Converting your wireless modem to Bridge Mode

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Learn about converting your wireless modem to Bridge Mode and more about what Bridge Mode is. Bridge Mode is the process of using a third party router in addition to your Shaw modem. If you use a third party router in addition to your Shaw modem, you may experience complications with your Internet service. This is referred to as Double NAT. If you would prefer to use your own router, rather than using the Shaw modem as a router, you can resolve the problem of Double NAT by putting your modem into Bridge Mode.


About Bridge Mode

Setting your modem to Bridge Mode will cause your modem to stop acting as a Wireless Modem and router, and instead, it will act simply as a pass-through modem. This will allow you to use your own third-party wireless device if you prefer.


Once converted into Bridge Mode, you will not be able to utilize the wireless features of the Shaw Modem, and you will only be able to use as many Ethernet ports on the back of the modem as you have IP's registered to your device (typically this means you will only be able to use one or two Ethernet ports simultaneously). 


For instructions on how to convert your modem to Bridge Mode see: Internet Self-Install - Bridged with a 3rd Party Router

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