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Pushing hard to move me to Ignite

Klempford
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Been using hitron modem for years. Trying hard to move me to ignite.
Can someone confirm if you can bridge ignite to use an asus router AC 5300?

 

 

 

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Re: Pushing hard to move me to Ignite

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@Klempford wrote:

Been using hitron modem for years. Trying hard to move me to ignite.
Can someone confirm if you can bridge ignite to use an asus router AC 5300?


Yes, you can enable Bridge Mode on an Ignite Gateway and connect your own router, and there are a number of people here using ASUS routers who run stock firmware as well as Asuswrt-Merlin.

 

You can also run Ignite TV over your own network gear.  This is not officially supported by Rogers and if you require Ignite TV tech support, you will need to have a fall-back plan where you can put your hardware into a standard Rogers-supported configuration.  Ignite TV set-top boxes were not meant to be connected to third-party network equipment so you need to be mindful of some quirks but most people do not experience any major issues once they get everything up and running.  Nevertheless, be prepared that any non-tested, non-supported configuration could stop working at any time.

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Re: Pushing hard to move me to Ignite

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@Klempford wrote:

Been using hitron modem for years. Trying hard to move me to ignite.
Can someone confirm if you can bridge ignite to use an asus router AC 5300?


Yes, you can enable Bridge Mode on an Ignite Gateway and connect your own router, and there are a number of people here using ASUS routers who run stock firmware as well as Asuswrt-Merlin.

 

You can also run Ignite TV over your own network gear.  This is not officially supported by Rogers and if you require Ignite TV tech support, you will need to have a fall-back plan where you can put your hardware into a standard Rogers-supported configuration.  Ignite TV set-top boxes were not meant to be connected to third-party network equipment so you need to be mindful of some quirks but most people do not experience any major issues once they get everything up and running.  Nevertheless, be prepared that any non-tested, non-supported configuration could stop working at any time.

Re: Pushing hard to move me to Ignite

Klempford
I plan to stick around
Thx. I run Merlin on my asus. Can you shoot me over setup instructions to enable bridge mode on the ignite?
I don’t have rogers tv. So not concerned about that.
Much appreciated!

Re: Pushing hard to move me to Ignite

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Here's a recent Blog post with step-by-step instructions on how to enable Bridge Mode: https://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/Internet/Turn-Bridge-Mode-On-or-Off-for-your-Ignite-WiFi-Gatew...

 

I also started a thread, years ago, with some tips for running Ignite TV over your own network gear: https://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/Ignite-TV/Using-the-Ignite-TV-Modem-Gateway-in-Bridge-Mode/m-p...

The instructions are getting a bit old and could use a refresh, but searching for "Bridge Mode" on these forums will also provide those interested with (hopefully) helpful information for those who would need it.

 

As for your setup, you should still be able to keep the same configuration settings that you were using with your Hitron CODA gateway.  If you are using the default 192.168.50.0/24 addressing that your router uses for its internal LAN, you should still be able to access the modem even while bridged.  If you are using 10.0.0.0/24 addressing on your Internal LAN, that will conflict with the default settings on the gateway, so you will need to make configuration changes to work around that.

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