I want to replace my Shaw DPC3825 wireless router with a Cisco wireless router so that I can use my Cisco RE1000 extender again. Is there a FAQ or guide for doing this?
Converting your wireless modem to Bridge Mode
Have someone in Shaw support bridge your modem, then it becomes just a modem,
Hook your new wireless router up to the modem, Internet port on your new router to any of the ports on the DPC3825,
Go though your new router's configuration using the Dynamic or DHCP internet type.
So what you are saying is that I can't hook a router other than the DPC3825 to the modem in order to provide my home with wireless internet? I was hoping since the DPC3825 won't work with an extender anymore I would take it back to Shaw and use a router that would.
If you go out and buy another Cisco/Linksys wireless router, new or used,
You would then have your DPC3825 bridged (turning it into just a modem), and use whatever router you purchased.
There is an SMC modem/router combo unit that Shaw has, but you are far better off keeping the DPC3825.
The DCP3825 is a modem/wireless router comb unit. Unlike the previous modems Shaw was supplying, you do not need a router to have the wired connections or the wireless signal.
What kevinds was saying is to call Shaw and have the modem changed to "bridged mode". This will disable the router functions of the DPC3825 and it will simply become a modem. Once this is complete, you can connect a Cisco or any other kind or router to it and it will become the "connection" hardware that supplies your wireless signal. As long as the router you choose is compatible with the RE1000 extender - you're golden.
If you have the router you were using before you recieved the DPC3825, you can use that one.
Kevinds... Any of the ports on the DPC3825? I thought that bridging the modem disabled all the ports but one?
Yes, all the ports work.
Most people only have 1 IP, so only 1 port will work, but it doesn't have to be Port1...
Many people have 2 IPs set on their modem/account, so then you can use any two ports.
My modem has a few, so I've got all 4 gigabit ports in use, plus a 2nd switch/AP to get more wirelessly
Good to know - thanks. I thought I had read somewhere that bridging the modem disabled all but port 1. Nice to know that you can put 2 router off the unit if you wish.
My DPC3825 is not bridged, but I do have my old WRT310N upstairs to boost the wireless signal and have a couple more wired access points available. Works well enough for now but we will see if I'm staying with Shaw or not. With the horrendous speeds I have been dealing with and the news that it may be another 10 months to get them fixed - I might be forced to try another provider.
Thanks again for the info though.
Yeah, I read that somewhere too... No idea where that started though...
I'm planning to change my internet plan to BB100, they said they will give me the Cisco DPC 3825. Is it good to use for gaming? Or do I need to buy a router? If so, could you recommend any good router?
Thanks for help.
I strongly suggest buying your own router and having the Cisco bridged.
I haven't dug into routers much lately, I have been looking into two differnet Asus models and one Netgear to serve as an Access Point for my network, and 3G router when I'm travelling... Router, I use an older computer and a couple network cards - About a month ago I switched and started to use a virtual PC to save power.
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