Hope i’m in the right place. I need a new router. The Netgear one i have, will lag on my TV. I need to buy a router for my 1,300 sf home with cement walls to stream 3 tv’s, 3 alexas, two desktops for working from home with zoom meetings (sometimes at the same time) and one laptop. ( I realize the desktops not wifi, but wanted to mention it anyway)
Can you please give me a few specific models that are compatible with comcast/Xfinity and my netgear modem? I can’t have lags or blackouts. Or at least how much i should be expected to pay?
Hello Dawn Schulz,
Thanks for visiting us on the forums with your question, I highly recommend the TP-Link Deco Tri-Band Mesh WiFi 6 router. This will cover up to 5500 Sq. Ft.
Alternatively, I recommend the eero Pro 6 Tri-Band Mesh system which comes with 1 more mesh device than the TP-link.
The nice thing about these Mesh systems is you can hardwire a device that does not support Wi-Fi 6 to achieve higher throughput.
Lastly, I recommend replacing your cable modem once every 2 years.
Recommended Arris cable modem if you are not using any Panoramic connected receivers for your TV’s
Thank you. I just learned about mesh a little while ago, but not sure i would be able to set that up myself…..i’ll look into it a little more.
I remember y first thought though. How can i place my router in the middle of my house when my computer/modem is in my office. I would think you would have to run wires through walls and attic…
Hello Dawn Schulz,
You are correct you might need to run either Coax or a Phone line, most of the time a house will have multiple locations where you can hook up a cable tv box or phone, if you have any of these nearby the middle of the house you may be able to simply move your equipment.
If your computer is hard wired then your best bet would be a mesh solution, while keeping your computer plugged into the primary Mesh device that acts as a router.
Just an FYI that I had purchased the Deco X68 3600 wifi and finally hooked irt up yesterday. It sat in the box a couple weeks becuz figured I would have to call someone to help me. BUt, it went sort of smooth….and it’s up and running and boy do i noticed a wifi difference! I thought i was going to have to hook BOTH up to a cable and it turns out only the one needed the comcast cable…the other one plugs in to the other room. Thank you so much for your suggestion and help!!
I’m so glad to hear your upgrade was successful, I use the x68 myself and love it.