[Hidden-tech] Modem alternatives to Comcast/Xfinity

Mark D. Hamill markdhamill at gmail.com
Mon May 25 20:52:29 UTC 2020

I don't see the point in renting a Comcast cable modem. I've been buying my
own for years to save money. They should pay for themselves in under a
year. It just has to be DOCSIS compliant for the quality of service you are
paying for. They are readily available online or in stores like Staples.

The cable modem can have built in Wifi router too or not. We keep them
separate and plug the wifi router into the cable modem. Over time that's
evolved too. We now have a mesh network set up in the house so we can get a
dependable signal across our house.

On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 3:36 PM Arthur Evans via Hidden-discuss <
hidden-discuss at lists.hidden-tech.net> wrote:

> We've been renting Comcast modems for years, now at $14.00/month and we
> have connectivity issues with wi-fi which we have only had moderate success
> fixing with an extender.
> We are looking for recommendations for the advisability of buying a modem
> with extenders for a larger home to replace Xfinity's which will last well
> - or is it best to stick with what Xfinity provides? Any good modem and
> extender packages recommended?  Xfinity suggested we purchase xFi Pods
> ($119 + tax + delivery for three pods) to fix the problem.  Thanks in
> advance.
> - Arthur
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