The 6 Best Modem Router Combos For Comcast
This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in February of 2019. If you're an Xfinity customer who's tired of paying a monthly fee for a hardware rental, one of these modem-router combos for Comcast is just what you need. Not only will they eliminate that pesky bill, but most of them will outperform your current device, giving you a faster internet connection, a better wireless range, and more control over your network parameters than you have now. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
November 09, 2020:
With a lot of companies focusing on their router-only mesh systems, we find the number of brand names here beginning to diminish. The upgraded Netgear Orbi All-In-One remains the only top-tier model that combines a mesh satellites with a base station that serves as both a modem and router, while most other systems require you to purchase a standalone modem.
Another relatively new development in the marketplace is the adoption of the new Wi-Fi 6 protocol, which is not only capable of reaching higher speeds than its predecessor, but that's able to do so with a greater number of devices sharing a single network. That makes models like the Netgear Nighthawk CAX80 AX6000 a good choice for large families or anyone with a particularly advanced home automation setup. It's true that not all appliances and smart devices are currently able to take full advantage of Wi-Fi 6, but it would be a smart buy if you're looking for something proofed against the near future.
February 26, 2019:
The recent crop of products in this category includes some impressive options from a channel bonding standpoint, which is vital as the number of internet-connected devices continues to rise per person. The Arris SBG7600 is a great example of something fast and nible, with a great user interface. The Netgear Orbi, holds its spot, however, mainly due to the fact that it's the kind of system — a mesh network with an exceptionally designed base — that's really the wave of the future.