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    Hey guys! This is a bit off topic but I know there are some really smart people here so i thought I’d ask for some help. I’m trying to set up a new wireless network as I’m adding an HTC Vive Pro to my cab pc.

    I need better speed for streaming 4k video and VR (htc vive pro). Im also going to be in a scenario where I will need to do the mesh thing to get internet signal for a laptop to a far corner of my property so it is something I need to consider. The router will of course be close to my PC for gaming, so we don’t get confused there.

    Firstly, I want to mention that I have a Spectrum internet connection and currently use their equipment. I will obviously be ditching this stuff. Spectrum shows Asus CM-32 AC2600 as being the fastest I can get that is “approved” and is a modem/router combo. I was looking for the best equipment I can find and it seems the Asus GT AC-5300 router is top of many lists and mentions being ideal for the tasks I require, but this is where I get confused.

    1. Is the GT-AC5300 a standalone modem/router combo or is this used to augment the CM-32 AC2600? Meaning do I buy both?

    2. If it is a standalone unit, do I need to use a Spectrum approved modem or will the GT-AC5300 work or connect with Spectrum internet?

    3. I see the CM-32 AC2600 shows it is 2 band (2.4 and 5 ghz). The GT AC5300 shows it is 3 band (2.4 and two 5 ghz). Would connecting the GT AC5300 after the CM-32 AC2600 like the ordinary modem and router setup I’m running now create that 3rd band it advertises and amplify the signal?

    Can I get some help buying the right stuff? What do I need to optimize? I just want do this once correctly. My knowledge is limited and could use the expert input.

    I appreciate any advice you can give me. Thanks for listening!  :wacko:


    In you house, you will need a cable modem and a wifi router OR a combined cable modem/wifi router.  Since you said you want a mesh wifi system, then you should not look at any of the cable modem/wifi router combos as they are not mesh.

    Stop renting equipment from Spectrum and look into buying a DOCSIS 3.1 or 3.0 cable modem like ARRIS

    Then buy a mesh wifi system that fits your needs, like Netgear ORBI

    The CM-32 AC2600 is a cable modem/wifi router but is is not a mesh system

    The  GT-AC5300 is a wifi router, does not have cable modem functionality and not a mesh system


    good luck


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