"pick another static IP for your home network" ???
Off the top of my head I have 15 devices I need to reconfigure then remap lots of software from VOIP phone, my server and related software, torrent software, vpn,security system,surveillance software etc.
Simply picking another IP for an integrated home network is NOT a simple task. I have gotten an old dlink on loan and reinstalled it last night and im sticking with that as it works until Telus sorts the firmware for this piece of hardware out or I find a workable solution.
It was suggested in a discussion with a friend that I try adding my own router in the DMZ zone of the actiontec then wire the network to my own router and leave the Telus media room on the telus imposed IP addresses and their own network. I have not had enough time to think about the implications of such a setup but it might be a simpler workable solution IF the DMZ is working right on the v1000h.(it did not work correctly with the VOIP phone)
ctown6412, I am also in the same situation as you. I have a server set up, running all the usual stuff, security system, cameras, electrical, communications, VOIP and all the other stuff that goes along with it. So.... reconfiguring an ENTIRE network, alarms etc, not going to happen.. Saying that.. here is what I am doing for the interm..
I have the Telus Optik TV so the Optik modem is a no go as the Telus TV will not work with the modem alone you need to use the Actiontec VDSL modem. It is because of this I may not keep my Optik TV. My Settings are as follows...
Telus Optik default IP is 192.168.1.254 CAN NOT CHANGE
Wireless on the Actiontec is disabled.
Telus Optik PVR is connected via CAT5 to Port 1
My D-Link DVG-2001s (VOIP adapter with Free Phone Line dot CA) is hard wired to port 2 I had to change my internal settings on the VOIP adapter to the 192.168.1.x IP range, not a huge issue... now... here is where I had to bend some what..
Port3 of the Actiontec VDSL modem points to my router, Port 3 is also set to DMZ. From there I have my router and various networking set up and running, it is in here is where I have any repeaters and subnet's partitioned.
I know this isn't the ideal solution but until I can find the tier 2 user/pass for the Actiontec v1000h. The older Siemens, D-Link etc all had secondary log in's to let you make the changes that you are talking about. I have tried all the older "tech/root users & passwords" none of them work with this modem. If anyone manages to find them please drop me a pm.