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Postby Tyler » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:56 pm

I got a new modem on Friday. My internet has been acting funny (lagging in games, drops in Rec Room, buffering for remote Plex, crappy webcam quality). I tried 3 different routers without much improvement so I figured it had to be the modem. The weird thing is that I was still getting consistent speeds according to Speedtest.net during all of the problems.

I replaced an Arris SB6183 with a Motorla MB7420. On paper they should perform the exact same, but the Motorola had slightly better reviews. Still too early to make a final call, but it seems like the remote Plex stuff is at least better. I tried testing my webcam at home on 2 laptops and it still seems pretty bad, but I'm not sure what you guys were seeing Thursday when you said it was awful. I also haven't played any games to see if that was improved. I'll hang onto the receipt and return it if things still seem bad.
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Postby DannyFanny » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:55 am

I've been thinking about replacing my modem/router from Mediacom (https://www.amazon.com/TECHNICOLOR-TC87 ... B01DFM5Q12). Lately the Wifi seems to drop in and out for about an hour at a time. Wifi will be up for 5 minutes then down for 5 minutes. I've tried resetting the router and that doesn't help. It happens in all weather conditions but is usually at night. Maybe we have too much traffic in area because this could easily be happening at peak hours?

What are some good suggestions for what I would need? A lot of times we have three or so devices connected to the wifi. Maria is usually streaming some movie or tv show, while I'm playing PS4 and have something on twitch for background noise.
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:59 am

DannyFanny wrote:I've been thinking about replacing my modem/router from Mediacom (https://www.amazon.com/TECHNICOLOR-TC87 ... B01DFM5Q12). Lately the Wifi seems to drop in and out for about an hour at a time. Wifi will be up for 5 minutes then down for 5 minutes. I've tried resetting the router and that doesn't help. It happens in all weather conditions but is usually at night. Maybe we have too much traffic in area because this could easily be happening at peak hours?

What are some good suggestions for what I would need? A lot of times we have three or so devices connected to the wifi. Maria is usually streaming some movie or tv show, while I'm playing PS4 and have something on twitch for background noise.
I think this is what most of us have for a router now. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075GYWPCJ/re ... zAbGN54ZHK

I have had zero issues with dropping and it has consistent speeds. I used to use my own mod m but spectrum bought time Warner and they don't charge for their modem so we just use that now.

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Postby Corey » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:06 am

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the postI think this is what most of us have for a router now. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075GYWPCJ/re ... zAbGN54ZHK

I have had zero issues with dropping and it has consistent speeds. I used to use my own mod m but spectrum bought time Warner and they don't charge for their modem so we just use that now.

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Yep. This will easily be the best bang for your buck.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:20 am

Yep, I think 6+ of us have that exact one. $60 is average price for it but you can find it for less on Slickdeals pretty regularly.


Are you going to keep using the modem/router and just then off router option?
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Postby DannyFanny » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:35 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Yep, I think 6+ of us have that exact one. $60 is average price for it but you can find it for less on Slickdeals pretty regularly.


Are you going to keep using the modem/router and just then off router option?


I'd try that first and see if that eliminates my issues.

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