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What is the best Modem/Router combo?

by PastryMan / August 5, 2011 9:49 AM PDT
What is the best Modem/Router combo? I don't want to "rent" the current modem ($7.00 per month) I have from Comcast.
I want to 1. stream internet TV from the router and 2. use my laptop wirelessly for browsing the internet. I have Comcast cable internet with 20/5 service. Thanks for any info!
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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2011 9:52 AM PDT

Do not fall for "best" or that "ownyourownmodem" scam.

Just get a cable modem from the usual box store and the usual wifi N router and you're set.
Bob

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DOCSIS 3 modem and N router
by mopscare42 / August 6, 2011 2:20 PM PDT

Beings you are on the Comcast 20/5 it would pay you to get a D3 modem. If you are in a D3 area that will give you 4 bonded channels down. If your not now in a D3 area, you will be before long.
Your speeds will be more constant with the bonded channels. No more of the 6 to midnight slowdowns.
They are also testing bonded channels on the upload so that will just be a matter of time.
I use a Motorola SB 6120 modem and a Netgear WNR 3500L router and that setup works excellent doing the same thing you want to do.
Bestbuy carries both the modem and router.

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by NickCLT / January 19, 2013 3:05 AM PST

I am looking for same.

I want modem/router combo. I hate all the wires.
Let me know if you were about to find a unit which has modem and router

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