Here's the setup:
I have a Ubee DDW36C (referred to as "modem" here-in) all-in-one. I previously had it in bridge mode using my TP-Link TL-WR1043ND (aka "router") for all my routing functions and it worked gloriously. My only issue is that I have a couple devices that require them to be hardwired. Now, as you might have guessed, I have the modem in a separate room from all the devices. So, hardwiring is a no-go unless I want cables running through my house. My router has the ability to do WDS bridging and as far as I can tell, so does the modem. I followed the instructions here per my router manufacturer and everything looked great as I could see my router in the modem's client list as well as the static IP I assigned it showing in the DHCP tables.
That's about where the troubles start...
I can connect wirelessly to my modem and receive internet signal and even connect to the router's firmware. But when I connected wirelessly or wired through the router, I receive no internet and no IP address. Even with a specified IP address in the correct pool, I'm still not allowed to access anything. I've even enabled/disabled the wireless bridging function in the modem and nothing.
If anyone can shed some light, I'd love to get all this worked out and put behind me.
So, I decided all of this wasn't worth the trouble just for a little efficiency and the extra routing options.
I had an old TP-Link pocket router/repeater that I set into WDS bridge mode and copied the settings as I've done dozens of times before. Picked it up right away. Must be some incompatibility between the WR1043ND and the DDW36C.
Seems you CAN wireless bridge the TWC modem to a 3rd party router.
I'll just use this setup for now, as it's makeshift and I can't stand having the wires setup the way they are.
Thanks for your time.
This is my current setup. There are wires CR1 (cable coming into the apartment from outside), LR1 (Unused coax cable for cable which i no longer have), and BR1 (cable for interenet connection to modem). There is a modem in the bedroom that is connected to a router and the signal isnt strong enough to penetrate the wall to the living room. I would like to put a modem in the livingroom and still have a wired connection in the bedroom for my PC. I cannot use powerline adapters because the outlet in the BR is not on the same circuit as in the LR.
Could I have the -1dB side of the coupler go to a MoCA modem in the LR and have a coax from the modem go to my existing modem (Arris model from Spectrum) and leave the -8dB side of the coupler vacant (it is used for TV/Cable which i do not use). What will I need to do this?
All cables are coaxial labelled "KX3906042 9900963 F6TSVV (ETL)us CATV 18 AWG". I do not know if these are RJ59 or RJ6. anyone know?
Should work, you put a 1 gHz POE filter on the "input" side of the 8 dB directional coupler, the moca adapter on the -8 tap ort and then back at the bedroom, the other moca adapter inline with the modem.
Be sure to put a 75 ohm terminator on the out port of the living room moca box.
8dB of coupler loss and rg59 should not be a problem as moca has quite a strong signal . The POE reflects all that energy back thru the -8 dB directional coupler . It could have really poor response at 1200 mHz and will need to be replaced with a 1500 or 2500 mHz 2 way -3.5 dB splitter.
Confused about MoCa and the WCB6200Q Wireless AC Extender.
I have CableService Internet (Coax) upstairs to a TC8717T Gateway with AC WiFi (provided by Cable Service), which is MoCa 2.0. CableService Coax also goes to my Cable/DVR unit downstairs, with HDMI to my SmartTV. TheSmart TV also has ethernet and WiFi (for Amazon & Netflix & other applications). Today I only use the WiFi:
There is no CAT5/6 in the house, and I can't practically speaking add them.
I want two things:
1. Wired Ethernet backhaul to the TV, and
2. Extended WiFi downstairs and out on the patio.
If I insert a Coax splitter and wire up the WCB6200 downstairs near the Cable/DVR box and run ethernet from the extender to the SmartTV, would this work? And for WiFi, if I use the same SSID and passwords from the Gateway wireless settings (or use the WPS sync, per the WCB6200Q user manual) will the extender wireless connect and work correctly (with coax cable as wired backhaul)? Reminder: the extender is ActionTec and the Gateway is Te
e WiFi.chnicolor. Also the TC8717C has only one Coax connector.
I don't really want to spend the $170 just to hope it "might work".
With a MoCA adapter in line you should be able to connect the WCB6200Q to any available coax outlet. I think in your original post you said that there was a coax outlet near the area you want to place the extender, right? If so, just connect the coax to the extender, then use the ethernet to connect the extender to the smart tv. Pretty sure that should work..
I have bundled service and your typical Spectrum modem/router combination and decent internet performance on the first floor of my house. Unfortunately my media room is in the basement. Wi-Fi in the basement is not great and Airplay won't work for my Apple TV. I have
been looking at mesh Wi-Fi systems like Netgear Orbi and Linksys Velop as a solution. I was wondering if anyne has experience with these systems? And how diffiuclt is it to disable the router portion of the Spectrum device so it is just acting as a cable modem? All of the mesh systems require that I use their router. Thanks.
You can turn off the wireless on our device. I would suggest phoning in to make sure that you are not being charged for wireless. We would want to mark the account for Wireless Opt Out so that the system does not turn that back on and to make sure you are not being charged.
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When my iphone got my home wifi initialing got an IP like 192.168.x.x, but after few minutes that IP switch into a static IP like 248.135.x.x (my router is a Motorola).
Is this normal?
tnx in advance for your comments.
248.135.x.x is the self-assigned ip when your phone lost the connection to your network.
I have a Ubee DVM32CB, HW ver. 3.2..6.1.
The manual says on p. 19 that menu options like Basic, Advanced, Firewall and Parental Control should show up once I log in.
The only ones I see on my web page are Status, Wireless, Telephony, Battery and Logout.
How do I access the Basic, Advanced, etc options?
I am with Charter Spectrum in Southern California.
Thanks for the help.
Thanks MsRaye for the response.
I just got my new Ubee DDW36C. I installed it, and then activated it. Having my own router, I went right to the settings and enabled primary network bridged. Ever since I have done this, I havent been able to put 192.168.0.1 in my web browser to access my modem settings. The page will just load and load until it eventually times out. Is there a fix to this issue?
It's at 192.168.100.1
I previously had an arris 6141, when you unplugged it, that incident would show up in the event logs.
Due to some issues I replaced the 6141 with an Arris SB6190, and due to reworking of some wiring and connections, the modem has been unplugged several times, a couple for a minute, a couple for over 5 minutes.
Can someone tell me why this loss of power is not showing in the event logs of the 6190 modem?
Because they deleted it.
Contact Arris and complain, it's not a TWC/ Spectrum problem.
I have spent days trying to get my MacBook Pro (Sierra 10.12) to consistently recognize my new brother 2740DW printer.
If I reset everything, the printer will work for ONE job and next time I go to print the printer will be "offline" according to my MBPro.
I have tried many fixes but none work consistently.
Is it possible that a setting on the Ubee is either causing this, or could a setting be changed so that this problem is solved?
I notice that even though I set my network to 2.4, at some point it switchs to 5 and I think that is when the connection between the MBP and the printer is lost.
I am totally frustrated and about to return the printer and try an hP. I can log in to the Ubee but I do not know enough on my own to change any of the settings. Please help.
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.
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 just bought a netgear r6700v2 and i want to make sure i'm using the DWG875A correctly. i do not have home wifi activated on my account and i turned the wifi itself off in the modem should i brdge it or what. i have the netgear's wan plugged into #1 lan on the DWG875A. if i'm doing something wrong please help. thanks in advance.