Should I Get a New Router/Modem Combo?

Episode 1807 (1:00:29)

Bill from Statesville, NC
TP-Link Archer C4000

Bill wants to know what's better: a router/modem combo or a separate router and modem. Leo prefers to separate a two. You want to get a cable modem that is DOCSIS 3.1 and make sure that your ISP supports it. You'll also need to call them and get them to accept the MAC address of the modem. Bill is also having issues with download speeds on his iPad. If you're having WiFi issues, then try putting the router higher up. Also, reposition it. Another option is to try powerline networking with TPLink. But it would help if you were getting at least 100MB per second down. TPLink also has a tri-band router that supports WiFi6 for $150 at Costco: a good deal.