@moccq wrote: As requested and not delivered or responded to by Xfinity leaderhip I am requiring the ability to render my paid for content via Roku streaming outside my home network.
this is primarily a customer to customer forum. you are not paying for your subscription 'anywhere' you are paying for home cable TV service.
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I need some range extenders so I went to the Xfinity store to purchase a 3 pack of the xFi Pods. The sales representative told me that I did not have the required Gateway and needed to upgrade my system. I checked the requirements for thexFi Pods and my Gateway is in fact listed as compatible. I don't know, maybe the sales representative knows something other than what is stated on the Xfinity website so I did not purchase the xFi Pods and I am most certainly not going to upgrade my system.
I have an ARRIS Group, Inc. TG1682G, Revision 8.0 Gateway. Is it or isn't it going to work with the xFi Pods? What range extenders do you recommend if they don't? I need WiFi in my basement and I do not want to use another router and Bridge mode as the other people in my house can't even figure out the remote controls.
A properly functioning LAN shouldn't require that people need to tinker with it. It should just work.
That said, depending on your internet speed, you can either:
Purchase the xFi Pods anyway, since as pointed out, your gateway is xFi capable. If your basement is in a really bad area, however, even xFi Pods may not provide the necessary signal strength to reach devices in your basement. In that case....
If you are able to string an Ethernet cable to the basement, you can get a cheapo router and set it up as a Wireless Access Point only, with the same SSID as your XB3 gateway so people don't have to change their networks when they go upstairs. This also has the advantage of enabing Ethernet connections if faster, more consistent connections are needed. If you can't use Ethernet....
Use Powerline Adapters. They use your home's electrical wiring to communicate between different nodes.
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Greetings <br>I just installed 3 Xpods Meshed with a recently acquired / free upgrade to Comcast technicolor router modem and having good results at least for what i am doing which is wifi stuff- roku streaming 3 /4 standard TVs,the usual Internet surfing, no gaming, a few cams, weather station, wifi printer. alexa dots from the house and out to an attached garage...no real issues IMHO. I made a point to set up as many of the XPODS in a star schema (meaning they connect direct to the router with only one serially to another Pod to the garage)..this took some playing around before i found the sweet spots...<br>I like the ability to retain comcasts router with pods meaning i essentially have 4 logical wifis vs having to disable comcasts primary router which is what you do you buy other mesh solutions such as Eero or orbies (have not tested these however)<br>The xpod mesh learns itself over time and moves or connects devices to the best connection point..i.e if i move around the house with my phone or laptop etc i also tempered trying to be to too focused on speedtest Mbps results vs functional results i.e. the ability to see streaming (only require min of 15Mbps) and alexa devices which now perform fine even out to a garage..i tried to balance spend vs actual needs.. .thanks. g
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