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#255495 14-Aug-2019 13:05
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I have a Spark supplied Fibre modem plugged into my ONT and my broadband is with Spark. Will get model number but it is new as I only recently signed up.


I would like to increase the range/speed of my connection to further corners of my home and upstairs bedroom.


I have a Gigabit GF1V fibre modem as spare. Can I use this? ( First product on the page.


1. Can I use the Gigabit fibre modem to extend the range by changing DHCP settings and act as an AP? I would need help and exact settings to change as this extends beyond my general knowledge.


2. Can I connect the Gigabit to the spark modem via Wifi, and then 'piggyback' the connection? Or,


3. Will I have to connect the Gigabit to the spark modem via ethernet? 




Alternatively, connect the Gigabit to the ONT, and use the Spark modem as range extender via wifi/ethernet? Not sure technical specs of both/which wold be better to provide an additional AP.




Many thanks.

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  #2299177 14-Aug-2019 13:19
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Your best bet would be to run an ethernet cable between them, set the spare second modem to a different IP address than the first, turn off DHCP, and set the wireless SSID to the same name, same password, but different channel. Then plug it in via any of the LAN ports. 

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