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Do I need a wireless gateway?

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I have an Apple AirPort Extreme. Doesn't that take the place of the Wireless gateway?

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No. You would need to use a stand-alone cable modem (or an eMTA if you have their phone service) or put the gateway in to bridge mode with that stand-alone router.



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Okay...thank you. I'm waiting on the equipment and then will likely deal with shortly afterward. I read that to put the gateway into bridge mode, I can go to http://10.0.0.1.

 

If it's NOT in Bridge mode and I need to make the switch, will I have Internet to be able to do that?

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anthonymdavis wrote:

Okay...thank you. I'm waiting on the equipment and then will likely deal with shortly afterward. I read that to put the gateway into bridge mode, I can go to http://10.0.0.1.

 

If it's NOT in Bridge mode and I need to make the switch, will I have Internet to be able to do that?


It won't be in bridge mode when you get it. Install the gateway, log in and put it in bridge mode. You can then hook up your Airport. 

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I thought that I had already specified to "put" it in to bridge mode ??

And BTW, OP, you'll need to powercycle the gateway *after* putting it in to bridge mode and connecting the Airport to port number 1 on it.



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Thank you. Comcast sent me the new TV box today but didn't send the gateway yet. (I thought they came from the same place). Whenever that part gets here, I'll set it up as you described. The old modem is apparently compatible with the X1 TV box.

 

Thank you.