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Mon, Nov 23, 2020 1:00 PM

Questions about WiFi 6.

1) Is it available for Xfinity customers who pay for 600MP?

2) Are we restricted to using the Xfinity-suppplied Gateway routers or can we use mesh systems that are WiFi 6-ready?

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darkangelic

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@stevetefft wrote:

1) Is it available for Xfinity customers who pay for 600MP?

WiFi6 is a feature of the router, not the service. However, the WiFi 6 enabled gateway (XB7) is normally restricted to users on the gigabit tier because of availability issues. 

 


@stevetefft wrote:

2) Are we restricted to using the Xfinity-suppplied Gateway routers or can we use mesh systems that are WiFi 6-ready?


Absolutely not, you're perfectly able to use your own equipment. If you're going to use your own mesh router system though, you're probably better off buying and using your own modem as well so you avoid paying the monthly gateway fee completely.

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Preach, dark. He should get himself a DOCSIS 3.1 modem and a discrete router,  POE switch, and access points. This is The Way but it is $$$-$$$$

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