I'll write why I stick with the rental most of the time at the end after I try to answer questions.
1. Combo units are fine. But you have to get Comcast to say the model is compatible. Or they can deny activation.
2. BEAT ME TO WHY RENTAL IS A GOOD THING. If your modem fails, it's your problem. Same for any setup or other issues. It's all on you.
3. I have a buddy looking at buying his own and he's going with the best he can get. It's still only 129USD so he doesn't care if the cable company warranty and support is gone. He accepts that. I don't have the models he's looking at but he'll get a price from Amazon and then head to BB to see if they have it and will match the price.
This is my first time here and not sure if this is the correct section of the forum. I presently have Comcast xfinity and they are increasing the modem rental to $13/month, so I was thinking of purchasing one. I am not that technically inclined and would appreciate any feedback.
The rented Comcast modem is Arris TG1682G voice and data dual band wifi capable XB3. I have just one desktop I use, am not using phone service. I did a speed test it is download 3.3 Mbps and upload 2.3 Mbps.
I am not into gaming, just general use, watching videos, etc. I do have a few questions.
1. Since the rented equipment is a modem/router combo, can I just buy a combo unit or do I have to get two separate units?
2. Will I have any issues with Comcast and if something happens to the equipment, does that mean I will have to purchase again and be out more money?
3. I was thinking of going to Best Buy and wanted to know what would be my best options and if there is anything I would have to tell the clerk. I want to make sure I don't get one that is way more then I need.
Would appreciate any feedback.