XB8 Modem / Router


I received a new XB8 router and fired it up two days ago. Replacing an XB7 I have encountered the usual hiccups and need to re-connect some apps and hardware including all my pods, smart home lights and alike. The TV players seems to reconnect quite well.

I set my router to display only one name for all three bands. 2.4Ghz, 5.0 GHz and 6.0Ghz as I did before and was quite pleased with download performance. I was especially pleased how my new M2 iPad Pro connected to 6Ghz with download speeds up to 1550Mbps. Upload speeds remain 100Mbps - very nice!

I anticipate a couple days for everything to settle down. This is normal for such a big change as replace the modem router. The modem itself is a little more chunkier that the XB7 but keeps most of the styling of the XB7. Because I already had Fibre Gig 1.5 there was no charge. Thanks Shaw.

Black Friday for me always brings an opportunity for an equipment refresh and certainly this year was no exception. ๐Ÿ˜

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any updates on XB8 ? does it use same pods? does it have...


any updates on XB8 ? does it use same pods? does it have a wired pod?

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The pods work on all Fibre+ Gateways.  https://support....

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