-in WiFi antenna
  • The app is confusing. I haven't looked closely but it wasn't intuitive and I haven't set a custom network name/password yet.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
199.99 $

Price History

Other reviews