Best router for Xfinity 2024

Motorola MB7220
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Xfinity is the high-speed broadband service from Comcast, with potential speeds of 3Gbps (3,000Mbps) in select locations. Though it offers some of the fastest internet connections in the business, a monthly rental fee is applied if you use its first-party xFi Gateway routers. Save some cash by choosing from our collection of Xfinity-certified modem router combos and enjoy the speedy service with fewer charges with one of the best routers for Xfinity.

Choosing the best router for Xfinity

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Only some of the best Wi-Fi routers comply with the technology required by Xfinity broadband, such as combining a modem with the minimum standard of DOCSIS 3.0. With a minimum contract, renting the xFi Gateway router can cost you upwards of $140. Better to spring for our best overall choice in the Motorola MG7550 at a similar spending price.

If you want the latest technology for your ultra-fast internet, the Nighthawk CAX80 from Netgear has the latest DOCSIS 3.1 modem standard with super-fast Wi-Fi 6 and plenty of connection options for wired devices. The Nighthawk is at the higher end of the budget scale but remains permanently yours with no rental fees.

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