Support XFINITY Internet The Different Wireless Gateways for Your Home Network

Introduction

Comcast now offers three wireless gateway devices: the Wireless Gateway 1 (model numbers TG852G, TG862G, SMCD3GNV and TC8305C), Wireless Gateway 2 (model numbers DPC3939 and TC8706C) and Wireless Gateway 3 (model numbers DPC3941T and TC8717).

Note: Wireless Gateway 3 is only available in select markets at this time.

The Wireless Gateway 1 - front of device
Wireless Gateway 1

The Wireless Gateway 2 - front of device
Wireless Gateway 2

The Wireless Gateway 3 - front of device
Wireless Gateway 3

Wireless Gateway Device Comparison

The following table compares the Wireless Gateway 1, Wireless Gateway 2 and Wireless Gateway 3 devices.
 

Product Features Wireless Gateway 1

(Model Numbers: TG852G, TG862G, SMCD3GNV, TC8305C)
Wireless Gateway 2

(Model Number: DPC3939, TC8706C)
Wireless Gateway 3

(Model Numbers:  (DPC3941T, TC8717)
4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports Yes Yes Yes
Dual Band WiFi No Yes Yes
Maximum Data Throughput 150 Mbps 275 Mbps 700 Mbps
WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) Yes Yes Yes
Gateway & Network Management Tool Yes Yes Yes
Two Telephone Ports Yes Yes
(separate Alarm Port)
Yes
(separate Alarm Port)
Battery Backup Capability (XFINITY Voice Only) Yes Yes Yes
WiFi Range Extender Capability (via MoCA*) No Yes Yes
Link Cordless Phones (CAT-iq 2.0**) No Yes Yes
Home Hotspot Capable Yes Yes Yes
Compatible with XFINITY Home*** Yes Yes Yes

*MoCA: Multimedia over Coax Alliance. MoCA is a universal standard for home networking over the in-home coaxial cable. MoCA can be used to extend the WiFi range, using a Wireless Ethernet Coax Bridge (WECB).

**CAT-iq 2.0: Cordless Advanced Technology (CAT). CAT-iq 2.0 is a digital communication standard, used primarily for cordless phone systems. CAT-iq 2.0 handsets can be paired with the wireless gateway.

***May require an additional router.

WiFi

To learn more about WiFi, including WiFi security and dual-band capability, please see What is WiFi?

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