Can I disable the WiFi router on my cable modem and use my own?

Episode 1412 (49:41)

Matt from Maine
ASUS 3200

Matt wants to get rid of his cable modem/router and get his own. Leo says that's a good idea. He'll most likely have to keep the modem, but he can disable the router in the firmware and use his own instead. Leo recommends an ASUS 3200.

Matt could also consider getting a mesh router like the Netgear Orbi or the Eero. It'll be much better than setting up a second router in bridge mode because that would cut his bandwidth in half.

(Disclaimer: Eero is a sponsor)