Can I have 2 cable modems with Comcast
Q&A: Will Comcast allow you to have two cable modems in the same house? Rick’s answer: Yes Michael, it’s indeed possible to have multiple cable modems in the same house, and it isn’t all that uncommon. All you need to do is call Comcast (1-800-COMCAST) and tell them you want to sign up for an Internet-Only account.
What modems are compatible with Comcast
Comcast Compatible Modem
- NETGEAR Cable Modem CM500 – Compatible with all Cable Providers including Xfinity by Comcast, Spectrum, Cox | For Cable Plans Up to 300 Mbps | DOCSIS 3.0.
- MOTOROLA 16×4 Cable Modem, Model MB7420, 686 Mbps DOCSIS 3.0, Certified by Comcast XFINITY, Charter Spectrum, Time Warner Cable, Cox, BrightHouse, and More.
Can 2 modems be used on the same line
No, you cannot have two DSL modems on the same line and you most certainly cannot use the same PPP account twice. Run a cable from the router to your room and/or set up a wireless access point as a range extender.
Do I need to call Comcast if I get a new modem
Call Comcast to Activate your Modem
After you get your new gateway or modem/router combo, you’ll have to call Comcast to activate your modem. Select “technical support” when you call in. When you are connected to a tech, tell them you bought your own new modem to replace your Comcast modem.
How do I extend my WiFi range
Top 10 Ways to Boost Your WiFi
- Select a Good Place for Your Router.
- Keep Your Router Updated.
- Get a Stronger Antenna.
- Cut Off WiFi Leeches.
- Buy a WiFi Repeater/ Booster/ Extender.
- Switch to a Different WiFi Channel.
- Control Bandwidth-Hungry Applications and Clients.
- Use the Latest WiFi Technologies.
What is the difference between a router and a modem
The difference between a modem and a router is that a modem connects to the internet, while a router connects devices to Wi-Fi. It’s easy to get the two devices mixed up if your internet service provider (ISP) rents both to you as part of an internet package.
Can I buy my own modem for Comcast
Can I bring my own equipment to Comcast? You can purchase your own retail modem for use with your Xfinity Internet and/or Voice service as long as the equipment is certified to work on our network. Then, once you have purchased compatible retail equipment, install and activate it and begin enjoying your service.
What is the best modem that works with Comcast
Modem compatibility list, updated May 2019
|Cable modem||Comcast Xfinity||WOW|
|Netgear CM600 (24×8)||Up to 960 Mbps||Up to 500 Mbps|
|Motorola MB7621 (24×8)||Up to 846 Mbps||Up to 500 Mbps|
|Netgear CM500 (16×4)||Up to 372 Mbps||Up to 500 Mbps|
|Motorola MB8600 (DOCSIS 3.1)||Up to 1,000 Mbps||N/A|
Do I need both a modem and a router
Note: A Wifi point is a router. To use a Wifi point, you will need to connect it to a modem with an Ethernet cable. This can be a standalone modem or a modem+router combination provided by your ISP. Keep in mind, some apartment buildings and dorms don’t require modems for broadband connections.
Can I hook up a second modem
Bridging. If you only have one Internet connection but two modems, you can connect the pair by putting one modem into bridge mode and physically connecting them through an Ethernet cable.
Can you connect more than one router to a modem
Most modems come with a single Ethernet port, meaning that you can hook up only one router through a direct connection. If you have advanced programming skills, you can add an unlimited number of additional routers using a chain of Ethernet cables from the first router to the second to the third, etc.
How do I connect modem and router to bridge mode
Bridge Mode is only supported for VDSL and Fibre connections.
- Connect your laptop or computer to one of the LAN ports on the gateway router using an ethernet cable.
- Type your username and password to sign in.
- Go to Internet settings.
- Edit the settings and select the Connection type as Bridged.
- Click Save.