Looking for a modem/router… any advice?

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SO I’m moving to Seattle next week, and would rather not pay the $10 to Comcast for a modem/router. My apartment is only 650 sq feet, and my speeds are going to be around 25mpbs. Any suggestions?

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    Polycrastinator Alpha Member #163 - 1 month ago

    I prefer to get the router and modem separately, that way I have a bit more versatility if I switch providers. I have this modem:

    https://www.amazon.com/ARRIS-SURFboard-SB6141-DOCSIS-Cable/dp/B00AJHDZSI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1477073955&sr=8-3&keywords=motorola%2Bcable%2Bmodem&th=1

    And a TP-Link Archer C9:

    https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-AC1900-Wireless-Gigabit-Router/dp/B00PDLRHFW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1477074006&sr=8-2&keywords=tp+link+archer

    The modem is a good, reliable, established model, and the router is good too, although it may be overkill for what you need. Depending on where you are, AC can be worth paying for as it's better at dealing with congested WiFi channels, a concern depending on how many neighbors your apartment will have.

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    Pbike908 - 1 month ago

    My Dad just installed this one in his home --  a combination cable modem router.  And it works quite nicely!

     

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/motorola-n300-router-with-docsis-3-0-cable-modem-gray/4811900.p?skuId=4811900

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    inlocoabsentia Alpha Member #1634 - 1 month ago

    https://www.amazon.com/D-Link-Wireless-App-Enabled-Broadband-DIR-626L/dp/B00AA6RYOO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477047138&sr=8-1&keywords=DIR-626L

    Wireless N (not at the level of AC, but still good), and it has IPv6 simple security so you don't have to worry about getting your device's firewall right to turn on IPv6.