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Does the Ignite router XB6 only have 2 ethernet ports?

CSH
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I currently have the Hitron modem and have 4 devices directly connected to the modem. I need to upgrade to Ignite TV to keep a discount, but I don't want to lose my direct ethernet connections. Are there any options?

 

 

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Re: Does the Ignite router XB6 only have 2 ethernet ports?

Biollw
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Yes only two, buy an 8, 12, or 24 port switch. Plug and go

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Re: Does the Ignite router XB6 only have 2 ethernet ports?

Biollw
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Yes only two, buy an 8, 12, or 24 port switch. Plug and go

Re: Does the Ignite router XB6 only have 2 ethernet ports?

Don_Ca
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You may get an XB7, they have some, they have 4.

Re: Does the Ignite router XB6 only have 2 ethernet ports?

Biollw
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4? Still not enough for.my house. I have 24 port gigabyte switch with 18 used. Nas, server, cat5 to most rooms, etc

Re: Does the Ignite router XB6 only have 2 ethernet ports?

Lurker_Returns
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If you have a switch, then why complain about the number of Ethernet ports on the modem?

Re: Does the Ignite router XB6 only have 2 ethernet ports?

Don_Ca
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The guy with the switch is not the OP.

Re: Does the Ignite router XB6 only have 2 ethernet ports?

CSH
I've Been Here Awhile
Thanks for the input, I checked with Rogers and they can't guarantee an xb7 and they won't exchange if I get an xb6. I could go for a switch, but I am worried that it will be blamed for any problems. My wifi is already intermittent . Does anyone have any opinion on the wifi with ignite over the old modem?

Re: Does the Ignite router XB6 only have 2 ethernet ports?

Lurker_Returns
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"The guy with the switch is not the OP."

I know. I was specifically speaking to switch guy.

Re: Does the Ignite router XB6 only have 2 ethernet ports?

Datalink
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@CSH if you connect a switch to the modem with the modem running in its default Gateway mode and run into problems at some point, simply disconnect the switch and see if the problem still exists without the switch.  If so, "Hello Rogers, over to you .....".  If not, then the issue is caused by something within your home network.    



Re: Does the Ignite router XB6 only have 2 ethernet ports?

Biollw
I'm an Advisor

A switch is just a dumb device more or less, as long as it is an unmanaged switch. The only way it would cause you problems if it stopped work alltogether. And that is highly unlikely.

 

Just get a switch, multiple lan rj45 on a modem/router is just a switch built in.

Re: Does the Ignite router XB6 only have 2 ethernet ports?

This is what helped me with the same problem.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5QJb3O19zI 

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