Spectrum Wave 2 Routers Detailed Guide

Spectrum wave 2 router

Spectrum wave 2 router 

Spectrum offers an intriguing Wave 2 wifi router. I have personally tried spectrum wave 2 routers and to be honest; it works fine.

But before I dive into details of this router, here are some basic knowledge about wave 2 routers.

What is Wave 2 router?

There was a time when wifi was slower than your wired network, but it's been catching up fast. And today, it's getting even faster with the arrival of 802.11 AC.

Wave 2 routers are essential because the wifi going beyond 1 gigabit per second your wireless access points can handle more traffic.

Speeding the pace of business and the apps and services that you deliver to your employees over wifi can become more pervasive and more intelligence.

Wave 2 routers are unique because they use a new technology called mu-mimo, and this allows the router to connect to multiple devices all at once.

P.S: Duh, My Normal router also allows all the devices to connect at once. ( Please, Read Further ! )

So if you have a four-stream router and say you have two stream laptop, one stream smartphone and one stream tablet you can use all of your router's bandwidth meaning fewer slowdowns.

Wave 2 router is especially essential for public spaces where one router provides wifi hotspot to a ton of devices.

And, If You connect to four stream client, you can have a maximum theoretical speed of nearly 3.5 GIGABITS PER SECOND.

Types of Spectrum Wave 2 Routers

So spectrum offer three-wave 2 routers, it is not branded as anything but a spectrum router, and its made by three different companies.

  • RAC2V1S: Sagemcom
  • RAC2V1K: Askey
  • RAC2V1A: Arris

Overview Of RAC2V1S: Sagemcom

RAC2V1S: Sagemcom is a dual-band 802.11 Ac router, which allows its users to get the fastest speed.

Features :


  1. RAC2V1S: Sagemcom uses the latest 802.11 Ac wireless technology. Due to this, the router provides the maximum speed to the users.
  2. Due to its dual-band feature, the router ensures high wifi speed and stable connection. You can easily play video games, watch videos without buffering.
  3. The router uses WPA2 encryption and protects your internet from outsiders.
  4.  The Router Comes with Parental Control
  5.  It has a built-in USB port and a DLNA media server.

Overview of RAC2V1K: Askey :

RAC2V1K: Askey is designed for the in-house and commercial wifi service for spectrum users. Place the router in a central position for maximizing superior wifi network coverage.

Features :


  1. It is a dual-band router which can provide speed up to 1700 Mbps
  2. The router is convenient, and it is easy to setup.
  3. The router supports Firewall/Vpn.
  4. It has USB based services such as file, media, printer sharing.
  5. The router is perfect for small business who can experience fast internet while using a variety of wireless apps and services.

Overview of RAC2V1A: Arris

The RAC2V1A : Arris router is a dual-band 802.11ac router Which Allows users to connect to the Web via another modem.

Features :


  1. The arris router has the following Features :
  2. Remote control capability: allows Spectrum to create changes Into the router's settings Connections.
  3. Both wireless and wired connection can be used together.
  4. Four Gigabit Ethernet interfaces for links to non-wireless apparatus
  5. A USB 3.0 host interface

Which is the Best Spectrum Wave 2 router?

If I were had to pick one router among these three, I would go for Arris. Arris is a brand, and a lot of people use it. Their software and hardware is top-notch quality.

Arris is trusted by millions of people, and it has built one of the best routers. So Yea, Arris would be my pick.

#Second Opinion

You can also go for Askey, It has excellent features, and arris lacks in some of the features. If you are a hardcore gamer, watches a lot of Netflix movie then go for Askey.

It is faster among all the three and seeing as how they’re all the same price. If you face any issues with it, you should be able to swap the router by informing to spectrum.

Its rental system and you have to pay $5 per month for the router, but if you have a budget then go for personal router. It is always advisable to buy your own router here is a small list.

Best Wave 2 Routers List : 

Preview
TP-Link AC3150 Wireless...
NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S Smart...
BEST
TP-Link AC1900 Smart WiFi...
ASUS AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit...
Name
TP-Link AC3150 Wireless...
NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S Smart...
TP-Link AC1900 Smart WiFi...
ASUS AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit...
Reviews
-
-
-
-
Star Rating
-
-
-
-
Wave 2
Spectrum Approved
Wifi Speed upto
2167 Mbps
1733 Mbps
1300 Mbps
3100 Mbps
Preview
TP-Link AC3150 Wireless...
Name
TP-Link AC3150 Wireless...
Reviews
-
Star Rating
-
Wave 2
Spectrum Approved
Wifi Speed upto
2167 Mbps
Preview
NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S Smart...
Name
NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S Smart...
Reviews
-
Star Rating
-
Wave 2
Spectrum Approved
Wifi Speed upto
1733 Mbps
BEST
Preview
TP-Link AC1900 Smart WiFi...
Name
TP-Link AC1900 Smart WiFi...
Reviews
-
Star Rating
-
Wave 2
Spectrum Approved
Wifi Speed upto
1300 Mbps
Preview
ASUS AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit...
Name
ASUS AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit...
Reviews
-
Star Rating
-
Wave 2
Spectrum Approved
Wifi Speed upto
3100 Mbps

Conclusion :

Thank You For Reading my article about Spectrum Wave 2 router. Hope It was Useful For Everyone I Tried to make it Short and Simple.

If you have further queries, don’t hesitate to comment below. I will be happy to help you out.

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17 thoughts on “Spectrum Wave 2 Routers Detailed Guide”

  1. I just got this and its only been 12 hours and its spotty, even on my hard wired desk top computer, I dont get it, my smart tv which worked perfectly on 25 mb now stalls every 15 min and my hard wired computer spins content so frustrating already,

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  2. I could use your help, I recently switched to spectrum got 400mbs and the wave 2 router. I’m a hardcore gamer but as soon as we switched most of my online games keep disconnecting now I can only log in for a few seconds then get kicked. I could really use your help plz.

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    • you probably have it on DHCP which in short is a dynamic ip try setting it to static and it might help or it might also be that you have DHCP set to reset every hour and your device is having a hard time talking to the dns in order to get its self the assigned ip address

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  3. I have the Sagecom model, given by default by Spectrum. And honestly, im super surprised by how solid it is. Great speeds and it gives me far superior coverage on a 2 floor home than my previous ISP’S supplied routers, that supposedly gave me the same range did.

    For once I don’t feel the need to go out and upgrade a default given router. Plus its a nice stylish design.

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  4. I have the spectrum RAS2V1K Askey router. The coax cable is connected to a E31U2V1 spectrum modem, then an ethernet connects this to the askey router. I’m trying to get my actiontec WCB3000N router to act as a wifi extender, by connecting it to a coax cable tv outlet at the far end of my house. This worked perfectly with my frontier fios service, by just hooking it up (nothing else required by me). Now that I have spectrum internet, I’m unable to get the coax light on the actiontec router to light up (I can connect to it, but its unable to access the internet).
    I called spectrum tech support, and the tech had no idea. She told me to go talk to a person at best buy or someplace similar. Can you help me figure out how to get wifi extenders to work? I have the spectrum router in the center of my house, so I need an extender at both ends of my house. The house is built like a bunker (all interior and exterior walls are concrete, with poured steel door frames), so wifi signals don’t reach very far.
    Thanks for your help

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    • If you don’t have a ECB 2500c ethernet to coax combiner adapter it will NOT work. You have to take an ethernet cable jumper from your router to the above mentioned combiner and then run your coax from the combiner adapter to the wall or floor or wherever your coax penetrates into the room. Then take your WCB3000N to your distant room and plug in THAT coax. All you’re doing is making your already ran coax cable an ethernet cable, thats all. I guarantee the reason its not working anymore is because Frontier uses Cat 5 or Cat 3 connections for the input to the modem and we at spectrum use coaxial cable so I’m willing to bet the reason it wont work now is because the coax you were using to complete your circuit from main router room to extender is now being used as the feed for the modem that runs out to our taps (utility poles) and not networked into the rest of your coaxial wires anymore.

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  5. Askey here…

    Have you solved this mystery problem when trying to login in to the interface? No login, just this…splash page – TW claims that some users with this brand are able to access but they don’t know what the problem is….and don’t give a sh##

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    • Hey Dave,

      I have removed your router info due to privacy reasons. Can You try this?
      1.Open your internet browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Internet Explorer)
      2.Type 192.168.1.1 (the most common IP for Askey routers) in the address bar of your web browser to access the router’s web-based user interface.
      3.You should see 2 text fields where you can enter a username and a password.
      4.The default username for your Askey router is admin.
      5.The default password is admin.
      6.Enter the username & password, hit “Enter” and now you should see the control panel of your router.

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  6. I recently switched out my older Spectrum cable Ubee modem/router. Spectrum provided two separate devices, one being the Motorola Modem (model: E31U2V1) and Askey router (Model: RAC2V1K wave 2) My smart devices as in cameras, water sensors, smart switches, had difficulty being discovered by the new router. Finally two out of three connected. The D-Link cameras cannot. All are dependent of 2.4ghz. This router only uses “one” network name/channel combining 2.4 and 5ghz. Even Spectrum agrees I would need to configure which devices get what network, 2.4 or 5. But Spectrum has these units built them that prohibit customers ability to configure. Another problem: My television watching is basically via Spectrum’s App, and is internet dependent. (No cable boxes needed) My old Ubee modem/Router worked fine with it, but now both my TV’s get interrupted by the dreaded “circle” or buffering! Please help or suggestions please. Thanks.

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    • Hey AL,

      Try to troubleshoot sometimes devices doesn’t show up but after troubleshooting they pop up. Secondly, buffering only happens when internet speed is slow. If your Internet is fine then it maybe spectrum end issue ask them why it is happening and if it doesn’t help ask them for new router and try with that. If you can afford buy your own router here are some list of routers : https://findrouters.com/spectrum-router/

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    • The 2.4ghz and 5ghz are still independent. They are just named the same. Go to 192.168.1.1 and username is admin password is admin and change the network name of one of them. Also if you have to connect those cameras with WPS you HAVE to go into the router settings at above address to turn wps functionality on for either individual wifi band (2.4 or 5) so in your case it would have to be turned on the 2.4 band.

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  7. Spectrum router (Sagemcom RAC2V1S) works great in our house, but I also need it to work in a separate casita to which an ethernet twisted pair cable runs. I put in a linkSys extender in the Access Point mode into which the ethernet is plugged (and which is connected to a LAN port on the router). This works, but the extender needs to have a different SSID which is kind of hokey since if you move outside near the casita then you have to reset your wifi to the extender’s SSID.

    After some research, it looks like if the router has MU-MIMO functionality I can have the same SSID for both the extender and the router. But I can’t figure if the RAC2V1S has MIMO capability. Or am I simply doing something wrong?

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    • Hey Tom,

      I am not sure but I don’t think Sagemcom RAC2V1S comes with MU-MIMO functionality. Still ask spectrum support team.

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