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Re: Putting N300 in "router only" mode with a Comcast Arris TG862 Modem/Router

Dworsky
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Putting N300 in "router only" mode with a Comcast Arris TG862 Modem/Router

I want to connect a Netgear N300 (model C3000) to a Comcast Arris TG862 router/modem/gateway that has very limited wifi coverage.

 

I need to put the Comcast modem/router in "bridge mode" to off the router/wifi and I have to put the Netgear modem/router in "router only" mode.

 

How specifically do I do the latter in the Netgear control panel?  And which ethernet connection do I use from the Comcast modem and which one does it go into in the Netgear router?

 

Thanks.

 

Edgar

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DarrenM
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Re: Putting N300 in "router only" mode with a Comcast Arris TG862 Modem/Router

Dworsky

 

I did some more research on the N300 unfortunately it cant be used as just a router/AP so the only way you could use the wireless off this modem is to make it modem for your comcast connection. Sorry that didn't work.

 

DarrenM

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DarrenM
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Re: Putting N300 in "router only" mode with a Comcast Arris TG862 Modem/Router

Hello Dworsky

 

You would need to connect Port 1 from the comcast modem to Port 1 on the N300. And the way to put the N300 into router only is Login to your N300 with www.routerlogin.net from here you will want to click on the advanced tab then click on advanced setup then device mode from here you can change it to just be a router.

 

 

DarrenM

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Dworsky
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Darren....

 

Thank you VERY much.... I'll try it.

 

Edgar

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Dworsky
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Darren...

 

Could you please be more specific of exactly where in the advanced settings I turn off the modem functions?  (Also, do I have to do anything with DHCP settings or anything else?

 

thanks,

 

Edgar

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DarrenM
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Re: Putting N300 in "router only" mode with a Comcast Arris TG862 Modem/Router

Hello Dworsky

 

Sorry i got the modem you have mixed up with another but i have attached a screen shot of what you need to have clicked and you do want to make sure the DHCP server is checked and active on the N300. And just make sure your New modem is in bridge mode. Let me know if this helps 

 

 

 

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DarrenM

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Dworsky
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Wonderful, Darren... thanks again.

 

 

Edgar

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Dworsky
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Darren,

 

Unfortunately, I could not connect the N300 (C3000) to the Comcast TG862 modem router in bridge mode. I found the "router only" setting on the Netgear device, thanks to your screenshot and made on other changes.

 

The Netgear router simply was not getting an Internet signal from the Comcast device with the ethernet cable connect port 1 to port 1.  I tried EVERY combination of ports, e.g. 1 to 1, 4 to 1, 1 to 2, etc. And half the times I couldn't even get back into Netgear setup screen.

 

My guess is that some other settling has to changed to tell the Netgear N300 that it should expect to find the Internet signal on port 1.  (This device only had two ports and one coax connection.)

 

Incidentally, I am easily able to connect a WNR-2000 Netgear router to the Comcast modem/router in bridge mode, and that works fine... but the range isn't the best.  So the Internet signal is coming through port 1 of the Comcast modem/router.

 

Any ideas now of what to try?  (Note: I will not be able to test this again for a month, as my friend won't be home.)

 

Thanks,

 

EDgar

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DarrenM
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Re: Putting N300 in "router only" mode with a Comcast Arris TG862 Modem/Router

Dworsky

 

I did some more research on the N300 unfortunately it cant be used as just a router/AP so the only way you could use the wireless off this modem is to make it modem for your comcast connection. Sorry that didn't work.

 

DarrenM

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Dworsky
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Thanks, Darren, (even though it is bad news).

 

Edgar

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