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Topic # 222868 1-Sep-2017 11:50
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Currently got a Cisco DPC3008 DOCSIS 3.0 modem, but being upgraded to the FibreX200 ... just wondering what make and model modem will be installed?

 

 


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  Reply # 1856528 1-Sep-2017 12:00
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A technicolor variant. Some folk have the 4400, but I've seen comments that there is another model out as well





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  Reply # 1856529 1-Sep-2017 12:03
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This. Technicolor TC-4400.

 

Though the supplied router is shit-as. I use Mikrotik hEX. And using my 3x Apple AirPort Express/Extreme as AP. I had to VLAN it on router, and do a VLAN guest setup for Apple AirPort Guest WiFi.





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  Reply # 1856537 1-Sep-2017 12:18
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chiefie:

 

This. Technicolor TC-4400.

 

Though the supplied router is <snipping very bad word!!!>. I use Mikrotik hEX. And using my 3x Apple AirPort Express/Extreme as AP. I had to VLAN it on router, and do a VLAN guest setup for Apple AirPort Guest WiFi.

 

 

Nice looking router... are you on 200/20 or 1000/100 ("whatever/100")?





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  Reply # 1856538 1-Sep-2017 12:19
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My current set up is cable modem-to-wifi router .... and of course my static IP and service DNS etc are in it.

 

With the Technicolor (or any variant), I gather it is a modem and router (LAN ports and wifi) all-in-one ... correct?

 

 


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  Reply # 1856542 1-Sep-2017 12:26
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Rickles:

 

My current set up is cable modem-to-wifi router .... and of course my static IP and service DNS etc are in it.

 

With the Technicolor (or any variant), I gather it is a modem and router (LAN ports and wifi) all-in-one ... correct?

 

 

 

 

No, you get a cable modem (the TC4400) and a separate router (HG659).

 

You have to use the supplied modem, but you can swap out the router as indicated above.




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  Reply # 1856553 1-Sep-2017 12:38
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     >No, you get a cable modem (the TC4400) and a separate router (HG659).<

 

Thanks ... I thought the TC4400 was a combined unit?


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  Reply # 1856556 1-Sep-2017 12:41
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A technicolor variant. Some folk have the 4400, but I've seen comments that there is another model out as well

 

 

The TC 4400 is the only DOCSIS 3.1 modem in use.




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  Reply # 1856561 1-Sep-2017 12:47
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OK, found spec sheet and see what the TC4400 is ... straight replacement for me then tongue-out

 

BTW, why does it have two WAN ports?


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Rickles:

 

     >No, you get a cable modem (the TC4400) and a separate router (HG659).<

 

Thanks ... I thought the TC4400 was a combined unit?

 

 

The TC7210 was a combined unit. Thats a DOCSIS 3.0 model and doesn't do DOCSIS 3.1. The TC7210 combined unit was the model being supplied until DOCSIS 3.1 was launched. With DOCSIS 3.1, a totally new modem was required, and thats the TC4400.

 

The TC4400 is a pure layer-2 cable modem. The Vodafone service also supplies a home gateway, currently the HG659, although you can use your own instead as long as it supports VLANs (the TC4400 is set up to present a VLAN 10, exactly like a UFB connection would).


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  Reply # 1856570 1-Sep-2017 12:56
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Rickles:

 

OK, found spec sheet and see what the TC4400 is ... straight replacement for me then tongue-out

 

BTW, why does it have two WAN ports?

 

 

 

 

The RF (F-connector) is the WAN port. The two GigE ports are the LAN ports. You can use it as a two port LAN switch if you like. At some point in the future, it could, potentially, support more than 1Gbps using 802.1AX.




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  Reply # 1856577 1-Sep-2017 13:04
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Thanks Michael ... all good now, and should fit right in with my Netgear wifi/LAN router (and yes, I now realise the WAN port is the RF connector).

 

Hopefully no problems with the swap-out sealed

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1856835 1-Sep-2017 17:06
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The RF (F-connector) is the WAN port. The two GigE ports are the LAN ports. You can use it as a two port LAN switch if you like. At some point in the future, it could, potentially, support more than 1Gbps using 802.1AX.

 

 

Interesting. The HG659 is acting as the DHCP source for the local network, and get's it's WAN IP from the Technicolor.

 

So if I plug in a second local router will I get another IP address from Vodafone, effectively on it's own little network?





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  Reply # 1856867 1-Sep-2017 17:24
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     >So if I plug in a second local router will I get another IP address from Vodafone, effectively on it's own little network?<

 

That was going to be my next question innocent




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  Reply # 1859710 6-Sep-2017 13:59
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UPDATE:  I'm now cruising at 200mbps, so all good (and easy install) on that front.

 

The set-up also came with the additional new Ultra Hub wifi router, which appears to do the trick nicely, but massive size compared to my (and most other) Netgear N300; only 3 LAN ports.  However, nice to have 5gHz band wifi on tap ... 2.4 is very crowded around my suburb.

 

Not as many bells and whistles as the Netgear, but for home/small office it probably does well.

 

Interestingly, there are no DNS settings visible .... are these on an eprom or is some other slight-of-hand at work?


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