Don't buy cable modem with built in wireless router. More high tech things in one box, more troubles you will get. I use AT&T DSL. 3 weeks ago, my DSL modem with wireless router couldn't connect to internet. I have to replace them all. Hundred dollar model/router only works 13 months. Now I use my old ADSL modem. It still works. I will switch to Comcast next week, and am going to buy cable modem and wireless router. Not two in one box.
I am planning to setup a Wi-Fi network at home. Is there any performance difference between a Wireless Cable Modem and a separate cable modem and wireless router?
I am currently looking for a Wireless Cable modem because it would be eliminate need of a separate wireless router and in essence avoid the wire-clutter.
The options I am currently looking at right now are:
1) Wireless-G Cable Gateway Cable Modem with Built-In Wireless-G Router
2) Motorola SBG900 SURFboard Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Cable Modem Gateway (
I have a Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection - network adapter in my laptop and am running Vista Home Premium?
Would it be wise getting a combo or should I go for separate cable modem and wireless router?
Should I Get a Cable Modem and Wireless Router Combination?
In the case of your home network, it is almost always better to have the cable modem and the router be two separate devices. A modem and router combo puts all of your eggs in one basket. If the device breaks, not only do you need to replace your entire home network setup, you don't have any access to the internet because the cable modem is down.