Will a new modem require reconfiguration of WAP's?
I have a Lennar smart home that came with three Ruckus ZoneFlex R510 WAP's and a Brocade ICX 7150-C12P switch. Amazon, whom Lennar contracted with to final install/setup all of this provides absolutely no support beyond the initial 90 days after install; i am about 26 months post-install.
I know just enough about this stuff to screw it all up. I have an old (~8 years) Cisco cable modem and a fairly new Linksys router. I have been having issues with extremely slow broadband and my cable company (Cox) is telling me that my modem is going bad and I need to replace it. Their option for modem will not fit in a smart panel, so I am looking at an Arris SURFoard SBG8300 modem/router combo.
I know that the slow speeds are probably attributed mostly to the Covid-19 BS and everyone is home using their service, slowing it down for everyone. Having said that, it probably wouldn't be bad to upgrade my modem anyway.
Would I just be able to connect everything, use the same SSID and passwords and have everything work? Is my ignorance making you guys laugh? Haha. Any input would be appreciated.