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Trying To Find The Right Modem

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So I am looking for a new modem for my home, but there are a few issues I am currently facing. First of all, I wanted to change my modem because the Spectrum provided one is terrible (surprise surprise), I have the 100 Mbps package, but hardly get 10 Mbps at times. Another issue is the original setup, the modem currently resides in a garage turned bedroom, so I have the issue of stone walls and interference. Plus on top of that, I already get spotty reception because in my area for the last few years has had connection issues and Spectrum refuses to fix it, and on top of that I live in a wooded area and connections can be a little finicky sometimes. The issue I am having is compatibility and pricing, I want to purchase the Netgear CM500 since it is a good price and I can easily get a router for wireless, but I have a phone plan bundled into my internet plan, and Netgear claims there may be compatibility issues. The second issue is pricing, I am paying for it myself and I am willing to pay about $150 and get the TP-Link TC-6710, but I have some people telling me it will work and others not. I just want a somewhat definite answer and I do not want to waste money on something I don't need. I game sometimes, so higher download/upload is a plus, but I don't need overboard, plus I have the spotty connection to worry about and I need to find a way to set up a router on the other side of the house without moving the modem or using an ethernet cable. I would keep my original modem and just move it if it wasn't for the fact we only have one coaxial port. If you can give suggestions or personal opinions, that would be great. 

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Using a Netgear DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem CM500-1AZNAS along with Google Wi-Fi here in a 2-story 3,200 sq ft house. Coverage is great, even on the back patio.

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