For Ignite WiFi Pods to perform at their best, they need a strong connection to your Ignite WiFi Gateway modem. We recently enabled the ability for you to connect Pods to your Gateway using Ethernet cables instead of wirelessly over WiFi.
This will help optimize the connection between the pod and the gateway by avoiding potential WiFi signal interference, enhance Pod performance, plus free up WiFi bandwidth for devices without an Ethernet option.
After you’ve added your pod to your home network using the Ignite HomeConnect app, simply use Ethernet cables to connect an Ethernet port on your pod to an active Ethernet jack in your home. This can be helpful especially if you have an Ethernet jack in a WiFi problem area in your home where a pod would not be able to connect wirelessly to the Gateway.
Ethernet jacks in your home are activated by connecting them to one of the gigabit Ethernet ports (ports 1-3) on the back of your Ignite WiFi Gateway modem. Port 4, which is indicated by a red line, supports connectivity for various devices but does not support connectivity to pods. If you choose to disconnect the pod later, it will simply switch back to using WiFi to connect to the Gateway and trigger a refresh of WiFi optimization. You can also connect devices such as gaming consoles to an Ethernet port on a pod, but do not connect pods to each other using Ethernet.
Although CAT5e is sufficient for most applications, it is recommended that Gigabit subscribers use CAT 6 or CAT 7 Ethernet cables to maximize connection speeds over longer runs. Please keep in mind that Rogers Technicians are not able to supply general wiring or fishing of Ethernet cables within homes.
Benefits of Connecting Pods via Ethernet to the Gateway
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