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Best Router for Comcast/XFINITY

arithforu 101 December 30, 2016 at 09:00 PM
I don't want to lease a router from them, any suggestions for buying a router that will support Comcast/XFINITY Internet service?

I am aware of the list of routers on their site, I am looking for the recommendations if you have one.

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Last edited by Left4Deal December 30, 2016 at 11:58 PM.
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Since the OP mentions the list of supported equipment on Comcast's site I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that he means "modem" and not "router".
I would suggest the Arris SB6190 modem and a separate router - the suggested Asus or perhaps one of the Archer C7 or TP-Link models.
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Since the OP mentions the list of supported equipment on Comcast's site I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that he means "modem" and not "router".
I would suggest the Arris SB6190 modem and a separate router - the suggested Asus or perhaps one of the Archer C7 or TP-Link models.
Yes, I meant Modem and not Router. Don't they have models with both? Something like wifi enabled?
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Yes, I meant Modem and not Router. Don't they have models with both? Something like wifi enabled?
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follow along here
https://slickdeals.net/f/9554628-comcast-xfinity-internet?v=1

yeah I echo my comments there. I have Comcast - forget the service tier but I get 85 download so it's not Blast. I have a 6183 and an asus ac3200 router. before the 6183 I had a 6140. No real reason to upgrade other than I saw an SD on the 6183 and saw it as an opportunity to future-proof. Fort he most part the modem is just a "plug it in, activate and it works" kind of box - there's no real configuring to do and I almost never have to reboot it.

The router on the other hand.... can be flaky, but I'm slowly learning by doing on which settings to adjust to make it more stable. The router is where all the tradeoffs are going to be - what range do you need, what speeds you want, do you need built-in VPN, firewall, blah blah blah.
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My recent issues with comcast and I'll guess TW

If you have phone service also, you're kinda stuck with their modem.
TW $20 plan doesn't include wifi. That's why it's better to have modem and wifi router separate in my book.
Took me couple reboots to figure out what they were doing. Reboot, wifi worked. Once the settings took, wifi didn't.

I'm still waiting to see if anything changes with charter buying them.
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If you have phone service also, you're kinda stuck with their modem.
Nothing prevents you from purchasing your own modem / phone gateway such as the TG862G-CT.
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Nothing prevents you from purchasing your own modem / phone gateway such as the TG862G-CT.
@ $200 that's why I said kinda stuck
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The Arris Surfboard seems to be the most popular choice for Comcast. I recommend it. Google DSLReports and poke around the forums there. You'll find all the information you need.
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I just bought the Arria SB6190 for Xfinity! highly recommend it! I have up to 200MBPS plan and get around 120MBPS with the modem.
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I just bought the Arria SB6190 for Xfinity! highly recommend it! I have up to 200MBPS plan and get around 120MBPS with the modem.
If you have a 200Mbps tier plan and everything is working correctly you should see almost 220 on speedtest.net as the service is provisioned slightly higher than what they promise so as to avoid complaints about getting slightly less - people would complain about 195 if the commitment is 200. When connected directly to the modem if you are only getting 120 you have some sort of issue that needs addressing.
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If you have a 200Mbps tier plan and everything is working correctly you should see almost 220 on speedtest.net as the service is provisioned slightly higher than what they promise so as to avoid complaints about getting slightly less - people would complain about 195 if the commitment is 200. When connected directly to the modem if you are only getting 120 you have some sort of issue that needs addressing.
Interesting. Comcast advertises as speeds up to 200 Mbps so I just assumed that since it was cable and Comcast, that speeds are technically lower and I would never really attain speeds of 200Mbps. If I had FiOS then I would definitely expect the advertised price. Should I be expecting 200 Mbps from Comcast?
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Interesting. Comcast advertises as speeds up to 200 Mbps so I just assumed that since it was cable and Comcast, that speeds are technically lower and I would never really attain speeds of 200Mbps. If I had FiOS then I would definitely expect the advertised price. Should I be expecting 200 Mbps from Comcast?
As I said above - if your tier is 200 and the equipment connected directly to the modem through a Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable is capable of gigabit speed (which anything in recent memory should be...) then YES. You should expect to see approx 215-217 on Comcast's speed test page which they actually just re-brand from speedtest.net
If you're not seeing that sort of speed you need to start investigating why not - and Comcast WILL replace the line to your house from the street, for example, if the problem is in THEIR equipment. If it turns out to be old coax cable in your home - which you are responsible for - you would have to replace it. Could be old cable, could be old/poor quality splitters, etc. but if you are insistent on getting it fixed Comcast will send out a supervisory tech and they will pinpoint the problem. Do NOT trust the Comcast sub-contractors - they don't know enough and will make stuff up as they go along and lie to your face if you don't know enough to catch them at it.
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PS: happy to help here but you might also want to check out dslreports.com where you will find a sub-section for Comcast / Xfinity and even a sub-section where Comcast employees help out. It was through that forum that I got in touch with a VP of Comcast internet services and got the area tech manager (who turns out to live in the next town to me) to come over ON HIS WAY HOME FROM WORK to check out my situation in person.
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