Back when cable modems came out, you use to hook up your cable from your modem and computer and go. Then came the popularity of wireless and you had to hook up a router to the cable modem and then have your devices connect to the router.
This was great until you had trouble with your connection and had to troubleshoot whether it was your modem or router causing the problem, sometimes having to reset both devices to fix the problem, which took time.
Now we have DSL modem and router combos eliminating the need for two devices to be able to connect your devices to the internet.
Here we will look at the best modem and router combos out there today. With these reviews, you will be able to decide which one is best for you and your situation.
Motorola MG7550 16×4 Cable Modem, AC1900 Router with Power Boost
This dual-band modem and router combo work well with all the popular providers out there including Comcast, Time Warner, and Cox, just to name a few. The four Ethernet ports allow you connect up to four wired devices from Windows or Mac computers, HDTV’s, gaming systems or anything else that has Ethernet capability.
The dual band router has both 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz depending on which you prefer or what your devices are capable of and it has Wireless PowerBoost to help boost the signal so you get a faster and more consistent connection. Set up is fast and easy to get you up and going and the indicator lights on the front allow you to know what’s going on if you happen to run into problems. The router has an advanced firewall, parental controls, and a browser-based configuration manager which is easy to understand and use.
All in all, this is a great combo, the only thing this one doesn’t have is a telephone hookup.
NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
This modem and router combo by NETGEAR is for DSL internet only, it will not work with Xfinity, Charter, Time Warner or Cox. It does work with CenturyLink (excluding VDSL), and AT&T (but not UVerse), Verizon (but not FiOS), to name a few. If you are confused, it is always best to contact your provider to find out which modem and router combos will work with their service.
This combo has amplifiers and antennas to help extend your WiFi coverage and is certified by CenturyLink. This one has four ethernet ports, USB ports and also has a telephone port. More than enough room to hook up the devices you want and need.
All in all, this is a good DSL only modem and router combo if you are on DSL.
Actiontec 300 Mbps Wireless-N ADSL Modem Router – (GT784WN)
This combo by Actiontec works with ADSL CenturyLink and other major DSL providers. This is preconfigured for easy setup and will auto-detect your services settings, so there’s not a lot you have to mess with to set it up and get going. The firewall and parental controls help keep you protected also.
It has four Ethernet ports so you can hook things up wired as well as connect wirelessly and the antennas help improve your range. This modem and router combo will not work with Verizon FiOS, AT&T UVerse or cable company providers. If you are ever unsure, contact your provider to see if the modem and router combo you are looking at will work with their service.
All in all, this is a good modem and router combo for DSL users.
NETGEAR N600 Dual Band Wi-Fi ADSL (Non-Cable) Modem Router
This modem and router combo works with almost all non-cable providers except AT&T UVerse and CenturyLink VDSL. If you are ever unsure of whether a modem will work with your service, please contact your provider and ask.
This dual-band modem and router has both 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz for wireless connection and has four Ethernet ports for wired connections. This one is easy to set up and get going and get your onto the things you want to do and is made by one of the most popular manufacturers in routers out there.
This is another good one for users that don’t have a cable provider for their service.
ActionTec Model C1000A Modem and Wireless-N Router and Self-Install Kit
This modem and router is one of the ones CenturyLink uses for their customers. This high-speed modem and router combo allows you to connect at high speeds for the things you love to do and has a robust firewall and advanced security to help keep you safe.
Customers have said this one has long range, so you don’t have to be close in order to get a good connection and supports multiple devices without degrading your speed. This one is fairly simple to set up and get you connected so you can go on to surf the net, play games, watch videos or whatever your heart desires.
This is a good and quality choice for CenturyLink users.
Zoom Telephonics AC1900
This combo has all the things you want. It has the stand dual band 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz wireless connections, as well as four ethernet ports. It has the advanced firewall and all that other security stuff you see from the other most known brands out there. Zoom isn’t as well-known as NETGEAR and all the other popular ones out there, but this litter modem and router combo work just as well.
It works with most service providers out there, but it is always best to contact your provider to make sure it will work with your service.
D-Link ADSL2/2+ Modem/Wireless Router
This combo by D-Link is made specifically for ADSL high-speed service and will not work with the cable providers out there like Comcast and Cox. You can connect multiple devices either wirelessly or wired with this one and enjoy high-speed service. Whether you’re surfing the net, playing a game or sharing files, you’ll have a great time with this one. The only complaint about this one is that it is not user-friendly and can be difficult to set up if you are not experienced with this kind of stuff.
This works well with most DSL service providers, but if you are unsure, please contact your service provider to make sure it will work with your service.
Actiontec Verizon (GT784WNV) Modem and Router
This high-speed DSL modem and router combo were made specifically for Verizon DSL. It is not compatible with their FiOS service. It has a high-grade firewall, parental controls and a variety of security protections to help keep you and your information safe and secure. Many customers have said the range and connection quality are very good with this modem and router as compared to others offered by the service before.
It is fairly easy to set up so you can connect and get going.
CenturyLink Technicolor C2000T Wireless
This is a CenturyLink compatible DSL modem and router combo, if you use another DSL service please contact your provider first before purchasing it to make sure it will work with your service.
This combo gives you high-speed wireless connection for your devices or you can use one of the four ethernet ports, allowing you to connect multiple devices without degrading your connection. This one is easy to set up and get you connected so you can do the things you want to do and has all the standard protections to keep you and your information secure.
If you’re a CenturyLink customer, this is definitely one you want to look into.