03-03-2012 11:25 AM
I currently own a Motorola Surfboard 900 modem-router combo. Does anybody know if I can improve my connection speed by investing in a new modem-router?
I'm currently at Performance tier.
Upstream: 4246 Kbps.
Downstream: 9246 Kbps.
Checking for traffic shapers:
Upstream: Burst size: 4221-4293 KB; Shaping rate: 2109 Kbps.
Downstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 8754 Kbps.
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03-03-2012 02:18 PM
sgjunior wrote: I currently own a Motorola Surfboard 900 modem-router combo. ...
That device has been in "End of Life" status for nearly 3 years (see http://mydeviceinfo.comcast.net/device.php?devid=6
03-03-2012 02:45 PM
You don't happen to have any sage advice on wireless routers, do you?
I live in an average-sized apartment and have four devices that can connect wirelessly:
a 2011 macbook air,
an iPhone 4, and
a 2011 panasonic tv
03-03-2012 03:10 PM
I don't, no, but networking expert Baric recommends the Linksys E3200, Netgear WNDR3700, Apple Airport Extreme/Time Capsule as good quality routers. See http://forums.comcast.com/t5/Home-Networking-and-R
03-03-2012 05:05 PM
Since you seem to be a Mac person, you might also consider the Apple Airport Extreme or Time Capsule models. I use a 1TB Time Capsule here, works like a champ. It also works just fine with Windows systems (my network is mixed Mac, Windows, PS3, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, HP network printer, Toshiba TV, etc).
The Netgear WNDR3700 is also getting a little long in the tooth, the WNDR4000 and 4500 are its successors.
03-05-2012 01:44 PM - edited 03-15-2012 05:50 PM
Comcast intially installed an older Motorola rental modem in my house. I bought the Zoom 5341 (Bestbuy $80) and my download speed went from 9.5 mbp to around 24 mpbs. Upload speeds nearly doubled to 3.8 mbps.
Also: I upgraded my wireless modem to the Cisco E4200 v.2 (about $150 at MicroCenter). It cooks!
My connections and download speeds are flying now.
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