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filby

join:2012-11-28
Beverly Hills, CA

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Re: Simultaneous Dual band router integrated w/dsl modems exist?

Plain dual band is not SIMUL Dual Band. Add Simul to the search and Google that though, and the first two links that come up are my posts to this web site's forums. LOL and the only ones I'm finding are sold in UK or Australia at or over $200!

And after spending time filling out their damn tech support template form, I just got an email back from the geniuses at Actiontec who just replied "c1000a is dual band" which didn't answer my question to them if it was "simultaneous".

Sigh....I'm thinking my best option is buy standalone...



billaustin
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join:2001-10-13
North Las Vegas, NV
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You are not likely to find a simultaneous dual-band router and dsl modem combination. The demand is not high enough for such a product, and they are more costly to produce.

You need to be more specific when sending your emails to the product providers. Ask them if the device includes both 2.4ghz and 5ghz radios that are active at the same time.


filby

join:2012-11-28
Beverly Hills, CA

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billAustin, thanks for the tip to describe to tech supp...if they can grasp the concept that should work

So, to get true simul dual band, can you bridge a plain G router (non-dual band) to the dsl modem (with built in N router), and use the G router for these older devices, as well as use newer "N" devices thru the dsl modem's "N" router ? Or is it not true simul since the routers are effectively passing a signal serially (are they not?)

If this is not true Simul. dual band, then to accomplish that would it be better to disable the internal N router in the dsl modem and buy and attach (bridge) a Simul dual band router to the dsl modem? With either method, would I be able to keep TKIP on the old router/radio, but use the latest WPA2 security on the N router/radio ? I'm pretty confident this is fine with a standalone simul bad router, but not sure about the scenario in the 1st paragraph. And yes I know TKIP is ancient but I have a print server depending on it and a perfectly good non-wireless laser, neither that I want to get rid of.



Irish Shark
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Is this what you are looking for? »www.google.com/search?q=simul+du···&bih=831
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filby

join:2012-11-28
Beverly Hills, CA

IrishShark, Simultaneous dual band, not regular dual band, but thanks anyhow.


broccoli

join:2007-11-29
Portland, OR
reply to filby

said by filby:

If this is not true Simul. dual band, then to accomplish that would it be better to disable the internal N router in the dsl modem and buy and attach (bridge) a Simul dual band router to the dsl modem?

This is what I would recommend. Get whatever router that has all the features you need. After disabling all the routing, wireless capabilities of the DSL modem/router and putting it in transparent bridging mode, connect your super-duper router and have it do PPPoE authentication (assuming that's what your ISP uses).