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Bridge Mode Setup Guide

Gdkitty
Resident Expert
Resident Expert

Hey fellow forum users.  If anyone is willing to help me with this, it would be appreciated. 

I am wanting to make a 'bridged mode setup guide', pretty much one thread, which goes

"smc - how to"
"Cisco - how to"
"hitron - how to"

 

And would also put in a 4th section, of the alternative of how to set up your own router as just an access point as well.

As i have general knoledge, i havent done the setup myself on all the models, i am asking for your help/input.  Pretty much just step by step instructions, login, this page, change this, reboot... as detailed as possible.

 

This way we have an easy spot for reference for users comming in to point to - will be requesting it to be stickied at the top of the forum.

 

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Yes i understand that this shouldnt be necessary, etc.. they should offer d3 modems, etc.  I dont want to get into that in this thread 🙂  Its more to collectively get this together to be able to help other users with setting it up.

Please feel free to reply here, or PM me with the info.

I look forward to your input.

 

 

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Re: Bridge Mode Setup Guide

RobHud
I Plan to Stick Around

Sorry to bother you.  I am a bit unsure where I run the test?  Is it a program I install to use or do I type something in the command box?  Also where do I find the 2nd IP address?  Mine are listed as IP, Default Gateway, Primary DNS and Secondary DNS.  Thank you for the guideance!

 

tracert -4 www.google.com

 

The first IP will be the router, the second IP address will be the CMTS.  The modem and neighbourhood node will not show up in the trace.  The modem won't show up as its in Bridge mode.   The neighbourhood node will never show up in the trace.

 

Ping the CMTS for at least an hour.  To do that, use:

 

ping -n 3600 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx        where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the 2nd hop IP address.  

 

To run a longer test, simply increase the "3600" number.  Windows pings 1 ping every second, so, 3600 pings will take an hour to complete after which the test will terminate.  You can also run an indefinite test using:

 

ping -t xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx           where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the 2nd hop IP address

Re: Bridge Mode Setup Guide

Hi, 

 

No problem.  First, bring up a command box which is embedded within the Windows operating system.   Go Start .... Programs .... Windows System .... Command Prompt.  Or, go Start, and then search for:    Command

 

In either case, select Command Prompt, which will then bring up the command box or window, at which point you can type in a command.  In this case to run the trace, type in:

 

tracert -4 www.google.com

 

That will run an IPV4 trace to google.com

 

That will end up looking like this:

 

C:\Users\test>tracert -4 www.google.com

 

Tracing route to www.google.com [172.217.165.4]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

 

1     <1 ms      <1 ms       <1 ms     86U [10.0.x.x]
2        9 ms        8 ms          8 ms     174.112.xxx.x
3        8 ms        6 ms          9 ms     67.231.221.77
4     14 ms      10 ms           8 ms     209.148.238.74
5     15 ms      14 ms        19 ms     69.63.248.74
6    18 ms       14 ms        18 ms     209.148.235.22
7    16 ms       16 ms        16 ms     72.14.222.87
8    13 ms      17 ms         17 ms     74.125.244.145
9    19 ms      17 ms         18 ms     216.239.40.255
10 16 ms      17 ms          16 ms     yyz12s06-in-f4.1e100.net [172.217.165.4]

 

Trace complete.

 

So, hop #1, 86U [10.0.x.x] is the internal LAN address for my 86U router.  I've replaced the last digits with xx.xx

Hop #2, 174.112.xxx.x is the CMTS, which is the ping target.  

 

At this point, you simply type in ping -n 3600 xxxx.xxx.xxx.x   to start the ping test, where in my case the address is 174.112.xxx.x

 

Let that run and in an hour you should see results that are similar to what is shown below.  The target of course is no packet loss.  That's not entirely realistic, as you will see some small amount of packet loss over the course of a longer test, but for an hour long test I'd expect to see no more than perhaps two or three packets lost between the modem and CMTS.

 

C:\Users\test>ping -n 3600 174.112.xxx.x

 

Pinging 174.112.xxx.x with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 174.112.xxx.x: bytes=32 time=9ms TTL=63
Reply from 174.112.xxx.x: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=63
Reply from 174.112.xxx.x: bytes=32 time=10ms TTL=63
Reply from 174.112.xxx.x: bytes=32 time=9ms TTL=63
Reply from 174.112.xxx.x: bytes=32 time=9ms TTL=63

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Reply from 174.112.xxx.x: bytes=32 time=10ms TTL=63
Reply from 174.112.xxx.x: bytes=32 time=7ms TTL=63
Reply from 174.112.xxx.x: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=63
Reply from 174.112.xxx.x: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=63

 

Ping statistics for 174.112.xxx.x:

Packets: Sent = 3600, Received = 3600, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 4ms, Maximum = 17ms, Average = 9ms

 

 

To copy anything out of the command box, select or highlight the area that you want to copy using the mouse left button.  Select the start point, hold down the left mouse button and drag the mouse down to the end point of the data.  When the area you want to copy has been selected, release the mouse button and use Ctrl c to copy the data.  The highlight disappears and the data is copied to the clipboard, ready for pasting into a document or into a post.  

 

Give that a go and let me know if you have any problems with it.  When you get to the end of the test, with the results displayed, copy the bottom results which show the ping statistics for the CMTS address and paste them into a post so I can see what the packet loss looks like. 



Re: Bridge Mode Setup Guide

RobHud
I Plan to Stick Around

So here are the results.

Ping statistics for 174.112.198.1:
Packets: Sent = 1828, Received = 1795, Lost = 33 (1% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 3ms, Maximum = 205ms, Average = 11ms

Ping statistics for 174.112.198.1:
Packets: Sent = 1828, Received = 1795, Lost = 33 (1% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 3ms, Maximum = 205ms, Average = 11ms

 

Not sure if this helps diagnose my issues but when I run a speed test with my new TP Link Router, I am averaging 195 Mbps download speed yet when I try tp open a webpage or streaming it is buffering constantly.

Re: Bridge Mode Setup Guide

MarOSMAN
I've Been Around

Hello, how would I be able to access my router from outside using Rogers ignite in bridge mode? Thanks!

Re: Bridge Mode Setup Guide

Hey @MarOSMAN

 

Welcome to the Rogers Community Forums and congrats are in order for your first post with us! 😁 I hope you're staying safe and sound.

 

Have you heard about our Ignite WiFi Hub? We designed an app to allow you access remotely to pause devices, view devices that are connected, turn on parental controls, and assign devices to user profiles. In order to utilize the app, your modem would have to be in gateway mode in order to do so. You can find information on how to access the app or the website here. I hope this helps! 👍

 

Regards, 

RogersJo