Best modem router combos according to redditors

We found 325 Reddit comments discussing the best modem router combos. We ranked the 53 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Modem Router Combos:

u/linus140 · 16 pointsr/talesfromtechsupport

You can actually find plenty of modems that are just plain ol' modems. Both $Senseless and I have this modem.

Also, depending on the $ISP, you can use your own modem as long as it is listed on their website of approved devices.

u/MyZombieHasAIDS · 9 pointsr/LosAngeles

No snark intended, just poking a little fun at the original post.

Its not really a secret that the stock equipment provided by spectrum is awful. I wanted to show you CAN have the Down speed you pay for, and maybe a little more if you know what you're doing.

First things first:

  • Hard wired connections always, whenever it is reasonable. Even with a banging wireless router signal can dissipate rather badly even through one wall.

  • Use your own (good) equipment. It's noted that spectrum's router/modem combo is crap. However, you're doing yourself no favors by cheaping out on your own equipment either. Make sure whatever modem you are buying is DOCSIS 3.0. The difference between these is essential. DOCSIS 2.0 modems can only support an upwards of 40mbps down while 3.0 can support up to 1.2gbps

    If you're curious, this is the modem I use:

  • Use different channels than what your WiFi router runs by default. There's a really good chance that you and your neighbors are using the same 2.4ghz broadcast channel the router is set to use by default. Changing this can impact WiFi range and quality.
u/Sipde · 7 pointsr/cordcutters
u/kjierstisaysthis · 7 pointsr/washingtondc

I have RCN and bought a NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 (24x8) modem/router combo earlier this year from Amazon. There apparently is a newer model of this modem, but the one I have now has given me zero problems. More than anything, it just depends on what speed you’re signing up for.

Link in case you want it:

u/Final_Pantasy · 5 pointsr/LosAngeles

Spectrum doesn't officially support D4 modems, yet.

I just moved into a place and my roommate had a shitty old modem that couldn't support me watching HD Youtube videos without restarting the modem. I was getting a max of 10d/1u on the 100d/10u connection.

I bought a Netgear Nighthawk modem ( and Google Wifi pods and stuck them around the apartment. Fixed the shit wifi signal and terrible speeds.

u/jalberteinstein · 5 pointsr/RedDeadOnline

Hey all, I wanted to share a "fix" I discovered for the constant 0x20010006 error code disconnects. It's not a great solution, but it 100% worked and I no longer disconnect. I tried everything from Port Forwarding, UPnP, DNS Settings, MTU Settings, DMZ host, static IP, clear cache, restart this/restart that, etc etc. None of that ever worked and I would constantly be disconnected.

I was using this modem/router combo:

I decided to upgrade to this one:

Ever since plugging that unit in and connecting my PS4 via wifi, I haven't experienced any disconnects. It's not a great solution as it comes with an $180 price tag, but it 100% solved the issues I was experiencing. My only guess as to why this new Netgear unit works better is due to the amount of downstream/upstream channels. The old Arris unit was 8x4 and this Netgear one is 24x8. I'm not an expert, but that appears to be the biggest difference between the two units. Maybe someone else here has more insight as to why this new modem/router would fix the issue, but I hope this is helpful.

u/ItchyMcHotspot · 4 pointsr/cordcutters

You don't even need to call Comcast. I just started using this modem last week and installation consisted of plugging it in and attaching the coax.

u/julian88888888 · 4 pointsr/nyc

> they gave me a new modem

Buy your own modem, the price they charge you to rent a modem is not worth it.

u/tubezninja · 4 pointsr/Comcast

This one is basically it. I've ordered one myself and it's supposed to get here Friday.

u/jetknife · 3 pointsr/hardware

100% yes. You'll recoup your costs quickly with that price. I would recommend a separate router and modem, however.

If you ever switch to anything but DSL, you can keep your router. This will also allow you to have a greater variety in choosing routers, and the ability to customize it, for example, with DD-WRT.

However, that's not to say that a router/modem combo is a terrible idea. If you just want it to work, then check out some of these. Not personal endorsements, just options. Ask your DSL provider if they have a modem compatibility list. When I bought my cable modem to use with comcast, I checked their website for a handy list. They should also be able to tell you which standards you'd want your modem to be compliant with in order to get full DSL speeds. Hope this helps!

u/Solowing13 · 3 pointsr/Comcast

Let me clarify as to what my device is. It is the Netgear N600 (c3700) DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem router. First available in 2014. NOT the old N600 router.

u/burritoboi69 · 3 pointsr/Brooklyn

By law they’re required to let you use your own hardware if you have it. Easy to find on amazon, got my modem for 50 (NETGEAR CM400

u/Eating-Cereal · 3 pointsr/HomeNetworking

I use the Netgear CM400 Modem , it is "approved" by Comcast and easy to set up. Then I use the Netgear R6400 as my router. Both very easy to setup and I get much better speeds now and my network doesn't stop once a week like it used to.

u/thecheeseboy · 3 pointsr/Iowa

I use this Netgear and it's been perfect

u/RayOfBabas · 3 pointsr/cordcutters

I have this modem/router combo for my Comcast "Performance Starter" (25 Mb/s) but also had it before downgrading when I had Blast!(100 Mb/s) band it works great. I get a little bit above of my advertised speed, but so did I with their rented modem.

u/DirkMcDougal · 3 pointsr/Wilmington

Yeah this. I cannot stand combo's (Curse you Botegga AT&T router thing!!!!). I use a CM600.
This is very important though: Do NOT go to Walmart/Best Buy and buy the cheapest one! They have notoriously old stock and they may not be compatible even if the box says "Spectrum" on it.

u/cool_guy19 · 3 pointsr/Comcast_Xfinity

I replaced it with this. No problems at all.

They even have a $10 coupon to clip if you order it now.

NETGEAR CM600 (24x8) DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem. Max Download speeds of 960Mbps. Certified for XFINITY by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Charter & More (CM600-1AZNAS)

u/rolls20s · 3 pointsr/pihole

For routers, anything with decent reviews on Amazon will probably get the job done. I tend to go with Asus and TP-Link, but there are lots of good models out there. I've had mixed results with Netgear and Belkin in the past, but worth it if you find one on a good deal.

  • Any of these TP-Link models would probably work for you.
  • I would also highly recommend this T-Mobile branded Asus "refurb." (I've bought 3 of them in the past for various different uses, and they were solid each time).

    For a modem, anything DOCSIS 3.0 or up should do for most people. Eg:

  • Linksys
  • TP-Link
  • Netgear

    Of course, if you have specific high-end needs, these might not quite meet those, but I doubt whatever xfinity has you using would either.
u/deal_with_it99 · 3 pointsr/cedarrapids

Here you go.:

My Speed test Result - Download 158.28 Mbps - Upload 28.88 Mbps - Ping 24 Ms. What's yours? #SpeedSmart #speedtest

My Speed test Result - Download 192.55 Mbps - Upload 31.59 Mbps - Ping 29 Ms. What's yours? #SpeedSmart #speedtest

My Speed test Result - Download 168.38 Mbps - Upload 31.72 Mbps - Ping 26 Ms. What's yours? #SpeedSmart #speedtest

Depending on server location I can be as fast as 220 down and 30 up

I pay for 200 Mbps connection about $85/mo. I usemy own equipment, including modem. That using 5GHz wireless. It's faster when networked.

NETGEAR CM500-1AZNAS (16x4) DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem, Max download speeds of 686Mbps, Certified for Xfinity from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Cablevision & more

NETGEAR Smart WiFi Router with Dual Band Gigabit for Amazon Echo/Alexa - AC1750 (R6400-100NAS)

I won't use Mediacom provided equipment.

Never hit the 2TB cap. Not even close. We stream exclusively and game. Even when the kids are home on holiday.

u/unixwizzard · 3 pointsr/Comcast

Well, I doubt you'll find a modem/router combo for $100 or less..

I'd got the separate modem + router route.. for the modem either the Netgear CM500-1AZNAS, or the Arris SB6183

and for the router, something like a D-Link DIR 878.. this is an AC 1200 class router that supports MU-MIMO which is important if you have multiple WiFi devices in use..

Now I am not all that familiar with FIOS but I do believe that you can use your own router so whatever router you get, so long as it supports gigabit ethernet, you can use it with whatever service you end up with after your move.

u/sk9592 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

> This router/modem (would be nice if there was a combo solution)

Good routers and good modems don't come in a combo unit. Just like how a boatcar generally isn't a decent boat or decent car.

If you want good stuff. Buy them separately.

Your ISP will generally be willing to rent a modem to you for about $5/month. If you're willing to go through the work of setting one up yourself, and will be using it for a year or longer, then buying one is more economical.

Make sure whatever modem you get is compatible with DOCSIS 3.0.

I would recommend this modem. It's not too expensive and more than good enough for your needs:

For the router, this one will be excellent for most apartment situations:

If you're in a larger house(2500sqft+), there are much more high end options we can discuss.

u/nightlyblur · 3 pointsr/HomeNetworking
u/KittenofDoom · 2 pointsr/cincinnati

Description for this item on Amazon says, "Not compatible with Verizon FIOS, AT&T U-verse or cable systems such as Comcast,Time Warner, Cablevision, Cox, Charter etc."
If you have Cincinnati Bell FIOS - or cable Internet - this thing likely just not compatible.

u/Corporate_Comcast · 2 pointsr/Comcast

I work for Comcast and take part in pushing these new wireless gateways on our poor customers who have perfectly good, stable modems in place. My advice is to steer clear. If everything is working fine then why mess with it? Comcast has us pushing them so hard because they want to build their Xfinity Wifi public hotspot network. Not really that big of a deal considering that the bandwidth for strangers connecting to the hotspot is so limited that it has negligible performance impact to your actual in-home network and there really isn't any additional security risk at all. The problem is that our wireless gateways are built cheap and have a much higher failure rate than any modem we've leased in the past. There was even an alert sent out to employees a couple weeks back about a design flaw where the coax cable can become loose from the back of the modem and cause an ingress signal leakage which severely harms both upstream and downstream bandwidth and the solution offered by Comcast is to advise that "tightening the coax connection a quarter turn should resolve the issue."

As far as purchasing your own modem, I say go for it. At $10/month for your Comcast rental, it'll pay for itself in time. The SURFboard SB6141 you posted is a fine choice, though I personally prefer the Arris CM820 or if you have phone service with Comcast then the Arris TG862G (you'll notice the modems with phone ports are quite a bit more expensive but what can you do?) The only reason I prefer these over the SURFboard models is that they're built like fucking tanks. I guarantee either of those two would keep working until they've become obsolete and then even some time after that. I picked up the Arris TM722 new off Amazon more than 5 years ago and haven't had an issue with it yet. One other thing to note is that if you do pick up a modem that has built in wifi, expect to disable the wifi on it because I can almost guarantee that your dedicated wireless router will have a stronger signal strength anyway.

Lastly, this may not happen to you, but when I made the switch to my own, purchased modem and called in to Comcast customer support to have it added on and activated on my account, it took four or five calls before getting a rep that was competent enough to know how to even enter the serial number onto my account. More than one agent told me after trying for some time that they don't support that model, but it's the same fucking model they were actively leasing to their customers at the time and is even on the list of Comcast supported internet modems so don't get discouraged if you hit some static while going through that process. You will eventually find an agent that knows what they're doing. Anyways, best of luck with your ongoing relationship with Comcast :)

u/Suppafly · 2 pointsr/24hoursupport

I don't usually like all-in-ones but the motorola surboard modems are the best, so I'd probably get something like this

which is basically the surfboard modem with a router built in.

This netgear wouldn't be bad either.

If you plan on going with a triple play type service with phone in the future, you'll want something like this:

but the cost is going to be higher.

u/blablahblah · 2 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

Yes, you need a router to have a wi-fi network. There are devices that serve as both a router and a modem- here's one that works with cable Internet. Your ISP probably gave you something like this.

u/knoid · 2 pointsr/techsupport

What you have there is a combined router and cable modem. Should be fairly easy to find a replacement (something like this, for example).

You could also get a plain router and connect it via Ethernet to your existing modem/router unit.

u/jbarfield1991 · 2 pointsr/cordcutters

Just recently (within the past month) replaced my xfinity modem/router combo with the Netgear AC1750. I'm getting my full speed (105 mbps download) on both 5.0 and 2.4 wireless connections and no problem streaming any HD content or online gaming issues. And it boosted my wifi range throughout my townhouse.


u/Zach1liles · 2 pointsr/Charleston

Sorry if this is too late but definitely spring for the modem router combo, no real advantage to buying seperately. I got the C6300 from Netgear and haven't had any problems with it with Comcast's 150 Mbps plan

u/missingtasks · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

The old modem may be your bottleneck on speeds depending on how many channels and what docsis version it is. You may want to get a decent, semi-future proofed all in in one like the Nighthawk. $200 seems like a lot but when you do the math it pays for itself in about a year and a half.

u/Kirko_bangz · 2 pointsr/cordcutters

I've always heard "don't get a combo" but you know what... I've have zero issues with this:

7,000 reviews and 4 out of 5 stars. Pay a bit more now, and save yourself the headaches of running into issues.

u/silverlair · 2 pointsr/CharterSpectrum

Buy this for your internet needs...

As for the cable box, you can go with TiVo... Far better user experience

u/macropower · 2 pointsr/HomeNetworking

So you would probably want the EdgeRouter X - it's pretty basic, but for your use it should be more than enough. I have an EdgeRouter Lite, the two are similar, but the EdgeRouter X is PoE, a little slower, and has switched LAN ports (doesn't matter for your uses).

I don't know much about modems, but you want to get one that's basically "all modem", since your EdgeRouter is going to be doing all the routing for it. I went with this one but I'm sure there are better options.

You can then plug in the AP wherever you want on the internal network. Could be directly to the router, doesn't matter. You will need to use something called PoE - you can either pass that through the EdgeRouter X or use the included adapter directly in-line. It's not complicated, just take a sec to read the instructions. :) Basically you just need to make sure you plug the AP into the correct port, else you could damage things. It's pretty evident.

As far as which AP you buy... Well, it's up to you really. This would probably be fine, but they also have long-range and AC versions. I've tried the Long-Range version and it's not super impressive. Not tried the AC version yet because very few of my devices actually support it sadly.

Let me know if you have any questions!

u/Gardenpapaya · 2 pointsr/cordcutters

Buy your own modem : Amazon Link

u/MhysaPizza · 2 pointsr/DIY_tech

Cool in that case, I'll order

Are these good for speed? I work at home so fast connection is important. Is there a faster hardware that I should consider?

You mention that the installation guy will just come turn on the modem. Do we even need the guy to come if we buy our own stuff? Can I be the one that "turns it on"? Also, I am also ordering a home phone service and cable so he may need to come anyway?

u/SittingWonderDuck · 2 pointsr/Comcast

I too was looking for a clear answer. I did my research so here you go. This can support your 75 Mbps



NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1750 Smart Dual Band WiFi Router (R6700)



u/GoingOffRoading · 2 pointsr/HomeNetworking

This! Sort of...

For one, you will need a cable modem:

  • $45 NETGEAR CM400-1AZNAS Cable Modem 8x4 Bonded Channels
  • $90 NETEAR CM600-100NAS Cable Model 24x8 Bonded Channels
  • $100 NETEAR CM700 Cable Modem 32x8 Bonded Channels

    Why multiple options and price-points?

    In a nutshell, download and upload bonded channels supports how much up and down bandwidth your cable modem would have. 8 (8 download) x4 (4 upload) theoretically supports 340 Mbps download and whatever upload speed. My current 2x2 supports 125+ Mbps download.

    Why get something beefier? You will get slightly better performance if each bonded channel isn't operating near it's ceiling. With Comcast, they have 16 and 24 download channels in most markets so that will help with your overall connection. Also having 24 or 32 download channels will help you break through speed barriers if Comcast offers faster connection speeds in the future.

    Personal Note: I pay for 100/10 from Comcast and bought the $90 NETEAR CM600-100NAS Cable Model 24x8 Bonded Channels for my new home. While the theoretical download speed from the modem far out paces what I will get from Comcast, the new modem will take full advantage of the 24 bonded download channels in my area.

    Then you will need a router. With Ubiquiti, you can really go with one of two router options:

  • ~$50 Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X
  • ~$100 Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway 9USG

    There's a lot of YouTube videos that will explain the differences between each router. The short version is that they use the same hardware and have all of the same features available if enabled over command line but:

  • The EdgeRouter X has more features available in it's existing UI, CAN be powered by POE and is less prone to crashing when making changes over CLI. The Edgerouter also has a built in switch (if you want) and POE passthrough so you can do: Cable Modem -> POE Power Injector -> EdgeRouter -> Ubiquiti Access Point (more on this shortly)
  • The USG has fewer features in the UI than the Edgerotuer, CAN NOT be powered by POE and is more prone to crashing when making changes over CLI. What the USG does have is full integration into the Unifi family of products which means you can manage the router over the cloud along with any other Unifi product like your access points (APs... We'll get to them in a minute).

    Personal Note: I bought the EdgeRouter X because the price point is so good. This thing EASILY out performs my Linksys WRT 1900 AC or any other Linksys, Asus, etc. routers that I have ever owned. With that said, I will never fully leverage all of the controls in the UI and I wish I had gone with the USG as it integrates with the Unifi cloud stuff. I will eventually switch to a Unifi router.

    Then you will need an Access Point (AP) to create an access point for your devices:

  • $75 Ubiquiti Unifi UAP-AC-Lite Lite
  • $100 Ubiquiti Unifi UAP-AC-LR Long Range
  • $130 Ubiquiti Unifi UPA-AC-Pro Pro

    If you get the EdgeRouter X, get a UAP-AC-Lite. They both operate off of 24v so you can do Cable Modem -> 24v POE power injector (comes with the UAP-AC-Lite) -> EdgeRouter X -> UAP-AC-Lite. This is what I have now.

    You can upgrade to the UAP-AC-LR which has the longest range of all of the Ubiquiti APs or the UAP-AC-LR because of it's 3x3 MIMO which gives it a higher input/output than the rest of the Ubiquiti 2x2 MIMO. The latter two devices use 48v POE injectors.

    Personal Note: I'm using two UAP-AC-Lites in my current two story home and will transition to four in my new three story home. Even at the cheapest price point, these far out perform the other routers and access points that I have ever owned.
u/Brotaoski · 2 pointsr/HoustonClassifieds

NETGEAR CM400 (8x4) DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem. Max download speeds of 340Mbps. Certified for Xfinity from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Cablevision & more (CM400-1AZNAS)

Cheap an works great

u/mrnose20 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Doing a quick look your Asus has good reviews, which honestly surprised me as I can't find anything that mentions it having 5GHz or AC wireless. As for your modem it has mixed reviews stating its about 8 years old now and from what you are describing there is a good chance that it needs a Firmware update that might fix the issue but since you don't own it, it's something Comcast would have to do.

Personally, I also have Comcast (Great Lakes region) with download speeds "up to" 75MB and my speed test just pulled 63MB down and 7MB up. I ended up buying my modem so I can lower my bill and I run a Linksys router without issue.

So, long story short, I would try testing your system with a cable right into the modem. Though inconvenient it will let you know if it's your router or modem is the issue. I find it unlikely that it is having a hard time routing the traffic from all your devices and more likely that it's an issue with the modem itself. And as it's a rental you'd have to call Comcast to have them test and either replace it or buy one yourself and then call and have them set it up to their network.

u/mr_snipeypants · 2 pointsr/boston

I have RCN and bought this modem and haven't had any trouble:

NETGEAR CM400 (8x4) DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem. Max download speeds of 340Mbps. Certified for Xfinity from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Cablevision & more (CM400-1AZNAS)

Link here

I got tired of my cheap-o wireless routers needing to be reset every other day so I splurged on this one and it's been worth the extra cost. I've had to reset it maybe once in the last 7 months.

Linksys AC1750

u/TehMonkeyman · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

So I just upgraded myself and I'm on Xfinity (Comcast) also. Check out the comcast Modem combatiblity list here. I first got a refurbished Arris SB6121 and long story short I nor Comcast could get the Modem to activate. Then after doing some research I picked up the Netgear CM400 New for $60 and its been working great thus far. Since I only need 802.11n wifi capability I decided to get a TP-LINK N450 for $30. But if you want a bunch of bells an whistles or 802.11ac its gonna cost you. Everything I purchased seems to work great, the new router reaches all the way to my upstairs bedroom chromecast, I highly recomend any TP-Link wifi router they have all worked great in the past. Hope I helped.

u/HeezyB · 2 pointsr/AnnArbor

Thank you! Should I buy my own router and rent their modem? I'm asking because the wifi in built in routers/modems they supply is usually horrible.

Edit: I meant to say own modem/router. Would this work for example?

u/bkyselyov · 2 pointsr/pics

I unfortunately also get phone service from xfinity, so if I were to buy something similar it’d be this. NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 (24x8) DOCSIS 3.0 WiFi Cable Modem Router Combo For XFINITY Internet & Voice (C7100V) Ideal for Xfinity Internet and Voice services looks just like the box that I rent from them. ARRIS SURFboard SVG2482AC 24X8 Docsis 3.0 Cable Modem/Telephone/AC1750 Wi-Fi Router Certified for XFINITY - White

u/rmhuntley · 2 pointsr/frontierfios

i've got one of Frontier's shitty actiontec modem/router combos and it is simply awful.

I have Coax coming into the house. then it runs into a Coax to ethernet bridge(hla3105), then both ethernet and Coax go to the actiontec router. I would like to use my own hardware and do away w/ one of those connections. is this possible? I"m looking at getting this which I will then run into a separate wireless router.

u/foodnguns · 2 pointsr/HomeNetworking

are you getting comcasts phone or are you planing to use voice over IP?

If your getting comcasts phone your options are limited to modems that support it.

If voice over ip,then no restrictions really modem wise.

If your getting comcasts phone,then atleast new, I dont see any modems that can support 400 mbps and voice in your range

If your not getting comasts phone then

Something like

plus some cabling should be right around $300

that gets you a cable modem that can support your 400 mbps,a router that can route that fast with 2 open lan ports and an access point for wifi.

You can do 400 mbps over Ethernet on this set up,400 over wifi I imagine would be possible in the very best of conditions.

u/sonsonmcnugget · 2 pointsr/cordcutters

I use this netgear modem and this netgear router with 60mbps internet from Comcast. It is a bit pricey for the pair, but it is future proof in that it is docsis 3.1 so it is capable of gigabit. This pair has been great for me, and even though I only pay for 60 mbps, I never have issues with sputtering or buffering when streaming and never have issues on xbox live.
I would assume this netgear docsis 3.0 modem would also be reliable as well, and it is much cheaper. I've read on here about a defect in some docsis 3.0 modems that could cause latency spikes which could affect gaming so I would look into that if I were you and come to your own conclusion on that.

u/Gedalya · 2 pointsr/nyc

I will be paying aprox $55 with my own modem. And I got this modem, as recommended by The Wirecutter.

u/jollysaintnick88 · 2 pointsr/cordcutters
u/chadcf · 2 pointsr/Eugene

$170? Mine was $90 for a pretty high tier one, you can get by fine with a $60 one with most current speeds.

u/rageaccount373733 · 2 pointsr/HomeNetworking

I’m not going to downvote you. But you should get a dual band router since he is in a populated city. Multi hundred dollar routers are not worth it for a single router. It’s not going to be any better than a cheap single router.

Buy this:
NETGEAR Cable Modem CM500 - Compatible with all Cable Providers including Xfinity by Comcast, Spectrum, Cox | For Cable Plans Up to 300 Mbps | DOCSIS 3.0

Return the original one and stop paying the rental fee.

Buy this:
TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router - Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router (Archer A7)

If house is big, you have poor WiFi in part of your house, buy this instead of TPLink router:
Google WiFi system, 3-Pack - Router replacement for whole home coverage (NLS-1304-25)

u/nanoo_nanoo · 2 pointsr/baltimore

Buy this cable modem:

Buy this router: hxxps://

The cable modem even has a $10 off coupon right now, making it $44 shipped with prime.

u/Nickslife89 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Thank you, I was just referencing this on Amazon,

However, I can understand the advertisement throttle to sell higher priced models.

u/majoroutage · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Just say no to combo units. Always buy a separate modem and router.

Motorola/ARRIS modems are good, but a little expensive right now. Here is a Netgear modem that looks pretty good.

u/eZGjBw1Z · 2 pointsr/HomeNetworking

The CM400 isn't enough for 200Mbps plans in the US according to this

If you're shopping at Amazon, I'd go for the CM500 over the CM400 since it's $50 (clip the $10 coupon) vs $45 right now.

u/ungrayed_recostume · 2 pointsr/WorcesterMA

Just following up... They already boosted it. My modem is currently maxing out at 130mbps. Bought this modem to support it:

For me, it was $5 more a money from what I was paying, so now it's $85... Pretty happy right now. Also 20mbps downstream, finally like a real western country downstream from charter.

u/VAN1SH1NG · 2 pointsr/Comcast

What do you consider affordable? Just about anything would be better than using the modem/router combo. Wireless routers mostly are in the $20-80 range but high end AC routers can be well above that (and almost certainly an unnecessary expense). Cheapest recommendations I would make are probably around $50, give or take $10.

All I have read about modem/router combos is that they are basically all universally terrible. I'm not sure if that it is the entire router functionality or just the wireless. If you are renting it would be much better to just get your own modem anyway. is a good router for $50 (after $10 coupon) which won't take long at all to recoup in modem rental fees.

u/Tufflaw · 2 pointsr/longisland

You know you can buy your own, right? You can get a good one for under $60 and save $5/month on your bill, so it pays for itself after a year. I bought this one last year

u/Attornanator · 2 pointsr/HomeNetworking

Paying for 400Mbps. Does that change anything?

I was considering the NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900, but I thought I should ask those who know first. I also got confused when I saw this version that includes voice.

Thank you for your help.

u/polyluti1 · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

NETGEAR Nighthawk Cable Modem WiFi Router Combo with Voice C7100V - For Xfinity by Comcast Internet & Voice | Supports Cable Plans Up to 400 Mbps | 2 Phone lines | AC1900 WiFi speed | DOCSIS 3.0

This is what I have.

Also I will be getting a gtx 1660 6gb so I should be good PC wise.

u/pwlim · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Definitely use your own equipment. The rental fees for the crap they provide is ridiculous. This is a solid option with an instant $10 savings by clicking the coupon. Remember, this is just the modem, so you will need your own router. This can be an option if you want a combo modem/router.

Comcast was charging me ~$8/month years ago to rent their modem, so you will make your money back quickly.

u/omarmurillo · 2 pointsr/cordcutters

-That modem is just fine for 60mbps.

-For the router I would stick with a reliable brand name. I would get the TP-Link. When it comes to wifi you want it to be reliable 100% of the time without interruptions. (Tp-Link, Asus, Netgear, Linksys)

I found a modem with more channels (16×4) on Amazon renewed for the same price as the one you listed. I've always bought Arris modems to use on comcast. They are reliable as it gets


Similar priced modem/router combo

u/vetaplex · 2 pointsr/Sysadminhumor

> Your router really shouldn’t also be your wireless access point.

I agree: and it isn’t. My house network slowly resembles small branch office, and everything just works. But it wasn’t always like that, not at home in high school. A common fix for whenever the ubiquitous, granny-grade, modem+router+AP abortion turns to shit, was to just power cycle it. We don't know how it worked: it just did. Was it a bad modem SNR? Did the NAT table take up all 16M of RAM? Is the knockoff Qualcomm SoC bottleneck bottlenecking the Ethernet ports to 68Mbps even though the PHY negotiates 1000M? Could the non-MIMO mini-PCIe (but still soldered in place) wireless radio not handle the 11 IoT light bulbs Delilah found on clearance at Fry's? There's no telling. I keep the one we had in highschool on my shelf at work, Just to keep me a lil humble.

I’ve never seen a BPG router. But I can see the CFO after he let himself in and power cycle any black box with wires and green blinky lights that looks like it could be the reason his Quickbooks RDP keeps disconnecting. That's how he fixes it at home, he should know; he bought the most expensive Arris that Walmart had

Don’t overthink the memes, friend

u/ramewe · 2 pointsr/Comcast

I'm disabled. My world depends on reliable Internet access. I'm now considering getting this modem because I do need a fax line.

hover over this product on the below link:

NETGEAR Nighthawk Cable Modem with Voice CM1150V - For Xfinity by Comcast Internet & Voice | Supports Cable Plans Up to 2 Gigabits | 2 Phone lines | 4 x 1G Ethernet ports | DOCSIS 3.1

u/jyper · 2 pointsr/television

Yes I got that

I bought myself and my mom's modem like that

Problem seems to be the latest modem standard doscis 3.1 is rarely available with emta(ie voice/home phone service support). I'm not sure if DOCSIS 3.1 is usually much faster then 3.0 or if makes no difference. According to which is a review site I trust it probably isn't worth it

> Though it’s overkill for almost everyone, you’ll need a DOCSIS 3.1 modem to guarantee gigabit speeds from most cable ISPs, and the MB8600 is also compatible with gigabit Internet on networks that still use the DOCSIS 3.0 standard, for example Cable One supports both DOCSIS 3.0 (32x8) and DOCSIS 3.1 modems for its GigaOne service.

> Don't get a gigabit modem unless you already have gigabit service or know it's available. The added expense of the DOCSIS 3.1 modems isn’t worth it until you’re on one of these new (and pricey) plans—especially since your ISP may roll out gigabit over fiber rather than cable. And they may not even let you bring your own modem once they do roll out gigabit service.

Expensive $255 with DOCSIS 3.1 + home calling,

3.0 with home phone service $100

So I'd go for the second one

u/dd4tasty · 1 pointr/techsupport

That router was like $70 edit so should be of high quality

Not a fifteen dollar Belkin, which is really a torture device, not a router: the pain is awful.

u/TyGeR_STD · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

Actiontec 300 Mbps Wireless-N ADSL Modem Router (GT784WN)


wouldnt it be better to replace the whole thing? I dont know much about networking or hardware.

u/NorthBeast · 1 pointr/boulder

I have CenturyLink 20mbps (I believe) for the 12-month price of $29.95. After 12 months it goes to whatever their "market price" is, BUT I'm only on a 12-month contract--so I can either switch to Comcast (and get their new subscriber deal), adjust my speed, or work some other magic if the price for 20 mbps is too high.

I'm not too worried about prices increasing--I went back and tracked their prices over the past couple of years, and the $/speed has been falling. Basically, they keep getting faster, so mid-tier speeds become bottom-tier speeds, and get bottom-tier pricing. I imagine this is also the case for Comcast, but their bottom price seems to be higher than the bottom price for CenturyLink

I've also heard a few reports say that CenturyLink will give you a pretty substantial discount if you call to cancel (I wouldn't fake cancel in hopes of getting a discount--but it could be a semi-unexpected perk).

Also, the 20 mbps is a guaranteed minimum, which makes a difference--I test my speed every couple weeks to make sure it's hanging around 20 mbps; it has been so far, but I totally intend to call and get some $$$ back if it ever slows down.

Just a note: they'll say some routers aren't supported when they really are. I got this one for $65--it isn't on their list of supported routers, but it works perfectly and there are set-up guides online.

You can also buy a router from them for $90. At $7/month to rent, even the ones they sell will pay for themselves in just over a year.

All that being said, my decision basically came down to two things:

  • I didn't want TV (I would've gone Comcast if I did)
  • The renter before me had CenturyLink (so I didn't have an install fee, but would have had one with Comcast)
u/DruugeFuel · 1 pointr/lexington

Got the upgrade at 40514.

I have this modem bridged into this router and my speed seems maxed out at 100. Shouldn't it be good for 300? Is there any settings I need to check on either device?

u/KillAllTheThings · 1 pointr/buildapc

> TG862G

As I suspected, you have telephone service from Comcast. This complicates things considerably.

I think you might be better off finding a more centrally located place in your house for your gateway. Is the current location the only place in the house with a free coax cable TV port?

u/MonkeyMaster64 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Planning to have a small LAN party on the 30th with 3 friends. That'd be 3 different PCs (one of them is a laptop). [This is the device that I use to get an internet connection] ( I need detailed step-by-step instructions on how to connect all three computers in LAN so we can play games locally, please. OK thanks for your time :D

u/SkidFireX · 1 pointr/Comcast

Off topic but if i wanted to but my own modem for only data and voice (i'm thinking its VoIP), would this one work?

would they even let me activate it?

u/6foot8guy · 1 pointr/okc

Just go to Amazon and Search "Cable modem docsis 3.0" make sure and get an all-in-1 wifi router/modem. I got a 4 port, 2 phone line, wifi router/modem for like 27$ (128$ New!!!!) The cheapest one I'd purchase from the "used" section now is 33$ from Lyon's Electronics. I wouldn't trust the other lower priced ones.

You shouldn't have to upgrade unless you find you're always experiencing downtime or the speeds you're paying for can't be fully implemented due to your equipment being unable to operate that fast. Check router/modem documentation to see its max speeds.

u/BeekeeperZero · 1 pointr/Dallas

Att site should list compatible modems. I prefer a separate modem and router for easier control and troubleshooting. The modem needs to handle at least 300mb like this.


You could look at an all in one as well.


If your budget is really that tight, this is the way to go instead of renting their equipment. You can find stuff a lot cheaper than this is you pick it up used.

u/TheMuffnMan · 1 pointr/Chromecast

Can you clarify - are you using this modem/router - Netgear N300 ?

That's reporting it only does 2.4Ghz A/B/G/N

Your Xbox One and Chromecast both support 5Ghz which is far better and definitely going to have less interference in your area.

The reason I ask is my Chromecast v2 with 2.4Ghz will buffer at 480p as well due mostly because there's 300 other 2.4Ghz wireless signals.

Honestly, I would recommend getting yourself a separate modem/router like this SB6141 and then a nice 2.4/5ghz dual-band router like this R7000 and you'll be seriously set. On the cheaper side, you could get the E2500 which is also dual-band and can run Tomato firmware.

5ghz will greatly increase the quality of your wireless.

u/jusjoe99 · 1 pointr/CordKillers

I have no personal experience with the Google WiFi ecosystem, but from a quick Google search, I could not find anything that shows it being supported.

I was able to find this netgear router that supports creating a OpenVPN server, and quite easily infact, just seems like a couple of clicks.
Netgear R7000-100PAS Nighthawk AC1900

VPN Guide

I chose this router because of my personal trust for Netgear products, and their simple to use interface for a home user with some advanced functionality for the prosumers. For your Modem, heres one that I found: Netgear N300.

u/uzuhl · 1 pointr/cordcutters

Not that I really suggest them over a dedicated modem and router, [this] ( is one of the better ones in that niche

u/wanderjahr · 1 pointr/Chromecast

> N300

This model. You're looking at the wrong model. I stand by my recommendation. Furthermore, every Motorola I've had has had many issues. Bought my Netgear over the summer and have zero issues. Dual-band wi-fi is enough to cover my ~1,000 square foot apartment with coverage on both bands. ALL my equipment (due to necessity) is using wi-fi and I have no hiccups with Plex, Netflix, Hulu, or playing games online. I use 50 mbps and get all that wireless (but I use 5.0 band primarily).

EDIT: To speak for the chromecast, I obviously use 2.4 band for that and it works fine. The chromecast is ~30' away from the router and streams Twitch in HD just fine and all my Plex files too.

u/karmakamelien · 1 pointr/IowaCity

I bought this one with WIFI built in. My friend bought a modem and router separately.

u/self_driving_sanders · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

do you think it's better to go modem/router combo -> WAP, or to go dumb modem -> Router/Wireless combo? I'm leaning towards letting the nighthawk do as much of the work as possible since it's got the most power and is the newest. The modem/router is something like this: Netgear C3000.

I was looking at replacing it with something like a surfboard. Would there be any benefit to upgrading to a 600+ Mbps modem over a 300+ Mbps modem when my connection is only 200?

u/PseudoElite · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Some questions if you don't mind:

  1. Does this perform better/equal the router/modem combo that Xfinity rents out?

  2. How does it perform compared to something like this:

    Edit: Never mind, I just read some reviews on Amazon about the product in the OP, and it seems that it's a pretty poor router. I think I am going to pass even if the price is pretty decent.
u/efity · 1 pointr/walmart

Ah but you can!. Scroll down to the used options and find the lightly used one sold by Amazon Warehouse for $53.97

u/InfernalWedgie · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

You can buy a dual wifi router/modem device. I have this one. Some people will tell you that you sacrifice wifi quality with the combo modems, but if your space isn't too huge, it shouldn't be a problem.

But yeah, you need to check to be sure that you have a wifi router AND modem.

u/aurora-_ · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

It’s expensive but I’ve found it to be a worthy investment and expect it to operate for the next few years.

A less expensive but highly rated option would be TP Link’s Deco M5 which is Amazon’s deal of the day at $200. I have no experience with this.

An even less expensive option would be using the most basic DOCSIS 3.0 (I think that’s what they want you to have?) modem you’d need for your ISP, and a simple AP/Router combo as shes mainly wifi anyway.

A cost effective option I have experience with is this Modem/Router/AP at $80, specifically with Cablevision and Spectrum. It’s not officially supported but works perfectly. This was a great setup for a workplace setting for people’s phones, tablets, printers, and a few people streaming movies and Sling on chromecasts where their computers were hardwired onto another network.

u/TapeDeck_ · 1 pointr/Comcast

I don't own one, but this would be a good place to start:

The name you're looking for is "Wireless gateway." That's what these boxes are called.

u/l0vebat · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

Thank you so much for the reply. I appreciate it tons. Here are the answers to your questions:

Is this a modem you ISP has provided?: no, we were initially having issues with the ISP provided modem so we purchased our own (
What kind of internet service do you have? (DSL,ADSL,FIBER) we have Time Warner Cable/Spectrum cable internet
How is your switch wired to the modem? (what port is it in?) Port #1. But, I have tried other ports as well without success.
Again, can't tell you how much I appreciate your input.

u/Reanimations · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

TPLink, Netgear, and ASUS are the best brands I know of. I always heard that Netgear is lenient towards gaming so that's why I went with them. The router I use is the C700. It's done me well so far. I haven't had any issues with it, and the interface is nice.

Idk if $101.99 is considered mid-range, so here's the router on Amazon.

u/kageurufu · 1 pointr/gadgets

The SB6141 is just a modem, and the rt-ac68u would just be the router

If you want a single device, I beta tested this one:

It was decent, wifi range was just ok though

u/mutatedferret · 1 pointr/Flipping

picked up 4 more cable modems from the goodwill down the road from me, all 4.99, this was one of them but had no box :(. 2 x sb6141, 1 x 6131 and 1 x netgear c3700

u/yuckchan · 1 pointr/Comcast

Correct, I am in California.

My current modem is:

I signed up for the package through the My Account -> Upgrade feature. Did not have to talk to any agent, though now that I'm bringing it up to the agents, they're acting like the package, as it was advertised, doesn't exist (although I still see it on the site today.)

u/DrewsChainz · 1 pointr/cedarrapids

I found a list of Mediacom compatible retail modems. I’d start here and see if there’s a compatible retail combo cable-modem that is also within your budget.

If none of the compatible modems listed suit your needs, then I’d call and ask if you can use the NETGEAR N600 WiFi Cable Modem Router.

u/Prentz · 1 pointr/Comcast

Just FYI, Those N numbers are not really model numbers. They just indicate combined wifi speeds.

Here's an "N600" and here's another "N600".

Actual model numbers are WNDR3700 and C3700.

u/Jeremopolis · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

sorry, went to sleep. my router is a Netgear n600 wifi cable modem router.

u/Kethron · 1 pointr/CoxCommunications

So you say duel band so it sounds like you are looking for a gateway. This is a modem router combo. You have a few options. If you buy of Amazon you could get this one. It's 200 but is a 3.0 modem with a duel band ac wireless router built in. Supports 24 downstream channels and 8 up.

If you are looking to save some money you could get this one, it's 100 and supports 8 down and 4 up. This would work with the 150 Meg tier but I recommend​ getting the higher channel one to future proof yourself.

Cox in my area does sell this one below. They charge around 170 or so for it( not sure don't quote me). On Amazon it's 180. It supports 32 down and 8 up. If you buy from Cox it has a 2 year warranty and they will come swap it out if it goes bad. It says on Amazon Arris gives it a 2 year warranty also but you would have to ship it to them I assume.

Stand alone modems are different because you need a router to plug into it to get wifi. If you are interested in a 3.1 modem prepare to spend around 200 for it. They don't make docsis 3.1 gateways yet that I know of. Cox doesn't even use docsis 3.1 yet in any market but will be kicking it on within a year or so in select areas. The docsis 3.1 modems that you can buy today are backwards compatible with 3.0 and support 32 down and 8 up. I know I talk a lot about the channels down and up. This is how many different cable channels the modem can connect to at once. More is better because If one gets congested it reroutes packets down another that isn't. This helps maintain speed even during peak hours and also how they deliver the faster speeds.

Cox also sells Arris stand-alone docsis 3.1 modems for 179.99 and it comes with a 1 year warranty through Cox. It has 2 Ethernet ports on the back. Don't be wierded out by that it's for multi gigabit services in the future and only one will work today.

If you have any other questions let me know and I will try to answer the best I can.

u/karlo471 · 1 pointr/techsupport

Okay, thanks! Would you rather suggest to buy this and a modem, or just buy something like this?

u/ApplecakesMcGee · 1 pointr/sanantonio

NETGEAR N600 (8x4) WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router (C3700) Certified for Xfinity from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Cablevision & more

I have this one. It wireless router and modem. It's only $100 so cheaper than $10 a month to rent and it goes up to 600mbps speed, I only have 100mbps. Range is pretty solid too.

u/WorldSailorToo · 1 pointr/cordcutters
u/psikeiro · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

Nah, I'm playing with him. I got an Asus AC2400 set up, and a Netgear AC1750 C6300-100NAS on the way.

u/ak619 · 1 pointr/financialindependence

One other question for you if you don't mind.

Is it better to go separate router and modem like r7000 and cm500 compared to the combo like this

u/xFlawless11x · 1 pointr/cordcutters

I'm moving soon and was looking into this a well (not for WoW just in general) and this came up as one of the top modem/router combos. Link

u/BlackFlag · 1 pointr/cordcutters

Very happy with this Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Modem/Router Combo. I pay for TWC's 300mbps and consistently get ~330. Wireless performance has been excellent. Have not needed a reboot since installation 3 weeks ago. Tech had no trouble activating it. It is on the compatibility list. Con: It is one of the most expensive currently available.

u/tactical_hank_hill · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

Hey thanks again for the quick reply.

Once my computer is built, then I will look into the extensions and smaller things to make it look better, unless you have any brands or types off the top of your head. Like you said for the few wires that will show, it really isn't worth a basic kit after looking into it. Great tip!

Looking into the case fans I see what you mean about the noise vs the actual performance. I think those fans will suit me just great! Cool to see those videos about just how little of a difference it would make for me and I would have been sacrificing noise for pretty much no more performance. Good deal!

As for the routers. I used that wifi analyzer and surprisingly it is a lot worse than I thought. My signal is still the strongest but I have about 4 or 5 other people operating on the same exact channels as me under the 2.4G tab. Looking under the 5G tab, it was blank. Absolutely nobody. So I think I'll go with the 5G router! But I do have an issue. The modem and router I have are all in one unit. It is a modem/router combo. So I would have to get a modem as well. Any suggestions? Should I get a separate modem and router or should I get a combined unit? Just for extra information, my router doesn't need to push too far or go through many walls to get to me. I still like to have it broadcast a good ways so I can use the wifi on my phone when out in the backyard, but as far as reaching where my pc will go, it will be about 15 feet away going through two walls (non insulated walls). It is set up in my living room towards the center of the apartment and I get good signal as it is. Just need it to perform better I guess because I guess the issue is that the router (or modem?) gets flooded easily when searching for servers in a game. That is when it just cuts off my internet in the game and I have to exit the game, then I am back to normal. Just plain weird but that is the only thing I've found online that fits exactly what happens to me when I try to load servers on bigger games like KF2.

Also, I have no experience what so ever when it comes to setting up a modem or router. What do I need to do? I know I want the 5G frequency and the channels don't matter because no one else is on that frequency at all. Do I just plug in the new modem and router (or modem/router combo) and just let it do its thing? Will my network name stay the same or will I have to set up an entirely new network?

I said I don't want to spend a ton of money on this but what I meant was like some super $500 wifi system that I can't even take advantage of without extreme internet speed haha.

This one is expensive in my opinion but has great reviews.

But this one on the other hand is cheaper and also has great reviews.

Ideally, I'd like to spend a little less than that, but I will if it means not having to mess with it again. I'm not sure what speeds are ideal for normal gaming nowadays but I know that the games I play now work alright, maybe laggy once in a while but it could also just be my computer. For now, I'd just like to swap out the modem and router so I no longer have to deal with copying ip addresses just to join servers on bigger games. Then in the future if I wish to up my internet speed for whatever reason, I know the router and modem can handle it. And with this new computer, I'll have all my bases covered! Let me know what you think!

u/RagefireHype · 1 pointr/Comcast_Xfinity

I have one on the way. I got this one:



u/cpotteri · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 (24x8) DOCSIS 3.0 WiFi Cable Modem Router Combo (C7000) Certified for Xfinity from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, & more

u/Pharohe · 1 pointr/Bend

What model Nighthawk are you using?

I'm looking at this one:

Nighthawk C7000

In case I have to go back to Bend Broadband.

u/godnotthejumpercable · 1 pointr/buildapc

Always buy your own you can get better equipment that will last longer and you can pick your equipment. Get a two in one or you can get a separate modem and router and choose. you can get a cheap router that will get you by or get a super high end one that will last you years. average modem rentals 10 bucks a month so its 120 bucks a year. just for the rental.


This modem is 100 bucks and would be paid for in 10 months and probably last at least five years its a docsis 3.0 modem so it wont support full gigabit speed tho.


This modem is 165.00 and would be paid off in about a year and a half if you were renting instead and again will last at least five years if not longer and supports a gigabit connection so its somewhat future proof if your looking for gig speeds.


This is a decent two in one modem router combo for about 170 bucks it doesnt support gigabit speed but you wont have to shell out for a separate router.


The only time i would recommend renting is if you have absolutely no idea how any tech or wifi works and you just need it to work like magic. If your techie or like performance or know anything about modems or routers or you like getting under the hood and playing with settings get your own and save some money.


Source i work for one of the big bad ISP's lol

u/grokdesigns · 1 pointr/phoenix

I’ve been partial to the Netgear CM series (I’d recommend CM600 and up for future proofing).

Saw you wanted a combo. I would never recommend an all in one because I don't like putting all of my technological eggs in one basket, per se. Keep in mind that combo units capable of supporting the latest wireless technologies and supporting higher near future internet speeds are quite pricey.

Personally, I have a separate modem, router, and wireless access point. That way, if a year from now some hot new WiFi technology comes out that I want, or my modem dies, I'm not paying to replace all of that technology just to upgrade or replace one component. At the minimum, I'd separate the modem and router/WAP. For those, I'd recommend Netgear CM600 and up for the modem and I found the TP-Link Archer C7 a reasonably priced router/WAP that functioned well.

If you absolutely must have an all in one unit, it looks like this Netgear is fairly solid in terms of both supported internet speed and WiFi technology.

u/SkoldpaddaCommala · 1 pointr/techsupport

If you want a modem/router combo: AC1900 Nighthawk

If you want one modem and one router: Arris SURFboard SB6141 and NETGEAR N750

u/Dagonzaros · 1 pointr/techsupport

If you're using Plex to stream then a full 1080p stream being streamed outside your home could saturate your whole 8mbps upload.

I also use comcast and bought my own router, I know that the modem you're using has a history of having abhorrent wireless capabilities.
I use this:

u/zslayer89 · 1 pointr/Comcast

I was looking at the wrong nighthawk.

What I'm talking about is this one.

u/pmmguy · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

yes, Separate modem + Router is always better than Combo devices but it also depends on your needs and use-cases
read this link and see where you land:
for Suggestions om Combo devices: 1. C7000 AC1900 is pretty good 2. Motorola MG7550 is good as well and I have seen many good reviews
Both of these are Broadcom based and dont have latency issue which has plagued Puma6. Dont buy Low power WIFI Combos as you will regret later.
If you have high budget, I suggest you go separate modem + Separate Router
SB6183 ( OR CM600 ( are good choices
Routers: NETGEAR R7000 AC1900 ( OR TPLink Archer C9 (
Mesh??: Do you want Best WIFI range and have budget? then go for MESH WIFI systems: 1. NETGEAR Orbi RBK50 Kit 2. Google MESH WIFI system

u/Tyremmie · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

Yea sorry, meant to be more clear. I was originally using the 2 in 1 comcast router & modem, which was on lease for $10 a month. I went and bought a new one which is installed and works fine, but the latency issue has not gone away.

With the old router/modem or the new router/modem, I get the same speeds but also the same fluctuating latency problem.

u/ohhfasho · 1 pointr/buildapc

Hmmm. I already own my own router, it's a Belkin N150. I did a google search and found this NETGEAR DOCSIS 3.0 340Mbps Cable Modem that seems to be compatible? I'm wondering if my extra router (not currently being used) would work well with that modem.

Their compatible modems are found here. They don't specify what model they would provide.

u/MeCJay12 · 1 pointr/techsupport

Ok. Here's the modem I'd recommend and if you're on campus on a Wednesday night (7-11p) during semester come find me in the TUC, ask for Christian.

u/Plainzwalker · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

NETGEAR CM400 (8x4) DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Max download speeds of 340Mbps. Certified for Xfinity from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Cablevision & more (CM400-1AZNAS)

u/Boneyard78 · 1 pointr/hometheater
u/SupaZT · 1 pointr/chartercable

So could I get a router like so and just connect the coax in my room to it and then use the ethernet jack? Or do I need to just the main one in the living room?

This is to avoid wiring the cat5 through the wall

u/wolfpackunr · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

Netgear would probably be your next best bet for reliability. I personally have only used Arris Modems as they're pretty much the gold standard but this Netgear had good reviews and cheap.

u/Roboman1723 · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

Easy peasey:

Modem: Netgear 8x4

Router: Edge Router X

Access Point: UAP-AC-Lite

This will be absolutely rock stable and will max your speeds easily. Will require you to do a tad bit of setup but it's very easy. If you need an explanation on why this is better than something you could buy at BestBuy let me know.

u/iiNt3rV3nTiiOnZ7 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I've had one of these with time Warner for a year without any hiccups: I would hook up one of these as a router as well: If you're OK with switching between the devices using a single wire then disregard the router entirely, but you'll be limited to wired devices only.

u/thesupergeek42 · 1 pointr/techsupport

Well, from looking at it you probably spend around $120 on the netgear you have now, and for the price you can get a basic DOCSIS 3.0 modem like this, and this Asus AC router for about the same price, maybe even less depending on how you order it. This is the same setup that I put together for my mom and sister a few months ago, and they are both pretty heavy netflixers and downloaders, and they have not experienced any problems.

u/jackminesd · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

Maybe you can try this.

u/xyzzzzy · 1 pointr/Internet

Your ISP should have a "supported modems" list. If not you can roll the dice and just get a Docsis 3.0 modem like: NETGEAR DOCSIS 3.0 340Mbps Cable Modem for XFINITY, Time Warner, Spectrum Cable, Cox, Charter, Cablevision (CM400-1AZNAS)

Of course if your ISP has Docsis 3.1 you will be missing out.

u/DorilMagefont · 1 pointr/chartercable

Maybe you have already attempted it, but have you tried using your own modem/router? It sounds like you are using one provided by Spectrum. The modems/routers/gateways that ISPs provide are usually garbage.


I'm also an avid gamer and way back when I used to think these problems were all ISP controlled. Then I learned that router/modem instability can also cause these problems, independent of your ISP -- and to be completely clear, I think ISPs are evil, but it's not ALWAYS their fault. For example, your router or gateway could just straight up suck and cause packet loss, which is why you're experiencing the problems that you are.


It's a pricy one-time investment, but to me it's 100% worth it to avoid disconnects, etc. You'll also want to consider whether you want a gateway (a "modem/router-in-one") or a separate modem/router. I trust internet advice (maybe I shouldn't) so I got a separated setup (See:



Outdated and I think overpriced because it's old hardware, but I've been using this combo:

-Modem (Had this for like 3-4 years and still going on strong):

-Router (had this for 1-2 years and very rarely do I have problems):


I did a quick Amazon search and found this much cheaper modem:


PS. Yeah Spectrum sucks. I saw my bill almost double and I'm considering going to AT&T in my area for at least 1 month just to get the promotional pricing. I think at worst I could switch back to Spectrum and maybe get promotional pricing?


Edit: Forgot one more important point: make sure your modem is "compatible" with Spectrum (or whatever ISP you go with). In most cases, if you buy a modern one, you should be fine (google DOCSIS and read a little about it).

u/fatnerdyjesus · 1 pointr/Austin

Sorry for the late reply, here is the Modem. I can't remember the one they gave me, I do know I had to return at least 2 of them over the course of 2/3 years (tech support requested that I return them). The thing to do is to go HERE and pick one that is more than your max speed that you are paying for (please note that the modem I linked before is actually rated 3.4x what they have on their site, which I think is a screw up on their chart). Basically, as long your modem's Mbps is higher than the speed your paying for, you're good. It's also a good idea to have some extra to grow into. I would shy away from the wifi modems. I prefer to handle all wifi access via a router (a Wi-Fi modem is just another security hole and you should always have a router just for troubleshooting and it's an extra security layer). Also, here is the ROUTER I paired with the aforementioned modem. They've worked pretty much flawlessly for over a year and it costs about $80-$90 for both. You can certainly find more robust systems, but this is a really good value in my opinion.

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u/ghdana · 1 pointr/phoenix

This is a really cheap($44) modem that works find with their 100Mbps. I then also have a Netgear wireless AC router.

NETGEAR CM400 (8x4) DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem. Max download speeds of 340Mbps. Certified for Xfinity from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Cablevision & more (CM400-1AZNAS)

u/stlfreak · 1 pointr/okc

I would suggest googling your models and seeing what the specs are, and comparing those to what's available today. My bet is that it's time to upgarde. I'm not a super tech-y person, but buying a new router (having bought my old one only 3 years earlier) made a HUGE difference for me.

As for your modem, make sure yours is DOCSIS 3.0 or better. In most situations, you want 8x4 channels or better, too.

This is the modem I have:

Just based on age, I'm thinking yeah, probably time to upgrade. I can't seem to find solid data, but as my memory serves me, the average household broadband connection at that time was 5 or 10 mbps. Hell, when I got my first Charter package in 2012, the best I could buy was 30mbps (vs. 100 or 120 when I left in August 17 though I couldn't get that speed at my house). And I would think that the mid-market technology available at the time would have been created for that kind of output vs what we have today.

u/TheMadMerlin · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

So I'm looking for a new router and modem to upgrade my current one and thought I'd ask for some suggestions.

Currently I've been looking at the ASUS RT-ACRH13 Router and the NETGEAR CM400 modem.

My current internet plan is 100/15 and looking to spend under 130$ and my isp is cox. Thanks for any help guys!

u/cosmicastronaut · 1 pointr/tmobile

Thanks for your insightful reply! I ended up going with a Netgear CM400 which I believe is DOCSIS 3.0...More recent reviews mention it working with Comcast. My only concern is the reliability because it seems like every modem/router we've ever used always hiccups and needs to be restarted constantly. Hopefully all works out! So done with paying Comcast that "f you" fee

EDIT: I thought it wasn't supported by Comcast at first, but it was there!

u/tbotcotw · 1 pointr/cordcutters

Any modem on the list will be fine. I bought this one, it was the cheapest with a brand name I trusted at the time. It's been great for 6 months.

u/GroundZeroUK · 1 pointr/7daystodie

No problem sorry for late reply it is a TP-Link TD-W9970
I was playing last night again with 3 others without any problems, of note though you mentioned above 3 others if they are also using bt homehub's your still gonna have the same problem. They also need to ditch those routers and use something else, two of you try connecting to each other without homehubs and see how you get on. This situation is crap to be honest we shouldnt have to buy new hardware to play together with our friends all the other game's in my game library work fine with friends but the 7daystodie patch team are so slow to get new updates out I lost patience.

u/iroxjsr0011 · 1 pointr/india this will work with VDSL modem

but buying only this vdsl router +modem

is cheaper

u/Woddeh · 1 pointr/techsupport

Oh, then it's as simple as picking up a new modem, no?

Example - Comes with an additional ethernet port, is coaxial, has wireless. First one I picked on Amazon.

Edit: The one I linked didn't come with WiFi. Oops.

u/bkubel · 1 pointr/milwaukee

This is the one I bought. It was the cheapest Wifi modem that I found and it works great.

u/penguin_rider222 · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

> you need to complain to Xfinity.

Are you saying it may be a compatibility issue? What should my complaint be?

As a second question, is a router limited by the modem it's connected to? If combo units aren't recommended, I may just spring for a C7 router. However, will my older N300 modem limit the newer C7's capabilities if I just use the N300 as a modem (turn off router functions)? This is my current modem:

u/manarius5 · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

I can't find any 32 channel downstream telephony modems that are certified on Comcast.

However, Comcast has a 24 channel one that is certified:

It's good for up to 648 Mbps.

You might need two separate devices, which is fine. Comcast has straight telephone devices.

u/JCVDsWeirdPubez · 1 pointr/techsupport

I can't seem to find a 16x8 modem. I see a wall of numbers on spec sheets and my brain goes blank. This is the one amazon says people buy with it. Is this fine or should I look elsewhere? What am I even looking at?


This one is at my local bestbuy able to be picked up today. I don't mind spending an extra $100 if it means good times on the internet can resume.

u/111017751833 · 1 pointr/plano

Honestly, Spectrum is the way to go. Use your own modem and router.

I have been using a Zoom Modem DOCSIS 3.0 for the past 3years, with no issues. Along with this ASUS RT-ACRH13 for the past 10 months. I had another, much cheaper router than that, but between these two I paid $55 for the modem and $70 for the wifi basically $0.65/month for the modem, and $7/month for the router = $7.65 as opposed to whatever they will charge for their modem router combination, and when I first used theirs, it wasn't nearing as good. Just make sure you get one that is at least DOCSIS 3.0, which is easiest to view here. I am partial to Motorola, as they have worked great for me, though the Netgear and TP-Link I used before where a while back, and was provided to me, didn't work as well, so I am biased against them, even though a lot of people talk good about them, so I could be wrong about them. A good combination is this Motorola N300 router modem combo both for the same price at Best Buy and Amazon. Which, even if it only last 1 year, it would be the same cost as $5.84/month renting, and then less as it will last more than one year.

Not sure how heavily you will be using the Internet, but I use it to stream all TV, constantly on reddit or whatever with my phone, and even some gaming...most going on at the same time. I like my router, but will be getting myself a new modem soon, which will probably be a Motorola MB7420 or a ASUS CM-16.

You can find what is compatible with Spectrum, and how to activate, if you go HERE and open this PDF file

Edit: formatting with links
Edit2: grammar

u/PenoNation · 1 pointr/MLBStreams

I'm not sure what the 'best'choice is, but this is what I use:



This is my internet speed right now:

u/ScriptPro · 1 pointr/financialindependence

Here is one if you want an integrated router and modem combo:

I personally have been using that for about a year now and would give it a great review.

Keep in mind it is not 802.11 Ac so if you are doing a lot of high data intense streaming over wireless to multiple devices this may not be for you. I wired my whole house up with cat6 so I only use the wireless for cell phones mainly so thats not an issue for me but wanted you to be aware.

If you do use mainly wireless then this is the ac version.

u/schmag · 1 pointr/networking

you can nearly always buy your own modem as well.

and in Denver, that is what my buddy did at both his business and home, comcast has a page with "compatibility ratings" of the different modems that they will activate. and there are still plenty of standard modems on that list. it is the same way here, those that on cable or DSL etc. theyre usually given/leasing a combo device, but you can always go out and buy your own single function device.

where I live, and work, its fiber to the home and fiber to the dmarc. so we have an ONT that that converts that fiber signal and gives us a cat5 for internet, one for tv and another for phone. I can plug a switch in and multiple routers each getting their own address, or a single router using one address, or a single router with multiple configurable interfaces to grab multiple ip's across multiple ports.

edit to add: this device, your standard surfboard no routing, no funny business. plug in a switch and a couple routers if you want. this surfboard has a router built in, and if you cant disable the router funny business, yeah you may have trouble pulling multiple IPs. you shouldn't have trouble activating either one on comcast and many other major cable isp's.(you will want to verify ahead of time of course but....) and yeah, these aren't surfboards because arris bought that, but close enough.

u/Modern_Bear · 1 pointr/AlternativeAmazonVGF

Amazon has this one that should work with Comcast, for $130. Of course I would check first with them to make sure it's compatible but it says certified by Comcast in the description.

I bought my own cable modem when I was with Time Warner Cable in New York (another DOCSIS 3 one), and saved the monthly modem rental fees, but I don't think I even have the option to use my own with AT&T.

u/Gr8tness_247365 · 1 pointr/techsupport

> That would mean that your registration is tied to your MAC address, which sounds wrong to me but i'm no developer. that would be a significant hardware change if the MAC changed, it would appear to be a new network adapter.

Motorola MG7540

u/DI3HARD139 · 1 pointr/Comcast

I'm gonna take a guess in that you have the 200/10 package. It's my understanding that anything over the 150/20 requires a modem that has a minimum of 16d/4u channels. As such you would be looking at this .

u/nomadicwonder · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

Thanks for the response. I noticed that all of the Arris SURFboard products have really mediocre reviews on Amazon compared to other brands like Netgear and Motorola. Not a concern?

I also would like a cable modem/wireless router combo. Not recommended? Looking at this Motorola device.

u/taintedbloop · 1 pointr/Comcast

Oh, and an edit to my previous post: here's a link for the same exact netgear product but $20 cheaper after a coupon. It's out of stock for a few days though.. but in my experience amazon often ships before they say they will.

You may have to click manually the (frustration free packaging) and then click the model on the bottom, 960mbps (24x8) to get the one with the coupon.

u/Jaybonaut · 1 pointr/chartercable

If you end up grabbing your own, I would recommend the Netgear CM600 or the TP-Link TC7650. The CM600 comes highly recommended by most people and Spectrum themselves - probably the best two commercially sold ones for the 400/20 tier and lower. Gigabit requires a Spectrum modem (DOCSIS 3.1) at the moment. I assume Spectrum will allow customer-owned DOCSIS 3.1 modems at some point next year.

u/RainbowShane · 1 pointr/chartercable

I use the Netgear CM600

The spectrum modems aren’t horrible. They first gave me a Arris TM1602AP2 and I got expected speeds. But had the puma issue. In some markets they’re giving out this modem for even the 100Mbps tier

All spectrum modems are free, and if you want the WiFi its $5 with the 100Mbps plan and free with spectrum ultra.

u/dudeman21 · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

I ended up going with the Netgear CM600 (, which is based on the Broadcom BCM3384 chip. I would have gone with the CM700, but they switched to the Puma 6 at that point (it's probably fine, but after dealing with my last modem I don't want to chance it). Looking around, the CM600 seems pretty solid, so hopefully it works out!

Edit: Also, on a non-technical level, it has an on/off switch, which is sooo much more convenient than unplugging it if I need to reboot it :)

u/nizmoz · 1 pointr/eero


Get this one to get close to 1gb speeds, and not have the Puma issues. Works great on my network with my EEROs. I had the 6183 at first, and had nothing but compatibility issues with EERO with it. And my provider would not update it.

u/realsmart987 · 1 pointr/Spectrum

Get a new modem. Before the installation person came over I looked up the list of approved modems that had the speed I wanted and bought it off Amazon. I've never needed to reset it. Here's a link.

u/LarsAlereon · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

The TP-Link Archer C5 for <$50 is generally considered the best value router. The modem depends on the internet connection you plan to use, for cable this Netgear modem for <$50 is usually considered the cheapest decent one. Do check with your ISP to confirm compatibility. Never ever buy those combo modem-router-in-one boxes, they don't work for shit.

u/GoldenState- · 1 pointr/Comcast

This is the CM500 to get?

Also when you mention the Archer AC1900. Are you talking about the router I linked in my previous post? It cost $99 on Amazon with no coupon but it seems like it can be had for $70 after the coupon is applied? I just want to be sure I'm getting the right one.

u/dadue123 · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

Check Amazon today for deals on Netgear stuff! Here's one that will fit your requirements.

Alternatively, if you want to go two separate devices: modem and router option.

u/bdrrr · 1 pointr/cordcutters

I went through all this with TWC and now RCN, so here are my thoughts:

  • I switched to RCN about 1 year ago. Very happy with it (service and price)
  • I bought a modem for TWC and brought it over to RCN. Works the same way
  • Currently, I pay for 165mbps and I get about 160-180
  • DO NOT get a router + modem 2 in 1. A friend in the building that also moved to RCN has a 2-in-1 and he has problems that I never have. I have a separate Asus Router

    About 3 years ago I bought for $110 this

  • NETGEAR CM500 (DOCSIS 3.0)- - $60
  • I used it at 220mbps on TWC without issues
  • It still works flawlessly

    But indeed now there is the

  • Netgear CM1000 (DOCSIS 3.1) - - $180

    Not every location in NYC can received at DOCSIS 3.1 speed, so if you would go for a DOCSIS 3.1 modem, make 100% sure you can get that speed and you are willing to pay more for the higher speed. I had 220 at TWC but moved to 165 at RCN as it is actually already plenty for me.

    tl:dr: I am at 165mbps with RCN with the Netgear CM500 modem and everything works flawlessly.
u/ninjaapples · 1 pointr/Sacramento

This is my setup:

Modem: NETGEAR-CM500

Router: Netgear-ac1750

If you want me to find something for you to buy in the next few days message me with your price range and I can help you out. (I work in IT if that gives it any justification :P)

u/itsgreater9000 · 1 pointr/boston

the router i got was the Netgear R6700 model AC1750 (i assume you live in a house, so probably bump up your model number so you can get a bigger range, i got the cheapest one cuz im in an apartment)

and the modem was Netgeart CM500 (again, choose a pricier one depending on how many people will be using the internet and if you need 1gbps speeds or something)

both seem good so far, unsure on longevity but my previous modem/router from netgear was like 6 years old so they seem built well.

u/IamAbc · 1 pointr/Comcast

What's your guys opinion on this? It's like the cheapest one on Amazon with the highest stars and reviews. My router is this guy

u/MrHoneycrisp · 1 pointr/neoliberal
u/rk57957 · 1 pointr/Austin

I picked up this Netgear on Amazon, there is a requirement list on Grande. Once you have the modem call customer service and they'll help you switch over to your modem, then you just have to return the modem they left you.

u/Clonecone92 · 1 pointr/Mediacom

Sorry late response to your comment
I was wondering is the 3.1 only required for the 500 or 1 gb plans?
I have a Netgear CM500 (16x4) and didn't know if it would work for the 100 mb plan. Thanks

u/koldfusion47 · 1 pointr/asheville

Never tried to cast a stream, and I have never checked If there are blimps in my up time so not sure if these will be of any help to you. However I haven't had problems in the past year streaming from Netflix or Amazon or extended outages in Woodfin with Spectum except during power outages. I've been using this modem off their approved list and this router

u/Aztronaut1927 · 1 pointr/Comcast_Xfinity

Hit an all in one like this thing

Personally, I'm partial to Netgear equipment so a modem that supports voice is

You'd obviously still need a router because that's just a modem/emta

u/Smokin_Dave · 1 pointr/Comcast_Xfinity

I just did some quick searching around, and it seems the Netgear CM500V is gonna be the best bet.
Its a 4x16 cable modem with voice, recently approved by comcast. IT has no wireless, so if you are using your own wireless AP, this would be the way I would go. It uses the Broadcom chipset, so it should be stable.

Its a lot lower in price too.

u/neo19811981 · 1 pointr/Comcast_Xfinity

You can always get one gen older docsis 3.0 for a bit cheaper. However, everything is.moving to 3.1 now. A bit more $ for reasonable future proofing may be a good tradeoff. My 2c.

u/electricprism · 1 pointr/technology

Everyone needs TorGuard to OpenVPN to thousands of nodes outside the country. And they need DD-WRT routers and if they have to have comcast they need a 3rd party modem suchas Netgear CM500V

Comcast has a FTP server inside your LAN with their router -- it shows up on AVAHI, and their routers sometimes get infected firmware by the Chineese to get into your LAN if they're interested in your stuff.

u/pastaboy94 · 1 pointr/oculusnsfw

I was going to get something like this if it will be able to get the job done. What do you think? Sorry for all of these questions. I am not that educated in this field. Tried to do some research but still quite confuse. Would appreciate if you clear it all up for me.

u/Adamwn · 1 pointr/cordcutters

I have the netgear nighthawk C7000 modem/router combo and I have nothing bad to say about it. It’s been flawless and has very good range for not having external antennas, covers my 2K SF house and around 100 feet outside the house too.
I have 400mbps cable from spectrum.

NETGEAR Nighthawk WiFi Cable Modem Router Combo (24x8) AC1900 DOCSIS 3.0 | Certified Xfinity Comcast, Spectrum, COX, More (C7000-1AZNAS)

u/HalcyoneDays · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

No. I thought about that too but that won't work. Since ISPs only give people one public facing IP address, it turns out if you try to use a splitter like that on the modem it will only give internet to either the router or the console.

I mean getting a modem that is also a wifi router at the same time. Like this one so you can connect your console straight to it while it still works as a router giving wifi to everything else

u/Theomancer · 1 pointr/homeautomation

Here's the one that I picked up, without antennas. AC1900. I think the case itself looks like if it were painted white/gray, it'd be like a basic square-type shape, with the base removed.

As far as why to hide it, it's just so there's not a black-box-with-wires-and-blinking-lights sitting out in the middle of life. It'll be tucked away, semi-hidden, and frees up shelf space, countertop space, etc., wherever it otherwise would be. In my particular case, the most central location to the house is the kitchen, and it'd be nice to "hide" it from being an eyesore for my wife and guests, etc.

u/zebramonkey31 · 1 pointr/Comcast_Xfinity

I'm also thinking of ending my rental of a cable modem from Comcast, but, I have telephone service as well. Does anyone have advice for a VOIP-enabled cable modem?

Xfinity recommends one of these (that is DOCSIS 3.0, I have 400 Mbps service):

ARRIS Surfboard SBV3202: $200.

Netgear 7100V: $220 with coupon on Amazon.

Motorola MT7711: $200

ARRIS SVG2482AC: $200 with a coupon.

I'm tempted by the Motorola. I've heard bad things about Netgear customer service, although am considering buying an Orbi mesh router at some point as well. Also, the Arris SVG2482 uses an Intel chipset that people are complaining about.

Any advice/words of wisdom would be appreciated immensely.

u/williamp114 · 1 pointr/boston

I don't have RCN or Fios in my area, so I don't know specifics on their pricing, but i'll give you some generalized advice on getting the cable bill down.

First, an easy to shave your bill is to get those equipment rental costs down.

Cable providers in the US won't let you purchase your own cable boxes (closest thing you'll get to that is CableCARDs but there are very few devices that are compatible with them), but they will let you purchase your own modem/router for internet and phone service. Activation should be as easy as plugging the modem and the Xfinity activation screen will appear. And as usual if something goes wrong, Comcast support is the one you would call.

RCN will be the same way, but one thing to note that FiOS is the exception here as they are a fiber-based service and the router is required for TV services (if she gets rid of TV service you can use your own router... but that's a little advanced because you would need to run ethernet from the box outside to the location of the router)

Popular modems with wifi and voice capabilities that are compatible with Comcast;

  • Arris SVG2482AC
  • Netgear C7100V-1AZNAS
  • Motorola MT7711

    You could also switch her phone service over to a VoIP provider like MagicJack, Vonage, or Ooma (but of course that will break her triple play deals). I think we pay $29 a year for MagicJack, and while it's a little buggy, it's worth the price. Then again, I mostly use my cell phone now, but we live in an area with bad reception so we still need a landline for emergencies.

    Also, explore the streaming options as well, services like Hulu, Sling, Philo, etc are less than most cable packages at the moment (but the prices are going up), so check to see if her specific channels are part of the packages.

    And you can always look into satellite providers as well. You can have both satellite TV and cable internet as long as the installer leaves one of the drops connected to the cable line, and the rest connected to the dish.

    Hope this helps!
u/Louisvillian50 · 1 pointr/Louisville

NETGEAR CM700, 32x8, DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem, Max download speeds of 1.4Gbps, Certified for XFINITY by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter (CM700-1AZNAS)

Get a DOCSIS 3.0+ modem and thank me later.

u/NixaB345T · 1 pointr/cordcutters

Netgear Nighthawk AC1750 for router, Netgear CM700 for modem. I bought them 2 years ago on Xfinity 100 mbps internet, I sometimes get 120. I’ve had zero issues with this setup. Read the reviews yourself.



This should be a great setup unless you have Gig speed internet in which case I encourage you to get the CM1000 for a little more

u/Daunter67 · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

EDIT: Found this modem on the list of bad modems per @psybernoid

Does this modem match your recommendation?: NETGEAR Cable Modem (32x8) DOCSIS 3.0 | for XFINITY by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Charter & More (CM700-1AZNAS)

Yes, I'm going to run cat6 to everything, but at least for cell phone / tablet coverage I'd like to have signal throughout. Do you use extenders?

u/jtonzi · 1 pointr/cordcutters

I have a Netgear CM700. Probably a little overkill, but I wanted to try and future-proof a bit. It works great. Running it with Google WiFi.

u/Bunnysgorawrz · 1 pointr/VOIP

I have tried three separate routes and now I am getting this.


I have a gaming computer I built myself. It has a I7 3.5ghz processor and gaming amd graphics card also 16gb of ram and such.. the thing is I can test the internet on my phone and my laptop and get similar if not the same results so I do not believe it to be a issue with my computer itself. Also nice input! The only difference between me and my friend is our ISP though she says allot of her coworkers and even the main office use the ISP I am using. My ping will go below 15 and then bounce up to around 30 back and forth and I have no clue what could be causing this issue. I have tried everything I can think of from messing with modem settings and so on. I even ran the test with nothing up but the test and wifi disabled on the modem.


Almost forgot it is there own "custom made" version of also awesome input!~

u/classicfavorite · 1 pointr/cordcutters

Just buy this with either one of those routers and you will be in good shape.

u/zakabog · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I'm guessing you're going with a cable provider? If so just make sure your modem/router supports the proper DOCSIS version for the speed the carrier is providing, and make sure it has gigabit LAN ports. Something like this ARRIS modem/router should work fine.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Comcast_Xfinity

I've looked at the netgear nighthawk 2 gigabit modem, since I do have home phone from Xfinity for $10. But I'm not interested in the up front expense for future savings, right now. Hoping CenturyLink works on its Fiber network in my area and can switch to have more upload. 1000/1000.

u/Shrykos · 0 pointsr/GooglePixelC

Please bear with me - I'm not a total Neanderthal, but I'm far from an expert about this stuff. is telling me B/G/N mixed, 20/40 MHz, channel is set to auto. I have this router which says it has 2x3 MIMO and does not appear to be dual band. Does this help? What else should I look for?

u/Neomeir · 0 pointsr/Comcast

I'm testing wirelessly however I know good speeds are reachable (I've gotten UpTo 90mbs) and have had slow downs with techs here. I've tried bridging the signal to another modem because I'm using an older ARRIS gateway. Same issues... The worst part is I don't have any PC's in my house to test a hardwired connection. But I have proven that it isn't a wireless signal issue. When dealing with techs they told me that it was my modem at first. Then I had a level 3 communication tech come out who told me it wasn't my modem signal. He tested for wireless interference and checked the lines from my modem to the box and found 3 potential issues which he resolved two of (arcing connector's). This level the signal strength issue which they send out a crew to fix. However it is actually worse now. I'm almost willing to get their modem (however I have had horrible experiences just like this with their modem years ago).

Arris TG862G DOCSIS 3.0 Residential Gateway with
802.11n, 4 Port Router and 2 Voice Lines

u/AsuraLancelot · 0 pointsr/HomeNetworking

I am using this one link, my internet speed is 150 mphs so would getting 1 Gbps would help me or is it just for future proof. Do you have any MoCa recommendation? Also just wondering, do I need 2nd modem to connect the MoCa from downstairs?

u/grizzly_intel · 0 pointsr/homeowners

You could buy your own for under $100, here's an example. They'll probbaly sent you a Motorola or arris. Those are probably 125 to 150 or so.

You'll need at least 1 cat6 cable and 1 coax cable if you go this route.