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I just got two xi5 boxes installed but my wireless is horrible so thinking of going to bridge mode and then adding my own router. If i do that can i still keep and use my xi5 boxes or will it only work when the wireless is enabled on teh Xb3 gateway? Keep in mind i still have the gateway
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I had an Xi5 box installed yesterday in a room without a coax point. That involved replacing my cable modem as well (to the TG1682G). I told the technician I wanted to continue running my own router and APs so he set this up on a separate WLAN and connected my router to a LAN port on the Gateway. As suspected it still messes up my DDNS etc (2 NATs). We tried to set the gateway to bridge mode but then the Xi5 stopped working. I can get a wired network connection to the Xi5 no problem. Can you please let me know how to do that hookup so I can use the gateway in bridge mode and still have a functioning Xi5.
Andrew: So how should I interpret your response to the OP, about running Cat 5 to each Xi5? I hought that was how you proposed to set this up without using the routing functions of the Gateway. Is there a way at all to do this?
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We have the XB3 and were using our own router until yesterday when a comcast tech came out to fix one of the tv boxes. He found that the coaxial cable setup we have in our house was getting a weak signal to our secondary tv so re replaced it with a wireless Xi5 box. He couldn't get it to work and then realized we had the comcast modem (XB3) in bridge mode. he turned off bridge mode and then the Xi5 box started working but now my network is unaccessable from outside my house. I use an asus router with ddns setup and vpn. I can no longer access my network while I am away and I really liked my setup and it was working well.
So are you saying that this should theoretically work: ???
Here's an alternative I didn't see mentioned (or missed it). I also have an XB3 and Xi5. I can't get Ethernet to the Xi5, it's really, really wireless, so I need the XB3 to not be in bridge mode. I was having wireless issues with the XB3 that I was not having on my standalone router at my old house, mostly on 5 GHz and mostly on my Xbox One S, so I wanted to figure out a way to use a different router but keep the XB3 in gateway mode. In the end, I put my NETGEAR R6300v2 in Access Point mode, which is basically a one click operation, and connected it to an open XB3 Ethernet port. Now I can leave my XB3 as is, but connect wirelessly to my R6300.
It worked as expected and also has the added benefit of having a "guest" network if I want, since it has its own SSID, but still gets an address from the XB6 and is on the same network. The downside is clients that connect to the R6300 will not be seen in the XB3 or are able to be managed by XFi, from what I can tell. [Edit] Actually I think the clients do show up, just as Ethernet instead of WiFi. The connected devices list sometimes takes a while to update.
This did not fix my Xbox problems unfortunately, so something else is wrong, but it still worked as far as the AP mode.
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