Here we focus only on modem router combos for XFINITY. Gateways, WiFi Modem, and Modem Router are all common terms and used interchangeably. With a WiFi modem, you have all you need in one unit to supply Internet to multiple WiFi devices.
Difference Between WiFi-5 and WiFi-6
Common terms you will see alongside gateways, are WiFi-5 and WiFi-6, the latter being the latest release. That is, besides WiFi-6E, but that is up-and-coming technology and I’ll get into that in the near future. Now, WiFi-5 is a.k.a. Wireless AC and/or 802.11AC. Likewise, WiFi-6 is a.k.a. Wireless AX and/or 802.11AX. With either one, when it comes to the router’s wireless speed, you will see something like this – AC2000. You will note that the first 2 letters are the wireless type, and the following numbers tell you what speed, in Mbps, the router operates wirelessly. Now that you have an understanding of the common terms, let’s look at the list of compatible modem router combos for Comcast XFINITY.
The following is information on the XFINITY XB6 xFi Advanced Gateway Modem. The XB6 is also referred to as either the ARRIS TG3482G (most common) …
What modems work with Xfinity Wifi?
There are quite a few WiFi modems (a.k.a. modem router combos) compatible with Comcast XFINITY. We break it down for you here so you can easily find the best one for your XFINITY services.
Can I buy my own XFINITY modem?
You sure can, in fact, buying your own modem to use with XFINITY services saves you at least $11 a month. If you rent a gateway from Comcast, you are likely paying more than that.
Should I buy my own modem or rent one from Comcast?
This is a question we are often asked and see a lot. Buying your own modem is one of the best ways to save money on your cable bill. You can buy your own here or any electronics retailer for as little as $39.99. On the other hand, you can lease a modem or gateway from Comcast for a monthly fee of $11 – $14. This fee never goes away and is continuously added to your bill until you return the modem to Comcast. One advantage of renting a modem is that you get support from Comcast.