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Replacing a comcast modem router with wifi

I am ready to buy a replacement for the modem router that we have been renting for 3 years. We have triple play - VOIP internet and cable tv. We have one telephone line (can't get my partner to cut that cord!), we watch comcast station plus stream netflix and amazon (roku) We use the wifi quite a bit. Our needs are simple and we, I must presume do not need a lot of speed. I think comcast has our set to 150mps which works fine most of the time. We have a TG1682G that we are renting.

Since I am not that hi tech, it confuses me when I see all the options on Amazon. What device will do what I need that I can purchase online?

Thank you in advance!

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I'm going with nope.

Since you have the VOIP option you can only use models that Comcast will bless. If you only need WiFi then add a WAP (Wireless Access Point) or use a router as a WAP. Google has plenty of articles on using a router as a WAP.

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Never replace a comcast modem router with wifi

dear friend before buying you should read more features of xfinity router or comcast router. because these router feature I like very much when I read this. now I want to buy comcast router for my personal use and according to my personal opinion wifi router never replace the comcast router.

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you need VOIP that you own and control

Get a Magic Jack Plus. It can be used with any ISP and doesn't need monthly payments, just one payment about $20-30 per year. You can also have your old landline phone number ported over to it. The day that happens, don't even tell "partner" and just leave that same phone in the same location. What you do then is put a splitter in a phone jack near the router, plug a phone cord from the magicjack to the other side of splitter, disconnect the landline in the outside box to keep it from grounding the inside wires. If you want, buy a DECT 6 phone system with 2-4 receivers and can plug that to the other side of splitter at wall plug and distribute the extra phones around the house. I've had my system set up that way for years and saved hundreds, actually thousands now by avoiding that $40 per month landline charge. I can use phones on old house wired jacks, and also my newer DECT6 panasonic phone system. Your partner will never notice unless comments about how much better the reception has become.

Truth is, all one really needs today is internet service, the TV (Roku, Hulu, Netflix, et al) and phone can all be done by other cheaper means than Triple Play.

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