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Modem/Router

Own a Arris TG862G/CT and am seeking a better model with a stronger WiFi bandwidth but still maintain the other features such as the telephony to be compatible with Comcast. Isn't there a stable unit under $200?

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Beware. The FCC and other agencies limit WiFi power.

So strength is a misnomer as all must not exceed the maximum. That out of the way I usually find that placement is key to coverage. That is, the number of WiFi hotspots in basements is too high.

There are many tricks and tips to make what you have better. Did you look at your coverage and channels with an app like WiFi Analyzer? (that's what I use.)

You may find your neighbor is on the same channel.

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Don't understand...

What does "it takes 2" mean?

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Ok, I got it…

That's out of my price range and especially for just a repeater! Can't an extender do the job?!

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Missing feature...

I just noticed that I don't see that it even has the necessary Telephony feature! I can only imagine what the price will be with that feature!!!

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What I've done...

I already have the Modem/Router up next to the ceiling, this is in a double-wide mobile so the walls aren't like a structured home. Only appliance in the path of signal is central heating! Do you feel the Arris is sufficient (as I paid $60 above what I was prepared to for it)? I had thought I was upgrading my equipment from standard Comcast box, but it turns out to be the exact same unit, it's just that I own this one! Frustrated and running out of time if I'm going to return the Arris!!!

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How about a powerline WiFi hotspot?

There are far too many for me to write which one but here I can plug the base unit into the AC and Ethernet to a port on the Arris. Then... Picture follows.

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