What are the benefits of a modem and router combo?
Modem router combos conveniently combine an internet modem and Wi-Fi router into an all-in-one device, thus making it a WiFi networking essential. Cable modem router combos are often provided by the cable company for a fee that is part of your monthly bill. Buying your own modem router saves you money in the long run because you no longer need to rent from the cable or internet service provider (ISP). Another plus of owning a router is that the speeds of upgraded versions are often superior to the standard models provided on a monthly rental basis. Newer options have an increased range of coverage to reach more square footage in your home. People who own modem router combos often find that they provide a faster connectivity speed for a more continuous browsing experience. A broadband speed test is a quick way to check the efficiency and speed of internet and Wi-Fi in your home. Many updated modem router models have desirable features like parental controls and security settings so you can regulate what your kids are watching and prevent others from accessing your Wi-Fi and internet.
Setting up your modem router.
Before choosing the best modem router combo for you, make sure that it is compatible with your ISP. There are multiple options that are set up to work with all ISPs and cable companies. Is your router in the office but you want to hop on your laptop in a different room? Grab one or several powerline adapters to convert your home’s electrical system into an additional network source with the same high speeds, reliability, and security as the original connection. If you’d like assistance with any aspect of your home modem setup, Best Buy’s Geek Squad® is here to help. Otherwise, check out our Wi-Fi network tips and tricks to find answers to common installation and setup questions.