@Athena1951 wrote: Even when it is working well, the Arris is known for having a very short range. It has been suggested that the signal travels better if the modem is up off the floor, or in your case, I'd be sure it was on the second floor for the best signal throughout your house. Which is a serious problem if your wiring closet is in the basement. Sure, if I had a second set of coax/ethernet outlets in my office I could route the whole system up and then back down to the distribution blocks in the basement. Didn't happen taht way, since the builders took their time about framing the walls, then decided to frame *and* sheetrock the walls there the one day I didn't stop by. Doesn't matter anyway, since the Arris is sorely lacking in it's port-forwarding options. From what I could see, it can only forward ports to the SAME port number on the destination machine (on my DD-WRT router, and my Linksys router, I could redirect port 2299 externally to port 22 on my jumpbox internally). Seeing as it would take 2 hours or more to manually re-configure the Arris to match the network configuration I already had, it seemed wiser just to switch to bridge mode, and use my already-configured (and readily re-configurable) Linksys.
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