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    We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

    Why trust BestReviews?
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    A cable modem router combo allows you to connect to the Internet through your cable service with a built-in router. In purchasing your own modem router combo, you can likely free yourself from rental fees from your cable company. You can also increase speeds and reliability over an old modem and router. These combos should offer a WiFi router. A dual-band router transmits a signal in the air on two frequencies that enable you to have your devices on different frequencies so they do not have to compete for the same frequency. This allows for quicker upload and download speeds. Some routers offer gigabit speeds but keep in mind, your cable provider might not offer service at a speed that high for a residential setting. If you use cable phone at home, make sure you choose a router that can handle that service. 

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