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Will the Xi6 box work over ethernet?

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Will the Xi6 box work over ethernet?

Just wondering before I consider an upgrade as I am using my own wireless router with the xfinity rented modom in bridge mode and I don’t want to have to use the built in Xfinity WiFi router.

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Re: Will the Xi6 box work over ethernet with separate WiFi router?

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Would it work like this?

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@Eye0239 wrote:

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Would it work like this?


Some background:

https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/wireless-tv-box-faqs


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Re: Will the Xi6 box work over ethernet with separate WiFi router?

I am curious also about this exact same set-up.  Will the Xi6 box work with a bridge-mode Xfinity Gateway and an ethernet connection from a customer-supplied router?  What is the definative answer?

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@jnlilley wrote:

I am curious also about this exact same set-up.  Will the Xi6 box work with a bridge-mode Xfinity Gateway and an ethernet connection from a customer-supplied router?  What is the definative answer?


a previous customer said it did in fact work. Comcast has made no such statement so far. let us know if you do it and if it worked.  be sure to check the specs on that splitter. should go to at least 1002 Mhz.



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Re: Will the Xi6 box work over ethernet with separate WiFi router?

Sorry but the article you linked doesn’t mention anything about having the Wireless Gateway in Bridge mode.

 

Edit: I didn’t read it close enough. I guess it won’t work

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Re: Will the Xi6 box work over ethernet with separate WiFi router?

After reading the article, it states “No, the Wireless TV Box can only be used with your Xfinity Wireless Gateway with bridge mode disabled. The Wireless TV Box will not work with customer-owned modems or Xfinity Wireless Gateways with bridge mode turned on.”  

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Re: Will the Xi6 box work over ethernet?

I have a similar setup. But I have Xi5 box...

I installed one of these on my network and now my Xi5 works great over Ethernet with my Xfinity router in bridge mode.

Your main cable box puts out the MoCA signal over coax...then this box takes that from coax and puts it on your Ethernet network....

I can't speak to the Xi6 but I don't see why it wouldn't work the same way.


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Re: Will the Xi6 box work over ethernet?

 

Eye0239, the xi6 biggest selling point is its wirelessness--but there is an ethernet port on the back for hardline connectivity. 


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