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I want to buy a wifi router, but am not sure which one is the best buy in your store. I have the 411

I want to buy a wifi router, my cable Internet provider Buckeye in Ohio is charging me monthly to use an Arris converter box. I would like to purchase one at the store, but you have so many choices that I do not know which one to purchase. It is an Arris model TG862.. I do not have phone or cable television.. just the internet.. I want great speeds and am ready to buy as soon as I know which one I need.
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Re: I want to buy a wifi router, but am not sure which one is the best buy in your store. I have the

You will want a Docsis 3.0 compatible cable modem. Are you allowing your budget to purchase a Wifi router along with your cable modem or would you like this functionality built into the cable modem itself? If you are looking for built in, make sure it has at least Wireless N built in. Wireless AC is much preferred in this day in age, but unless your laptop does not support it, Wireless N will do for you.

 

Arris is known for telephone / internet combo devices, I think bought by Motorola Corp at one point.

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Re: I want to buy a wifi router, but am not sure which one is the best buy in your store. I have the

Just a side note from personal experience I find the 2 in 1 models (Modems plus Routers) tend to go bad before their separate models. Just food for thought during your purchase.
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Re: I want to buy a wifi router, but am not sure which one is the best buy in your store. I have the

I will second AWBrowns suggestion. I think your better off with separate components. 

 

I don't have a lot of modem experience as I have always rented the modem from my provider. Mine only costs $5 a month and the one I would buy for myself is $130 and they replace it if anything goes bad on it. 

 

For a router I am really happy with my Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Router.  I have it centered in my house. I can turn off the data on my phone and go strictly WiFi and and I can stream music while mowing my lawn and never lose the signal.

 

Costs more but the speed and range are worth it to me.

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