While you don't need to immediately update your equipment to keep your home network running, you could be missing out on improved services if you continue to use older models.As a result, be sure to check My Device Info to find out if your equipment (wireless gateway, modem or router) is compatible with your Internet speed.
You aren’t getting everything your new laptops, smarpthones, tablets, TV streaming boxes, game consoles, and other network-connected devices have to offer if you’re using an outdated router.
That’s why things like streaming Netflix in HD over Wi-Fi just aren’t possible if you’re using too old a router.
It’s the device through which all your devices get their internet connection, and even our tips for speeding up your wireless network will only get you so far if you hold onto an old router forever.
Specifically, new wireless routers support new wireless networking standards that offer higher speeds and less interference.
That’s fine if you’re completley happy with your Wi-Fi, but most people probably want more speed, coverage, and reliability.
It’s easy to overlook the wireless router sitting on a high shelf when upgrading your gear, but you shouldn’t.
If you're unsure of your router's capabilities, see Wireless Home Networking Equipment Checklist for a list of XFINITY-approved routers and their specifications.
If you haven’t upgraded to a new wireless router in a few years, you might want to seriously consider it.
The humble wireless router can often be overlooked if it’s still running stable and providing a solid connection to your devices.
Many people are still using routers running old wireless standards for just this reason.
Modern routers can be backwards-compatible if necessary.