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New WiFi router

Post by hoppyjr » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:32 am

After the last five years of completely shitty WiFi and the stock Comcast/Xfinity modem-router, I decided to buy my own equipment when I moved. Well, last night was my first in the new place, so I did some research and set up an Orbi system by Netgear. This thing absolutely screams! Setup was super simple using their app and it’s a nice looking unit. Mine has a satellite that also includes three LAN ports, which is ideal for the new place. I picked up the Netgear CM600 modem with it. Solid setup all the way around. If you need a new home WiFi setup I suggest you check out Orbi.

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Re: New WiFi router

Post by Sidheguitarist » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:05 am

Did it speed up the pornhub bookmarks?
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Post by straps68 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:12 am

Congrats on your new setup! There is nothing worse than shitty WiFi. My router has a setting called "Through the walls" and it rocks. Pornhub is screaming fast :lol:
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Re: New WiFi router

Post by ChuckW » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:38 am

The setup you bought probably costs less than renting a modem from Comcast for a year. Just be sure they don't try to charge you rental for a modem you don't have, like they did with me.
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Post by hoppyjr » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:27 pm

It’s funny you mentioned that Chuck! When I ordered service to the new place I was crystal clear that I’d use my own modem. When the sales guy sent the confirmation email it showed $10 for modem rental. I caught it while still on the call and he acted as if it were a mistake and resent a corrected order.

Last night when I activated service, my modem would show a connection but I had no service. After about an hour on the phone with a tech support person she said my order hadn’t been confirmed via text message (it had been, which is what I did with the rep a week before) so she resent confirmation and it too showed a modem rental fee. Only after many attempts and me about losing my shit did she remove the charge. It’s all sorted now, but I watch that bill.

Comcast is a shitty company with shitty employees. This is why I’m going internet only and killed the very pricy TV package. While I can afford it, I don’t like giving the extra money to such a terrible company. I’m using Hulu Live TV.

Unfortunately they are also the only game in town for me.


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Re: New WiFi router

Post by ChuckW » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:57 pm

Ed, check out Youtube TV. It's fairly new and looks very interesting. If I didn't already have a tv package, I think I'd do it.
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Re: New WiFi router

Post by ChuckW » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:59 pm

And yeah, I had to raise my voice a couple times to get that rental charge off my bill. Assholes!
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Post by r.palace » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:00 pm

Sling TV is another option
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Post by hobbit712 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:24 am

I have my own modem as well. I didn't have the headache trying to tell them I didn't need to rent one. I too only have internet thru them as it's the only high speed option at my house right now. I have been waiting years for FIOS to come to the neighborhood.

I hate having to renegotiate every year for a new price though. I think I might have found a trick this past summer though. My one year contract was about to expire and the price was going to almost double. I called a rep on the weekend and received an offshore one I'm sure. He actually gave me a better price than I had previously. So I'm paying $39.99 for 75MB. I actually get around 85-90 speeds though.

I received an interesting email from them this past week. It said that Comcast was increasing speeds (for free???? please!!) and I needed a new modem as the one I currently own was incompatible.

So I opened a chat window with a rep. He eventually tells me to ignore the email.

Damn I hate Comcast buts its the only option.
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