XB7 and Bridged mode

koi-ts
Grasshopper

Hi! I've upgraded my internet package and will be receiving an XB7 modem later this week.

I run my current modem in bridged mode as I have a mesh setup in my house that's been working great and I don't want to change that (two ASUS modems hard-wired).

I did read some messages from a while ago that mention the XB7 being slower when in bridge mode - is this still the case or have some firmware changes sorted that out now?

Thanks in advance!

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Do you mean hardwired routers? Try letting the XB7 provid...

rickatk
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@koi-ts wrote:

Hi! I've upgraded my internet package and will be receiving an XB7 modem later this week.

I run my current modem in bridged mode as I have a mesh setup in my house that's been working great and I don't want to change that (two ASUS modems hard-wired).

I did read some messages from a while ago that mention the XB7 being slower when in bridge mode - is this still the case or have some firmware changes sorted that out now?

Thanks in advance!


@koi-ts Do you mean hardwired routers?

Try letting the XB7 provide your wifi services, you might be pleased. Adding non Shaw gear could slow down your main XB7. Also your setup could slow down considerably depending on how you have your routers setup  (extender / mesh). I prefer to keep everything native. I have an XB7 and one super pod to service my 3000sq rancher. Everything works well including my three wireless tv players.. 

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He said he doesn’t want to change. Maybe we want to use d...

Clipper99
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He said he doesn’t want to change. Maybe we want to use different DNS servers? Can’t do that on the XB6 or XB7.  Or maybe some us would prefer to have total control over our home network? Privacy issues? Why ditch his 2 mesh units and spend another $2-400 for Shaw mesh pods?

 I’d also like to know the answer to the question.

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You're correct, I didn't want to change. One router, the...

koi-ts
Grasshopper

You're correct, I didn't want to change.

One router, the node, is hard-wired to the main router and also provides a wired connection for a Chromecast. I wasn't sure if that would still be available for the Shaw pods.

I also do use a custom DNS (CIRA Canadian Shield) and wanted to keep that.

On a happy note, after bridging the above config still gets me 900-920 Mbps so I'm pretty happy about that. 🙂

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