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Contemplating buying a modem and router to avoid paying Comcast’s $13/mo for the rental. We have 60mbps download so pretty basic speed but my husband does like to play Xbox games sometimes. Does anyone have suggestions for a good modem/router for us? Would a modem/router combo be okay? Thanks.
 

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I like Netgear for my network and Bosch for my woodworking shop, of which this forum is about - woodworking routers, not networking routers.

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welcome to the forums N/A...

but... ummmmmm....
how ever you may get lucky..
there are a few IT savvy people here...

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Contemplating buying a modem and router to avoid paying Comcast’s $13/mo for the rental. We have 60mbps download so pretty basic speed but my husband does like to play Xbox games sometimes. Does anyone have suggestions for a good modem/router for us? Would a modem/router combo be okay? Thanks.
I think that you are on the wrong forum, this is a woodworking router forum. Don't feel bad you are not the only one who has mistaken this forum for a digital router forum.
Have a good day.
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Asus for wifi and DeWalt, Triton, Bosch for woodworking. I've had Linksys, TP Link, Netgear and out of the blue they just died without warning within the warranty period. I warrantied them but then they died again. Asus has been up over 2 years now, the longest. For modem, I have a cable system (Spectrum) so I have a, ARISS Surfboard 6141.
 

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I too have used Linksys, and most recently, I had a Netgear Nighthawk. It kept dropping the connection causing me to have to do a hard reset. I bought a second Nighthawk and it started dropping out also after just a couple of months. I replaced the Nighthawk with a mesh system about six months ago and it's been working great. The mesh system provides a wider range which covers my entire house.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0713ZCT4N/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 

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Contemplating buying a modem and router to avoid paying Comcast’s $13/mo for the rental. We have 60mbps download so pretty basic speed but my husband does like to play Xbox games sometimes. Does anyone have suggestions for a good modem/router for us? Would a modem/router combo be okay? Thanks.

If you have Comcast's triple play with phone, There are only a few modems that will work. And even fewer that also function as a router.
I use this one.
https://www.arris.com/surfboard/products/xfinity-subscribers/svg2482ac/
Not cheap, but the money you save on modem rental pays for itself in less than 2 years.
 

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Contemplating buying a modem and router to avoid paying Comcast’s $13/mo for the rental. We have 60mbps download so pretty basic speed but my husband does like to play Xbox games sometimes. Does anyone have suggestions for a good modem/router for us? Would a modem/router combo be okay? Thanks.
Whatever you get, go with a dual band at the least - you want to most coverage for multiple devices and the more bands the better. Comcast also has a phone app that will ‘map’ your router reception in the house for best locations to put your devices. Had a Comcast guy come out and he maxed all my wireless issues with new connections and locations to use.
 

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You folks are unbelievably kind and fore-bearing. I truly expected the OP to be absolutely roasted. It was also unexpected that the OP actually got his question answered (and competently.)

Very admirable.
some really nice and smart people here. Possibly the most polite gaggle of geezers on the internet. 0:)
 

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You folks are unbelievably kind and fore-bearing. I truly expected the OP to be absolutely roasted. It was also unexpected that the OP actually got his question answered (and competently.)

Very admirable.
Well, this forum is pretty much a bunch of old men, and you know how much old men love to talk.... (and they say women talk a lot. BAH!) **giggle**
 

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Well, this forum is pretty much a bunch of old men, and you know how much old men love to talk.... (and they say women talk a lot. BAH!) **giggle**
Barb,

We're oldies but goodies.
 

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Barb,

We're oldies but goodies.
Very true, John... you're all my favorite old men... wouldn't trade you guys for any of the young bucks! Well, now wait. Jamie Fraser, (Sam Heughan) might be an exception to that statement... >:)
 

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Good call getting your own modem.

I got a Motorola for about $100. The specification to look for is "DOCSIS 3.1" or higher. That supports any data rate you should encounter for the foreseeable future.

I have Spectrum (formerly Time-Warner) and they made it shockingly easy to replace their modem. I just hooked it up, and they actually detected the new device and prompted me to authorize it on their network. Then I dropped theirs off at the nearest office, and that has provided several years of savings already.
 
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