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Mesh Wifi

Hi......I am considering connecting a mesh system to my hub 3.  Do i need to turn the Hub 3 into a modem and add a router or can i just leave the Hub 3 as it is and connect the mesh system directly to it via ethernet cable?

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Edited for clarity:

For best results you should use the hub in modem mode, and the mesh system in router mode.  If you need more ethernet ports than the mesh system allows, just buy a fifteen quid gigabit ethernet unmanaged switch and put that downstream of the primary mesh unit.

But if that doesn't suit you then you can configure most mesh systems in "access point" mode, and leave the hub in router mode which gives you the mesh system's wifi, but network control by the hub's router.  You'll need to manually turn off the hub's wifi as well to avoid conflicts.

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The majority of mesh systems are meant to replace a router, so put your hub into modem mode. Even when you can disable a mesh router's DHCP server by putting it into bridge mode you probably won't want to do so as its functionality becomes limited.

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@Andrew-G wrote:

You'll need to manually turn off the hub's wifi as well to avoid conflicts.


Which you can't do because of a bug that turns it back on!

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@legacy1 Which you can't do because of a bug that turns it back on!

No, you can turn it off.  You just have to keep turning it off after every restart until such time as VM roll out another attempt to get firmware right.  But VM firmware is just another reason to forsake the hub's crapola wifi and stick to modem mode. 

I wonder if UPC customers with the Connect Box have this sort of pantomime?

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@Andrew-G wrote:

@legacy1 Which you can't do because of a bug that turns it back on!

No, you can turn it off. 


From what I read it turns back on without a reboot.

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