Wow! I put them into my Amazon cart!
Tomorrow I will call Spectrum and ask if I can switch out this Ubee for the Arris Modem (I don't know if they do that). If not, I will buy both and try out th Netgear with the Arris and see how it goes.
Networks in general are beyond my comprehension and reading the Ubee manual was like reading another language! I did have an Apple modem and that worked well for me until it died!
Thank you again for your very informative posts.
I want to thank you again for helping me solve this problem.
I exchanged that Ubee for an Arris CM820 modem only.
Then I purchased the Netgear Nighthawk AC1750 Router.
Took 20 minutes to set everything up including the printer.
The printer works perfectly. The router also enabled using AirPrint
so my iPhone and iPad also print without using the brother App.
You need to change 2 things... The gateway and the DHCP start.
They may remain stable until TWC sends the device a firmware update or resets it.
Buy a real modem and seperate router , only way to keep the cable co out of the router.
You are correct in thinking that each number could apply to a separate device on your TWC account. In general you pay a monthly fee for each box connected toTWC Those can include DTAs for analog-only TV sets, DTV set-top converters, DVRs, internet modems, Cablecard DTV sets, or EMTA telephone modems; basically anything that connects to TWC over coaxial cable. If you don't currently have seven connected devices in your home, I suggest that you get the list updated at your earliest convenience.
First, write down the MAC adddress of each device actually on line today at your account service address. It is a 12 digit alpha-numeric string of digits 0 through 9 and letters A thru F, and usually printed on a label on the rear or bottom panel of the data modem. Make sure each of them is on the list.
Next call TWC's local contact number or visit yor local TWC store. Ask the TWC employee to remove all of the wrong modem MAC addresses from your file. Be sure to tell them if at any time a set-top converter, DVR, or modem owned by TWC was replaced during a service call to fix a problem.
The home service tech might have failed to record return of the previous device, or that detail might not have been sent to the billing department. Either way, at some time in the future TWC-->Spectrum may come after you for their boxes (yes, all seven of them!) or payment of the undepreciated capital equipment costs. Obviously if you do still have any TWC-owned 'dead' units, return them and get a written receipt from the TWC store attendant or home service tech who picks them up.
I wouldn't waste money on a 3.1, It appears Spectrum is going backwards rather than forwards in speeds and technology. I don't forsee them ever allowing IpTv on a coam modem and increased speeds will be via FIOS rather than coaxial infrastructure.
Unless you need IPv6 today, or pay for 200/300, your existing modem will operate at 100/10 speeds reliably.
Also, anything with the Motorola name on it is obsolete as Motorola sold off all the Data products to Arris and Casa several years ago. There is tons of junk on ebay and amazon with the old spec sheeets claiming they're xx times better than dial up and dsl, yet they're obsolete and the speeds are theoretical max under lab conditions and in bursts not continuous modes , written well before streaming video and cloud storage were in use or even designed.
Router definitely is a gigabit router (Netgear AC1900 C7000). Your first intuition was correct - one of the wires did not make it all the way to the end of the RJ45. Cut that off, put a new connector on, and am pulling 300+ at each ethernet drop point. Thanks!
One other thought to consider: Did you run a sweep and integrity test on that CAT-6 cable after you installed it? Gigabit requires all four pairs in the cable, while slower speeds use only the first 2 pairs. One single wire not firmly crimped in place in the connector will limit your data speed to 100 Mbps.
So I recently bought my own netgear wifi router.
I want to basically setup my network so that the ISP provided all-in-one garbage is just working as a modem and not a router at all.
If I understand correctly, that means setting the router in "bridged" mode and hooking up my new Netgear router via ethernet to the first port of the new bridged modem?
Just trying to get this right. I hate the wifi on the arris router.
You understand correctly. You'll continue to be charged the TWC monthly modem rental fee, but no surcharge for WiFi service.
In this configuration TWC will not have read or write access to your router's settings.
Let's hope you bought a router with Gigabit WAN and LAN ports, 802.11AC wireless, and multiple external antennas.
After you reset the modem back into bridging mode, Step 2 is to set your router to obtain all startup network settings from the WAN (cable modem's WAN port).
Step 3 is to enable NAT and DHCP in your router. The router IP address from the modem should be assigned as 192.168.1.1 Go into the router setup application and set DHCP to start at 192.168.1.100 If the router then asks for the number of DHCP addresses, the answer is 32.
Ok thanks! I got everything up and working. After putting it into Bridge Mode and then turning off all the WIFI on the Arris, i can now get to the outside. Thank you both for the assistance.