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Before i buy XR500

TrebleTA
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Before i buy XR500

Hi all and thanks inadvance.

I'm looking to get the XR500, my ISP is sky and i want to replace there er110 sky hub. has the XR500 got a modem capable of connecting to there mer, I sure I've seen it say it can yet not sure as think this is just a router?

next is the cable. my socket is rj45 yet my hub is rj11 will i need rj45 to rj45?

Model: XR500|Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router
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FURRYe38
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Re: Before i buy XR500

The XR500 is a router only. No modem. 

Contact the ISP to see what is supported and is needed for use with there system and if the XR can be added. 

XR series routers required a RJ45 input from a modem or wall jack that has isp services over RJ45 connections. 

 

For ISP modems with routers:

https://kb.netgear.com/30186/What-is-Double-NAT
https://kb.netgear.com/30187/How-to-fix-issues-with-Double-NAT
Couple of options,
1. Configure the modem for transparent bridge or modem only mode. Then use the NG router in router mode. You'll need to contact the ISP for help and information in regards to the modem being bridged correctly.
2. If you can't bridge the modem, disable ALL wifi radios on the modem, configure the modems DMZ/ExposedHost or IP Pass-Through for the IP address the NG router gets from the modem.

 

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Netduma-Fraser
NetDuma Partner

Re: Before i buy XR500

It can handle MER as it has the Option 60/61 identifier settings where you can enter that in. The hub is RJ11 as it's a modem/router and therefore made to take the connection from the wall. You may need to look online to see whether other people have had success bypassing the hub.
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TrebleTA
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Re: Before i buy XR500

Thanks for the replys it's not what I'm after, I dont want 2 devices running. So need a dsl modem router combo. I dont think netgear make any.
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FURRYe38
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Re: Before i buy XR500

NGs D series modems are modem/router combo units.


@TrebleTA wrote:
Thanks for the replys it's not what I'm after, I dont want 2 devices running. So need a dsl modem router combo. I dont think netgear make any.

 

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