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Ignite Hub Gen2 - Can I use this as an access point

smiljka
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Hi,

 

I have the rogers ignite services and was wondering if I can us the Ignite Hub as an access point only in my home. What I mean is, plugging the Rogers Nokia ONT fibre modem into my router of choice and this is something I can already do. But now I have a paper weight router from Rogers which I would love to use as a wifi access point by plugging the Ignite hub WAN Ethernet port into my router to be assigned an IP on my local network. Then configuring the wifi on the ignite hub using the web dashboard.

 

Hope this made sense, and thank you.

 

 

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@smiljka wrote:

I have the rogers ignite services and was wondering if I can us the Ignite Hub as an access point only in my home. What I mean is, plugging the Rogers Nokia ONT fibre modem into my router of choice and this is something I can already do. But now I have a paper weight router from Rogers which I would love to use as a wifi access point by plugging the Ignite hub WAN Ethernet port into my router to be assigned an IP on my local network. Then configuring the wifi on the ignite hub using the web dashboard.


No, there is no way to configure an Ignite gateway as a simple access point.

 

You should be able to connect the XB7 to your router's internal network, if you wanted to connect your own router directly to the ONT but still needed the XB7 to support other Ignite services, such as Home Phone.  However, it would be problematic to use the XB7's Wi-Fi for device connectivity.  (I'm also not sure what other challenges would need to be resolved to get this weird, unsupported configuration working.)

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Re: Ignite Hub Gen2 - Can I use this as an access point

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@smiljka wrote:

I have the rogers ignite services and was wondering if I can us the Ignite Hub as an access point only in my home. What I mean is, plugging the Rogers Nokia ONT fibre modem into my router of choice and this is something I can already do. But now I have a paper weight router from Rogers which I would love to use as a wifi access point by plugging the Ignite hub WAN Ethernet port into my router to be assigned an IP on my local network. Then configuring the wifi on the ignite hub using the web dashboard.


No, there is no way to configure an Ignite gateway as a simple access point.

 

You should be able to connect the XB7 to your router's internal network, if you wanted to connect your own router directly to the ONT but still needed the XB7 to support other Ignite services, such as Home Phone.  However, it would be problematic to use the XB7's Wi-Fi for device connectivity.  (I'm also not sure what other challenges would need to be resolved to get this weird, unsupported configuration working.)

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