Motorola MG7700 Review

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Our Verdict00

For

  • Good upstream and downstream speeds

  • Decent security management

  • Compact and sleek design

  • Easy to set up

  • User-intuitive software support

Against

  • Not suitable for houses large than 2000 ft

  • Specific only a few ISPs - Comcast Xfinity, Cox, and Spectrum

  • Coax cable placement restricts movement

Nowadays, no home or office can run without a good internet connection. As more and more people have started relying on the internet for work to leisure purposes, it is a must. Only a good router can suffice the 24*7 internet connection required for them. That’s why new age routers have been gaining immense popularity due to their blazing speed, excellent range, and robust software support. The Motorola MG7700 emerges as a router and modem combo that features a dual-band wi-fi and user-friendly setup. So, let’s move right on to the details of Motorola’s MG 7700.

Motorola MG7700 Technical Specifications

CPU Processor Dual-core
Connector Type Wi-Fi, Ethernet
Data Transfer Rate 1 Gigabit Per Second
Band Type Dual-band
Wireless Type IEEE 802.11 n, ac, g, and b
Best Range 2000 sq ft
Wifi Speed (Peak Throughput) 1900
LAN Speed 1 Gbps
MU-MIMO Tech-Enabled No
Beam-forming Capability Yes
No. of Supported Devices
Network Stability Rarely fluctuate
Number of Antennas 3

Design

USB Port (2.0 USB)
0
USB Port (3.0 USB)
0
Ethernet Port
4
External Antenas
0
Internal Antenas
3
Detachable antenna
No

The Motorola MG7700 has to be one of the most compact wifi routers. It stands at 9.1 x 2.6 x 2.6 inches with a vertical standing design rather than flat-lying. It is available only in one color variant: a matte grey body with a black stand. On the front of the device, you get seven LEDs, indicating power on/off, network traffic, etc. At the back, you get various ports for wired connections. You get a power port, a coaxial port for connecting the router to ur ISP. You also get 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports so that you can directly connect it to a PC. The Motorola MG 7700 comes with 3 internal antennas adding to its sleek appearance. At the sides, you can see enough vents which help prevent overheating of the device. Overall, the router and modem combo is quite compact and boasts a sophisticated look.

Setting Up Guide

Since the Motorola MG7700 is a combined cable modem and router, all you need to do is plug in your ISP’s coax cable into the port provided at the back. The requirement of cable can limit the options to place the router since coax cables are often installed and located in not so mainstream locations, especially if you are in an apartment or flat.

The Motorola MG7700 features a 24×8 DOCSIS 3.0 modem that doubles as a wireless router. You get ample customizations through software support. Once your router is set up, you can go to a specified IP address mentioned in the setup manual itself. The website lets you access various settings and customizations such as the name of the default network, enabling password protection, toggling the channels of your router, etc.  There’s also an Advanced page that allows you to set up a firewall or enable parental controls. Overall, the controls are pretty user-intuitive and helpful, thanks to the smooth software support. 


Performance

While testing the Motorola MG7700 is a large home measuring up to 4,500 sq ft, the router offered good signal strength on both bands. In addition, the router was connected to a number of devices like tablets, gaming consoles, computers, smartphones, etc. The signals were strong on both the floors of the home and provided smooth streaming and web surfing.  However, the signal strength got weak at obvious points like the basement and other distant locations

Therefore, if you have a large home with multi-stories, you might consider getting a wi-fi extender or a tri-band router for better coverage and strength. But if you have a large apartment or a medium-sized house, you won’t be disappointed by the performance of the MG7700.


Security

Security Software
Yes, with Lifetime Updates
Firmware Update
Yes
WEP / WPA / WPA2 Supported
Yes
MAC Filtering
Yes

In Motorola MG7700, you get ample security features. With the basic wireless security protocols like WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, WPA/WPA2, you also get TKIP/AES, 802.1x Authentication. In addition, you also get a PPTP, and IPsec VPN passes through. If you want to secure and control the content that your children watch, parental controls are here for the rescue. As you are provided with user-friendly software support, you can access the parental controls with ease. 

 The Motorola MG7700 also features IP/MAC/Port Filtering, Denial of Service Notification and supports Baseline Encryption (BPI) Management. Other wireless security protocols include WMM/WME and Guest Network Access.


System Requirements

Since the Motorola MG770 supports 24×8 DOCSIS 3.0, you must connect the cable to a cable modem service that uses DOCSIS 3.0, 2.0, or 1.1 standards. It can be directly connected to other systems such as computers, HDTVs, and game stations with an Ethernet port. All the devices that are connected wirelessly must support a wireless configuration of 802.11ac/n/a/g/b.


Warranty and Support

The Motorola MG7700 comes with a 2-Year limited warranty.

What is in the Box?

You get some basic accessories in the box along with the modem router combo. These include:

  • A power cube to connect the router to the main power source.
  • A coax wrench for screwing/unscrewing coaxial connections. 
  • One ethernet cable for connecting the router to a PC  through its gigabit ethernet ports.
  • A velcro cable organizer for keeping the essential wires in place.

Is Motorola MG7700 Worth Purchasing?

The Motorola MG7700 is a good modem+router combo packed with all the essential features. Just like most modern routers, it supports DOCSIS 3.0, 4-gigabit ethernet ports, BeamFormng technology, parental controls, and much more. Priced at around $199, this router+modem combo is a deal-breaker for most small to medium-sized houses. If you are looking for a router with decent speed and modern features equally compact in size, go for it without a second thought. 

FAQs

Q- How many devices can the Motorola MG 7700 support?

A- You can easily connect around 12 to 25 devices. The MG 7700 has 4 ethernet ports for wired connections. Other than that, it has a wide range of network coverage. So, it can easily connect with 10 plus devices without any lagging issues.

Q- Does Motorola MG 7700 support Wi-Fi 6?

A- No, it doesn’t support Wi-Fi 6. The MG 7700 comes with the Wi-Fi 5 standard, along with AnyBeam beamforming technology for better wireless performance. 

Q- Which cable providers are compatible with the MG 7700?

A- It is compatible with most of the well-known cable providers like Spectrum, Comcast Xfinity, Cox, and more. However, it is not compatible with AT&T, Verizon or other satellite, or DSL services. 

Q- Can I stream 4K videos using this router?

A- Since the router promises a super-fast speed of 1900Mbps and a wide connectivity range, you can stream HD and 4K videos without any lag or disturbance. 

Q- Can I pair my Motorola MG 7700 with Amazon Alexa?

A- Unfortunately, no. This feature is not available in the MG 7700 router. 

About Nikita Swargiary

Hi, I’m Nikita from Delhi, India. I am a content writer and a Tech enthusiast who acquires good knowledge of an array of gadgets and devices. I am working on writing technical reviews on products that all of us rely on in our daily lives. I aim towards quality content and unbiased reviews to come up with a reliable platform for all. Nevertheless, I am willing to explore beyond my comprehension and looking forward to embarking on entrepreneurial marketing.

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