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WiFi with FibreOp
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Ray
2012-06-23 14:47:34 UTC
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Got FibreOp installed yesterday and man it's wicked. But the WiFi range sucks. I have a Asus router with WiFi and the range is insane. I live at the bottom of a cul-de-sac and can get it at the top. With Aliants I can barely get it in the drive.

Anyone else experiencing bad WiFi range with the Aliant router?
Carter
2012-06-23 15:32:10 UTC
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Post by Ray
Got FibreOp installed yesterday and man it's wicked. But the WiFi range sucks. I have a Asus router with WiFi and the range is insane. I live at the bottom of a cul-de-sac and can get it at the top. With Aliants I can barely get it in the drive.
Anyone else experiencing bad WiFi range with the Aliant router?
Mine is fine. However, I don't want my WiFi range to extend any
further than the exterior walls of my house. Why would you want
it to extend any further?

Carter
Ray
2012-06-23 15:48:24 UTC
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Post by Ray
Got FibreOp installed yesterday and man it's wicked. But the WiFi range sucks. I have a Asus router with WiFi and the range is insane. I live at the bottom of a cul-de-sac and can get it at the top. With Aliants I can barely get it in the drive.
Anyone else experiencing bad WiFi range with the Aliant router?
Mine is fine. However, I don't want my WiFi range to extend any
further than the exterior walls of my house. Why would you want
it to extend any further?
Carter
I have security on it so I'm not worried. Right now if I'm in my drive(30' away) doing anything I only have 1 bar on my iPhone or iPad.
j***@jasonwhelan.com
2012-06-23 16:23:53 UTC
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Where is the actiontec modem? If it is in a concrete basement, or near
a water boiler, or large motor etc it will pick up rfi/ reduce Signal
to noise ratio.
A centrally located Access Point, run via CAT5e/6 back to the Aliant
demarc area will greatly improve the situation. As Carter mentioned,
keeping the wifi signal within your boundaries is a good idea anyways,
and knowing what is used in your vicinity is helpful too.

Try a tool like netstumbler to see what is out there. 2.4 ghz
cordless phones, and microwaves, even hair dryers can cause
interference radio wise, and concrete or water (ie water boiler) will
also cause physical obstruction.
Try different setting under the WiFi page for channel selection and
compatibility. If neighbours have wifi networks in certain channels,
try to set yours 5 channels apart ie neighbours have two ssids on ch
6, then you use 1 or 11.
good luck
Jason
Got FibreOp installed yesterday and man it's wicked.  But the WiFi range sucks.  I have a Asus router with WiFi and the range is insane. I live at the bottom of a cul-de-sac and can get it at the top.  With Aliants I can barely get it in the drive.
Anyone else experiencing bad WiFi range with the Aliant router?
Mine is fine.  However, I don't want my WiFi range to extend any
further than the exterior walls of my house.  Why would you want
it to extend any further?
Carter
I have security on it so I'm not worried.  Right now if I'm in my drive(30' away) doing anything I only have 1 bar on my iPhone or iPad.
Carter
2012-06-23 22:14:18 UTC
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Post by Ray
Got FibreOp installed yesterday and man it's wicked. But the WiFi range sucks. I have a Asus router with WiFi and the range is insane. I live at the bottom of a cul-de-sac and can get it at the top. With Aliants I can barely get it in the drive.
Anyone else experiencing bad WiFi range with the Aliant router?
Mine is fine. However, I don't want my WiFi range to extend any
further than the exterior walls of my house. Why would you want
it to extend any further?
Carter
I have security on it so I'm not worried. Right now if I'm in my drive(30' away) doing anything I only have 1 bar on my iPhone or iPad.
I doubt there is any security which would defeat a determined hacker.

My WiFi reception is good out to 200 feet, I haven't checked
further. Perhaps Jason's suggestions will help or it might be
something as simple as an antenna adjustment on your modem. I
know when I first got mine I had to play with the antenna
adjustment just to get cell phone service in the next room.

Carter
Ray
2012-06-24 01:59:32 UTC
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Post by Ray
Got FibreOp installed yesterday and man it's wicked. But the WiFi range sucks. I have a Asus router with WiFi and the range is insane. I live at the bottom of a cul-de-sac and can get it at the top. With Aliants I can barely get it in the drive.
Anyone else experiencing bad WiFi range with the Aliant router?
Mine is fine. However, I don't want my WiFi range to extend any
further than the exterior walls of my house. Why would you want
it to extend any further?
Carter
I have security on it so I'm not worried. Right now if I'm in my drive(30' away) doing anything I only have 1 bar on my iPhone or iPad.
I doubt there is any security which would defeat a determined hacker.
My WiFi reception is good out to 200 feet, I haven't checked
further. Perhaps Jason's suggestions will help or it might be
something as simple as an antenna adjustment on your modem. I
know when I first got mine I had to play with the antenna
adjustment just to get cell phone service in the next room.
Carter
My SSID isn't broadcasted so they would have to guess. I'll play with the antenna but I doubt that's the issue. I might just stick the Asus router on the Aliant router and try that. Turning off WiFi on the Aliant box.

I also found out the HD PVR was previously used. When fired up it was all in french and already had scheduled programs to be recorded.
David
2012-06-25 21:30:21 UTC
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I have security on it so I'm not worried. Right now if I'm in my
drive(30' away) doing anything I only have 1 bar on my iPhone or iPad.
My SSID isn't broadcasted so they would have to guess.
Just to point out that the "hidden" SSID is silly... anyone with a free wifi
scanning software will find your SSID by just listening to the traffic...
If you use security, make sure it is WPA2, with AES encryption, and use a
stong key (i.e long one, maybe with differing case, numbers and special
characters like !@$%^&* and so on... a "passphrase" rather a password is
great... gives a nice and long password and easy to remember... something
like: "My Easy To Remember Password @123 Main Street" or something or
other...

but for a home network... whatever you have is probably fine... all traffic
between you home and the rest of the internet is very insecure anyway... :)

David.
Brad P
2012-06-26 11:36:43 UTC
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Post by Ray
Got FibreOp installed yesterday and man it's wicked. But the WiFi range
sucks. I have a Asus router with WiFi and the range is insane. I live at
the bottom of a cul-de-sac and can get it at the top. With Aliants I can
barely get it in the drive.
Anyone else experiencing bad WiFi range with the Aliant router?
I had the same problem with a new Rogers modem. So I took my DLink 655
router and placed it in the center of the house where I need my access point
and plugged it into a Cat5 jack I already had in the wall. I plugged the
Cat5 patch cable into a LAN jack on the router. As for the rest of the
instructions, Google how to turn a wifi router into a wifi extender.
Todd
2012-06-26 13:30:19 UTC
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Post by Ray
Got FibreOp installed yesterday and man it's wicked. But the WiFi range
sucks. I have a Asus router with WiFi and the range is insane. I live at
the bottom of a cul-de-sac and can get it at the top. With Aliants I can
barely get it in the drive.
Anyone else experiencing bad WiFi range with the Aliant router?
I had the same problem with a new Rogers modem. So I took my DLink 655
router and placed it in the center of the house where I need my access point
and plugged it into a Cat5 jack I already had in the wall. I plugged the
Cat5 patch cable into a LAN jack on the router. As for the rest of the
instructions, Google how to turn a wifi router into a wifi extender.
My question was if anyone else had issues with the Aliant's WiFi signal.

I know you're trying to help but as for hooking up another router or WAP...I'm well aware in how to do this. Just seems wrong that I would have to with new equipment.

I'll let Aliant know...I already let them know about the used PVR I received...in another accounts name from Quebec.
Brad P
2012-06-26 14:41:45 UTC
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Post by Todd
I know you're trying to help but as for hooking up another router or
WAP...I'm well aware in how to do this. Just seems wrong that I would
have to with new equipment.
I'll let Aliant know...I already let them know about the used PVR I
received...in another accounts name from Quebec.
I just don't think these modem/wifi routers combo boxes are designed to
cover any distance. Does your modem have an antenna? Mine doesn't either.
Carter
2012-06-26 16:27:53 UTC
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Post by Todd
I know you're trying to help but as for hooking up another router or
WAP...I'm well aware in how to do this. Just seems wrong that I would
have to with new equipment.
I'll let Aliant know...I already let them know about the used PVR I
received...in another accounts name from Quebec.
I just don't think these modem/wifi routers combo boxes are designed to
cover any distance. Does your modem have an antenna? Mine doesn't either.
Then you don't have fibreOp. The modem supplied by Aliant with
it's fibreOp package is an Actiontec, it has an antenna. In fact
it has two antennas and it does cover a fair distance. I know
mine works well at 200 feet, I haven't checked it beyond that
because, frankly, I have no need to use my WiFi capability
outside my own property.

Carter
Jeff
2012-06-26 17:59:30 UTC
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I agree. Every FibreOP modem I have seen is an Actiontec, with 2 antennas.
Aliant has provided a number of different wireless modems with DSL service.
All have an antenna, although some are internal to the modem and not
visible. I suspect the modems with an internal antenna would have less
range than those with an external one (or two).

I have FibreOP, with the Actiontec modem, and my wireless range is a couple
of hundred feet.

Are you sure you have FibreOP or is it another Aliant internet product??
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Post by Brad P
Post by Todd
I know you're trying to help but as for hooking up another router or
WAP...I'm well aware in how to do this. Just seems wrong that I would
have to with new equipment.
I'll let Aliant know...I already let them know about the used PVR I
received...in another accounts name from Quebec.
I just don't think these modem/wifi routers combo boxes are designed to
cover any distance. Does your modem have an antenna? Mine doesn't either.
Then you don't have fibreOp. The modem supplied by Aliant with
it's fibreOp package is an Actiontec, it has an antenna. In fact
it has two antennas and it does cover a fair distance. I know
mine works well at 200 feet, I haven't checked it beyond that
because, frankly, I have no need to use my WiFi capability
outside my own property.
Carter
David
2012-06-26 23:57:49 UTC
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I think the root cause of this issue is as Jason ("JW") described...

I would guess that when you previously had internet service with a wifi
router, your router was placed in a relatively central location in your
home, or at least not in a corner in a concrete basement.... but, on the
other hand, most Fibre-Op installs end up being located at or near your
electrical panel... a place where is is relatively easy to bring in the
fibre from the outside and mount a few boxes on the wall...

The Actiontec modem's strength is pretty good, but the location is likely a
hinderance... but as Carter did mention, try moving the antenna a bit...
these antenna have specific coverage "patterns" and you want to try and make
sure that your furthest areas get the best coverage... or maybe the most
"critical" areas get great coverage.... you can do this with 2 people
easy enough, both on cell phones or other way to communicate and simply try
moving the antenna slowley while having a laptop or other device in the
location in question monitoring the signal strength... you can look online
for a good wifi tool; that will show strength... netstumbler worked great
with WindowsXP, but not so much with Windows7...

Alternately you can look to purchase/use a wifi router that you can more
centrally locate... some even let you use wifi for the WAN connection and
the LAN connection so you do not even need to wire it... (assuming you get
good signal in the middle of the home... this would work, although not
ideal)... I have a $20 "portable" router from china that can do that... so
I assume it can be done with at least some larger named ones...


My $0.02

David.
Todd
2012-06-27 03:27:23 UTC
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I will try moving the router if possible. But right now as I type this I have 2 out of 3 bars on my signal and I'm basically sitting on top of the router.
Post by David
I think the root cause of this issue is as Jason ("JW") described...
I would guess that when you previously had internet service with a wifi
router, your router was placed in a relatively central location in your
home, or at least not in a corner in a concrete basement.... but, on the
other hand, most Fibre-Op installs end up being located at or near your
electrical panel... a place where is is relatively easy to bring in the
fibre from the outside and mount a few boxes on the wall...
The Actiontec modem's strength is pretty good, but the location is likely a
hinderance... but as Carter did mention, try moving the antenna a bit...
these antenna have specific coverage "patterns" and you want to try and make
sure that your furthest areas get the best coverage... or maybe the most
"critical" areas get great coverage.... you can do this with 2 people
easy enough, both on cell phones or other way to communicate and simply try
moving the antenna slowley while having a laptop or other device in the
location in question monitoring the signal strength... you can look online
for a good wifi tool; that will show strength... netstumbler worked great
with WindowsXP, but not so much with Windows7...
Alternately you can look to purchase/use a wifi router that you can more
centrally locate... some even let you use wifi for the WAN connection and
the LAN connection so you do not even need to wire it... (assuming you get
good signal in the middle of the home... this would work, although not
ideal)... I have a $20 "portable" router from china that can do that... so
I assume it can be done with at least some larger named ones...
My $0.02
David.
Mardon
2012-06-28 18:04:11 UTC
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Post by Brad P
I had the same problem with a new Rogers modem. So I took my DLink 655
router and placed it in the center of the house where I need my access point
and plugged it into a Cat5 jack I already had in the wall. I plugged the
Cat5 patch cable into a LAN jack on the router. As for the rest of the
instructions, Google how to turn a wifi router into a wifi extender.
When I got my new Rogers 30 mbps modem/router combo, I had Rogers support
turn the router into a bridge and kept my previous wireless router. The
Rogers support guy said he did the same thing with the Rogers modem at his
own house. He didn't seem to think the combo modems/routers were as good
for distance as a good dedicated router. I guess Aliant could turn the
router portion of their modem/router to a bridge too.
m***@yahoo.ca
2012-06-29 01:05:47 UTC
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Post by Brad P
I had the same problem with a new Rogers modem. So I took my DLink 655
router and placed it in the center of the house where I need my access point
and plugged it into a Cat5 jack I already had in the wall. I plugged the
Cat5 patch cable into a LAN jack on the router. As for the rest of the
instructions, Google how to turn a wifi router into a wifi extender.
When I got my new Rogers 30 mbps modem/router combo, I had Rogers support
turn the router into a bridge and kept my previous wireless router. The
Rogers support guy said he did the same thing with the Rogers modem at his
own house. He didn't seem to think the combo modems/routers were as good
for distance as a good dedicated router. I guess Aliant could turn the
router portion of their modem/router to a bridge too.
Cornerguy wrote>

Sure. Just turn the modem upside down and stick a pen in the reset hole, in the middle, for about 10 seconds. Then take the pen out and let the modem reset. It will now do nothing more than transfer the signal through to your router.
Tariq
2012-07-04 17:35:05 UTC
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I got a question. FibreOP modem has four ports. One is connected to actiontec router. How can I use other three ports? Are they open or blocked by aliant? Thanks. Tariq
Post by Ray
Got FibreOp installed yesterday and man it's wicked. But the WiFi range sucks. I have a Asus router with WiFi and the range is insane. I live at the bottom of a cul-de-sac and can get it at the top. With Aliants I can barely get it in the drive.
Anyone else experiencing bad WiFi range with the Aliant router?
Carter
2012-07-04 19:17:50 UTC
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I got a question. FibreOP modem has four ports. One is connected to actiontec router. How can I use other three ports? Are they open or blocked by aliant? Thanks. Tariq
They are open and available, why would Aliant block them? I use
two of them to feed the signal to my two computers. I don't use
a router, I can't see why I would need to when the FibreOp modem
is a router.

Carter
Tariq
2012-07-04 19:50:45 UTC
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Hi Carter,
Is the direct connection to the modem faster as compared to the connection through actiontec router?
In my case aliant router wifi goes to sleep or something and I have to reset that every few days. What about fibreop modem do you need to rest that often? How can I use HPNA port of the actiontech router? I will need another router with HPNA port as an input at the other end. I searched but was not able to find such a router. Where can I find such a router? (I need such a router to have an internet connection through co-axial cable in part of my house where wifi is very week). Thanks.
Post by Carter
Post by Tariq
I got a question. FibreOP modem has four ports. One is connected to actiontec router. How can I use other three ports? Are they open or blocked by aliant? Thanks. Tariq
They are open and available, why would Aliant block them? I use
two of them to feed the signal to my two computers. I don't use
a router, I can't see why I would need to when the FibreOp modem
is a router.
Carter
TheObserver@STAVKA.SU
2012-07-04 20:45:05 UTC
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Post by Tariq
Hi Carter,
Is the direct connection to the modem faster as compared to the connection through actiontec router?
In my case aliant router wifi goes to sleep or something and I have to reset that every few days. What about fibreop modem do you need to rest that often? How can I use HPNA port of the actiontech router? I will need another router with HPNA port as an input at the other end. I searched but was not able to find such a router. Where can I find such a router? (I need such a router to have an internet connection through co-axial cable in part of my house where wifi is very week). Thanks.
Post by Carter
Post by Tariq
I got a question. FibreOP modem has four ports. One is connected to actiontec router. How can I use other three ports? Are they open or blocked by aliant? Thanks. Tariq
They are open and available, why would Aliant block them? I use
two of them to feed the signal to my two computers. I don't use
a router, I can't see why I would need to when the FibreOp modem
is a router.
Carter
This must be different from my configuration. I have an Alcatel-Lucent ONT (Optical Network Terminal) that converts the fibre optic connection to electrical (and demuxes the various signals - voice, television and eventually telephone) which connects via UTP to the ActionTec router/switch. I have four ports (1 for data, 2 used for television, one awaiting somthing) plus the HPNA connection for the IPTV over coax.

The ONT *does* have four Ethernet (and two telephone) connections. Is anyone plugging another router into the ONT?
Fred
2012-07-04 22:02:53 UTC
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Why not just get another (cheap) wireless router for the weak part of
the house and configure it as a bridge to the main router. That
going-to-sleep thing would bug the shit outta me, could be a setting
somewhere that needs tweaking.
Post by Tariq
Hi Carter,
Is the direct connection to the modem faster as compared to the connection through actiontec router?
In my case aliant router wifi goes to sleep or something and I have to reset that every few days. What about fibreop modem do you need to rest that often? How can I use HPNA port of the actiontech router? I will need another router with HPNA port as an input at the other end. I searched but was not able to find such a router. Where can I find such a router? (I need such a router to have an internet connection through co-axial cable in part of my house where wifi is very week). Thanks.
Post by Carter
Post by Tariq
I got a question. FibreOP modem has four ports. One is connected to actiontec router. How can I use other three ports? Are they open or blocked by aliant? Thanks. Tariq
They are open and available, why would Aliant block them? I use
two of them to feed the signal to my two computers. I don't use
a router, I can't see why I would need to when the FibreOp modem
is a router.
Carter
Carter
2012-07-04 22:28:27 UTC
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Post by Tariq
Hi Carter,
Is the direct connection to the modem faster as compared to the connection through actiontec router?
I'm not sure what you mean. My setup is the same as described by
the poster named The Observer. I have a Optical Network Terminal
(ONT) which converts and feeds the incoming fibre optic signal to
the ActionTEC modem/router. As I said I don't have any other
modem.

Could it be that what you are referring to as the FibreOp modem
is actually the ONT?
Post by Tariq
In my case aliant router wifi goes to sleep or something and I have to reset that every few days.
I have never had that happen. Maybe you need to contact Aliant
regarding that problem.

What about fibreop modem do you need to rest that often?

I have never had to reset anything. If by 'fibreop modem' you
mean the ONT, you will notice that it has warning labels on it
telling you to keep your mitts off of it.

How can I use HPNA port of the actiontech router? I will need
another router with HPNA port as an input at the other end. I
searched but was not able to find such a router. Where can I find
such a router? (I need such a router to have an internet
connection through co-axial cable in part of my house where wifi
is very week). Thanks.

That's probably a question best answered by Aliant.

Good luck.

Carter
Tariq
2012-07-04 22:47:57 UTC
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My replies are below.
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Post by Tariq
Hi Carter,
Is the direct connection to the modem faster as compared to the connection through actiontec router?
I'm not sure what you mean. My setup is the same as described by
the poster named The Observer. I have a Optical Network Terminal
(ONT) which converts and feeds the incoming fibre optic signal to
the ActionTEC modem/router. As I said I don't have any other
modem.
Could it be that what you are referring to as the FibreOp modem
is actually the ONT?
Yes, you are correct. I am calling ONT, a fibreop modem. It has four Ethernet ports and two telephone ports. One Ethernet port is connected to actiontec router. Other three ports are free. No telephone is connected. Can I use three available ports to directly connect another computer or another router?
Post by Carter
Post by Tariq
In my case aliant router wifi goes to sleep or something and I have to reset that every few days.
I have never had that happen. Maybe you need to contact Aliant
regarding that problem.
They told me to turn that off and on whenever needed. I have done that a number of times to resolve wifi issue.
Post by Carter
What about fibreop modem do you need to rest that often?
I have never had to reset anything. If by 'fibreop modem' you
mean the ONT, you will notice that it has warning labels on it
telling you to keep your mitts off of it.
I think that label applies if you have a phone connected. I do not have a phone connected.
Post by Carter
How can I use HPNA port of the actiontech router? I will need
another router with HPNA port as an input at the other end. I
searched but was not able to find such a router. Where can I find
such a router? (I need such a router to have an internet
connection through co-axial cable in part of my house where wifi
is very week). Thanks.
That's probably a question best answered by Aliant.
They said it is meant for TV and asked me to have TV service. I do not want that. I want to use that HPNA port for internet access. Any idea how can I do that?
Is http://ncix.com/products/?sku=V18868&vpn=HPE10000-02&manufacture=ACTIONTEC going to work? Thanks.
Post by Carter
Good luck.
Carter
TheObserver@STAVKA.SU
2012-07-04 23:10:53 UTC
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My replies are below.
Post by Carter
Post by Tariq
Hi Carter,
Is the direct connection to the modem faster as compared to the connection through actiontec router?
I'm not sure what you mean. My setup is the same as described by
the poster named The Observer. I have a Optical Network Terminal
(ONT) which converts and feeds the incoming fibre optic signal to
the ActionTEC modem/router. As I said I don't have any other
modem.
Could it be that what you are referring to as the FibreOp modem
is actually the ONT?
Yes, you are correct. I am calling ONT, a fibreop modem. It has four Ethernet ports and two telephone ports. One Ethernet port is connected to actiontec router. Other three ports are free. No telephone is connected. Can I use three available ports to directly connect another computer or another router?
Post by Carter
Post by Tariq
In my case aliant router wifi goes to sleep or something and I have to reset that every few days.
I have never had that happen. Maybe you need to contact Aliant
regarding that problem.
They told me to turn that off and on whenever needed. I have done that a number of times to resolve wifi issue.
Post by Carter
What about fibreop modem do you need to rest that often?
I have never had to reset anything. If by 'fibreop modem' you
mean the ONT, you will notice that it has warning labels on it
telling you to keep your mitts off of it.
I think that label applies if you have a phone connected. I do not have a phone connected.
Post by Carter
How can I use HPNA port of the actiontech router? I will need
another router with HPNA port as an input at the other end. I
searched but was not able to find such a router. Where can I find
such a router? (I need such a router to have an internet
connection through co-axial cable in part of my house where wifi
is very week). Thanks.
That's probably a question best answered by Aliant.
They said it is meant for TV and asked me to have TV service. I do not want that. I want to use that HPNA port for internet access. Any idea how can I do that?
Is http://ncix.com/products/?sku=V18868&vpn=HPE10000-02&manufacture=ACTIONTEC going to work? Thanks.
Post by Carter
Good luck.
Carter
No, I just tried connecting to one of the other three Ethernet ports on the ONT. No luck with the cheap old D-Link router I had kicking around. I think there are a couple of problems with trying to use the additional ONT Ethernet ports:
1) they seem to be switched off - I could not get a link light
2) they would probably be MAC filtered by default
3) the connectivity that the ActionTec uses is RFC 1483 via DHCP. RFC 1483 is Multiprotocol Encapsulation over ATM Adaptation Layer 5. The Asus router (and some others as well, plus custom built pfSense) have this in place. This is where VLANs 33 (admin network), 34 (data) and 35 (IPTV).

There is more info at http://digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=134496 if you are interested.
Carter
2012-07-05 00:09:04 UTC
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My replies are below.
Post by Carter
Post by Tariq
Hi Carter,
Is the direct connection to the modem faster as compared to the connection through actiontec router?
I'm not sure what you mean. My setup is the same as described by
the poster named The Observer. I have a Optical Network Terminal
(ONT) which converts and feeds the incoming fibre optic signal to
the ActionTEC modem/router. As I said I don't have any other
modem.
Could it be that what you are referring to as the FibreOp modem
is actually the ONT?
Yes, you are correct. I am calling ONT, a fibreop modem. It has four Ethernet ports and two telephone ports. One Ethernet port is connected to actiontec router. Other three ports are free. No telephone is connected. Can I use three available ports to directly connect another computer or another router?
I'm sorry, I don't know the answer to that question.
Post by Tariq
Post by Carter
Post by Tariq
In my case aliant router wifi goes to sleep or something and I have to reset that every few days.
I have never had that happen. Maybe you need to contact Aliant
regarding that problem.
They told me to turn that off and on whenever needed. I have done that a number of times to resolve wifi issue.
That makes sense as most modems need to be reset once in a while.
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Post by Carter
What about fibreop modem do you need to rest that often?
I have never had to reset anything. If by 'fibreop modem' you
mean the ONT, you will notice that it has warning labels on it
telling you to keep your mitts off of it.
I think that label applies if you have a phone connected. I do not have a phone connected.
I assume if the warning only applies to a phone connection it
would say so.
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Post by Carter
How can I use HPNA port of the actiontech router? I will need
another router with HPNA port as an input at the other end. I
searched but was not able to find such a router. Where can I find
such a router? (I need such a router to have an internet
connection through co-axial cable in part of my house where wifi
is very week). Thanks.
That's probably a question best answered by Aliant.
They said it is meant for TV and asked me to have TV service. I do not want that. I want to use that HPNA port for internet access. Any idea how can I do that?
Sorry, no I don't.

Carter
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2012-09-25 13:04:21 UTC
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I did this and it works excellently...

http://cshouse.ca/replacing-bell-aliants-fibreop-actiontec-router-with-the-rt-n56u/
Post by Ray
Got FibreOp installed yesterday and man it's wicked. But the WiFi range sucks. I have a Asus router with WiFi and the range is insane. I live at the bottom of a cul-de-sac and can get it at the top. With Aliants I can barely get it in the drive.
Anyone else experiencing bad WiFi range with the Aliant router?
Todd
2012-10-01 10:29:20 UTC
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I have a Asus router and I just turned it into a Wireless Access Point(WAP). My range now is awesome.
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I did this and it works excellently...
http://cshouse.ca/replacing-bell-aliants-fibreop-actiontec-router-with-the-rt-n56u/
Post by Ray
Got FibreOp installed yesterday and man it's wicked. But the WiFi range sucks. I have a Asus router with WiFi and the range is insane. I live at the bottom of a cul-de-sac and can get it at the top. With Aliants I can barely get it in the drive.
Anyone else experiencing bad WiFi range with the Aliant router?
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2016-11-12 13:24:55 UTC
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Post by Ray
Got FibreOp installed yesterday and man it's wicked. But the WiFi range sucks. I have a Asus router with WiFi and the range is insane. I live at the bottom of a cul-de-sac and can get it at the top. With Aliants I can barely get it in the drive.
Anyone else experiencing bad WiFi range with the Aliant router?
I'm right in front of my router and I lag lmao

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