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need router with more than 2 ports

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need router with more than 2 ports

i need modem/router with more than 2 ports

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Re: need router with more than 2 ports

You could always purchase our own router to daisy chain off of your Comcast supplied modem/router, OR purchase your own modem only, as well.

Joe V
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Re: need router with more than 2 ports


@espann wrote:

i need modem/router with more than 2 ports


I have installed an 8-port gigabit switch connected to my XB6.

https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-8-Port-Gigabit-Ethernet-Unmanaged/dp/B07PFYM5MZ/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_147_t_...


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Re: need router with more than 2 ports


@jav6joev wrote:

You could always purchase our own router to daisy chain off of your Comcast supplied modem/router


FWIW, If one hangs a stand-alone / separate router off of the gateway device, and the gateway is not in *bridge mode*, they are cascading 2 routing devices which results in an undesirable "double NAT" condition on the home network.
They can Google "double NAT" for info about its potential pitfalls.

 

They described a 2 port device which leads me to believe that they are talking about a straight cable modem lie the 8200B, and not a combo gateway or router. If that is the case, then they need to use a stand-alone router connected to one of the ports on the modem.

You really should put it in to bridge mode. Here's how;

http://customer.comcast.com/help-and-support/internet/wireless-gateway-enable-disable-bridge-mode



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