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Do I need a router with the new gateway

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Re: Do I need a router with the new gateway

No. The gateway devices have a built-in router with WiFi, but you may prefer the performance of a separate router better. If you do use a separate router, put the gateway device in to bridge mode.



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Re: Do I need a router with the new gateway


@EG wrote:

No. The gateway devices have a built-in router with WiFi, but you may prefer the performance of a separate router better. If you do use a separate router, put the gateway device in to bridge mode.


I disagree! If you are Xfinity Home customer you have already another Router (this outdated Netgear) which limit now your Ethernet outlet to 1

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Re: Do I need a router with the new gateway

I stand by what I stated.



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Re: Do I need a router with the new gateway


@ES2042 wrote:

@EG wrote:

No. The gateway devices have a built-in router with WiFi, but you may prefer the performance of a separate router better. If you do use a separate router, put the gateway device in to bridge mode.


I disagree! If you are Xfinity Home customer you have already another Router (this outdated Netgear) which limit now your Ethernet outlet to 1


I have a new XB6 gateway and it supports XHome without the need for a sidecar, if that is what you mean.

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Re: Do I need a router with the new gateway


@RobertWy wrote:

@ES2042 wrote:

@EG wrote:

No. The gateway devices have a built-in router with WiFi, but you may prefer the performance of a separate router better. If you do use a separate router, put the gateway device in to bridge mode.


I disagree! If you are Xfinity Home customer you have already another Router (this outdated Netgear) which limit now your Ethernet outlet to 1


I have a new XB6 gateway and it supports XHome without the need for a sidecar, if that is what you mean.


yes, that was my thought. So, from my view the only thing you need is a switch for more ethernet. It depends on how you like to run your infrastructure, what the local dependcies are. I add powerline adapter which also extend the WiFi outside of my house.

 

However, curious how you got rid of the sidecar? Is there an easy way to do this? Or do I need a serivce guy onsite?

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Re: Do I need a router with the new gateway


@ES2042 wrote:

@RobertWy wrote:

@ES2042 wrote:

@EG wrote:

No. The gateway devices have a built-in router with WiFi, but you may prefer the performance of a separate router better. If you do use a separate router, put the gateway device in to bridge mode.


I disagree! If you are Xfinity Home customer you have already another Router (this outdated Netgear) which limit now your Ethernet outlet to 1


I have a new XB6 gateway and it supports XHome without the need for a sidecar, if that is what you mean.


yes, that was my thought. So, from my view the only thing you need is a switch for more ethernet. It depends on how you like to run your infrastructure, what the local dependcies are. I add powerline adapter which also extend the WiFi outside of my house.

 

However, curious how you got rid of the sidecar? Is there an easy way to do this? Or do I need a serivce guy onsite?


I live in the Houston Market which is quite large, as you can imagine.  If you have a gateway that has support for XHome (I had the XB3 before I replaced it with the XB6) it iwas just a tech visit.

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