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Cable modem / Router configure to satellite modem

HF67
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Cable modem / Router configure to satellite modem

Is it possible to convert the C7100V cable modem / router to function as a satellite modem / router?  Found this link: https://kb.netgear.com/236/Configuring-your-NETGEAR-router-for-satellite-connection but that did not help when using the actual IP address used with the HughesNet modem.

 

Thanks,

HF67

Model: C7000|Nighthawk - AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router
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DarrenM
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Re: Cable modem / Router configure to satellite modem

Can you give me a bigger picture on what you are trying to setup might be able to help.

 

DarrenM

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HF67
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Re: Cable modem / Router configure to satellite modem

I am currently with HughesNet using their modem/router, model HT2000W.  I came across the link provided in the previous post from Netgear to attempt in setting up the Netgear (C7100V) cable/router and tried the IP addesses (start & end) as these are configured with the HughesNet modem, but when connecting the coaxial cable to the modem the Online indicator light does not blink as it did when the modem was used with a cable provider (Comcast).

 

My basic concern is whether the Netgear cable modem can be configured to work as a satellite modem/router with HughesNet. If so, what needs to be changed when logged on as "admin" in order for the Netgear modem to recognize the satellite internet signal, at a minimum?  Or is it a matter of "activating" the modem/router with HughesNet as is suggested in the Netgear manual when replacing the Comcast modem with a user-bought Netgear modem/router?

 

Thanks,

HF67

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antinode
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Re: Cable modem / Router configure to satellite modem

> [...] I came across the link provided in the previous post [...]

   Which "the link provided in" which "the previous post"?

> [...] and tried the IP addesses (start & end) as these are configured
> with the HughesNet modem, [...]

   The DHCP address pool boundaries are among the very least of your
worries.

> [...] when connecting the coaxial cable to the modem the Online
> indicator light does not blink as it did when the modem was used with a
> cable provider (Comcast).

   The C7100V is a cable-TV modem+router; the HT2000W is a satellite
modem+router.  Different signals, different hardware, different
software/firmware.  These devices are not interchangable.

> My basic concern is whether the Netgear cable modem can be configured
> to work as a satellite modem/router with HughesNet. [...]

   In the words of Eliza Doolittle, "Not bloody likely."

   You might be able to persuade the C7100V to act as a wireless access
point with the HT2000W as your main router, but I doubt that it would be
useful in any other way with a satellite-based system.  For details on
how to arrange that, see:

      https://community.netgear.com/t5/x/x/m-p/1463500

That's written for a C6300, but the steps are about the same for any
other router (any make/model) which lacks a one-step WAP option,
including a C7100V.

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