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Mortimer Brewster

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Posted: 01/08/18 03:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You will want to read through this page as well before connecting a new modem to Comcast’s system. Install and Activate Your Purchased Modem for XFINITY Service
Here is a decent page on what to consider when buying a router.Two years ago I bought this one.

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Mortimer Brewster wrote:

You are correct in that only the modem has to be an “approved” model by Comcast.

Yes, this is the most important issue. I bought an older used one that was approved by my cable company (Bright House/Spectrum) for about $50. Not blazing fast, but fast enough for what I want.

The do sell "combo" units, modem with built in wired/wireless routers. If one of your goals is improved speed, especially on newer wireless (WiFi) device make sure it does at least 802.11g. 802.11n and 802.11ac are faster but only the newest (less than 5 years old) computers can use that.

D-Link and Linksys are still in business (Linksys is now owned by Belkin). I don't keep up with who is "the best". It changes to often and I find that 2 or 3 year old models meet my need.

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Posted: 01/09/18 05:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you go to Best Buy, they can tell you which modems are Comcast approved.


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