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Author Topic: Modem/Rourer combo for Comcast  (Read 793 times)

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Re: Modem/Rourer combo for Comcast
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2018, 03:06:17 PM »
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they change their internet service so often, that you will probably need to upgrade your cable modem every year or 2.  you will have shitty service if your using a modem thats 4-5 years old.  After lets say a year, if you dont have the updated equipment, your service will lag and suck.  i have been getting updated equipment from them every year for the last couple years.
This is what I have been hearing. Along with problems with getting anything to just work at all. I am just about beaten down and ready to surrender.

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Re: Modem/Rourer combo for Comcast
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2018, 03:09:59 PM »
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This is what I have been hearing. Along with problems with getting anything to just work at all. I am just about beaten down and ready to surrender.

i had bought my own originally, for me it just wasnt worth it.... 

hell, if my dogs destroys the rental or a power surge or " road salt" kills it  , they dont even question it.....  they exchange it.....  they even give me half a dozen hdmi cables for free,
just seems easier at the moment....
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Re: Modem/Rourer combo for Comcast
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2018, 02:10:41 PM »
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Please let me know how the new router and modem works out. If you have no problems setting it up and getting it running I will just get what you have!


All must be working - I was able to log into CTGUNTALK with my new cable modem and wifi router.     I got a netgrear cm700 modem and a netgear r6700 router and I can get connected.     I have to do some playing to see why my download speed is a lot slower than my direct connection was.  I expected a little slower, but not major.   

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Re: Modem/Rourer combo for Comcast
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2018, 02:13:36 PM »
you had to buy both a cable modem and a wireless router?
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Re: Modem/Rourer combo for Comcast
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2018, 02:16:48 PM »
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you had to buy both a cable modem and a wireless router?


I wanted the wifi router cuz I didn't have wifi in the past few years.  I wanted to be able to improve cell phone service by attaching to wifi.    So, I had to buy the router.   I chose to buy the modem cuz Comcast didn't have my old one on their approved list.  So, I figured I'd buy a modem because I was buying a router

only hic-cup now is my download speed is much lower than before.  im sure it is because I had a direct connection to desktop pc before, and now router is on the floor above the computer
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Re: Modem/Rourer combo for Comcast
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2018, 02:18:00 PM »
i thought most cable modems had built in wifi..... 
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Re: Modem/Rourer combo for Comcast
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2018, 02:23:17 PM »
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i thought most cable modems had built in wifi.....
The factory units do but not all after market ones do.

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Re: Modem/Rourer combo for Comcast
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2018, 02:30:46 PM »
so having to buy a seperate wifi router just adds to the cost and makes leasing the comcast modem with built in wifi so much more a better deal.......

post your speeds if you get a chance....
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Re: Modem/Rourer combo for Comcast
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2018, 08:31:38 PM »
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so having to buy a seperate wifi router just adds to the cost and makes leasing the comcast modem with built in wifi so much more a better deal.......

post your speeds if you get a chance....
no not really. An aftermarket combo oddly cost about what two compnet system would cost.

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Re: Modem/Rourer combo for Comcast
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2018, 12:35:36 AM »
Well  whats a 2 compnant system cost say every year and a half?   

1- they change modem specs wit upgrades every  9-12 months

2- wifi routers change specs with upgrades every year or so...

its like anything else electronics......... give it a few months and your out-dated....

Hell I dont care what people buy......  but seems more cost effective to lease and get over 300mbps than buy new every year or so....  but hey... whatever floats your boat.  post what models you buy and your speed tests if you can
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Re: Modem/Rourer combo for Comcast
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2018, 01:02:38 AM »
By renting a cable modem from one's broadband provider and buying your own wifi router one can then chose a wifi router that matches their existing equipment or that is future proof (to some extent).

The main problem I've seen with broadband provided equipment is their limited capability. Both from features/settings to WiFi capability. Using a good consumer grade wifi router one may get better distance/coverage (or mesh coverage) over the broadband provider wifi router.

For example some broadband provided routers may not support family friendly features like blocking certain IP addresses based on time, or blocking specific websites. Typically many consumer grade routers support such features and other options like VPN servers guest networks, etc.

When it comes to wifi, it will depend on what wifi equipment one has or plans on buying in the future. If one has wifi AC3100 clients then its worth buying a separate router that supports AC3100 or better if the broadband provided equipment doesn't support that speed.
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