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VDSL modem to Modem-Router

shaun0
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VDSL modem to Modem-Router

Hi Community
I have a pair of D6220's (on latest firmware).
I'm trying to set one up as a modem only device (DSL) so that I can move the other one more to the middle of my house as a modem-router for better Wifi coverage.
I'm not sure why but when I change the modem-router to modem only the internet light goes orange (I've tried disconnecting the session with my ISP).
Is there another step needed?
I've setup an ethernet cable in Port 1 (not WAN) of the modem going to the WAN port of the modem router.
I've also set the modem router setting to WAN ethernet (instead of DSL)

Am I doing anything incorrectly?

Thanks for your help
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plemans
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Re: VDSL modem to Modem-Router

Why not leave router 1 in router mode and put the 2nd on in access point mode? 

You can set them on separate wireless channels to prevent interference and have both doing wifi coverage. 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.

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plemans
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Re: VDSL modem to Modem-Router

Why not leave router 1 in router mode and put the 2nd on in access point mode? 

You can set them on separate wireless channels to prevent interference and have both doing wifi coverage. 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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Re: VDSL modem to Modem-Router


@plemans wrote:

Why not leave router 1 in router mode and put the 2nd on in access point mode? 

 


The obvious answer, especially as the suggested alternative from @shaun0, putting the modem.router in modem-only mode, will disable its wifi.

 

 

 

 

Just another user with a set of boilerplate macros.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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shaun0
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Re: VDSL modem to Modem-Router

A great solution and something I hadn't considered as I assumed the D6220 could support my approach (which I've been told it won't work by technical support).

Thanks for both your replies
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Re: VDSL modem to Modem-Router

Good move.

 


(which I've been told it won't work by technical support).



I hope that wasn't Netgear support.

 

The good news is that the D6220 comes with AP mode built in.

 

You do have to run an Ethernet cable from the router to the AP. I have found that I can use Powerline Ethernet to a the router to AP connection over the domestic mains circuit.

 

 

 

Just another user with a set of boilerplate macros.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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