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Buying vs Renting a Router

Buying vs Renting a Router

Should you invest in your own Internet equipment and buy a router instead of renting one from your Internet service provider (ISP)? It depends on the cost and your preferences. Here are some pros and cons to help you decide.

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What is a Router?

What is a Router?

A router is a small box that translates data from your modem to communicate a Wi-Fi signal to the devices on your local network. Learn more.

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Why Buy a Gateway Instead of a Modem?

Why Buy a Gateway Instead of a Modem?

Should you invest in your own Internet equipment and buy a gateway or cable modem router instead of a modem? Or, should you rent it from your Internet service provider (ISP)? It depends on cost and your preferences. Here are some pros and cons to help you decide.

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Cable Modem

Cable Modem Channels Explained

Cable modems have DOCSIS channels for downstream and upstream; we explain these channels, how many you need and how they work.

Buying vs Renting a Router

Should you invest in your own Internet equipment and buy a router instead of renting one from your Internet service provider (ISP)? It depends on the cost and your preferences. Here are some pros and cons to help you decide.

Cable Modem Routers… A Complete Guide

This friendly, complete cable modem guide will answer your essential questions about cable modems, comparisons, compatibility and more FAQs that matter to you.

Cable Modem Router

How do I set up my cable modem?

Setting up your cable modem successfully requires connecting to the right places, testing, ISP approved devices and… Learn more.

DOCSIS

What is a DOCSIS 3.1 Modem?

DOCSIS 3.1 modems offer benefits like download speeds of up to 10Gbps and upload speeds of 1Gbps. Learn more about fast, lag-free, reliable Internet.

DOCSIS 3.1 Modem vs 3.0 Speeds and Testing

Which is faster, DOCSIS 3.1 or 3.0? How can you test the speeds to make sure your coax network is performing the way it should be? Learn more about how your ISP can help you manage your Wi-Fi.

DOCSIS 3.1 Technology Explained

DOCSIS stands for “Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification.” It is a standard that allows data to transfer over coaxial cable wiring. DOCSIS 3.1 is the latest, fastest standard. Learn more.

Gateway

Why Buy a Gateway Instead of a Modem?

Should you invest in your own Internet equipment and buy a gateway or cable modem router instead of a modem? Or, should you rent it from your Internet service provider (ISP)? It depends on cost and your preferences. Here are some pros and cons to help you decide.

What is a Gateway?

A gateway is a small box hardware device that is a combination of both a modem and a router in one. It gives you wireless Internet access by communicating with your ISP and sending a Wi-Fi signal to the devices on your local network. Learn more.

Common FAQs

802.11ac vs 802.11ax: Which is Better?

802.11ax is the next generation of WiFi, also called WiFi 6, that has improved performance features over 802.11ac.  We will show you how they are different and which one might be best for you.

What is a Modem?

A modem is a device that connects your home to your Internet service provider (ISP) to get an Internet connection. Learn more.

Do Cable Modems Need a Router?

While a cable modem delivers an Internet connection, adding a router to your home network offers the benefit of a WiFi connection…

What is Required to be an Approved Spectrum Modem?

A certified or approved Spectrum modem is only compatible with Spectrum Internet services. Here are a few high-level things to know. Check out Hitron’s versatile solutions to meet your needs for various ISPs.

Comparisons

Cable Modem vs DSL Modem or Fiber

There are different types of modems that give you Internet access, including cable modems, DSL modems and dial-up modems. You can also get fiber-optic Internet. Learn the difference between these technologies to choose the right one for you.

Cable Modem vs Cable Modem Router

Whether you use a separate cable modem and router or a combination cable modem router device depends on your home network preferences. Here are the differences between each type and how to decide which is best for you.

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