I recently received a letter from Comcast saying that they have increased speeds in our neighborhood and I need to upgrade my modem. I went online and did the device upgrade and received the SMC Gateway, not a modem. I am concerned that this gateway does not provide the full range and power of my CISCO plus valet router. Comments that I have read on the gateway says that it lacks power. I also provide a hot spot for visitors. I am reluctant to go through the trouble of installing the gateway and wonder does it really provide better performance and speed? Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.