Comcast offers Xfinity subscribers a wide range of modems and routers depending on your local market. His articles have been published on FindTheBest. It may help if you sketch it out and then sketch out what you have in mind. Comcast does not offer technical support for connecting devices to the Internet. Within 5 minutes, I was connected at 75 mbps download and 15 mbps upload — the same speeds I had from the Comcast Arris gateway.
I have a couple of computers, cell phones, and an ipad that connect to wifi. You don't want an amplifier on an internet connection. Initially I could only connect my laptop to the new Comcast router modem combo but my iPhone etc wouldn't connect. Quick to get it up and running with Comcast's online activation. We had to have an installer come because we had no cable outlet. I read that since the new modem has wireless capability, the wireless signals from the new modem and the old router may be conflicting. Unfortunately Comcast is absolutely useless.
There is also the 5G WiFi signal, for compatible devices. Also this modem does not have the router function so you will need a router I personally have the Apple Express and it works perfectly with this unit. Your modem lights will blink on and off in a series of patterns and register with Comcast. Specifically, plug in the coax cable coming from the wall, then run the ethernet cable from the cable modem directly to your Mac even if you have a router. The tech walked me through getting my internet up and running with my new modem. After being registered they were friendly but it would have been nice to have some per-sales support, with general questions prior to registering.
Confirm that you have the correct cables. Go to the next step before attempting the surf the Internet. Download all other required software once you log into the website. It showed up today opened box connected cables from old modem first , then plugged the power in. Austen has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the New England Institute of Art and currently lives in Boston, Mass.
The most common type of router is a wireless router that creates a Wi-Fi network accessible in the immediate area. Please refer to the user manual for your device should you require additional assistance. These cable companies need to be investigated- Just like the guy above when they deleted his modem information out of the system as to drop his connection when he bought his own modem- ridiculous companies. If you don't have phone, you're better off using your own modem, which allows you to avoid the monthly rental fee and also gives you the option of using your own router without any additional steps. Feel free to ask any other questions you may have.
For each device you want to connect wirelessly to the modem router combo, you must either use the password key supplied with the modem router combo, or change the password for each device. In a minute a screen to activate will show up and in a few minutes you are done. Very happy all around and strongly recommend. The coax plugs into the modem and outputs to a router, as well as the phone. I already spent hours trying to activate this modem online and a pop up message telling you modem not on approval list it won't let you finish setup process. If possible, install the modem yourself! The problem is that the good ones don't have phone connectivity.
Registering a cable modem with Comcast means installing the modem and required software. You can easily set your network name and your password on your router. Their phone number should be on a recent invoice. Step Open a web browser and follow the instructions on your screen to download and install the required Comcast software. My regualr cable fee is included with our association fee. This modem was a black Friday purchase.
Set up was very easy, the range is excellent, 2. So after shedding many tears, talking to my tech savy son and doing an internet search I found this article. Once installation completes, restart your computer as prompted. Follow the instructions to install the modem on your computer. I know the router is one main cause of speed issues however 24 down is unacceptable in my eyes and when I ran the speed test next to the router it was only around 40ish. I will never call them again for help. There is also an automated number to reconfigure.
I have bought a new cable modem, router, and Ooma. If you are connecting multiple computers and Internet-connected devices, use a combination of Ethernet and wireless connections. Installed two cable boxes and one wireless tc connection. While a single user may not need a router, a household or business where multiple users need to access the Internet will benefit from its use. If you have problems getting all of this to work then you can go back to having your laptop plugged directly into the cable modem.