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Changing modem for my RAX45

bd2
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Changing modem for my RAX45

I am thinking of upgrading my modem. I currently have a Nighthawk AX4300 6 Stream router. What kind of setup work will I have to do with the router once I change the modem?

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plemans
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Re: Changing modem for my RAX45

The best bet? 

Check with your isp to see what's compatible. We can recommend all kinds of things but if its not compatible with your isp, its a bit pointless. 

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bd2
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Re: Changing modem for my RAX45

Thank you! I am just wondering what kind of changes need to be made to the router if I install a new modem (CM1100 for example)?

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plemans
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Re: Changing modem for my RAX45

What modem do you have? Is it just a modem, is it a modem/router combo device? 

If its simply a modem, get the modem activated first. 

then power it off, hook up the router (powered off), power on the modem, give it a few minutes and then power on the router. 

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antinode
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Re: Changing modem for my RAX45

> I am thinking of upgrading my modem. [...]

 

   From what to what?

 

> [...] What kind of setup work will I have to do with the router once I
> change the modem?

 

   If all you're doing is a modem swap, then I wouldn't expect any.  If
your (unspecified) "my modem" were actually a modem+router, then things
might get more complicated.

   Your ISP might be interested in the MAC address of the new modem, but
I don't see why the router would care about such a change.

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bd2
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Re: Changing modem for my RAX45

I am currently using a Motorola Surfboard SB6121 modem (modem only) which my RAX45 router is connected to. I want to change that out for the CM1100. I didn't know if I would have to change any settings on the router once I switched over. Or if it just entailed restarting the router after the new modem was installed.  

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plemans
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Re: Changing modem for my RAX45

It *should* work fine with a reboot in the proper order once the modem is activated.

I say should because stranger things have happened. 

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