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Thanks for your reply.
So this new cablecom device is not a modem, it's a modem/router who does routing, it has it's own IP address and gives IP adresses via a internal DHCP server ? I mean you can connect to it via a web interface ?
I liked the way the old modems were only gateway "bridge" and i could use my pfsense embedded gateway for routing/vpn/dhcp...
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It's a modem / router with built in WLAN.
It has a 192.168.0.1 address on startup, easily changed. It can serve DHCP requests. There is no documentation for the web interface, but it was easy getting in. A hardwired laptop will reveal the routers address, and the username / password are easily found on the net. PM me if you can't find it. The wireless key is printed on the bottom of the router, as is the SID.
You can still user it as a blind pass-through router, and use your own router for what you want it to do (VPN etc) (Mine has a USB port and acts as a NAS). There is a USB port on the Thomson, I will investigate this later.
To make the picture clearer in your mind, imagine the router sitting at the Cablecom HQ. Out of sight out of mind, just acting as the FLR in a distant sense. Imagine plugging your router into the modem is the same as plugging it into the old modem. You need to avoid addressing conflicts, and your old router may well change it's LAN interface IP to avoid conflicts with the Thomson. That should not affect DHCP clients unless you have hard-coded the old router address in somewhere (Web pages , Advanced DHCP config in Windows etc) First time installers, should follow the advice and let the system boot for 30 minutes before attempting to add other routers/phones etc.
There is a lot of updating going on.
The brochure can be found here
The manual can be found here At a glance...