- May 4, 2005
I have Comcast's latest XB7 Gateway which is wifi 6. It is capable of up to 2.5 GB/s download speeds. I have been very pleased with the performance so far. It is centrally located on the 2nd floor of our 3400 sq ft house, and gives good coverage on all floors, including the basement.
My hardwired iMac in the same room with the modem/router gets 920 Gb/s download and about 18 upload.
Niiiice!!!! So is that a combination modem/router? Is it something you need to rent from Comcast as opposed to being able to purchase either a combo unit or separate modem and router on your own? Over a period of time it can be less expensive to purchase one's own modem and router as opposed to renting from the ISP. Do you have a number of "clients" that are all connected to your wireless network? What kind of speeds are you getting with your devices which are wireless only? Do you notice a significant difference between, say, a device that is in the same room as the router and a device that is on another floor of the house?
In my situation because of the logistics here and the way the cabling was initially put in place in this condo unit (in the master bedroom, at the rear of the apartment), I really prefer owning my devices as opposed to renting them from Cox and I also definitely prefer having the two devices separate rather than incorporated into one combo unit so that I can position the router in an optimal place, which as it happens, is NOT in the master bedroom where the modem has to live. I spend most of my computer time out here in the main living area, not in the master bedroom. At the time the cabling was initially installed, though, wireless wasn't yet on the horizon, and back then we were all plugging our computers via an ethernet cable into the modem provided by the cable company and using the cabling provided by the cable company which was meant to work with that particular physical situation. In my case, there was a television in the master bedroom (still is) and a desktop computer. They did a split cable thing so that one cable goes to the TV and the other cable goes to the internet modem..... That was just dandy back then but now I don't have a desktop computer set up in the master bedroom any more and I don't have any of my computers connected directly via ethernet cable to the modem. Don't really need to do that and the all-wireless setup I have going on here has worked out fine for me.