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Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Cable Modem Router compatible?

griha_amrut
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Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Cable Modem Router compatible?

I had thought I'd checked compatible devices on Xfinity's website before ordering a router of my own, but I am now not see it in the list of compatible devices even though it says on the box it is compatible with Xfinity.

 

Is Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Wifi Cable Modem Router compatible with Xfinity internet?  I have 200 Mbps service.

 

If it is, how would I install and activate it with Xfinity so I can stop renting Xfinity modem $14 / month?  I wanted to have instructions and make sure it was compatible before I attempted and disrupted my service.

NoNoBadPuppy
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Re: Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Cable Modem Router compatible?

Visit this page and click on the 'My Device Info' link (highlighted in blue).  It will tell you what third pary modems are compatible with your connection.

 

https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/list-of-approved-cable-modems

 

CCAndrew
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Re: Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Cable Modem Router compatible?

To replace the gateway, you would need a modem and a router. The nighthawk is just a router, you still need a modem

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EG
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Re: Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Cable Modem Router compatible?


@griha_amrut wrote:

I had thought I'd checked compatible devices on Xfinity's website before ordering a router of my own, but I am now not see it in the list of compatible devices even though it says on the box it is compatible with Xfinity.

 

Is Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Wifi Cable Modem Router compatible with Xfinity internet?  I have 200 Mbps service.

 

If it is, how would I install and activate it with Xfinity so I can stop renting Xfinity modem $14 / month?  I wanted to have instructions and make sure it was compatible before I attempted and disrupted my service.


Is the exact model number of it either C6900 or C7000 ?



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griha_amrut
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Re: Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Cable Modem Router compatible?

C7000

griha_amrut
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Re: Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Cable Modem Router compatible?

I feel completely stupid at this point.

 

I am looking at the Netgear  Nighthawk AC1900 Wifi Cable Modem Router box and it talks cable modem speed and says it has a built-in DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem.

EG
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Re: Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Cable Modem Router compatible?

It's good;

 

https://www.xfinity.com/support/devices#details



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BruceW
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Re: Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Cable Modem Router compatible?


@griha_amrut wrote: ... Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 ...

Unfortunately, Netgear makes a passel of devices that are sometimes referred to only as "Netgear Nighthawk AC1900". The actual model number is necessary to suss out which device is under discussion:

  • Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Router (model R6900P)
  • Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Router (model R7000)
  • Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router (model C7000, 865 Mbps)
  • Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router with Voice (model C7100V, 864 Mbps)

There may be others!

 

The "WiFi Router" devices aren't approved by Comcast because they don't need to be. The "WiFi Cable Modem Router" devices listed are Comcast approved (see https://www.xfinity.com/support/devices ).

 

griha_amrut
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Re: Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Cable Modem Router compatible?

Thank you.