It would be interesting to hear from Rogers on this one or any customers who have tried it. Will it actually live up to its promises or just be another gateway that suffers from poor wifi range and dropped connections?
One thing I can say is that the monthly rental charge of $12 per month is absolutely ridiculous, considering that Rogers once provided a modem free of charge! It is interesting to see the history of modem rentals from Rogers! First they were free, then $4 per month, increasing to $7-8 per month and now $12 per month!
So, I just exchanged my Cisco DPC3825 gor the new Hitron CGN3. First impression is good. Left it in gateway mode. So far, wireless on both bands has been fine. This gateway has very nice and intuitive web-interface. Very easy to navigate. Gateway also has 2 USB ports which coudl be used to share NAS, but I am trying to find out if it is possible to share a printer.
News flash: port forwarding seems to be working fine on this gateway as well as the wireless. If I find a way to share a printer on this gateway it will satisfy all my needs.
So far it has 9 channels down and 3 channels up....which is a bit strange, cause my Cosco DPC3825 had 4 upstream channels...
Other than that the gateway seems to make very nice first impression. Keep on testing.
Unfortunately, USB ports seem to be disabled... There are no settings for them in web interface and nothing happens when I connect something to them. Tried a printer, external hard drive and USB stick. Could not see or access anything. Apart from that - no complaints so far.
So far (4 days) with Hitron CGN3 in gateway mode I hadn't any dropped connection on wireless. Yesterday, I streamed a 1080P movie on 5 Mhz band without a single problem. So I am starting to believe that wireless on CGN3 is actually solid and working as expected.
After checking with US Hitron support I can confirm that CGN3 does not support printer sharing via its USB ports. CGN3 designed to share USB sticks over Samba protocol only.
But USB ports are disabled by Rogers firmware anyway.
"USB ports are disabled by Rogers firmware..." That's too bad . I was hoping the USB ports worked. That's why I like to own my router - I can be in control of the functions I need.
"advanced"? Hmmm... sounds like more dishonest advertising from Rogers marketing. Imagine buying a new car that is advertised with "Includes A/C" and learning afterwards from the dealer, "Yes, the new model comes with A/C, but you cannot use it - it has been disabled."
Still waiting for the DOCSIS 3.0 modem-only from Rogers.