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Buy Or Rent Modem Comcast



If you choose to purchase a router, you may find one that has a better range or better parental controls than the unit supplied by your internet provider. You can get high-quality products from brands like NETGEAR, Linksys, TP-Link, and Zyxel. Better yet, you could install a mesh networking kit that spreads Wi-Fi across your home or small office like a web.




buy or rent modem comcast



The drawback to buying your equipment is the overall expense. If your modem, router, or gateway fails, the replacement comes out of your wallet. The burden of cost is also yours when you want to upgrade. Free technical support from your internet provider may or may not be available.


If you have a fiber-to-the-curb setup, you need a cable modem or a DSL modem, depending on the connection entering your home. You can ask your internet provider more about what type of fiber connection you have.


When I first moved to my existing home, I signed up for Comcast Xfinity high-speed Internet, with wireless networking (Wi-Fi). As part of the installation, Comcast put in a Netgear cable modem that also dubbed as a Wi-Fi router.


So, I kept paying the modem rental fee. That is, until they increased their rental fee again (they do this every year or so now). I called Comcast customer service, and threatened to drop the service unless they stopped charging me the rental fee. The Comcast bill negotiation worked. Lesson #1: Negotiation is the first way to get rid of your Comcast modem rental fee.


These modems are good as well, use compatible but older DOCSIS 3.0 technology, have high speeds (close to 1Gbps), but slightly lower speeds than the above modems. They are cheaper, serviceable options. They are also all top sellers on Amazon with 4+ star customer ratings.


In my view, Xfinity Voice is not worth the money, with much cheaper VOIP landline options out there that you can connect to any router (see Ooma). But, if you want Xfinity Voice for some reason, the following modems are Xfinity Voice compatible:


Update: I recently discovered that Comcast is using your leased modem as a public Wi-Fi hotspot (at your expense)! Here is how to opt out of Comcast using your modem as a public Wi-Fi hotspot.


Nick, I have Comcast for my TV, Internet and Phone.I rent a Comcast Wi-Fi router for $7.00 per month.I own a condo where Comcast is the TV cable provider, so my condo association maintenance fee includes the Cable TV service.The signal strength on my Wi-Fi laptop computer is only two bars.My neighbor uses a Linksys router and I can get a strength of signal from his router of six bars, excellent signal strength.How can I replace the Comcast router, that support my telephone service and internet access? Can I buy a cable router with phone support to replace the Comcast router?Best regards,Chispa


mr miller something you may not understand is that the equipment that you purchase or lease isnt designed to have an infinite lifespan manufacturers like arris motorola scientific atlanta and other electronics providers design equipment so that they can update it but with early docsis (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification ) modems that software can be updated for only so long till theyve reached the maximum life of the device for example when a company like comcast transitions from a docsis 2 (your old gateway) to a docsis 3 (your new one) the maximum speed go from a theoretical 6-12 to well over 50 depending on what service you have how well your lines work what site you are talking to and the actual electrical response of the piece of equipment in your home. The statement comcast killed my modem is not correct in reality what most likely occurred is an equipment failure


I bought a new modem and gave back the rental to Comcast. Unfortunately, since then they have insidiously and steadily increased my bill back to what it was with the rental fee anyway. In all I paid about $30 to save about $15.


You can purchase a VOiP modem online on ebay but it is very unlikely Comcast will be able to activate it. I work for comcast and have never managed to get our computer system to recognize a VOiP modem that did not come from Comcast.


Thanks for all the helpful info. I found your article because I was irritated when I looked at my bill today and found they are now charging me $10.00 a month for the privilege of using their 4 year old modem. Time to buy my own, keep the receipts for both purchase and return of old, and check my bill each month.


I currently have comcast triple play, we are getting rid of the voice service.Currently Comcast has an Arris wireless gateway installed at my home for which they charge me $8 per month and right next to it I have a Netgear Wireless Dual Band router which i own. Do I still need to keep the Arris wireless gateway?


you areabsolutly correct Comcast has been jerking me around with using their rented devices, they can control how it functions by sending signals just to irritate customer into upgrading to something else just to make more money,i do not trust Comcast.I am going to purchase my own modem router combo the rental fee now is 10.00 per month and its getting out of hand.


We need a class action against comcastThey give you a promo and all of a sudden you are locked into a 2 year contract because I said yes to a promoNot the only senior this is happening to.Saying yes to a promo is not a yes to a two year contract.


IF anyone even had a clue as to how wifi worked, you may not be so ignorant to the hard facts. Please do buy your own modems!!! Less crying and whinning CC techs have to listen to from ignorant and clueless dumbasses. ;-)


I have my own modem also, however when I received the info letting me know I could buy my own I was told that should in call in for a tech to come out that I would be charged for the visit if it was my equipment. if the issue was their modem the visit would be free. hopefully my modem will last. hope this helps.


We have just signed up with Comcast because our Frontier DSL is soooo slow as we are in a rural area. We are researching which digital voice modem to purchase. We need something that will work with our landline phone and internet. The Arris TG862G gateway was recommended by Comcast and several tech support websites. However, I keep seeing blogs with complaints about that device ( problems with wifi, which we need) and recommending a separate modem and VOIP device. Is that device our best bet or should we look into the 2 unit set-up.


Ive been a comcast customer by default due to my HOA for four years. I purchased my own modem router and worked fine for two years then noticed terribly slow speeds, loss of internet/signal etc.. Turns out that since its not leased from comcast, theyre bot obligatded and didnt allow the modem updates hence all the issues im having. I purchased a different modem and this time a seperate router and no problem for two years. Now same thing happened and due to the frustration, im leasing the modem/router from comcast :(


We have Xfinity and have the Blast service. Will the Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 MB7420 model paired with the Medialink Wireless-N router be able to handle the 200 Mbps that the blast offers or do we have to get a more powerful modem and wireless router?


I have purchased my own modem since the beginning. I update it regularly according to the recommended modems. Now comcast tells me that I cannot reach my average speed unless I rent a modem from them. HOw do I get the speed I pay for without having to rent a modem from them?


So are you saying we need 2 or 3 pieces of equipment, the Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 gateway, Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 SB6141 cable modem (or upgrade) and TP-Link Wireless-N router or just the Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 SB6141 cable modem (or upgrade) and TP-Link Wireless-N router?


Does anyone have a solve for purchasing their own Xfinity-compatible modem that will also work with a wirless cable box? Comcast tech tells me it can only be done with *their* modem because it has moca technology but I find this hard to believe.


This is almost 5 months past your post, I own the ARRIS SURFboard SB6183 (164) and used it over a year ago with comcast. We moved and used RCN, now moved again and have to go back to Comcast. Now they are saying my modem is out of date and I need to buy a newer model. As of 5/2/19, are you still using that model or did they make you update it too?


So I currently have a Netgear AC1600 Wifi Cable Modem and it has been acting up for the past month. I originally brought it in 2016 when I moved into my older place then when I brought my house a year and half ago I moved it into my house. The Modem randomly drops and I have to reset it in order to get it working again (I know this isn't comcast's fault for once) and my dad said that I should rent one then buying one as he always have modems start breaking after a couple of years with Comcast (since moving to Verizon Fios he hasn't had any issues). So I'm wondering if I should go back to renting a Comcast Wifi or if I should buy a new one that may only last a couple of years.


Yes, you need both. When you get equipment from Comcast Xfinity, you usually get what is called a combo or wireless gateway, which just means that single, tall device is both a router and a modem. However, the router is what enables all of your devices to speak to one another, regardless of internet connection, and the modem is what connects your home network to the internet.


Comcast Xfinity also makes available a site that helps you find a compatible modem based on your area and internet speed, but you have to provide your ZIP code and your internet speed for them to give you a list of which personal options are most compatible. Depending on where you live this can range from just a handful of modems and routers you can purchase through almost 100.


With the increased number of connected devices in the home, your network now needs higher bandwidth to support all these WiFi devices. Rented WiFi modems or gateways struggle to support every device, but with the latest WiFi modems and routers, you easily get the speeds and connection reliability that you need. 041b061a72


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