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Tue, Jan 28, 2020 8:00 AM

Re: Arris SVG2482AC DNS Settings

I have the same problem with regard to setting "parental controls" on my Arris SVG2482AC.  Can I put it on bridge mode to utilize it as a modem only and then pair it with a standalone router?  Will this work?  If so, does anyone have suggestions on a router to pair with it?

 

For me, it's either this or give and buy one of their router/modem combo gateways that is XFi compatible.  

 

Thanks for the help!

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Thanks, very helpful.

 

So, in order to use the XFi service, Comcast requires that customers lease the Gateway through a monthly subscription as opposed to buying a compatible device?

 

They really tick me off.  What really got me about a year ago was when they told me I needed to be a cable subscriber in order to use the X1 app to access my previously PURCHASED shows and movies.  That seems illegal to me.  I've paid for content that I OWN and you're  telling me I need to be an existing cable customer to watch it?

 

I could go on...

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@Dbow16 wrote:

I have the same problem with regard to setting "parental controls" on my Arris SVG2482AC.  Can I put it on bridge mode to utilize it as a modem only and then pair it with a standalone router? 


Yes. 

 


@Dbow16 wrote:

Will this work? 


Yes.

 


@Dbow16 wrote:

 If so, does anyone have suggestions on a router to pair with it?


I've used a bunch of routers over the years, best and most user friendly are ones from ASUS, Netgear... a lot more. You can find reviews of consumer routers at https://www.smallnetbuilder.com and https://www.thewirecutter.com, among other sites. 

 


@Dbow16 wrote:

For me, it's either this or give and buy one of their router/modem combo gateways that is XFi compatible.  


You can't buy a leased Comcast gateway. There are gateways that will work with the service, but they will not be xFi compatible. You'll have to lease one for that.  See https://mydeviceinfo.xfinity.com for compatible devices. 

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@Dbow16 wrote:

So, in order to use the XFi service, Comcast requires that customers lease the Gateway through a monthly subscription as opposed to buying a compatible device?


Well, yes. You're not required to use the xFi service to have Xfinity internet. I've gone back and forth. 

 


@Dbow16 wrote:

They really tick me off.  What really got me about a year ago was when they told me I needed to be a cable subscriber in order to use the X1 app to access my previously PURCHASED shows and movies.  That seems illegal to me.  I've paid for content that I OWN and you're  telling me I need to be an existing cable customer to watch it?


If I bought a movie in iTunes, I can only see it in iTunes. Same with Sony, DIsney, VUDU, Universal....or Comcast. This is nothing new. If you want to blame someone, blame the MPAA and their restrictive licensing agreements.

 

Thankfully, Disney's MoviesAnywhere Service now allows you to link various services so if you bought a movie on iTunes, you can watch it on VUDU, or GooglePlay...or X1. 

https://www.moviesanywhere.com

 

Comcast also uses MoviesAnywhere and you may be able to get your movies back by using that service. 

https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/moviesanywhere

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