01-27-2009 08:35 PM
01-27-2009 09:40 PM
That device is an EMTA, basically a cable modem with voice telephone capabilites. It is NOT a router, wireless or otherwise, in the sense you mean.
I'm not familar with the Actiontec device, so I have no idea if its capable of being used on Comcast. But if you can set it to straight DHCP for a connection type and it has an etherent WAN port, then yes, you probably can. Otherwise, get a decent wireless router and have done with it. I'm partial to the Linksys router, find one that fits your needs. The WRT160N is a decent all around router, as is the venerable WRT54G. If you want performance and gigabit interfaces, step up to the WRT610N. Similar devices can be had from Netgear and D-Link, among others. But stick with a name brand.
08-28-2012 07:32 AM
I have the same modem and Comcast gave me a router at no extra cost, call them and they will configure and set up your modem, they are excellent!!! You can buy this modem (or a Comcast compatible one) at Best Buy or other store if you do not want to rent it and pay $7.00 a month, the battery backup cost is about $13.00 when you have to replace it. (Do not buy a modem on e-bay!!! some are stolen and there are no returns).
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