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Glen1
These Are The Good Ol' Days.
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join:2002-05-24
GTA Canada
kudos:8
Reviews:
·Bell Fibe
reply to mariospants

Re: [Internet] BELL Sagecom Fibe 25 modem... can it be Repeated?

Wireless to wireless repeating is very low bandwidth compared to connecting the second device to a Gigabit port and running Cat 6 to your repeater...the available bandwidth with a "wired' connection would therefore be much more advisable.
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My Canada includes Quebec.
Disclaimer: If I express an opinion, it is my own opinion, not that of Bell or its related companies.

mariospants

join:2012-06-05
agreed; I hear that it drops by 50% between repeats. I'll hook it up directly and see if the repeater has better coverage than this - so far disappointing - sagecom


jsmaster

join:2008-03-16
Montreal, QC
try another channel bandwith. I was on 20 mhz. changed it for 40 mhz and solved the issues

cloud8521

join:2009-03-19
Scarborough, ON
reply to Glen1
5e wold work just as well

mariospants

join:2012-06-05
Well, I tried it and it didn't help matters much... was the 2-wire at 10/10 power so much better a product??? I don't understand why the repeater could not repeat or universal repeat the signal... what's the point of all of this wireless technology if I can't extend the signal wirelessly?

I guess maybe I should try a different tack and start a thread inquiring: what's the best method for extending or improving the range of a Sagecom...


JCohen
Premium
join:2010-10-19
Nepean, ON
kudos:12
Get a wireless router that support Tomato or DD-WRT and use the Sagemcom in bridge mode. Personally I would never use the router in a modem/router combo unit as they're generally pretty bad.

mariospants

join:2012-06-05
Sorry for the rudimentary question, but I didn't see the bridge mode exposed in the Bell admin interface for the sagecom... has anybody successfully bridged this bad daddy?


JCohen
Premium
join:2010-10-19
Nepean, ON
kudos:12
Reviews:
·Start Communicat..
·TekSavvy Cable
·Rogers Hi-Speed
said by mariospants:

Sorry for the rudimentary question, but I didn't see the bridge mode exposed in the Bell admin interface for the sagecom... has anybody successfully bridged this bad daddy?

To put the Sagemcom into bridge mode you just need to remove the PPPoE login details from it and than connect a router to port 1 and use that to establish a PPPoE connection.


Frank_IT
Premium
join:2003-11-01
Montreal
said by JCohen:

said by mariospants:

Sorry for the rudimentary question, but I didn't see the bridge mode exposed in the Bell admin interface for the sagecom... has anybody successfully bridged this bad daddy?

To put the Sagemcom into bridge mode you just need to remove the PPPoE login details from it and than connect a router to port 1 and use that to establish a PPPoE connection.

no need to remove them. just plug the router and have it initiate the pppoe connection.
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zorxd

join:2010-02-05
Quebec, QC
reply to JCohen
and it doesn't need to be port 1


JCohen
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Nepean, ON
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Reviews:
·Start Communicat..
·TekSavvy Cable
·Rogers Hi-Speed
said by zorxd:

and it doesn't need to be port 1

Good to know, I'm a cable user so bridging a cable modem requires using port 1.

mariospants

join:2012-06-05
reply to Frank_IT
OK, that's actually what I was doing - and discovered that my repeater wasn't broadcasting any better than the sagecom (and still worse than the 2-wire, which is turning out to actually have been a half-decent wifi device).