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Recommendation for a modem/router?

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Recommendation for a modem/router?

I have been a Comcast/Xfinity customer for two years now, and when we signed up for the service, we were told that we had to use their modem/router.  So I've been "renting" this thing for $13/month now, and am about to cancel the service since the costs have escallated while the router seems to be diminishing more and more in range.

 

I would like to continue with Comcast for internet access, but have no idea what I need.  We will have up to 12 devices connected (garage doors, thermostats, PCs, iPhones, etc.).  We mainly use the network for internet access, but plan to use it for TV service.

 

What would you recommend we buy, and can you also recommend a booster?  At the farthest point from the router, the signal is pretty terrible.

 

Thank you in advance!

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Re: Recommendation for a modem/router?


@bethwr wrote:

I have been a Comcast/Xfinity customer for two years now, and when we signed up for the service, we were told that we had to use their modem/router.  So I've been "renting" this thing for $13/month now, and am about to cancel the service since the costs have escallated while the router seems to be diminishing more and more in range.

 

I would like to continue with Comcast for internet access, but have no idea what I need.  We will have up to 12 devices connected (garage doors, thermostats, PCs, iPhones, etc.).  We mainly use the network for internet access, but plan to use it for TV service.

 

What would you recommend we buy, and can you also recommend a booster?  At the farthest point from the router, the signal is pretty terrible.

 

Thank you in advance!


I have 20+ devices in my 2400sqft home.  I chose to pay rental on the XB6 and gigabit service.

 

I then purchased an Orbi and two Orbi satellites for my wifi and turned off wifi in the XB6.  The XB6 supports the XHome network without a sidecar.

Works great for me.

https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/33132-wi-fi-system-retest-netgear-ac3000-o...


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Re: Recommendation for a modem/router?

FWIW, seems that they want to buy their own equipment at retail, not rent anything ? There was no mention of them having the Xfinty Home security system ?


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Re: Recommendation for a modem/router?

That's right, I need it for streaming TV, Internet and the various smart home devices that connect.  The big issue we have is range, but speed is also an issue at times.  

 

We've the router about as centrally located as we can manage, and the signal is just not as strong as we'd need for TV streaming.  That is, our basement entertainment center is currently the hard wired DVR/Xfinity system.  When we try to watch something that requires wifi, the signal is only so-so.

 

Thanks for the input!