Our Ignite WiFi Gateway (Gen 3) modem (formerly known as Fibre+ Gateway 3.0 (XB8)) comes with WiFi 6E and Tri-Band technology. Get 3x more bandwidth for less congestion, lower latency, and faster speeds. This article covers the key features, available connections and hardware specifications of the Ignite WiFi Gateway (Gen 3).

Overview and features

The Ignite WiFi Gateway (Gen 3) modem has an sleek design and comes equipped with the latest WiFi technology.



Key features of the Ignite WiFi Gateway (Gen 3) include:

  • Quick and easy WiFi setup
    Just plug in your Gateway and follow the steps using the Ignite HomeConnect App (formerly known as BlueCurve Home App). You'll be online in minutes.
  • WiFi 6E & Tri-band
    The Ignite WiFi Gateway (Gen 3) is our first Gateway to support WiFi 6E. Get access to the 6GHz band, which frees up the 2.4GHZ and 5GHz bands to operate more efficiently.
  • Updated antenna design
    The Gateway has redesigned WiFi antennas allowing for better range and more stable connections on all of your devices.
  • Smart mesh WiFi
    The Gateway automatically handles your WiFi settings for optimal performance on all devices in your home.
  • DOCSIS 3.1 compatible
    The Ignite WiFi Gateway (Gen 3) utilizes the latest DOCSIS 3.1 technology, ensuring you get the fastest speeds now and in the future.
  • IPv6 compatible
    The Gateway is compatible with IPv6.


Available connections on the Ignite WiFi Gateway (Gen 3) include four Ethernet ports for hardwired devices, and tri-band WiFi (2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz). The modem supports a single phone line; either one of the telephone ports may be used. You'll also find a multipurpose WPS / factory reset button.


Connections on the Ignite WiFi Gateway (Gen 3) include:

Coaxial in Yes
Ethernet Yes, 4 ports (1 x 2.5 Gbps, 3 x 1 Gbps)
WiFi Yes, WiFi 6E (Modes A, G, N, AC, AX)
WiFi range Up to 2500 square feet (approx.)
Tri-band Yes (2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz)
Antenna configuration 24 antennas (8 for 2.4 GHz, 8 for 5 GHz, 8 for 6GHz)
External antenna No
Phone ports 2 (one is enabled)
Battery No
Reset button Yes (back)
WPS button Yes (back)


Specifications of the Ignite WiFi Gateway (Gen 3) include:

Manufacturer Technicolor
Model CGM4981COM
Width 10.16 cm / 4.0 in
Depth 10.16 cm / 4.0 in
Height 20.96 cm / 8.25 in

Light sequence

The Ignite WiFi Gateway (Gen 3) 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:

  • No light: Device off
  • Amber (solid): Booting up
  • Amber (flashing): Downstream registration
  • Green (flashing): Upstream registration
  • White (flashing): Ready for WiFi setup
  • White (solid): Online with Internet access
  • Amber / Green (alternating): Firmware download

Manufacturer documentation

Click here to download the equipment Safety Sheet and End User License Agreement (EULA).

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