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Enable Guest Mode on Ignite TV Modem/Router

jj59
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How to enable guest mode on new rogers Ignite TV modem/router?

 

 

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Re: Enable Guest Mode on Ignite TV Modem/Router

Bplayer
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@Eddiepetsaid/asked:

"This is getting far too complex." Networking can be complex or a simple approach can be used. Rogers Ignite provides a simple approach, but allows a complex configuration to be implemented. If you want simple then ditch your other router and forget about Guest mode. If you must have Guest mode then install Ignite, get all your devices converted over to the new network. Then ethernet connect your old router for Guest mode. This is a simple plus configuration.

"this tells me that plugging a wired XBox, or an unmanaged ethernet switch into the ETH2 port is entirely out of the question....is it?" Not sure where you found this but it is completely inaccurate. The Ignite router has two ethernet ports that can be used for any wired devices. If you need more wired ports then a switch can be added (and Rogers can provide).

The technology was inherited from Comcast and they had a different strategy for roaming users. Assume that this will not change and there is no software/firmware solution on the horizon. An equipment solutions exists. It is using a secondary router as stated above... simple and easy. If you need Guest mode and only use a single router then switch to another provider.

Re: Enable Guest Mode on Ignite TV Modem/Router

Eddiepet
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Thanks Bplayer.  I found that warning not to connect anything to ETH2 (after plugging my own router into ETH1) in Step 2 on the detailed advice on the second post in this thread regarding Bridge Mode which another user in this thread referred me to.   Is some of the advice on here not as good as other advice?

Solved: Using the Ignite TV Modem/Gateway in Bridge Mode - Rogers Community

Re: Enable Guest Mode on Ignite TV Modem/Router

all4
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Agreed, This should not cost the consumer for a basic feature that regularly should be in a default setting of a Model/Router!

Re: Enable Guest Mode on Ignite TV Modem/Router

-G-
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@Eddiepet wrote:

Thanks Bplayer.  I found that warning not to connect anything to ETH2 (after plugging my own router into ETH1) in Step 2 on the detailed advice on the second post in this thread regarding Bridge Mode which another user in this thread referred me to.   Is some of the advice on here not as good as other advice?

Solved: Using the Ignite TV Modem/Gateway in Bridge Mode - Rogers Community


If you enable Bridge Mode on the Ignite gateway, then the Ethernet ports will have a direct, un-firewalled connection to the Internet.  In this configuration, your router should be plugged into ETH1 and you should not have any devices or switches plugged into ETH2.  Any devices on your home network should connect through your router.

 

If Bridge Mode is disabled, which is the default configuration, then you can use both Ethernet ports on the Ignite gateway and you can either connect devices directly or through an Ethernet switch.

 

Note that the ETH2 port also has the following special configuration option:

Associate Ethernet Port 2 to HOME SECURITY Network:  🔲

Note: Associating Ethernet Port 2 to HOME SECURITY network will remove the port from your home network.


If this option is enabled, then you cannot use ETH2 for general device connectivity as this port will not be on the same logical network segment as ETH1 and WiFi networks.



Re: Enable Guest Mode on Ignite TV Modem/Router

Eddiepet
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Thanks RE-G-    That's much more enlightening.  I appreciate the extra explanation.   What's your opinion....am I going to get screwed by trying to run my own router without bridging?  Seems this XB6 service is always just one surprise after another as I dig into it.