Question In need of new router and modem / Internet speed advice

Nico Da Ninja

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I'm trying to establish internet in my new house with 5 other roommates (6 people total). We have 6 phones and 6 laptops, 1 gaming pc(might try to hardwire), 2 hd streaming TV's, 2 XBOX's. The house is a 2 story, 6 bedroom house; 2 on the ground, 4 upstairs plus 2 bath. Don't know the square footage but it's not really a big house. At the height of use: all 6 phones will be on, someone streaming a show, the pc playing games and a couple people doing homework/surfing on their laptops. Probably wont be at peak use very often, maybe once a week
Internet speed:
I want to be able to have decently fast, not too expensive internet without the frustrating buffers and high ping. I was thinking xfinity's 150 Mbps (40$ a month)or 250 Mbps (60$ a month). Will 150 be enough?
Router/Modem:
I want something not too expensive, hopefully less than 200 bucks for the modem and router but also good enough for some room for future proofing.
I was thinking the NETGEAR CM700 Modem paired with the NETGEAR R6700 Nighthawk Router. Does this setup suffice? Reply with advice or changes to this setup. Thanks
 

kanewolf

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All devices which are stationary should be hard wired. TVs, XBox, Gaming PCs, etc should be hard wired. Mobile devices should be on 5Ghz WIFI. With a multi-story house, you would get best WIFI with a WIFI access point on each floor.
Some of your money should be spent on getting ethernet cables installed.
 

Nico Da Ninja

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All devices which are stationary should be hard wired. TVs, XBox, Gaming PCs, etc should be hard wired. Mobile devices should be on 5Ghz WIFI. With a multi-story house, you would get best WIFI with a WIFI access point on each floor.
Some of your money should be spent on getting ethernet cables installed.
Thanks for the advice, I agree. I will definitely try to get the pc hardwired and maybe the TV. Consoles sometimes move around but we'll see about hardwiring those.
 

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