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Can I install new modem through router & switches?

I know the self-install instructions say to plug a computer directly into the new modem's Ethernet port to do the online setup.

 

My question is: will online setup work in my "real" configuration, where my PC is wired to the router via a couple of switches, and the router is wired to the modem?

 

Or is it truly necessary to setup via direct connection from PC to modem?

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Re: Can I install new modem through router & switches?

They tell you that to eliminate the possibility of issues with your equipment. You can self-install with your real-world setup if it's your preference. 


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