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2.4 wifi broadcasting even in bridge mode?

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2.4 wifi broadcasting even in bridge mode?

I have my X3 bridge mode. 2.4 and 5 wifi show as inactive, yet 2.4 is showing as an available SSID on my devices.

Unable to connect to it, but curious as to why it's showing up , when the X3 is in bridge mode.

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Re: 2.4 wifi broadcasting even in bridge mode?

Are you sure that it is your's and not a neighbor's ? Unplug your gateway and see if it disappears.

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Re: 2.4 wifi broadcasting even in bridge mode?

100% sure it's mine. Happened again. First time I had to disable/ enable Bridge mode. Gain this morninug , noticed 2.4 shows again as Active.

Toggled bridge mode off / on and 2.4 now shows inactive again. Not sure how long it'll last this time.

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Re: 2.4 wifi broadcasting even in bridge mode?

I'm having the same issue.  I thought I was crazy at first, but then did a factory reset and setup the gateway (DPC3941t) in bridge mode again.

 

All was fine for about 1 day, now it's broadcast the SSID again. And http://10.0.0.1/at_a_glance.php shows Wi-Fi as active.

If i try to connect to the SSID, it connects, but doesn't give me an IP.

 

I discovered the problem when 1 of my wireless devices stopped connecting to the Internet.  I scanned for SSIDs and found an extra being broadcast.  I originally had the SSID in the Gateway set to the same name as what my router was broadcasting and because the gateway wasn't giving out IPs, the wireless device couldn't connect.  After the factory reset, I used a different SSID just in case the gateway started broadcasting again.

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Re: 2.4 wifi broadcasting even in bridge mode?

I had enough of dealing with the Comcast gateway. Purchased a Netgear CM600.

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Re: 2.4 wifi broadcasting even in bridge mode?

gdio53

Same exact issue here.  I can't figure it out!  I have tried everything.  Have you found a resolution?

Contributor

Re: 2.4 wifi broadcasting even in bridge mode?

That model has been giving me issues since day one. I’ve had the whole thing replaced and it still does these kinds of things. The WiFi lights blink when it’s disabled, and sometimes the WiFi broadcasts even though it’s in bridge mode. Someone needs to get them to fix this! A simple software update would fix it.
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Re: 2.4 wifi broadcasting even in bridge mode?

I'm on my second modem that's doing this in bridge mode, broadcasting (in my case) ONLY 2.4GHz, both wifi lights blinking repeatedly, the 5GHz status light blinking at a slightly faster pace than the 2.4GHz light. I have done factory resets and disabled/enabled bridge mode but eventually it will start broadcasting the 2.4 channel again without anything changing or being touched, and the modem's homepage indicates that wifi and bridge mode are both enabled (??). Can authenticate to the 2.4 network but will not draw an IP address, even though DHCP (on the modem) also reports that it's enabled. Even after an APIPA it won't pass internet traffic. Also, simply connecting to the modem's login page took nearly a full 45 seconds and other times only a couple seconds. This set of symptoms has coincided with "scheduled" maintenance a few times in a row, 4 I think. Always at night after 1am, which is when Comcast does their non-emergent maintenance. Rebooting the modem does not resolve or alter symptoms, neither does a factory reset. This modem blows!!
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Re: 2.4 wifi broadcasting even in bridge mode?

I have the same exact problem as well.  Same as described above.  The only fix, albeit temporary, is to enable wifi and then disable it again.  Inevitably though, that 2.4ghz channel will resurface before long.  

 

On top of that, it takes an incredibly long time to restart the modem.  I have no clue what is going on behind the scenes there, but it should not take 10-15 minutes to power cycle a modem.  Getting pretty close to purchasing my own modem again, after 2 months, I have about had it with this pile.