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Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

seadooxp30
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Any one uses ASUS Ai Mesh system with Rogers Ignite TV modem?

Are you set Rogers Modem to Bridge Mode OR just turn off the wifi from Rogers modem?

 

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Re: Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

RogersMoin
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Hello, @seadooxp30.

 

Are you looking the feedback particularly for Asus AiMesh or any mesh network? Most of the Ignite TV users may be using eero. 

 

Community - please share your mesh network configuration. 

 

Cheers,

RogersMoin

Re: Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

seadooxp30
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@RogersMoin wrote:

Hello, @seadooxp30.

 

Are you looking the feedback particularly for Asus AiMesh or any mesh network? Most of the Ignite TV users may be using eero. 

 

Community - please share your mesh network configuration. 

 

Cheers,

RogersMoin


Hi,

Yes I'm looking the feedback particularly for Asus AiMesh.

I know Rogers doesn't support it buy I have invested in this setup and was working perfectly before moving to Ignite TV.

 

Just wondering if anyone using same setup and how they have theirs setup.

 

 

Re: Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

kibosh
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While I am not using aimesh I was using 2 ASUS routers with one hardwired as an AP for about 6 months.  You should be able to bridge the rogers gateway without issue.  I wouldn't think you'd need to change anything in your ASUS setup for it to work.   Just make sure your ignite TV receivers are attached to your ASUS wireless network ;).

 

I would enable ipv6 on the ASUS as well if you haven't already.

 

I have since switched to using the Rogers gateway as I was getting short audio drops at times but I am still getting those but they seem to be less frequent (maybe) . . . I may eventually switch back.

Re: Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

seadooxp30
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@kibosh wrote:

While I am not using aimesh I was using 2 ASUS routers with one hardwired as an AP for about 6 months.  You should be able to bridge the rogers gateway without issue.  I wouldn't think you'd need to change anything in your ASUS setup for it to work.   Just make sure your ignite TV receivers are attached to your ASUS wireless network ;).

 

I would enable ipv6 on the ASUS as well if you haven't already.

 

I have since switched to using the Rogers gateway as I was getting short audio drops at times but I am still getting those but they seem to be less frequent (maybe) . . . I may eventually switch back.


Thank you kibosh.

I like to set mine as bridge mode but I know if I do that and need to call Rogers for any issue, first thing they say is take it out of bridge mode.

 

I don't care about setting TV boxes with wireless. I have cat 6 to every TV so its all good.

I just don't like having two router on the network.

 

Will bridge the Rogers for few days to see if there is any side effects.

 

Fingers crossed 🙂

Re: Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

seadooxp30
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@seadooxp30 wrote:

@kibosh wrote:

While I am not using aimesh I was using 2 ASUS routers with one hardwired as an AP for about 6 months.  You should be able to bridge the rogers gateway without issue.  I wouldn't think you'd need to change anything in your ASUS setup for it to work.   Just make sure your ignite TV receivers are attached to your ASUS wireless network ;).

 

I would enable ipv6 on the ASUS as well if you haven't already.

 

I have since switched to using the Rogers gateway as I was getting short audio drops at times but I am still getting those but they seem to be less frequent (maybe) . . . I may eventually switch back.


Thank you kibosh.

I like to set mine as bridge mode but I know if I do that and need to call Rogers for any issue, first thing they say is take it out of bridge mode.

 

I don't care about setting TV boxes with wireless. I have cat 6 to every TV so its all good.

I just don't like having two router on the network.

 

Will bridge the Rogers for few days to see if there is any side effects.

 

Fingers crossed 🙂


Due to some issues with Rogers ignite TV home phone, rog3rs support  forced me to set the Rogers modem out of bridge mode,,,

now I have my Rogers and ASUS so it’s double NAT.

i had some issue first but now it’s working this way.

anyone know if there is any side effect of using double NAT?

Re: Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

Hey @seadooxp30!

 

The good new is having double NAT isn't necessarily an issue on it's own. It would only really come into play if you're utilizing UPnP or port forwarding rules of any kind. There is a bit of a work around for that though if necessary though may be a bit tedious.

Forward the ports from the gateway to the router, then from the router to the required device.

If that isn't an issue at all though then you're good to go :).

 

@RogersAndy

Re: Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

chomyn
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This doesn't apply to Asus specifically, but maybe it will help someone as I spent 7 months before I figured it out.

I've been trying to use the Ignite service with my own router as I hated the Arris XB6 Modem.  All I did was put then Rogers Ignite modem in bridging mode and connected my Linksys Router and configured the setup as normal with no special configuration.  Then I was able to pair the Ignite boxes via WPS by hitting the button of the bottom on the box and then the WPS on my Linksys router.  I figured Rogers would block third party hardware, but it works.  Sounds way too easy and too good to be true, but it worked.

Re: Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

pablom88
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Hi, I am using the GT-AX11000 with the Arris in bridge mode, so far my only issue is the wifi speeds go down by a lot, average 150mbps - 200mbps with that set up I don't understand why or have been able to fix it / fins any answers.

 

When I use the wifi from the Arris I get about 600mbps but when I put it on bridge mode into my Asus router it goes down to 400mps some case even 350mbps.

 

Besides this, if you have TV ignite boxes you can reconfigure them to work with any wifi network but the mesh pods from rogers will only work with their gateway being active so I haven't been using them and I am not too sure about the phone because I don't have one but I think it is the same idea as their pods.

Re: Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

-G-
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@pablom88 wrote:

Besides this, if you have TV ignite boxes you can reconfigure them to work with any wifi network but the mesh pods from rogers will only work with their gateway being active so I haven't been using them and I am not too sure about the phone because I don't have one but I think it is the same idea as their pods.


I won't comment on your Wi-Fi speed issues here since that is being discussed in another thread,

As for the Ignite TV Home Phone service, it still works fine with the XB6 in Bridge Mode.

Re: Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

gvbhvcbcvb
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My Roger ignite modem is set to bridge modem and my PODs don't connect to ASUS router. 

Is there a way to link the Rogers PODs to ASUS router(AC 5300)?

 

Thanks

Re: Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

HI, no the pods only work when the gateway is active. There is no way to make them work with the gateway in bridge mode unfortunately.

Re: Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

nugpot
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I have that for a while until I shut down my Nighthawk.   We had intermittent drops, devices not connecting.  Much more stable now in the Rogers box with the pods acting as extenders.   I will some time put the Nighthawk in bridge mode and use it as an AP.

Re: Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

gvbhvcbcvb
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So you recommend using Rogers box and pods? Not worth using the ASUS router in AP mode?
Thanks

Re: Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

-G-
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@gvbhvcbcvb wrote:
So you recommend using Rogers box and pods? Not worth using the ASUS router in AP mode?
Thanks

There's no one solution that will work best for everybody.  It depends on the size of your home, its construction, and where you are able to place your XB6 gateway and pods/access points.  You also need to consider how many Wi-Fi-connected devices you have, where they are located, the power of their transmitters, and their connectivity requirements.

Re: Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

gvbhvcbcvb
I've Been Here Awhile
Thanks
I have 15 to 20 devices connected.
The problem with Rogers gateway is it uses same SSID name for 2.4 and 5. You can’t manually connect to 5. I am currently using gateway and my asus 5400 router as a AP.
I am able to use the Rogers app also.

Re: Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

Can Ignite wireless router / gateway (XB6) co-exist with current wireless router (Hitron CODA)

 

I currently have Rogers Digital service and Internet (70U) with Hitron (CODA) modem running in bridge mode (I think) to my ASUS RT-AC87U Router. There are many wireless devices (smart phones, apple TV, other TV's, Sonos speakers, heat pumps, etc. at least 16 devices) and several wired devices (3 NAS devices and a PC) currently connected.  My worry is that if I run the Ignite router in bridge mode the addition of the wireless connection to TV's will saturate the wireless on my current router and my performance will be reduced.

 

Here's the question: Can I split wireless devices across both wireless routers using the wirless on both routers using frequencies that don't interfere with each other. i.e. can I put TVs on Ignite router and the remainder of the devices, wired and wireless, on my current router?

Re: Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

-G-
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@Rrtthomas wrote:

Can Ignite wireless router / gateway (XB6) co-exist with current wireless router (Hitron CODA)

 

Here's the question: Can I split wireless devices across both wireless routers using the wirless on both routers using frequencies that don't interfere with each other. i.e. can I put TVs on Ignite router and the remainder of the devices, wired and wireless, on my current router?


Sure, you can do this but the Rogers gateway cannot be in bridge mode.  You can even test this with your current setup by disabling Bridge Mode on the Rogers gateway and configuring your router as a Wi-Fi access point.  Configure Wi-Fi on the ASUS and Rogers with separate channels and different SSIDs, then explicitly configure Wi-Fi client devices to connect to either one or the other.

 

For your channel assignments, pick from channels 1, 6 or 11 on the 2.4 GHz band.  On the 5 GHz band, configure one to use a channel in the 36-48 range and the other to use a channel in the 149 and higher range.  You'll also want to use a Wi-Fi scanner on your PC or mobile device to survey channels that are being used by your neighbours and avoid channel assignments that conflict with those.

 

This setup won't allow seamless roaming/clean handover as your mobile devices move through the house but it should provide some improvements in transfer speeds between your wireless devices to your NAS.

Re: Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

-G-
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@Rrtthomas wrote:

Can Ignite wireless router / gateway (XB6) co-exist with current wireless router (Hitron CODA)

 

My worry is that if I run the Ignite router in bridge mode the addition of the wireless connection to TV's will saturate the wireless on my current router and my performance will be reduced.


If you are asking this question because you plan to switch to Ignite TV, you don't have to worry too much about bandwidth from the set-top boxes.  4K streams use approximately 25 Mb/s and HD streams use up to 10 Mb/s, and the traffic gets sent in bursts as unicast streams over HTTP.

 

Are you planning to do an Ignite TV self-install?

Re: Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

Rrtthomas
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Was thinking about it. 

 

However, it maybe better to have a installer come in and have a look at current configuration to determine best way forward.

 

Thoughts?

Re: Ignite TV Modem/Router with Asus Router

Rrtthomas
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This may be a good experiment! Thanks.
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