Is there an alternative to the Hitron CGN3?

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Is there an alternative to the Hitron CGN3?

I want buy a better modem/gateway. This thing is just too unstable and $12/month for it is crazy.

 

Has anyone purchased a different modem that works well?

 

I am on Hybrid Fiber 30

 

 

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Re: Is there an alternative to the Hitron CGN3?

Rogers will be very reluctant to allow you to use your own modem on their network.
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Re: Is there an alternative to the Hitron CGN3?

You would be better off downgrading to a lower tier modem at a lower rent cost, running it in bridge mode and then using your own router.  As Lurker indicated, trying to get another modem added to Rogers system is next to impossible.



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Re: Is there an alternative to the Hitron CGN3?


@joffet wrote:

I want buy a better modem/gateway. This thing is just too unstable and $12/month for it is crazy.

 

Has anyone purchased a different modem that works well?

 

I am on Hybrid Fiber 30


If you're on Hybrid Fiber 30, you might as well downgrade to an 8-channel modem, e.g. the Cisco DPC3825. (Avoid the CGN2, at least for non-bridged use)

 

But really, all of these gateways are questionable when used as anything other than bridged modems. So, I'd suggest running a bridged CGN3 or DPC3825, and then get a nice router to do your NAT/firewall/wifi/etc. As everyone around here knows, I love the Asus RT-AC68U, though their lower-end models running the excellent AsusWRT software should be fine too...

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Re: Is there an alternative to the Hitron CGN3?

Rogers will not allow any other modem than the CGN2 or CGN3 ... i went through this trying to get a Motorola SBG6580 added to the account.  Customer Service will not be able to add it.

 

... and the best answer is.... (drum roll)

 

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TEKSAVVY !     Their cable service uses Rogers infrastructure, believe it or not.  

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TekSavvy 

 

Check their Approved Modems tab at

 

http://teksavvy.com/en/residential/internet/cable/cable-30  

 

http://teksavvy.com/en/residential/internet/cable/cable-60

 

 

i would have switched a long time ago had i not been able to get the range that i get out of the CGN3... however when you get down to 3 bars, look out... you'll need a repeater or range extender, if you are wifi that is

 

its just such a hassle to change providers... sticking around for now...

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