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Which router/modem combo? Don't get combo?

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I think the ubee pos one that we have is not working correctly so I'm looking to upgrade at the same time as replacing it. 

 

Is a combo unit good or should I get one of each? My computer will probably be the only one directly connected but there's probably 2-6 other devices connected via wifi. Sometimes I play online games like csgo, the kids play other online games on xbox or laptops or tablets. 

 

The one we had was originally good enough but I wasn't at just a small upgrade as that was one provided by Time Warner Cable. 

 

Mu-mimo important? 

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I'd lean towards getting them separate. If one breaks, you just replace that instead of the entire unit.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Mooshi said:

I'd lean towards getting them separate. If one breaks, you just replace that instead of the entire unit.

Good thinking. I haven't even considered that. Which is dumb because this one just went.

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20 minutes ago, LienusLateTips said:

What Internet speed? One is 16x4 the other is 8x4

Sorry, Just got off the phone, they said 200mps plan but they send about 245mps

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18 minutes ago, tomswife said:

The 16x4 is faster, no? I know nothing about this stuff. I want the one that can handle more devices without lag.

16 refers to the downstream channels (Download) and 4 refers to the upstream channels (Upload). The more you have the faster speeds it can support. I cant speak for your ISP because Im not sure who your with. BUT Comcast (Xfinity) will only allow a 8x4 modem on 200 Mbps service or below. Theoretically it could only achieve 220 Mbps on the Comcast network. Now keep in mind that only deals with Internet speed and not the speed of the WiFi on the device. 

 

Like @Mooshi I personally would not get a modem/router combo. I have a Separate modem and router. I have the SB6141 for my modem and the Synology RT2600AC for my router. Im subscribed to 150 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up, which is below the 200 Mbps limit on my modem. When and if we get faster speeds, Ill replace it with a 24x8 modem or go Docsis 3.1 modem. 

I just want to sit back and watch the world burn. 

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