[Hidden-tech] Modem alternatives to Comcast/Xfinity

Jan Werner jwerner at jwdp.com
Mon May 25 21:36:26 UTC 2020

It sounds like what you have is a modem/router combo.

A separate router will always provide better WiFi performance.  More 
important, it provides flexibility to adapt your WiFi network to your 
particular environment.

You can buy a Docsis 3.0 modem certified compatible with Comcast/Xfinity 
for under $70 and a high throughput dual band router for under $100, 
although you can spend quite a bit more for a high-speed gaming router 
or a mesh system, if that's what you want or your situation requires.

Without knowing a lot more about your layout and usage I can't give you 
any specific recommendations, but you will certainly save money AND get 
better WiFi performance by buying your own modem and router.

Jan Werner


On 5/25/2020 3:06 PM, Arthur Evans via Hidden-discuss 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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