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    Modem & Router Overkill ?

    First I wish all a happy new year. Haven't been on in a while. Also for some unknown reason, the PW, I've been using for years would no longer log me in. What a hassle that was!!
    Anyway, I recently got upgraded by my ISP (centurylink) to a new modem supposedly to 40mb service. The modem is a C2000T by centurylink. My question is this. I have been running a Netgear Nighthawk x68000 with the old system. So now I am running x68000 & the C2000T. I know I have to have the modem, but do I really need the router now? I had gotten the router in order to improve the poor wifi from previous modem. Not sure if this modem would be any better in the wifi department. Any suggestions? Thanks.....
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    I have been running a Netgear Nighthawk x68000 with the old system.
    There is no Nighthawk x68000. Do you mean an R8000 Nighthawk X6? If so, the R8000 is a MUCH better router than the C2000T (802.11ac vs 802.11n). No contest. Disable the Wifi on the C2000T and use the R8000.

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    And while we're on the subject, you should look into buying a modem if you're still leasing. It'll pay for itself eventually.

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    Thanks as always Midknyte; you are right . It is the r8000. A typo on my part. As for the modem, the last one I had to purchase. This one they gave me . Supposedly no charge.. However, I better check on that. Thanks for tip....
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    Don't forget to update your router firmware. There have been a few security updates recently. MAKE SURE TO USE A WIRED CONNECTION.

    http://kb.netgear.com/000036746/R800...rsion-1-0-3-32

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    Will do. Thanks again................
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