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The MB8600 modem works with any WiFi router. Given the MB8600's speed, you should require an AC1900 router at the very least, and depending on the other devices in your network, you may be able to benefit from wireless speeds even faster than AC1900.

The Ethernet connector on the MB8600 easily connects to the WiFi network of your choice. Yes. To register your device, however, you must contact TDS customer service and provide your CMAC or SN. These are the numbers that appear on both the box and the unit. No, U-verse is a separate system that should not be used in conjunction with it. The router should be modern enough to include a Gigabit WAN port (10/100/1000 Ethernet port), as this is required for the MB8600's speeds. Moreover, Comcast's fastest cable service in the United States is currently 1 Gbps.

When Comcast or other cable Internet service providers start offering service speeds faster than 1 Gbps, the MB8600 will be equipped with bonded Ethernet ports that will enable it to serve rates faster than 1 Gbps. There are currently no consumer-home/small office routers that support Ethernet port bonding, but they are on the way. Ethernet port bonding is possible on Enterprise level routers (used in large businesses), but we are unable to recommend that type of equipment to consumers at this time. They are more complicated and expensive than you require. Bonded Ethernet connections will be available to customers once Comcast is ready to start offering speeds greater than 1Gbps and the MB8600 is capable of delivering such speeds.

In summary: Use at least an AC1900 wireless router. Make sure the router you choose has a Gigabit Ethernet WAN port. No, not the business service; they flatly refused to provide provisioning for my commercial account, which was extremely frustrating. ** Despite the fact that the box claims to be "CableLabs DOCSIS 3.0 Certified to operate with Cable Internet Providers including XFINITY from Concast, Spectrum, Cox, and more," it is a rusted mess of words (read less). So, it's absolutely fantastic. It did not meet the requirements of the wicked fast connect step-smother sheet, which was disappointing. After reciting a 13-character serial number four times in a row, I contacted Netgear tech support, who was unable to accurately transcribe it. The MAC suffered the same agony as the TA#, which lasted an interminable twenty minutes. Following that, I was thrown under the bus and instructed to purchase assistance for the next 30 days based on my receipt. "We want you to have the best (read: subpar) service possible, so please contact us first, we're here to yelp!" says the note in their package. BS, BS, and even more BS AWESOME DOG! There will be no cookies. The 30 day return period at Walmphart had expired by the time I finished installing it, so they refused my return to plead for a refund for the rest of my life while standing in line like a bad customer. AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE Never used, brand new. It's included in the package. The price includes everything. A quick start sheet with wrinkles. Plastic wrap with wrinkles Make a reasonable counter-offer. Thanks.


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