Hardware Information - Arris XB6 Advanced WiFi Modem

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    Find information on the Advanced WiFi Modem including key features, available connections and hardware specifications. The Advanced WiFi Modem is available to eligible customers in the Okanagan as of December 4th, 2017, and to customers in Calgary and surrounding areas as of January 15th, 2018.

     

     

    Overview and features

    The Advanced WiFi Modem has an updated design and comes equipped with the latest WiFi technology.

    Front view of Advanced WiFi Modem

     

    Key features of the Advanced WiFi Modem include:

    • Quick and easy WiFi setup
      The Advanced WiFi Modem will walk you through setting up your WiFi network upon first time setup. Just open a web browser and follow the step-by-step instructions.
    • WiFi enhancements
      Reach further and faster. The Advanced WiFi Modem comes with the latest WiFi technology to ensure you stay connected.
    • DOCSIS 3.1 Compatible
      The XB6 is Shaw's first DOCSIS 3.1 gateway, paving the way for future speed and network capacity requirements.

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    Light sequence

    The Advanced WiFi Modem has a single light on the top to indicate the modem status. The light will be a solid white colour when the modem is up and running. If the modem is reset, it will go through the following sequence of lights as it reboots:

    XB6 Advanced WiFi Modem - no light

    No light

    Device off

    XB6 Advanced WiFi Modem - amber solid light

    Amber (solid)

    Booting up (first stage)

    XB6 Advanced WiFi Modem - amber flashing light

    Amber (flashing)

    Downstream registration

    XB6 Advanced WiFi Modem - green flashing light

    Green (flashing)

    Upstream registration

    XB6 Advanced WiFi Modem - red solid light

    Red (solid)

    Booting up (final stage)

    XB6 Advanced WiFi Modem - white solid light

    White (solid)

    Modem online and functional

    XB6 Advanced WiFi Modem - amber and green light alternating

    Amber / Green (alternating)

    Firmware download

    XB6 Advanced WiFi Modem - blue flashing light

    Blue (flashing--up to 2 minutes)

    WPS pairing mode

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    Connections

    Available connections on the Advanced WiFi Modem include two Ethernet ports for hardwired devices, and dual-band WiFi (2.4GHz and 5GHz). Telephone ports are present on the modem, but are disabled and not in use at this time. There are also factory reset and WPS buttons for resetting the modem and connecting devices via WPS.

    Rear View of Advanced WiFi Modem

     

    Connections on the Advanced WiFi Modem include:

    Coaxial inYes
    EthernetYes, 2 ports
    WiFiYes, wireless 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO (modes A, G, N, and AC)
    Dual BandYes (2.4GHz, 5GHz)
    Antenna Configuration10 antennas (2 for 2.4GHz & 8 for 5GHz)
    External antennaNo
    Phone portsDisabled
    BatteryNo
    USBNo
    Reset buttonYes (back)
    WPS buttonYes (top)

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    Specifications

    Front view of Advanced WiFi Modem

     

    Specifications of the Advanced WiFi Modem include:

    ManufacturerArris
    Width12.5 cm / 4.9 in
    Depth7.9 cm / 3.1 in
    Height21.5 cm / 8.5 in

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