I switched from Verizon to the Comcast Triple Pkg. An RCA DHG535-2 Cable Modem ? was installed. Does anyone know if this modem is also a router and whether a wireless configuration exists... or, is there anyone else out there that may have made the same switch of companies and that kept the Actiontec GT704WG wireless modem/router that was originally installed, and can it be configured to work together with the RCA DHG535-2 to have a wireless router at home?
Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
That device is an EMTA, basically a cable modem with voice telephone capabilites. It is NOT a router, wireless or otherwise, in the sense you mean.
I'm not familar with the Actiontec device, so I have no idea if its capable of being used on Comcast. But if you can set it to straight DHCP for a connection type and it has an etherent WAN port, then yes, you probably can. Otherwise, get a decent wireless router and have done with it. I'm partial to the Linksys router, find one that fits your needs. The WRT160N is a decent all around router, as is the venerable WRT54G. If you want performance and gigabit interfaces, step up to the WRT610N. Similar devices can be had from Netgear and D-Link, among others. But stick with a name brand.
I have the same modem and Comcast gave me a router at no extra cost, call them and they will configure and set up your modem, they are excellent!!! You can buy this modem (or a Comcast compatible one) at Best Buy or other store if you do not want to rent it and pay $7.00 a month, the battery backup cost is about $13.00 when you have to replace it. (Do not buy a modem on e-bay!!! some are stolen and there are no returns).