If, like me, you bought your own cable modem and Netgear wireless router for Comcast service, the way to access your modem’s status information is different. When using the equipment provided by Comcast, in my case the Technicolor TC8305C, which is a combo of modem, router, and voice, I can easily see modem information while accessing the router page, because it is one device.
To stop paying Comcast’s 10 dollar monthly equipment leasing fee, I purchased my own cable modem and router. I am currently using Netgear Nighthawk R7000. In this combo, to see the modem status information, you need to go to:
By the way, I am thinking about returning the Nighthawk R7000, for the following reasons:
1. Its web interface is really slow and clunky;
2. Its range, according to this page, is not as good as ASUS;
3. More importantly, when assigning static IP address to a device, the device name cannot be more than 20 characters!
If I do return the Nighthawk R7000, I think I’ll try ASUS RT-AC68U. Do you have suggestions?
2 responses to “Accessing modem status information with Netgear router”
Those ASUS routers are pretty decent. If it gets the job done, though, I’d just keep with the Netgear. I think the ASUS can do some QoS settings if that becomes important in your home. 🙂
Hey Danny, I didn’t notice your comments until now. GMail thought it was spam! How are things going with you? Hope all is well!
Yes, I returned the Nighthawk and got ASUS instead. No complaints so far.