Gigabit WiFi Modem Compatible with More Ignite Internet Packages

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Gigabit WiFi Modem Compatible with More Ignite Internet Packages

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Hey Community,

 

Starting today, we’re making changes to the CODA Gigabit WiFi modem availability to offer more inventory flexibility and customer choice. You can use the CODA-4582/U  with Ignite Internet 150u for $10/month or with lower in-market tiers for $14/month. There is no change to the default modems for $10/month we advertise with our internet packages.

 

For wireless connectivity at home, newer devices will be able to access 802.11ac WiFi, also known as “AC” WiFi, which is offered by Rogers top modems ― the fastest WiFi technology.

 

See below for the recommended minimum system requirements for your devices to get the best possible internet performance.

 

Recommended Minimum Configuration 

Microsoft Windows Based Systems

Apple Mac

Operating system

Windows 7 (64-bit) or higher

Mac OSX Tiger (10.4.10) or higher

CPU

2 GHz (dual-core) or greater

RAM

4 GB or more

Wired adapter

  • Gigabit Ethernet (1Gbps) for Ignite Internet 150u or higher (with CAT5e/CAT6 cable)
  • Fast Ethernet (100Mbps) for all other packages (with CAT5e cable)

Wireless adapter

  • 802.11ac for Ignite Internet Gigabit
  • 802.11n for all other packages

Web Browser

Internet Explorer 11, Chrome v.47 or Firefox v.43 or higher

Safari 9.0.2, Chrome v.47 or Firefox v.43 or higher

 

Comments
Resident Expert

@RogersMaude what exactly does this mean, ie: what modems are you referring to?  Is this to imply that the Arris and Technicolor XB6 can now be used with the normal Ignite internet plans?  Those modems are currently only available for use with the Ignite TV service.  

 

Note to anyone considering this, if this announcement does indicate that both XB6 versions are available for Ignite Internet plans, go with the Technicolor XB6.  The model number can be seen on the bottom of the modem and on the packing box.  I believe the Technicolor model is a CGM414X modem while the Arris should be a TG3482 modem.  The Arris XB6 is an Intel Puma 7 modem, same as the Hitron 4582 modem.  The main difference is that the Arris modem has a better wifi chipset, however, there is no indication from Rogers staff that any of the higher level capabilities of that chipset has been enabled, so, for all intents and purposes, the modem's wifi is probably no better than a run of the mill router.  You would be better off running your own router where you have control over all of the various functions that enable your mobile devices to run as their intended to.  The Technicolor modem should simply be a better modem, but, the jury is still out on that idea as we've not really seen any feedback in the forum from anyone that happens to have that modem installed.  Fwiw .........

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Thanks for bringing this up to our attention @Datalink.

We've added specifications to the modem type to the Blog.

 

As usual, we appreciate your contribution. Smiley Wink

 

RogersMaude

I'm a Senior Advisor

@Datalink  this post to the blog by @RogersMaude was timely.

 

History - about a year ago, when I was upgraded from 60 to 75 Mbs, I enquired in the store if I could move to the Coda Modem as I was having WIFI issues.

 

In a lot of ways, was the worst mistake I made - It didn't improve things, it made it worse.  I lost my NAT external drives, 2 of them I had on the older modem as well.

 

But here is the question:

 

I currently have the modem in the basement, ethernet connected to a SamKnows monitoring Router -

 

From there, the laptop beside it is either on a cat 5e patch cable - the network card is 10/100/1000 and runs at high speed - when we move it away, we move it to WIF, and if in same room connections are great on the 5, and network card, if we bring it upstairs, it has to go to 2.4 because the 5 won't make it through our main floor due to all the duct work, flooring, steel ibeams and all the hydro for heating and stuff.

 

To compensate, the house is partially strucctured wiring with cat 5e - and I run a dlink -dap 1620 full bgnac and connected to the router at 1 Gb via the network cabling - depending upon the room in the upstairs or downstaits, I can get connections via 2.4 or 5 depending upon walls, doors.  Our house is long narrow with lots of walls.

 

Our two cell phones are AC capable and we just choose whatever is the best signal depending upon where we are - makes for frequent drop outs, but for us that is just related to some streaming and Facebok, but we can get it by switching the network amongst what is available at that location.

 

We deal with it - we are not heavy data users, or app users and things like wifi speed, interference make little differences.

 

I have another laptop it is also ABG, both of them are with 2.4 and 5 and ethernet connections.

 

I have some small older laptops and a desktop media all running Linux now for various hobby activities, and their network cards are all 2.4 and abg.

 

So my question - the Coda has turned out to be both overkill (I only use 75 Mbs and cap 500, discounted in a package - I know it is only 4 dollars difference - didn't realize that until now as much of things like rentals are compensated through discounts at this time. but 4.00 is 5.00 per year and in my life that is important contribution to my budget.

 

I am not getting advangage of the device as I don't use the speed, I don't have AC in general, and the greatest dropping is actually on my phones.

 

We also have an issue with a Bell gateway next door on 2.4 and 5.0 that is actually stronger than any signal in our home = here is only 4 feet between houses and I have my modem as far away as possible - his is on main floor and spreads across my whole house.  Silly part is that I would bet a better distibution of wifi in my house if my gateway were in his house - go figure.

 

I am beginning to wonder if I should add another DAP access point - I can't afford to add 10.00 or more depending upon the mess of the layout in our house and how close we are to all our neighbours - this will add more possiuble interference - If I could count on improvement with the mesh system, and cut back to the lower gateway, maybe that would help, but there is install costs I understand for the Euro mesh system.

 

Last question - I have lots of cable on the modem dedicated cable - the installer was kind enough to cut a long one so we could find best location.  I would have to do some drilling and fishing which I am not that comfortable with anymore to get the cable to the main floor.

 

Is there an issue with having the modem attached to the Cable coax and both Internet and cable feeding througha splitter.

 

Any thoughts - just realize that I have been paying more for a modem for a year (missed it and neer metioned it to me) when it probably is doing nothing and I could use that extra money to say spend on a deidicated router and go bridge mode - would be my preference to be honest.

 

Bruce