07-30-2012 12:07 AM - edited 07-30-2012 11:27 PM
If you are using an Arris gateway device then you really shouldn't use a daisey chained router with it such as any Linksys *N* wireless router unless the Arris gateway device is put in to bridge mode. This is a major assumption since you didn't provide any details....
07-30-2012 06:01 PM
idid have detailed descrpt but that did not show up for some reason. anyway i have just switched from verizon
and had a N router with them that worked ausome . this new arris gateway does not have the power the other router had i've worked with the tec's twice and improved a little but still lagging.I have a linksys N router i own
can i use this with the gateway without bridging it and have two routers running. i have read about this and
something to the effect of making sure that threy have two different addresses. Just trying to get a strong
signal throughout the house I am not a tec person but have worked for one who had ttold me that you could have multiple routers runing at the same time i know he had at least three going.
any help would be greatly appriciated
07-30-2012 09:19 PM
You can use the gateway and your router, but not both with modem functionality. Either the gateway or the router need to be bridged...by far recommend that you have the Comcast gateway bridged as you have already discovered it performs poorly as a router! If you cruise even casually through this forum, you will see plenty of sad stories about dealing with Comcast wireless gateways...get it bridged...use it as a standard cable modem, it will do fine in that mode, then use your quality wireless router.
You do not want to be running double-NAT, it can work, but almost inevitably creates problems. I have used more than one router at a time, but only when the second router was run as a wireless access point, not full router mode.
If you need more range than your router can deliver, I would recommend power-line to cover the spread, or another wap.
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