Adding a switch to Ignite modem

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Adding a switch to Ignite modem

Just "upgraded" to Ignite and I'm not much of a fan of it yet. My biggest issue is there are only two ethernet ports on the back of the modem. I need at least 4 to 6. So can I just plug a gigabit switch into one of these modem ports and will that work or do I have to have a router too and "bridge" the modem. 

The tech who installed this basically just left my other ethernet cables dangling and didn't tell me there were no extra ports. They hype up the wireless aspect but hey guess what - not EVERYTHING is wireless. 

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Re: Adding a switch to Ignite modem

@Risquee you shouldn't have any problems in adding a gigabit switch. 



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Re: Adding a switch to Ignite modem

Thanks I will give it a try.
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Re: Adding a switch to Ignite modem

Sorry, I am reading this message late but I think if you add a switch direct to Ignite modem, it will be getting Rogers IP and will be exposed to outside world with no protection?

I would add a router (may be as AP) behind Ignite box to shield my LAN.

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Re: Adding a switch to Ignite modem

Well that is not what I want. Can anyone confirm this?
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Re: Adding a switch to Ignite modem


@rookie8155 wrote:

Sorry, I am reading this message late but I think if you add a switch direct to Ignite modem, it will be getting Rogers IP and will be exposed to outside world with no protection?

I would add a router (may be as AP) behind Ignite box to shield my LAN.


Your Ignite modem already has a router built in, no one gets an external IP, its an internal IP, unless you specify Demilitarized Zone in the settings, but since it already has a router, you simply need a switch to add more ports, cus that is what switches do they add more ports.  hope this clears up the misinformation



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Re: Adding a switch to Ignite modem

Thanks..
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Re: Adding a switch to Ignite modem

Thank you! That makes sense.
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Re: Adding a switch to Ignite modem

I am not understanding why they left it like this.  I was told by the Rogers store that the installer would install a switch if needed during the install, at no cost.  The installer told me I would need to by a gigabit switch and I corrected him and said he should be installing one for me.  He then went out to his truck and installed a 4-port switch.  All is good.

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Re: Adding a switch to Ignite modem

Well just another reason I  hate Roger's. I was never offered this. Nor was I contacted by the "personal concierge" that I was promised so they could make arrangements to pick up the old equipment, and answer any questions I might have about the Ignite system. Another poor job by Roger's. But my bill showed up on time of course.