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CGM4140COM xFi Gateway connection to home network

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CGM4140COM xFi Gateway connection to home network

When connecting a computer to one of the ports on the CGM4140COM gateway the speed is 400+Mbps. When connecting my home network thru a router the speed is reduced into the 20Mbps range. The router is an older wireless-2.4 GHz Broadband 54Mbps. What replacement would provide higher (400+Mbps) speeds on my home network? Thanks, Paul

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Re: CGM4140COM xFi Gateway connection to home network

As an FYI,  if you are hanging a stand-alone / separate router off of the gateway device, and the gateway is not in *bridge mode*, you are cascading 2 routing devices which results in an undesirable "double NAT" condition on your home network.

Google "double NAT" for info about its potential pitfalls. You really should put it in to bridge mode.

 

Here is an excellent site for researching routers;

 

https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/tools/charts/router/view



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Re: CGM4140COM xFi Gateway connection to home network

Use a switch instead? Do you need that old router for the amount of ports?

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Re: CGM4140COM xFi Gateway connection to home network

Only using the old router because it's there. What kind of switch would provide the higher speeds like the direct connected PC? Need two ports right now maybe a few more later. thanks, Paul

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Re: CGM4140COM xFi Gateway connection to home network

Thanks, will check out the links from you. thanks, Paul

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@PauloV wrote:

What kind of switch would provide the higher speeds like the direct connected PC? Need two ports right now maybe a few more later. thanks, Paul


https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Ethernet-Unmanaged-Protection-GS105NA/dp/B0000BVYT3



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Re: CGM4140COM xFi Gateway connection to home network

Thanks for the link, was looking at this switch before knowing what would work.