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Wiring Sanity Check

I currently have Xfinity Internet but have been using Layer3TV for our TV provider. I’m not thrilled with it and am thinking about going with X1.  We currently have a Layer3 DVR in our family room and wireless boxes in two bedrooms. I would love it if I can just replace the L3 DVR with an Xfinity DVR and replace the L3 wireless boxes with Xfinity wireless boxes.  The proposed wiring is below.

 

Also, I currently have my own modem (Netggear CM700) and wireless router (ASUS AC1900). Will those support X1 TV?

 

Will this work? Am I missing anything?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Wiring Sanity Check

The XB3 is a combo router/modem. Your diagram is solid as long as the 2 spots for Xi5 can get a good wireless signal.

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Rclewen wrote:

I currently have Xfinity Internet but have been using Layer3TV for our TV provider. I’m not thrilled with it and am thinking about going with X1.  We currently have a Layer3 DVR in our family room and wireless boxes in two bedrooms. I would love it if I can just replace the L3 DVR with an Xfinity DVR and replace the L3 wireless boxes with Xfinity wireless boxes.  The proposed wiring is below.

 

Also, I currently have my own modem (Netggear CM700) and wireless router (ASUS AC1900). Will those support X1 TV?

 

Will this work? Am I missing anything?

 

Thanks!


No it won't. You would need to swap out your present cm700 for an XB3. Your modem/router won't work with the Xi5 boxes.

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ComcastAndrew wrote:

Rclewen wrote:

I currently have Xfinity Internet but have been using Layer3TV for our TV provider. I’m not thrilled with it and am thinking about going with X1.  We currently have a Layer3 DVR in our family room and wireless boxes in two bedrooms. I would love it if I can just replace the L3 DVR with an Xfinity DVR and replace the L3 wireless boxes with Xfinity wireless boxes.  The proposed wiring is below.

 

Also, I currently have my own modem (Netggear CM700) and wireless router (ASUS AC1900). Will those support X1 TV?

 

Will this work? Am I missing anything?

 

Thanks!


No it won't. You would need to swap out your present cm700 for an XB3. Your modem/router won't work with the Xi5 boxes.


Thanks! How about the wiring? Is that accurate assuming that I get an XB3? And, I haven’t looked up the XB3 yet. Is it a combo modem/wifi router?

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Re: Wiring Sanity Check

The XB3 is a combo router/modem. Your diagram is solid as long as the 2 spots for Xi5 can get a good wireless signal.
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ComcastAndrew wrote:
The XB3 is a combo router/modem. Your diagram is solid as long as the 2 spots for Xi5 can get a good wireless signal.

Thanks!  No issues with signal strength with the Asus wifi router Smiley Happy

 

...ron