Comcast giving out Linksys DOCSIS 3.0 router/gateway?
A tech just arrived to upgrade me to 22/5 (I was at 16/2) but he doesn't have a DOCSIS 3.0 modem with him. I was expecting a Surfboard, of course. The tech tells me that he can get me a "Linksys DOCSIS 3.0 router" that acts as a cable gateway. I've never heard anything about Comcast giving these out. What's going on here?
The "ultra" (22/5) and above will use DoCSIS3 modems, in order to better manage network resources(bandwidth). They will lease you the approriate modem for your tier (not quite handing them out/giving them away) Are you sure he said "Linksys DOCSIS 3.0 router" and not "Linksys DOCSIS 3.0 MODEM" (combo units are possible, though they (CC) are (wisely IMHO) going away from that in many markets) strictly speaking , ROUTERS are not DOCSIS devices.
they are dumping the Gateways because they found modem and router was more cost wise. it also allows them to update to newer things better. can slap in a D3 modem and not have to swap the router(however an N router is suggested for Ultra and Extreme if you want to use wireless). -- [65 Arcanist]Filan(High Elf) Zone: Broadband Reports