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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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Thanks for all the comments... and following up on this topic to mention that I purchased and installed a NETGEAR C3000-100NAS N300 (8x4) WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router (C3000).

...these things have come a long way and the set-up and install was so much easier than my 10 year old model that is nor retired.

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Good to hear that you have found a solution.

I went through 3 modems over the years before buying a Surfboard about 6 years ago. Never had a problem with it since.

For wireless, I have an inexpensive router from Microcenter plus a Ubiquiti acces point. I'd like to replace the router with a simple wired router and another access point for more coverage.


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