Comcast sucks, time to snip it

Discussion in 'Help & Resources' started by mdigiorgio35, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. mdigiorgio35

    mdigiorgio35 New Member

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    So I am still one of the millions who pay comcast ridiculous monthly fees and i'm tired of it. Done a lot of research and think I am sold on getting the amazon fire tv/stick with kodi. I have an alexa and think that is my best route. I have a list waiting for me on amazon with all the gadgets I want to buy to make my house "smart."

    Now for the wifi, I probably sound the opposite of what I am trying to do with my house, but I need help with this one. If i were to purchase a router online, will this suffice for internet? Do i need a modem/internet provider solely for wifi and if so, who is the best one to go through? I realize it can depend on where I am located, but Mass has Fios and Comcast. Reading all the articles online don't totally spell it out so I turn to the (hopefully) educated members of this forum.
     
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  3. LeoIrish

    LeoIrish Community Leader

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    First of all, welcome to the forum.

    Kodi: I am personally not a big fan of Kodi as it never seems to work as well as advertised. Just my opinion.

    Internet: Pick between which ISP works best for you (price / cap / speeds). We had 20mbps for a family of 5 for a long time, and it worked pretty well. About the only lag we ever noticed was the live streaming of sports.

    Modem / Router: I am not familiar with FIOS, so I will have to rely upon someone else. As to a modem with Comcast, I always suggest to go with your own modem if they are charging you monthly for it. I also suggest going with a certified refurbished one to save a few bucks. My current one (I am with TWC - Spectrum) is refurbished and around 3 years old.

    As to the router, I personally prefer to have separate devices for my modem and router. You should not have to go crazy ($$$$$$) to obtain a solid router. But, one in the $80-120 range should be ok.
     
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