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Motorola modem and Netgear Router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by pamelajo, Feb 8, 2012.

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  1. pamelajo

    pamelajo Thread Starter

    Apr 30, 2005
    I have Charter cable Internet service. I recently called Charter because the service was dragging and many times unable to connect. They stated I was paying for 30mbps but my Motorola Surfboard modem was only capable of 15mbps. I decided to purchase a new modem of course the only one in stock at Best Buy was the $159.00 Motorola Surfboard Extreme Wireless Cable Modem Gateway. Now I also have a separate Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Router WNDR3400 as well.

    When I refresh my Internet access I now have both Netgear and Motorola as wireless connections. My question is which one do I connect with and also, do I need both of these items Motorola modem and Netgear router? I find that when using the Netgear connection the Internet seems to be a little bit faster than if I use the Motorola connection. I'm just really confused about whether I need both of these items and if I have them set up correctly. I called charter and my MAC Id is set up for the Motorola modem. Please help if you can, thanks.
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
    You have a modem/wireless router. There is no reason to add another wireless router unless, well, unless you have a reason to do so. And, "a reason to do so" means experiencing some issue with the Motorola that can be improved/solved by adding more equipment.
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