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Can I add a router to the comcast phone modem?

My current network is a slow when kids play their internet games, which is impacting our netflicts etc…. That router is an old airport extreme.

I considered upgrading to a 802.11ac but then I'd have to update my other devices, etc… so I decided to put that off. What I'm considering instead is to setup a second network off of the comcast phone modem. That is a Arris TM502g. Can I just configure a second router off of that?

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Sorry, some ignorant questions.

It sounds like I can leverage the comcast modem by plugging a router into its ethernet port, but then I have to put it in bridge mode. Is that because it is sharing the AP with the phone? Could I avoid that by adding another modem of my own?

So then I'd have.
1. Comcast modem with just the phone line
2. My first surfboard modem with my airport extreme (.11N) router.
3. A 3rd modem with another N router.

I'll put the kids on cable for now…but I'm trying to learn something (old dog, new tricks)

Thx!
 
.ps
I have been toying with the idea of replacing the comcast modem to avoid the monthly lease. (tightwad..;-)
So have I answered your question?
Replacing the Comcast modem? and not paying the monthly fee? Bad boy.... :-)

http://20somethingfinance.com/how-to-replace-a-comcast-modem-with-your-own/