Newegg.com has a combo deal for Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Gigabit Router (R7000) + Motorola SB6141 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem on sale for $219.99. Shipping is free. Thanks calistyle
Price Comparison: Our research indicates that the Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Gigabit Router (R7000) + Motorola SB6141 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem is $56 lower (20% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $276 if purchased separately.
I ended up paying about $230 for this combo in the spring (but left them NIB because I knew I didn't need them until closer to the end of summer) , and just hooked them up this last weekend with Comcast Xfinity ...
... both of them work like a champ so far (I don't do any of that "fancy-pants" BS with them) ... they are on the second floor of the house, and the PC I'm on right now is wireless in the basement ... so obviously, the range is exceptional, WITH FIVE BARS OF EXCELLENT SIGNAL STRENGTH! I know the neighbors are jealous ... good lookin' out, OP ... repped!
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With DD-WRT on the Nighthawk, this things amazing and the best router out there now.
And when I bought the R7000, it was a deal with this cable modem bundle too and it's MUCH better than the ripoff one TW (And other cable companies) rents you for 4-6 bucks a month. Using this modem instead, pays for itself in a year, so this is worth buying.
Better antennas for the two 2.4 antenna for 30 bucks (The center antenna is 5ghz and switching it doesn't make a difference so you just need 2). MUCH better than the stock antennas.
9 dBi 2.4GHz Rubber Duck Antenna RP-SMA http://www.fab-corp.com/product.p...282&page=1
Because I've learned over the years to NOT go cheap with stuff like antenna. The antenna I went with are great for the price. The cheap Amazon ones are cheap for a reason.
The Nighthawk's only downside is it's size, it's around that of an iPad lol. But this beast can also be OC'd, so expect this to raise your router expectations in the future.
If you ask me DD-WRT is a MUST since it's constantly updated, the community is super helpful and most important it gives the option to add a built in adblocker in Privoxy to every PC on the network. This way there's no need to set up a custom hosts file on each device.
I don't understand...why is this modem so expensive and wouldn't it be more economical and easier to just have one box that has both the modem and router like the ARRIS / Motorola SURFboard Gateway SBG6580 DOCSIS 3.0 Wireless N Cable Modem?
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