EG is correct, I just did this on Saturday. I called the number and the rep knew exactly what I was looking for.
She made a change on her end and the wifi light on my Arris went off. To be safe, I rebooted my router and computer. When everything came back up my Asus router was getting an external IP and everything worked as expected.
When I called, it was late in the evening so my wait time was only about 12 minutes. You might want to call during off-hours, if possible.
I want to do the same thing but I really don't need the gateway anyway since I only signed up for the voice package because it was cheaper. I do not have a phone plugged into it. My question is, would using it as a bridge give me better reception in the upstairs bedrooms than just hooking up my own, better router? Or is this a good router with terrible range? The old modem I surrendered never dropped the internet upstairs and this one does constantly. It also drops around 10:30 everynight like clockwork. Before I signed up for the package, I had just bought a Motorola Surfboard SB5101U cable modem and Netgear N600 router because i would also like to stop paying the rental fees for a router and modem that cost about $40 each to buy. Which way should I go for better range upstairs? I would keep the rental fee if using it as a bridge would do that. Thanks
Changing it to a bridge won't affect the wireless range.
I've never had that router so I can't speak for the range but I doubt doing anything, apart from moving it closer updstairs, would dramatically increase the range. If it only has internal antennaes you're limited as to the range.
If running an ethernet cable is not possible, the best choice, try a powerline adapter. That might increase your speed a bit. I had one of those to bring the internet signal from my basement to my second floor. It was only marginally better than my wireless G, but it was still better!
My Asus RT-N66U has 3 external antennaes and I get great 2.4GHz N signal on my second floor. When you're trying to throw a wifi signal through walls and floors, you're going to get some significant degredation.
I also noticed the N600 is a dual-band router. The 5GHz signal has less interference but it doesn't travel through walls and floors well. If you're using that band try changing to the 2.4GHz and see if that improves it.
i have a similar situation. first, the phone number in the post no longer works, so before i start another frustrating day of being transferred to 24 more departments filled with folks with no clue, i need to see if putting the modem in bridge mode will actually solve my issue.
i'm trying to set up my sony tv to wirelessly connect to my home network. there is no problem doing it via the lan cable, but when i try to do so wirelessly, it ways the bridge isn't recognized. if i understand the thread correctly, the process involves taking the modem out of wi-fi mode and into bridge mode. i don't have any other modem/router, so if they do figure out how to change it to bridge mode, does that mean i can no longer connect my other devices (laptop, phone, ipad) via wifi?
I've been on the phone all day with Comcast and nobody can figure out how to do this. They tell me this:
"We are getting this error code: 9012"
Then they send me off to "gateway support".
And surprise, they have no clue what I'm talking about.
This is such a simple g0ddamn settings toggle. 6 HOURS I've been on the phone/chat with agents. Nobody has a clue. I've been sent to 8 diffent people. Why does such a simple thing take jumping through 20 hoops?
I just got this modem, set it up last night, took me 5 seconds to plug everything in. Took me over 30 minutes on the phone to activate the internet connection and the phone.
On the bottom of this modem is a sticker, placed there by comcast, showing the SSID name for your new wifi network along with a WEP key, or password to log in. Comcast has this info, and can access your network (all computers set up on this modem) at any time. FYI. Be careful, all the private financial info you keep, medical info, etc. can be accessed by Comcast. When I got the modem activated, they asked me if my computer was plugged in to the modem. They couldn't access it. Told them the router was plugged in.
I do have a question. I've been told by a friend to get my own modem and have comcast provision it for a one time fee, so I don't have to rent it. It appears some of you have done that, is it true? Do I need to get any certain kind/ type? I appreciate any info regarding this. Every little bit of $ saved helps.
There is no 1 time fee to provision a customer owned modem. And enabeling bridge mode takes 1 click and about 1-2 minutes normally. If your Dory will not go into bridge mode I would suggest swapping it at a Comcast location.
I DO work for Comcast. Do I know everything? NO. Do I help thousands of customers every year? YES I do.
I need help with Bridge Mode for the Arris TG862G/CT... I called in to Comcast and asked to have the wireless part of the modem disabled so that I could connect my Apple Extreme router and extend it with another Apple WiFi router. Apparently, the Comcast agent never did it correctly because I now can see the an "open" Xfinity signal available, as well as my old network "name" being transmitted from the modem. What do I have to tell the Comcast agent in order to have the modem WiFi function disabled?
I just got off the phone with Phil, at Comcast, and the main problem (issue) with putting the modem into Bridge Mode is that 3 of the 4 ethernet ports on the back of the modem are disabled... we determined, thru trial and error, that only port #2 was enabled on my modem after putting it into Bridge.... thus you must use that active port only when connecting the modem to your router....