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Xfi Pods

I was looking to buy Xfi pods on Ebay and one seller said they only work with rented routers, not personally owned routers. Is this correct? Why must I buy 3 from Comcast? I only want to try one.

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That’s true, the pods only work with compatible rental gateways. If you have your personal equipment, you would need to look in a different direction for extenders.
They only come in packs of 3 and 6

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I have an Xfinity router that I bought at Best Buy. Why wouldn’t it work?
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There’s a difference between a router and a gateway.
From
https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/xfinity-xfi-overview

Eligibility

These Gateways are compatible with xFi

xFi Wireless Gateways
Arris 1682G
Cisco 3941T
Cisco DPC3939
xFi Advanced Gateways
Arris 3482G
Technicolor CGM4140COM
xFi Fiber Gateway
Arris X5001

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The top one Arris is the one I have
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Not sure how because I don’t think they were available by retail. But you can always try.

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@jebsr wrote: The top one Arris is the one I have

Best Buy's web site lists lots of Arris hardware, but I can find no model 1682G devices.

 

Are you sure about that model number? Can you post a Best Buy link to it?

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My Arris is TG862G Router
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So it’s not compatible and you could do better for equipment.

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I’m just looking for something to expand my wifi to a garage I recently built and was told xfinity pods would work. Guess I was told wrong
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@jebsr wrote:
I’m just looking for something to expand my wifi to a garage I recently built and was told xfinity pods would work. Guess I was told wrong

Here is a pod FAQ:

https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/xfi-pods-faqs


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Thanks for the info. Looks like I would need to rent an Xfinity gateway. Not going to happen. I already pay too much.
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@jebsr wrote:
Thanks for the info. Looks like I would need to rent an Xfinity gateway. Not going to happen. I already pay too much.

I purchased the Orbi; it will work with third-party modems.  (I am renting the XB6).

https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/tools/rankers/wifi-system/view

 

https://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Your-Home-Network/Video-How-to-purchase-your-own-modem-and-router-for-...

 


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I had purchased an Xfinity gateway from Best Buy about 6 months ago but I couldn’t get wifi on it so I returned it