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DSL - Adding external router to Actiontec GT784WNV wireless gateway

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DSL - Adding external router to Actiontec GT784WNV wireless gateway

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I have seen a couple of topics on adding a faster router to an Actiontec gateway for FiOS, but I am wondering are these instructions the same for DSL?

 

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/verizonfios/3.0_Networking#12506

 

http://forums.verizon.com/t5/Home-Networking/Add-Wireless-N-Router-To-Network-With-An-Actiontec-Rout...


So basically what I am wanting to do is turn OFF the wireless capability of the Actiontec and just use it as a modem, with an external dual-band router attached to handle all wireless and LAN connectivity.

 

Thanks,
Ed

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Re: DSL - Adding external router to Actiontec GT784WNV wireless gateway

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#1 You could setup the second router to act a Hub/Switch/WAP (the FAQ that you linked to).

 

#2 Perhaps you could convert the modem into acting only as a Modem.

 

a) Here is a FAQ about that

 

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/13600

 

b) I am not sure if this FAQ would apply to your modem combo.

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