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Standard User spssco
(regular) Tue 12-Apr-11 23:26:44
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Good Cable Modem/router


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Guys

Whats a good Cable modem/router out there for the Virgin Docsis 3 network which supports 50mb Connection. I herad they provide there customers with a Netgear Cable Modem/Router. Has anyone experimented with any other brands like Draytek, Cisco.

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Standard User kwikbreaks
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 13-Apr-11 10:16:00
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You can only attach VM supplied equipment to the VM network (well legally anyway) and they only supply one device for 50 and 100.

Not sure if this link will work or not..

http://help.virginmedia.com/system/selfservice.contr...



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Standard User JimKirk363
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 13-Apr-11 11:22:20
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although u have to use their Superhub for connection u can disable the router part of it and use a seperate cable router if u want but u have to use it as the cable modem.

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Standard User kwikbreaks
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 13-Apr-11 11:58:30
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You can attach another router but you will be double NATed on the current firmware as there is no option to just work as a modem so you can't bypass the internal router.



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Standard User olisun
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 18-Apr-11 20:57:54
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can't you just disable DHCP on the superhub to stop it from double nat'ing?
Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Mon 18-Apr-11 21:01:02
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You'd disable DHCP on the 2nd router not the Superhub and plug the 2nd router into the Superhub via its LAN port to achieve connectivity without double NAT.
Standard User kwikbreaks
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 19-Apr-11 06:16:04
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Which would leave you with the Superhub controlling things and just the switch section of the second router operational - may as well just buy a switch - simpler, cheaper, less to go wrong.

Or put up with the double NAT layer which turning off DHCP wouldn't alter as they are two different functions.



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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 19-Apr-11 15:51:53
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The wireless part of the second router would still work

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 19-Apr-11 15:52:51
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DHCP is seperate from NAT'ing.

Turn off DHCP and NAT is still enabled, but you NOW MUST statically assign LAN IP addresses.

You need to put the cable modem/router into a bridging mode

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Standard User kwikbreaks
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 19-Apr-11 16:08:58
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
You need to put the cable modem/router into a bridging mode


... and there lies the rub - the SuperHub firmware does not support bridge mode.



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