02-04-2011 04:43 PM
I just got an E4200 and have a SBG6580 cable modem. I cant seem to set this up properly and my connection keeps dropping. What is the proper set up ? I would like to configure it so the cable modem handles the DNS and the E4200 handles the wireless.
02-05-2011 04:15 AM
the SBG6580, is a modem/gateway, right?
if that is the case, you may follow the instructions here to setup the E4200.
just access the setup of your SBG6580 and disable its wireless function so that it does not interfere with the E4200.
08-02-2013 01:31 PM - edited 08-02-2013 01:33 PM
i know this posting is a few years old, but i really need help hooking up the e4200 to the same router, BUT i want to control everything, wireless, dhcp, qos and all ports thru the e4200, so how does one do this? ive read dennis's blog and i wanted to ask if what he did was corect in order to make sure the 4200 runs all aspects of the network?
now if i do my network this way, will it create bottleknecks, or downgrade the signal as far as thru put or anything like that? i just upgraded to 60 mbps, and want as much strength as possible...
i NEED TO BE ABLE TO QOS so i can throw as much of the signal towards one of my openelecs running xbmc so i can stream on it the strongest...
08-03-2013 02:10 AM
What the blogger did was, he just simply bridge his modem. In this way, the modem is no longer acting as the main DHCP server (or router) but just a plain modem to prevent double NAT on his network. In your end you need to determine if the modem that you got is just a plain modem or a modem/router. If you have a plain modem (usually used for cable ISPs) then you can use this link: http://kb.linksys.com/Linksys/ukp.aspx?pid=80&vw=1&articleid=3686 to configure your router. If you are using a modem/ router (usually used for DSL ISPs), then use this link: http://kb.linksys.com/Linksys/ukp.aspx?pid=80&vw=1&articleid=3687 to configure your router. By the way, setting the modem to bridge will not affect the internet speed that you are getting from your ISP. As a matter of fact, you should now be able to get close to the actual internet speed that you have subscribed since the modem will no longer act as a router.
08-03-2013 08:49 AM - edited 08-03-2013 09:06 AM
THANK YOU JAKE!!!
and mine is a modem/router, if i do exactly wht the blogger did, will it work ? i mean instead of just going in and making it a bridge by selcting bridge?
also wondering y id have to clone my pc's mac address as opposed to the modems onto the e4200?
08-03-2013 11:56 PM
To avoid double NAT, it would be better if the modem be set to bridge mode if you would like the E4200 to manage the connection. As long as your modem can be set to bridge mode, then you can follow the bloggers instructions. Regarding mac clone, you don't have to enable it. If you are already online with the router then there is no need to enable mac address clone.
08-05-2013 11:11 AM
ok so it DOES NEED TO BE SET TO BRIDGE MODE? in the settings of the surfboard there is an option to set up bridge mode but only for wireless settings.... but i want the sf to be a dumb modem and have the signla just pass thru it in order for me to manage it on my cisco e4200, like i use todo when i had just a modem instead of a modem/wifi