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GeneralRe: DSL Modem/Wireless Router Combo Pin
Chris Meech9-Nov-12 4:43
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Dan Neely9-Nov-12 6:03
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My preference would be to keep them separate unless you're severely space constrained.

My reasoning is that your modem is unlikely to need replaced unless it fails, while your router is going to be outdated every few years due to new wifi standards.

My cable modem is 7.5 years old and still works perfectly. In that time I've gone through 2 or 3 routers: possibly a wired only one (not sure if I futureproofed myself with wifi when I didn't have anything to use it at the time), next was basic 802.11g router, currently I have a an 802.11n (2 stream, 2.4 ghz only) model.

I plan to replace that one within a year to take advantage of 5ghz wireless on my next laptop. There's a fairly good chance I'll end up replacing that one in 2 or 3 years as well; 802.11ac still comes at a large price premium and (AFAIK) no current/near future laptops are going to support it. Under those circumstances I don't see much point in paying an extra $100+ today for a feature I won't be able to use for a while, especially since AFAIK none of the current models support the highest performance segment of the spec anyway: 80 vs 160mhz wide channels, 3 vs 8 concurrent spatial streams (at the cost of more antennas than a NSA listening post Shucks | :-\ ).

Meanwhile my cable is still only 15 down; well within the 40 that Docsis 2 maxes out at. Based on past history it's probably going to be at least 3 or 4 years before my ISP increases my tier to a level that would need Docsis 3 support; longer if having to upgrade their hardware and replace lots of leased modems makes them delay farther.
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