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Does Comcast Still Issue 'Plain', No Frills Modems for Internet?

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Does Comcast Still Issue 'Plain', No Frills Modems for Internet?

I'm setting up  a new account for my daughter.  In the past, she's had the xFi gateway/wifi router, but it kept dropping connections, and she constantly had to relog in, or just plain wait.  She's always had good experiences with the 'regular' Comcast rented modem connected to her own wifi router.  Does Comcast still issue 'regular' modems, or will she have to purchase her own?

I don't know yet if she will be also getting TV and/or Voice, if that makes a difference for an internet modem.

Thanks.

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@anon86290 wrote:

I'm setting up  a new account for my daughter.  In the past, she's had the xFi gateway/wifi router, but it kept dropping connections, and she constantly had to relog in, or just plain wait.  She's always had good experiences with the 'regular' Comcast rented modem connected to her own wifi router.  Does Comcast still issue 'regular' modems, or will she have to purchase her own?

I don't know yet if she will be also getting TV and/or Voice, if that makes a difference for an internet modem.

Thanks.



Comcast officially leases gateways (as in combination router/modems), so if you want a plain vanilla modem you'll have to purchase your own. TV is separate, but Voice service requires a modem that supports it. The upside is that you avoid the monthly rental fee if you own your owm modem.

Fortunately they're not very expensive and you'll probably get some deals coming up on Black Friday. 

 

Depending on the speed tier she's going to subscribe to, you can look at this list for recommendations.

 

 


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@darkangelic wrote:

@anon86290 wrote:

I'm setting up  a new account for my daughter.  In the past, she's had the xFi gateway/wifi router, but it kept dropping connections, and she constantly had to relog in, or just plain wait.  She's always had good experiences with the 'regular' Comcast rented modem connected to her own wifi router.  Does Comcast still issue 'regular' modems, or will she have to purchase her own?

I don't know yet if she will be also getting TV and/or Voice, if that makes a difference for an internet modem.

Thanks.



Comcast officially leases gateways (as in combination router/modems), so if you want a plain vanilla modem you'll have to purchase your own. TV is separate, but Voice service requires a modem that supports it. The upside is that you avoid the monthly rental fee if you own your owm modem.

Fortunately they're not very expensive and you'll probably get some deals coming up on Black Friday. 

 

Depending on the speed tier she's going to subscribe to, you can look at this list for recommendations.

 

 


Ah, I just found a Comcast page that lists compatible devices (modems w/wo voice, for her new location.

Still, if you have any comments, feel free to reply.

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Re: Does Comcast Still Issue 'Plain', No Frills Modems for Internet?


@darkangelic wrote:

@anon86290 wrote:

I'm setting up  a new account for my daughter.  In the past, she's had the xFi gateway/wifi router, but it kept dropping connections, and she constantly had to relog in, or just plain wait.  She's always had good experiences with the 'regular' Comcast rented modem connected to her own wifi router.  Does Comcast still issue 'regular' modems, or will she have to purchase her own?

I don't know yet if she will be also getting TV and/or Voice, if that makes a difference for an internet modem.

Thanks.



Comcast officially leases gateways (as in combination router/modems), so if you want a plain vanilla modem you'll have to purchase your own. TV is separate, but Voice service requires a modem that supports it. The upside is that you avoid the monthly rental fee if you own your owm modem.

Fortunately they're not very expensive and you'll probably get some deals coming up on Black Friday. 

 

Depending on the speed tier she's going to subscribe to, you can look at this list for recommendations.

 

 


Thanks very much, darkangelic.  I saw your reply only after I found that link myself.  You do make a good point that in the end, it's cheaper not having to rent anything other than the TV device, such as X1.  And, I think that with most TV subscriptions, the first X1 box is included.

 

As far as speed, we have all been getting along fine with 175 Mbps package, but none of us does streaming.  She may do some streaming at the new location, rather than purchase an expensive TV package, but it'll just be one person.