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Topic # 198315 4-Jul-2016 14:25
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Hi all, as many others have also experienced (based on comments on this forum and the Vodafone help forum) the Technicolor TC7210 provided with a cable connection is a poor performer - especially the wireless performance. I'm sick of waiting for Vodafone to come out with a solution or patch or better modem, so was hoping that someone could help out with advice around potential solutions. My mate suggested that connecting an Apple airport extreme to it, and then disabling wifi on the TC7210 and using the Apple airport as the wireless network would be easy to setup and should work. Has anyone tried this, or has an opinion as to whether it's worth a go?

 

Or any other potential solutions that would be easier or more effective? Thanks in advance 


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  Reply # 1586093 5-Jul-2016 08:44
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I use an Asus RT-AC68U as a wireless gateway and have disabled the wifi on the TC7210. My wifi is rock solid, and no longer needs restarting every day, but the TC7210 still does all the DHCP and firewall stuff as Vodafone refuse to allow bridge mode, for whatever reason.


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  Reply # 1586151 5-Jul-2016 09:30
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I just replaced an old Spark HG630B I was using as an access point with a D-Link DAP-1650 over the weekend. Works really well. Coverage is good and speed is great. Put it in access point mode, connect it through Ethernet cable and set up wireless and it is away. I have the Spark HG659 running wireless for downstairs still and the d-link runs wireless and wired upstairs.

 

Only negative is that if I set a static IP, I can't log in for some reason, so I have just made a dhcp reservation so I know what IP it is on and it has been perfect since then.





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  Reply # 1586179 5-Jul-2016 10:11
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toyonut:

 

I just replaced an old Spark HG630B I was using as an access point with a D-Link DAP-1650 over the weekend. Works really well. Coverage is good and speed is great. Put it in access point mode, connect it through Ethernet cable and set up wireless and it is away. I have the Spark HG659 running wireless for downstairs still and the d-link runs wireless and wired upstairs.

 

Only negative is that if I set a static IP, I can't log in for some reason, so I have just made a dhcp reservation so I know what IP it is on and it has been perfect since then.

 

 

Did you make sure the Static IP you were assigning to it was outside the DHCP range of the DHCP server? (but still on the same subnet?)


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  Reply # 1586590 5-Jul-2016 18:34
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tangerz:

 

toyonut:

 

Only negative is that if I set a static IP, I can't log in for some reason, so I have just made a dhcp reservation so I know what IP it is on and it has been perfect since then.

 

 

Did you make sure the Static IP you were assigning to it was outside the DHCP range of the DHCP server? (but still on the same subnet?)

 

 

I did, and it was in the right range. I could get to the sign in page, but it would refuse with a wrong password error. Oh well, I am still happy with the slight workaround solution.





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  Reply # 1587646 7-Jul-2016 14:15
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Thanks- will purchase over the weekend and let you know how it goes. 


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  Reply # 1587690 7-Jul-2016 14:50
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derekzoolander:

 

Thanks- will purchase over the weekend and let you know how it goes. 

 

 

I changed the SSID's so I could connect to 2.4GHz and 5GHz independently.  I now use 5GHz for everything except an old laptop that is connected to 2.4GHz

 

I haven't had any wireless issues since.  Disclaimer: I have had congestion issues but that is a cable problem not a wireless one.

 

edit: I have a small house so the range of 5GHz is fine for me.  It also means I don't get the wireless interference I was getting on 2.4GHz





Kirk

 


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