Need suggestion in modem, etc

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Ironjim, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. Ironjim macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2012
    I currently have an 8 year old modem and router. Have Comcast Internet, couple I pads and I phones, laptop, Apple TV. etc.
    Getting ready to upgrade to xfinity. They tell me I need a new wireless gateway. Excuse my ignorance but do I still need a modem and router or is it just one device now? Any suggestions on what to purchase ?
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Comcast has devices that are a modem, router, and wireless access point all in one box. I would suggest not getting one of those and instead opting for the modem only box, then using a wireless router of your choice.
  3. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
  4. PsyOpWarlord macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2010
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I'm always for the buy your own modem and buy your own router (I always prefer to have the modem and router/wireless separate from each other).

    I've been using my same Motorola SB6120 for 4+ years now. Rental fees would be at least $400 by now.

    Plus the wireless range and features on the Comcast all-in-ones they give out are not really that great.

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