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Best wireless modem/router for Comcast internet service?

7333 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2011 9:04 PM by Mac_Man_X RSS
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I am looking to switch internet service from Verizon DSL to Comcast. I have a MacBook Pro using Airport Extreme (supports 802.11 a/b/g/n), and my other computer is an iMac (OS 10.5.8, iMac 6,1), with a printer and a Roku box (I'm also thinking about switching to Apple TV). All are currently set-up wirelessly with a combined modem/router.

I know that there is a list of a bunch of potentials on the Comcast website, but I'm looking for real experience from Mac users. Good, bad or neutral comments are appreciated.

Thank you!

MacBookPro7,1, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Retired Engineer Level 4 Level 4 (2,710 points)
    If you are going to buy instead of renting get a Motorola SB6120 modem and hook your Airport Extreme to it.
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 15", 2 GHZ Core Duo CPU, 2 GB RAM, 100 GB Hard Disk
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
    Just make sure the modem is compatible with Comcast network.
     MacBook Pro 2.8 Ghz 15" / 4 Gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iPhone 3GS
  • tcphoto1 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Feb 16, 2011 12:14 PM (in response to sig)
    I am with Comcast and recently upgraded to the top internet service. They sent me a new modem and I simply integrated it into my Airport Express network. My printer is connected to the AE also and I have yet to get into Apple TV but am interested in others experience. Why buy a router when Comcast provides one for a few dollars a month? If it breaks, they will replace it.
    Unibody MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPhone, iLife, iPod Nano and Airport Express.
  • Mac_Man_X Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    Don't pay Comcast monthly for a router. Buy a router. A router is a router, the best routers are Cisco based rackmount devices. Honestly the AirPort Express and Extreme are amazing and work quite well with Apple products. Plus if you purchase one and get AppleCare on it you get AWESOME support from your friendly AppleCare advisors... sure as **** beats going to India and talking to Fred.
    MBP 13", Mac OS X (10.6.6), g.skill 285mb/s SSD and 8GB CL7 ram


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