strangely enough the XBox just lost its 10.x.x.x ip address and now it says 192.168.106.136. I have no idea how it would be getting this IP Address. It's connected via ethernet to an XFi pod and my Router is setup to serve DHCP addresses in the range 10.0.0.2 - 10.0.0.253. how could it possibly be getting this 192.x.x.x ip address?
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I have 3 XFi pods connected to my Router and things seem to be fine. Wifi coverage and speed are great throughout the house. My kids have an XBox in the basement and complain that when connected via Wifi it "lags" from time to time. To combat that they have been connecting via ethernet cable directly to the XFi pod in the basement. Having a wired connection on the XBox seems to keep them happy. I have setup Port Forwarding to that IP Address and NAT Type is Open and everyone is happy...for a day.
They use it fine, go to bed, and when they come back the next day, the XBox seems to be disconnected even though it's still plugged into the XFi pod. I check the Network Advanced Settings and it seems like it lost it's 10.x.x.x IP Address in favor of some other address. i disconnect the cable from the pod and reconnect and sometimes that works, other times i need to hard reset the XBox to get it to show up again with 10.x.x.x IP address.
I'm not sure if this is an XBox issue or an XFi issue, but i have seen other threads on here complaining about the wired connections on the pods so just assuming. Has anyone else experienced this or know of something I can do to force the Xbox to remain connected to the XFi pod?
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Before receiving my new XB6 router from Comcast, I was using an XFinity Technicolor Gb Router and a Luma mesh network for my home wifi. Things were working just fine and all the kids were happy. Now that I have XB6 I ordered 3 of the pods to try to mimic my Luma setup to see if I could remove it from my wifi landscape and go with XFi alone. At this point in my testing, it doesn't seem like the performance of the XB6 in conjunction with the pods is equivalent.
My kids who are gamers that use an XBox One that is connected via ethernet cable to a Pod in the basement always complain about high ping times and lagging. When they were using the same XBox connected via ethernet cable to the Luma node, they had no issues.
I have a far corner of the house that i had a Luma node placed and connected via wired Ethernet backhaul to the Luma Hub via MoCA adapter. I had internet speeds upwards of 150 Mbps and kids were happy. With the Xfi pods, they don't support wired ethernet backhaul...why not? I believe the Plume pods do support this configuration, but the Xfi pods (made by Plume) do not.
I find that the Profiles, Bedtime, Parental controls are as good or better than what I had with Luma.
I find that the Xfi App and ability to also connect via desktop is superior to what I had with Luma.
How many pods are too many? Should I buy another 3 pack and expect better coverage?
Can you buy Plume pods directly from Plume and use them with the Comcast equipment?
Is there a timeline to expect wired ethernet backhaul to be supported?
Thanks for any answers you can supply as I have had this XB6 router for about a week and I'm not sold that it's the system I want to use.
Also, I realize that there might be better options than Luma (Orbi, eero, etc), but let's save that for another thread ;)
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