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ictpronow

join:2012-06-13
reply to famine

Re: [Eastern Ontario] Got cogeco last week. Plagued with DNS is

Does the access you have to the device show an option to "Bridge" under "LAN Setup"?



famine

@cgocable.net

No it doesnt show 'bridge' setup. But you CAN disable DHCP.


bigfam

join:2009-11-04
reply to ictpronow

As far as I know theres no way to put the cisco DPC3825 into true bridge mode (IE it will assign a public IP to a router or a computer)

The closest you can come is hook your own router/access point up to the modem and have said router/AP in the 'DMZ'.


ictpronow

join:2012-06-13

Cogeco has provided me with a standalone DPC3000 unit, I am back to running my VLANs and two networks...one running behind pfSense and another one behind DDWRT, I get better coverage for my wifi using a Dualband Wireless N... I can now simulate my packet prioritization, test IDS/IPS/UTM/devices before deploying them on the job, etc...


Marcer
Premium,VIP
join:2007-07-08
Hamilton, ON
kudos:13

Excellent, glad to hear things are back to normal


technocar2

join:2009-05-29
Brampton, ON
kudos:2

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reply to bigfam

said by bigfam:

As far as I know theres no way to put the cisco DPC3825 into true bridge mode (IE it will assign a public IP to a router or a computer)

The closest you can come is hook your own router/access point up to the modem and have said router/AP in the 'DMZ'.

Wrong dude, when I get home I will post a screenshot of the GUI on my DPC3825 with rogers firmware and it CLEARLY has the option for bridge mode.

You need to realize that cogeco disabled that feature for its customers but cisco did design that feature into the modem but its just disabled for you guys.

Edit:





bigfam

join:2009-11-04

2 edits

Why would a company purposely cripple features?

From doing some googling it appears theres no way I could update the firmware myself even if I had access to the rogers firmware. (the white modem/router combos that bell gives had I always switching the firmware around)

So I guess the only way for the firmware to be updated would be someone in cogecos NOC would update it via docsis. Can anyone who visits this forum do that?

I am considering switching services again, even though cogeco is the fastest around. but I want control. I want to use my own APs ( i live in a large property) and have all my data routed through a linux box.



Cogeco_Aaron
Premium,VIP
join:2011-07-11
kudos:6

said by bigfam:

but I want control. I want to use my own APs ( i live in a large property) and have all my data routed through a linux box.

When you had the modem put in, did the technician not ask if you wanted a regular Cisco DPC3000 without the wireless?

bigfam

join:2009-11-04

Nope, he just put hooked it up. (he wasnt a cogeco tech, just someone from a local contracting company that does BELL/COGECO/OTHER ISP/PHONE/TV providers...


cog_biz_user
i ruin threads apparently

join:2011-04-19
Hamilton, ON
reply to bigfam

said by bigfam:

Why would a company purposely cripple features?

cableco's have been doing it to STB's and prebuilt PVR's for some time now... it's nothing new.

long story short, cogeco doesn't want people changing settings that would break their internet connections. it makes more work for them in phone support, but those are the breaks.