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Use Netgear router with X1 TG1682G

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Use Netgear router with X1 TG1682G

Is there a simple procedure to use your own router instead of the X1 router / modem combo?  I understand you need the X1 device for modem / telephone, but is there a way to disable it as a router and use your own?

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Re: Use Netgear router with X1 TG1682G

You need to enable bridge mode on the 1682 so that you don't have an undesirable double NAT condition on your home network;

 

https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/wireless-gateway-enable-disable-bridge-mode  



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Re: Use Netgear router with X1 TG1682G

If you're wanting to use your own router anyway, why not just ditch the Comcast gateway and buy your own eMTA (voice) modem? A Netgear CM500V will set you back around $120, true,  but that will pay for itself in a year since you won't be paying the $10-$11/mo rental fee.


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