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Re: R6900P doesn’t have Coax

cluelessoldman
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R6900P doesn’t have Coax

I’m trying to setup r6900p but it does not have a coax cable input. The nighthawk setup app keeps asking me to connect via Ethernet but I don’t have a household Ethernet port. Did I purchase the wrong type of router?
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FURRYe38
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Re: R6900P doesn’t have Coax

https://kb.netgear.com/27191/How-to-set-the-cable-modem-router-to-be-on-modem-only


@cluelessoldman wrote:
I have Xfinity cable and no modem. I think the issue is that my (current)C6300 netgear router may also act as a modem. So I may not have purchased correctly. Do you think I can keep the r6900p and just put a modem in front of it? Thanks for the reply I appreciate it!

 

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microchip8
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Re: R6900P doesn’t have Coax

A router needs a modem to connect to using a UTP (Ethernet) cable. You cannot feed it coax. A cable modem has a coax port

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plemans
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Re: R6900P doesn’t have Coax

Who's your isp?

I'd recommend getting a modem separate from the router versus getting a modem/router combo device anyway. 

so you might not have gotten what you thought you were but it might be for the better. 

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cluelessoldman
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Re: R6900P doesn’t have Coax

I don’t have a modem now though, which is why it confused me. I think my (old) netgear C6300 may be a modem AND router and maybe that’s why it always worked. Thanks for the reply!
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cluelessoldman
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Re: R6900P doesn’t have Coax

I have Xfinity cable and no modem. I think the issue is that my (current)C6300 netgear router may also act as a modem. So I may not have purchased correctly. Do you think I can keep the r6900p and just put a modem in front of it? Thanks for the reply I appreciate it!
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plemans
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Re: R6900P doesn’t have Coax

The c6300 has a modem only node you could put it in and connect the new one to
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@cluelessoldman wrote:
Do you think I can keep the r6900p and just put a modem in front of it?


Yes. Dead easy.

 

Visit the support pages:

Support | NETGEAR

Feed in your model number and check the documentation for your hardware.

Check the section in the manual for the C6300 Change the Router Mode.

 

 

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FURRYe38
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Re: R6900P doesn’t have Coax

https://kb.netgear.com/27191/How-to-set-the-cable-modem-router-to-be-on-modem-only


@cluelessoldman wrote:
I have Xfinity cable and no modem. I think the issue is that my (current)C6300 netgear router may also act as a modem. So I may not have purchased correctly. Do you think I can keep the r6900p and just put a modem in front of it? Thanks for the reply I appreciate it!

 

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Kitsap
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Re: R6900P doesn’t have Coax

Someone ought to ask the question, why did @cluelessoldman replace the C6300 in the first place?

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@Kitsap wrote:

Someone ought to ask the question, why did @cluelessoldman replace the C6300 in the first place?


Excellent question. Especially when they bought an R6900P. Not what you'd call cutting edge technology. Same AC1900 wifi technology.

 

 

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cluelessoldman
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Re: R6900P doesn’t have Coax

I was relaxing it because it seemed like my signal was decreasing over time, like the range seemed to be decreasing. Also I have had this router for more than a few years now, I figured a new and better one would work. The associates at Best Buy suggested this router, of course it now seems I shouldn’t have listened to them!!! Thx for replying though I do appreciate it.
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Re: R6900P doesn’t have Coax


@cluelessoldman wrote:
The associates at Best Buy suggested this router, of course it now seems I shouldn’t have listened to them!!!

Yup. They sold you something that is little better than the thing you already own.

 

But there is nothing stopping you from getting a more capable router and using that behind your current modem/router.

 

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