Forum discussion tagged with Modem.
  1. K

    Question modem router suggestion

    Can you suggest me a modem router with a 2.5 gigabit ethernet and low latency and good specs in general to use it for wired gaming. I am not interested much on wireless because i have access points with wifi 6. If the modem router has fast wifi anyway i won't mind but i dont need much I care...
  2. POB3478

    Question Seeking Guidance: Upgrading Router for Xfinity 400 Mbps Plan to Improve Wi-Fi Performance

    I'm not very knowledgeable about networking, but I'm looking to save money in the long run by buying my own router instead of renting one from Xfinity. I recently purchased the ARRIS SURFboard SBG10, but I haven't seen much of an improvement in my internet performance. My family and I have an...
  3. S

    Question Qualcomm chipsets thermal pad

    hey there, gonna buy a second hand modem which has Qualcomm chipsets and a medium sized heat sink, the problem is im not sure whether the paste on chipsets is still alive. from a video he has uploaded, you can see that weird blue paste. View:
  4. T

    Question Can I connect a router to another router to boost Wi-Fi but also retain the hardline it's connected to?

    I have a modem provided by my Telcom provider that I need to use, that modem is then connected to my router providing internet to the router. The router then provides Wi-Fi and a bunch of wired connections to all the devices in my house. One of those hardlines coming from my router goes to the...
  5. B

    Question Repeated Disconnects; Can't Reach DHCP Server ?

    Up until several weeks ago, I had no internet issues. I frequently lose internet access to all of my devices, now; wired and wireless. My browsers and Windows network adapter diagnosis say that the DHCP server can't be reached. I use an Arris SB8200 modem and a TP-Link Archer C7 v4.0 router...
  6. RagedAPE

    Question Virgin Media IP change and Router advice.

    Good afternoon, Can someone give me a bit of their time and expertise to ask a few possible dumb questions, so I can try to understand about my new router and IP. Currently I am on UK virgin media Hub 3 and soon I will be going in as a new customer but under the same address, but a totally...
  7. M

    [SOLVED] A Confusing Network Connection Issue

    I have an odd network problem I can't figure out. Here's a basic map of the set up: The modem connects to a switch(1) then from there it goes to a router which provides wifi, a tablet, and another switch(2). The tablet works fine on ethernet and the wifi signal is working with devices such as...
  8. E

    Question Can I use my current router/modem with a different ISP?

    My current ISP is CenturyLink, I use a DSL modem/router with their name on it that I purchased on eBay (Technicolor C2000T). I was recently approved for Starlink. I’m wondering if I can put the router/modem Starlink provides into bridge mode, and using Starlink’s ethernet adapter, plug it into...
  9. Matthew Wai

    Question Why does it take a longer time for an old modem to get ready when the temperature is low?

    I had an old modem that had been used for 11 years since 2011. When the fourth indicator light comes on, that means Internet connection is available. Before 2020, the light came on soon after I turned on the modem. After 2020, when the room temperature was low, it took a longer time before the...
  10. J

    Question Modem Placement

    I'm looking for anyone with concrete knowledge of real world, NOT theoretical, problems with my planned modem placement. Modem is a Motorola MB8611. The plan is to place it inside a Legrand OnQ wall box in the studded bay directly next to my breaker box. 3' weatherproof quad shielded rg6 coax...
  11. R

    Question NAT2 moderate settings in Peer To Peer connections ?

    Hi folks, i have been playing two games on the PC recently, Elden Ring and a tactical shooter called Ready or Not and they both have P2P connections, so whenever i host a game in RoN, no one joins my lobby, like once in a blue moon a player joins after 15 mins of waiting and thats it, thats also...
  12. F

    Question Do I need to create a new network if I buy a new router and Modem?

    Spectrum is my internet provider. They just sent me a new, updated router and modem. I already have a network that has several devices attached to it. With the new router and modem, will I need to create a new network or will I be able to use the existing one?
  13. J

    Question Port Forwarding to Local Computer Through Router

    So I've got a Digi IX20 router here that is connected to a Linksys modem. Currently, I've got a direct ethernet connection coming from my laptop to the modem, and the modem also has a connection directly to another source(essentially a laptop - I've set up a port forward rule...
  14. xxxbabyxxx

    [SOLVED] TP-Link Archer VR2100 vs ASUS DSL-AC68U , which one should I get?

    Hello, We're in need of a brand new DSL Router for gaming & one that will be decent with 10+ devices connected to it using wifi. (The gaming device will be done on Lan). Something that won't give you crazy packet loss.. latency.. etc.. we do have a wifi repeater incase the range isn't that far...
  15. R

    [SOLVED] USB Modem with a repeater?

    Hello, english isn't my first languague, apologies in advance. My dad has a USB Modem (atleaste that's how we call it in our country). He pays a company for the service. At home, when he connects it to his laptop he gets internet, simple use. He works as a rheumatologist at his place. When he...
  16. technologicalpixel

    Question why the error ip configuration not valid pops up?

    basically all my pc connected with ethernet to the modem, sometime work and sometime don't, when they don't i get the error "ip configuration not valid" This is happening from when i changed my modem/internet connection , probably is configured bad but i have no idea of how to check it This...
  17. Ev3puo

    [SOLVED] Wi-Fi signal cuts off for 1 second exactly every 30 seconds

    So, as the title says, my desktop disconnects from Wi-Fi exactly every 30 seconds, like if there's a software doing that on purpose. It started about 7 hours ago, I had already been using my pc for 3 hours and all I did was starting another match on the same game I've been playing the whole...
  18. D

    Question Odd Issue

    I need some assistance. I am working with someone on their home network. The internet will just quit completely. The router wont respond, no dhcp, ping, whole 9 yards. The router is brand new bought Saturday. The cable modem had to be replaced, which started this whole mess. Before changing the...
  19. L

    [SOLVED] Is it possible to split my Coax connection AFTER it reaches my modem?

    So my line is connected to a very congested node on already very old and poor quality wiring. Splitting the connection between my modem and TV creates more disruption to what already is a horrible line. When I connect the coax directly to the modem, although it's not life changing, it's a...
  20. RapidJosh

    Question Spectrum internet freezes but doesn't disconnect, happens for 10-20 seconds and keeps me from playing games reliably.

    Hello, hoping I can find an answer here. My internet, provided by spectrum keeps me from having a consistent gaming experience because of it dropping/freezing every so often. I have tried almost everything at this point to try and fix it. I have had them come out and give us a new modem...
  21. jossshhhy

    [SOLVED] Adding a NAS to my home.

    Hello, I have a question about adding a NAS to my home. I currently have my Virgin Media router in modem mode and the Asus router I brought is connected to it upstairs. I want to add a NAS downstairs next to the Virgin Media router, is this a problem, and will it work.
  22. T

    Question Need some help figuring out the best way to move some of my network components around, any help appreciated

    [Moderator Edit to break up a solid paragraph and remove bold font.] Hi everyone, I am looking for some help so if you have any info please share, I'm going to explain what I'm trying to do and then hoping you can tell me if any of my ideas are possible or if you have better ideas please share...
  23. L

    [SOLVED] D-Link DSL-224/R1 looses/restarts WAN connection and reconnects on its own

    Hey fellas! I have a problem with my D-Link DSL-224/R1 router. Basically the WAN connection is lost for 5~ minutes and then goes back up. I'm not sure what causes it, but I've snooped this from the logs, connection is down from Aug 13 16:45:47 to Aug 13 16:49:36 : Aug 13 16:36:58...
  24. S

    [SOLVED] Help designing a home networking system

    Hi! We are in the process of building a new house and we want to design a good networking system from the beginning. First, we want to hardwire most of the rooms in the house. From the research i've made, my understanding is that the most comon setup is modem>router>switch>patch panel> rest of...
  25. P

    [SOLVED] Is DOCSIS modem with more channels worth it?

    If I'm only interested in upload speed and my cable provider's plan offers a maximum upload speed of 35Mbps, is there any reason why I'd need a pricier 16x8 modem over a cheaper 8x4 modem? Background: My cable company is advertising a maximum upload speed of 35 Mbps. My understanding is DOCSIS...
  26. M

    Question How to enable Remote Management on Optilink OP XONT 71110AC Modem (Excitel FTTH).

    I want to access my Excitel modem 'Optilink OP XONT 71110AC' GUI from outside my home network. For that I first configured dynamic dns into the modem's settings. I used NO-IP to create an account and bind my public ip to the url in NO-IP portal. I saved all this info in my modem's Dynamic DNS...
  27. H

    [SOLVED] Load balancing with 2 x ADSL internet ?

    Hey there, I ordered dualwan load balancing router. Would like to get answer about load balancing. I have an adsl internet and my neighbour also have adsl internet. We want to load balancing both networks. My question is, will it possible to use one lan from adsl and second from wifi repeater...
  28. T

    [SOLVED] What Modem/Router should I be looking for?

    Hello I recently moved to Germany, to an apartment with a TAE socket. My ISP provided me with a FRITZ!Box 7530 with a TAE to RJ45? DSL cable, but I will have to return this in a couple months. I thought I ordered a correct good replacement, an ASUS DSL-AC68U, But found that I didn't receive the...
  29. N

    [SOLVED] Need an ideal high end router... Please suggest...

    Hello everyone, My current router is nearing end of life and i need a high end router that works for my extensive use. So here is what i need exactly: I have 50-75 devices and will need to add more so i need a router than can handle that load and perform optimally. I Can only use 2.4GHz as of...
  30. appletatoes

    [SOLVED] Router, Switch & Modem Issue

    I've been setting up a new home with fresh cabling and am at the final stages of configuring all of the settings for both the router and switch on the network. I'm having a problem where the router says "Your ISP's DHCP does not function properly." I have the modem plugged into port 24 on a 24...
  31. M

    [SOLVED] Modem and Router seperate, or two-in-one?

    I'm having trouble finding out the proper answers between this question. Looking specifically at these two together: Or just this alone: Is...
  32. P

    Question Wifi much slower on unbridged modem?

    I currently use the Cisco DPC3848V modem issued by Shaw, as well as a Netgear Nighthawk ( I'm hardwired directly to my...
  33. PhantomTech77

    [SOLVED] How can I turn my old pc into a modem?

    Hello, I have an old PC and a Mifi 8800l mobile hotspot. I know I can tether the hotspot to the PC, but will bridging the Mifi and Ethernet and then connecting it to the WAN port on a router produce a viable source of internet?
  34. S

    [SOLVED] Setting up Modem, Network Switch, and Router

    Hello, I live in the UK. My wifi keeps cutting out. I have done some research. I’m looking at doing something similar to this. Except without the patch panel and have the wires not necessarily in the walls, due to the face we rent. It needs to be temporary. View:
  35. Hicksthemaker

    [SOLVED] Looking for router SBC suggestions for high expandability/modularity

    I've been considering building my own router for a while now and am looking for the right SBC, or maybe even super small motherboard. I considered using one of my old PC's but I want something more compact. I'm trying to find something as expandable and modular as I can and nothing I've looked...
  36. N

    [SOLVED] Modem disconnecting every 15 minutes

    My internet signal is disconnecting every 15 minutes and I have found that when it disconnects the modem light that signals its online turns off. I checked the modem admin page for errors in the log and found "Lost MDD Timeout" and "TLV-11 - Illegal Set operation failed" happen whenever my...
  37. Q

    [SOLVED] Internet is green but I’m still not got connection

    My modem is saying that is connected and my wifi router says it’s good but I’m still not getting internet connection. My mom was cleaning and she did something to either the modem or the wifi. I absolutely have no idea what to do now and I got class assignments due soon. Any help would be goood.
  38. ahmetkca

    [SOLVED] Can i use PoE like a Powerline adapter?

    I bought PoE instead of Powerline adapter by mistake. I was wondering can i use PoE as a Powerline adapter. I was gonna return it. If there is still a chance to use PoE to connect my pc and modem over electrical outlet it would be great.
  39. B

    Modem Issues

    I have a Motorola 16x4 modem ( Every time I reset my modem by unplugging it and plugging back in, it cycles on and off about 7 times till a connection is set. It go through the process and lights and...
  40. C

    [SOLVED] Need modem (no wifi) only for Centurylink DSL 20 mbps connection

    My house is 1100 sf and my yard is twice that. I would like wireless throughout the yard. I am looking for a basic modem that will grow from the 20 to 40 mbps range so that I can connect orbi to it. Any suggestions? Thank you!