Hi Vader - why did you decide to go this route? Have you seen any benefit? I was planning to have a switch or two between the 2Wire and VIP boxes. My network is all gigabit.
Sorry for late reply... as you figured out, I had problems with that TV box cutting out when I had the Linksys wireless device in between the 2wire and the 1200... especially when someone started using the wireless network. Not smart enough to figure out why, so I plugged all of the cat 5e runs straight from the 2wire into the 1200's.
Thanks Vader - I also had lots of issues. First off was the line itself, which MTS fixed. Then if I plugged my STBs into my LAN, recordings played fine, but live TV wouldn't work. If I plugged the STBs into the RG via coax, live TV worked but the recordings were choppy. MTS ended up running CAT5 from the STBs directly to the RG and all seems to be fine now (fingers crossed).
I just had my MTS TV and internet installed. They gave me a 2wire 3801hgv gateway.
I'd like to know if it's possible to do this:
Hook a wireless router up to the 2wire and be able to use two different wireless access points - one from the 2wire and one from the router. The reason I want to do this is to get the wireless router permanently hooked to the internet through a VPN service like Witopia or privateinternetaccess. That way I can connect use the router to access the U.S. version of Netflix among other things and still have the 2wire wireless connection available if I need to do something that requires a Canadian IP address.
My primayry concern is trying to determine if this is even possible. Does anyone know? If if it is possible, I'd appreciate if anyone has any tips or know where I could find some instructions.
My router is an Asus WL520GU that is currently running Tomato v1.28 firmware. I'd be willing to get install different firmware or get a new router if necessary.
To resurrect an old post, can a LAN be utilized just using the 2-wire MTS modem?
MTS seemed to think so but said i should consult an IT guy?
Is there a useful 101 for doing this with the 2-Wire?
I just want communication between 2 or 3 Home PC's for file sharing without any extra equipment if possible?
Yes, the 2wire can be used as a modem-only. Connect all your computers, devices, etc to your other router like normal. Connect the uplink to the 2wire and you are done.
Note: any Ultimate TV boxes should still be connected directly to the 2wire. While there are reports of them working when connected off other routers this is a highly unrecommended and definitely unsupported configuration.