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Old 07-06-2013, 10:48 AM   #1
maxaroni
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Internet hardware........????

We just needed to upgrade our router as mine was very old and couldn't support all of the wireless items. My son has an airport express that we got him for when he went to school as trying to get the dorm internet was next to impossible. We were running both routers but that caused "confusion" and the Comcast tech said to get one router that could handle everything (express is good for 10 items). He also said the modems that Comcast rents are crap and suggested we buy our own. We went for an Airport Extreme and did buy our own modem....motorola surfboarded which came highly recommended from comcast Tech.

Therefore....who owns their own modem and what do you have?

I know there are drawbacks to owning your own such as by renting, you can keep swapping them out with your cable company if need be. We've been through more modems as they all have given us problems.
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:11 PM   #2
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We just needed to upgrade our router as mine was very old and couldn't support all of the wireless items. My son has an airport express that we got him for when he went to school as trying to get the dorm internet was next to impossible. We were running both routers but that caused "confusion" and the Comcast tech said to get one router that could handle everything (express is good for 10 items). He also said the modems that Comcast rents are crap and suggested we buy our own. We went for an Airport Extreme and did buy our own modem....motorola surfboarded which came highly recommended from comcast Tech.

Therefore....who owns their own modem and what do you have?

I know there are drawbacks to owning your own such as by renting, you can keep swapping them out with your cable company if need be. We've been through more modems as they all have given us problems.
Our modem is from Time Warner. I have an 8 port gigabit switch for our hardwired devices (three computers, DVR, XBox) and a Cisco (Linksys) WiFi router for the wireless (laptop, three phones, ipod, Kindle Fire).
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