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User Info: justsome1_01

justsome1_01
2 weeks ago#1
I own my own modem, but apparently according to some tech people the reason why it keeps buffering when I’m streaming is because it’s in it’s death throes. It’s at least eight years old, so this doesn’t surprise me. Since the gap between the last time I bought a modem and now has been significant I’m not sure what is available now. I have Comcast for an internet provider, so I need a modem that is compatible. I’m also currently using a Motorola modem.

Some suggestions please on what I should be looking to buy to replace mine?

Thank you!

User Info: mucloud

mucloud
2 weeks ago#2
Asus 1900 router will wor and you might need to upgrade you PC component's.
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User Info: justsome1_01

justsome1_01
2 weeks ago#3
I just got a new computer last spring, so my specs are fine for the moment. I looked up the Asus 1900 and I’m a little confused. Is Asus 1900 a router or modem, because I have a wi-fi router?

Thank you for the quick response!

User Info: CELTEKK

CELTEKK
2 weeks ago#4
Just get a Motorola SURFboard like everyone else and be done with it.
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User Info: justsome1_01

justsome1_01
2 weeks ago#5
Pardon my ignorance, because I’m not familiar with computer hardware, but I just did a search on amazon for Motorola modems and there were several different types. Which one should I aim for?

Thank you!

User Info: ClunkerSlim

ClunkerSlim
2 weeks ago#6
CELTEKK posted...
Just get a Motorola SURFboard like everyone else and be done with it.

Yeah, I have to agree.
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ClunkerSlim
2 weeks ago#8
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00YUU5628/ref=dp_ob_neva_mobile

That should be fine.
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User Info: justsome1_01

justsome1_01
2 weeks ago#9
Sorry for the slow reply. I went to bed. Thank you for the suggestions. One last question as a footnote, will the ARRIS SURFboard SB6141 work with a fiber optic internet connection? Frontier recently moved into my area with fiber and I’ve been considering dropping Comcast.

Thank you!

User Info: ClunkerSlim

ClunkerSlim
2 weeks ago#10
justsome1_01 posted...
Sorry for the slow reply. I went to bed. Thank you for the suggestions. One last question as a footnote, will the ARRIS SURFboard SB6141 work with a fiber optic internet connection? Frontier recently moved into my area with fiber and I’ve been considering dropping Comcast.

Thank you!

No, not really. I’ve read that some fiber optic connections can potentially use cable modems if the fiber is run to a hub and not directly to the house. But even if it’s possible, you’d still want a faster modem to take advantage of that fiber optic speed. Most likely though I think you’d need something like a DSL modem (if the fiber is run to a hub) or a special fiber optic modem (if the fiber is run directly to the house.) But they don’t have fiber in my area so my experience is limited.
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