Well I am partial to the Netgear WNDR3700 -- it is dual band with a Guest access capability. Streaming video and a USB port for shared external Hard drive. It has adjustable power levels so that you can run cool ir your are running close.
However I don't think that router is available from Comcast.
Hi. Did some extensive Google searching as well. Read through accounts of few folks who said they'd successfully connected wireless routers to a Comcast modem so I forged ahead.
Had no luck with the Netgear. I'm close with the Westell 7500. It links but I can't get internet access. I suspect there's some setting that I'm missing.
I ran ipconfig /all to get the static IP address, DNS, etc. Entered them in the appropriate settings on the router, which turned off the dsl and switched it to "routed IP" mode. However, that's not giving me internet connectivity.
If I don't get this resolved by tonight I'll order the Comcast router. Thanks for replying.
Unlike typical broadband routers, the default settings on the Westell are for DHCP, not cable modems. I downloaded the Westell manual, and here's what I think you have to configure in the router's settings:
In My Network->Network Connections, select VersaPort
In Advanced->VersaPort, select Ethernet WAN Uplink. Then change Protocol to Routed IP, Tunneling to Disable, and check "Enable DHCP Client".