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by zeeman1940 / December 1, 2015 1:01 PM PST

I rent a modem TC8305C from Comcast and use my ASUS RT-N56U router. I pay for "Blast" service. I want to buy a modem and return TC8305C to Comcast. Questions: Which modem shall I buy and do I need to replace my router? It was suggested that I get a SB6141 modem and a router with 802.11ac protocol since I use several devices with Wi-Fi particularly Video Streaming such as Netflix with AppleTV. Your recommendation will be appreciated.

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That's good advice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2015 1:56 PM PST
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I'd give the same answer but note that WiFi is a shared resource. Those that have been around the block understand that we wire what we can to preserve our WiFi bandwidth. AC does not solve this!

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I did this last year and I i got the
by orlbuckeye / December 2, 2015 7:05 AM PST
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Motorola Surfboard Extreme. Which is both a modem and router. They also have a model with the modem only and you could get another router. The thing with router even that broadcast 2 bands 2.4 ghz and 5 ghz is the 2.4 ghz is used by many devices and has lots of traffic and the 5 ghz is blocked by walls. My PC is far enough away the using 2.4 is faster.

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