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Title: ISO recommendations for broadband modem/wifi for use with xfinity
Post by: Justy Gyee on August 13, 2020, 02:17:27 PM
planning to buy a new modem/router for the new internet service.
any suggestions  :shrug: so many options, so little knowledge of these devices.
Title: Re: ISO recommendations for broadband modem/wifi for use with xfinity
Post by: DavidPuddy on August 13, 2020, 03:23:56 PM
We have the 1,000 mbps plan and just use the xfinity gateway with a mesh system. I originally bought an Arris SB8200 but would not get an upload speed over 4mbps (Even after a "tech" visit), so we tried the xfinity gateway and all's been good.

TP Link M5 mesh is what we use for access points.
Title: Re: ISO recommendations for broadband modem/wifi for use with xfinity
Post by: Justy Gyee on August 13, 2020, 03:44:35 PM
We have the 1,000 mbps plan and just use the xfinity gateway with a mesh system. I originally bought an Arris SB8200 but would not get an upload speed over 4mbps (Even after a "tech" visit), so we tried the xfinity gateway and all's been good.

TP Link M5 mesh is what we use for access points.
thanks for sharing your experience
Title: Re: ISO recommendations for broadband modem/wifi for use with xfinity
Post by: voltronic on August 13, 2020, 04:29:02 PM
I have Xfinity 300mpbs service.  I use the Arris Surfboard 6183 (https://www.amazon.com/ARRIS-SURFboard-SB6183-Docsis-Packaging/dp/B00MA5U1FW).

If you have a gigabit plan, the Motorola MB8600 (https://www.amazon.com/MOTOROLA-Approved-Comcast-Gigablast-MB8600/dp/B0723599RQ/) is a good choice.

For a router, I have used TP-Link Archer AC1750 (https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-AC1750-Smart-WiFi-Router/dp/B079JD7F7G/) routers for years.  They are cheap and reliable.  To give them a massive upgrade you can flash them with DD-WRT firmware (https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=176560&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=1845), though this is not the easiest task.  Range is not outstanding though, so I had 3 of them in my house, with two configured as access points.

I recently replaced the main AC1750 with an Archer AX10 (https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Wireless-AX1500-Wifi-Router/dp/B07ZSDR49S/) and have been quite happy with it so far.  It's the least expensive WiFi6 router I know of, and if you have devices that operate on that new standard (most newer phones, for example) you definitely get better range out the 5 GHz band.



Title: Re: ISO recommendations for broadband modem/wifi for use with xfinity
Post by: Justy Gyee on August 13, 2020, 05:08:06 PM
thanks volt!  :coolguy: