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Do I need to purchase a modem? Which ones will work?

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Do I need to purchase a modem? Which ones will work?

Comcast is coming out this weekend to install the boost internet. I already have a router, the Linksys E4200 and it has an ethernet port marked "Internet". The sales rep indicated that I would need a modem or that I would need to rent a modem from Comcast at a monthly rate. I asked him if the router would be sufficient and he wasn't sure. Ideally the router would be enough, but if I need a modem I would prefer to purchase a modem rather then renting one. So my questions are:

 

1. Do I need to purchase a modem or will my router be enough?

2. If #1 is yes, what will the modem need? Modem recommendations (looking for something affordable)?

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Re: Do I need to purchase a modem? Which ones will work?

What you'll need (either by renting from Comcast or buting one yourself) is a cable modem, not an ethernet modem like the one you already have. A list of Comcast-supported cablemodems are here: http://mydeviceinfo.comcast.net/

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Re: Do I need to purchase a modem? Which ones will work?

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