When I upgraded to Rogers Extreme Plus I had to adopt this modem -- I already had a router I preferred (a dlink DIR-655) and didn't want to figure out how to configure my non-PC peripherals for internet access, I ended up accessing the SMC configuration menu and disabling the router/gateway functionality and just using the SMC as a modem.
- good new is, it's a setup that has worked well for me and I've had no further issues, EXCEPT - I realized that I forgot to click off "disable wireless module" from the SMC menu before I disabled the Gateway/router access.
- now whenever I type in http://192.168.0.1/ -- I naturally reach my Dlink router, and not the SMC modem -- I'd like to turn wireless off of the SMC modem, but don't know how to get access to the system menu? I tried just plugging my PC into one of the SMC's LAN ports (like the Dlink modem currently is), but no luck.
- how can I access the SMC menu if I'm connecting through another router? Any other way to turn off the SMC wireless module?
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> you might also want to replace your modem with the non-wireless one.. it would actually work out better for you and be more efficient
Unfortunately, the SMC router/modem was the only option available for the Extreme Plus or Ultimate packages when I upgraded a couple of months ago, and I purchased the unit instead of renting it. Is there a standalone modem option now? Too late to help me, but it would be good to know for future recommendations/options.
I think part of the confusion here is that Rogerspaul is not a Rogers employee, which is what I gathered from reading his response just under yours. I also not that your message does not contain the "I am a Rogers employee" disclaimer.
As you know, there has been much discussion in these forums about the LACK of a DOCSIS3 stand alone modem in the Rogers equipment lineup.
Many of us have networks all set up on our own routers already and have no desire to scrap the current setup that works well in order to use the SMC device which by many accounts, has rather poor performance.
Your reply confirms that I still cannot upgrade my service tier and bandwidth allowance because Rogers is not offering a piece of hardware acceptable to me and my current configuration.
Let us know when that changes. I will be glad to upgrade, but only if it makes technical sense for me, not for Rogers.
My reply to Rogersreggie refered not to HIS status as a Rogers employee, but to Rogerspaul's previous post.
Rogerspaul is using the "Rogers" prefix on his nickname but apparantly is NOT a rogers employee, or if he is, then he is an unhappy employee. His post created a bit of confusion for me as he appeared to be a rogers employee making a comment suggesting that people purchase the "standalond" option DOCSIS3 modem.
I am now assuming, based on his second clarification reply, that he purchased a DOCSIS2 modem as the only option to get rid of the SMC combo unit and get back to a reasonably reliable service.
I did notice Reggie shows moderator status. I suggest that the all moderators and contributors add a Rogers Employee tag to their signatures to avoid confusion.
There does not seem to be any prohibition against users prefixing their nick with Rogers, so I can see this coming up in future. While the signature is not foolproof security, I think it would be a benefit as most people would not falsely claim to be a Rogers employee, even if their nick implied that they were.
I am NOT a Rogers employee