I've been looking to upgrade the modem for my house. My current modem
is said to be out of date and is keeping my family from taking new advantage of Comcast's current XFINITY coverage.
For reference, I live in a two-story house with a backyard and 5+ rooms. The modem is in my room, which lets me enjoy direct connections of my consoles to the router, although I still have the occasional slow speed. Even worse, the connection I get downstairs when using my iPhone or iPad is abysmal. According to Comcast, i-devices are affected the most from my outdated equipment.
A Comcast rep recommended this modem/router
hybrid, which is not only equal in performance to Comcast's own rental unit (I buy our own modem so we don't have to pay rental fees), but the rep also said I could take the old router I have and put it downstairs, and have it act as a separate source for people downstairs to connect to.
Sounds good, but the modem is a bit pricey, so I wanted to verify if that's the way to go, or if there are cheaper alternatives that work equally well.
And before you ask, Opting out of Comcast is not an option
. It's what we're stuck with for our location, so please don't flood the thread with the Comcast hate. I'm no fan myself, but we can't switch.