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#1 7SLEVIN

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:41 PM

Hello!

I've just moved, signed with an ISP and gotten my modem. Turned out though, that the modem has an integrated wireless AP (NETGEAR CG 3200) - something I wasn't expecting. That is because I like my router (TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND), which has DD-WRT, and not that crap my ISP has got installed on theirs. The reason why I just don't use my own, is that it doesn't have a SMA antenna cable port/connector.

Now my question(s) is:

1. Is it a way for me to ditch the NETGEAR with a off-the-shelf modem of some kind? Or has my ISP programmed the NETGEAR in some way that forces me to use it? Not 100% sure of the modems functions, so please, enlighten me :)

2. I could series-connect my router (TP-LINK) to the NETGEAR, to use it as a kind of repeater, but how would this affect the speed? I would then disable the NETGEARs Wireless Router Radio which turnes for the wireless part, so speak. Right?


Thanks for the hjelp!

Slevin

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:29 PM

You could just have your ISP bridge it and shut the wireless off. This would essentially turn it to a modem only and would be what your expecting. eh.. well you would still have the antenna though.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:56 AM

Thanks! I think that's what I'll try this evening.

And I would disable the wireless by disabling the Wireless Router Radio, yes?

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:43 AM

That would be correct if you isp lets you in their equipment. Some isp's wont let you in there. As long as you tell them to disable it the should turn off the wireless when they bridge it..




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