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refrigerator 22.01.2020 09:41

Replacing UPC Connect Box?
 
Has anyone replaced their Connect Box with an aftermarket modem/router? The UPC box has little configuration flexibility, not much in the way of debugging info, and a terrible slow UI. In other countries I've lived in it's pretty common for people to have their own cable modems but there's little talk of it here. In particular I wonder how easy it is to find something which can do DS-lite.

dandi 22.01.2020 09:54

Re: Replacing UPC Connect Box?
 
I think the usual solution is you keep the UPC box as a cable modem, turn it into "modem only" mode, turn off WiFi and connect your own router downstream from it.

venetian 22.01.2020 09:57

Re: Replacing UPC Connect Box?
 
Agree.

In order to do that you have to call them and ask them to remotely configure the Connect box in "Bridge mode", this will bypass the embedded functionalities except for the bare connection. You can't do this configuration from the control panel, you have to call them.

Traubert 22.01.2020 10:09

Re: Replacing UPC Connect Box?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by venetian (Post 3139288)
Agree.

In order to do that you have to call them and ask them to remotely configure the Connect box in "Bridge mode", this will bypass the embedded functionalities except for the bare connection. You can't do this configuration from the control panel, you have to call them.


Or you can just do that yourself...


https://support-en.upc.ch/app/faq/a_...ith-wlan-modem

venetian 22.01.2020 11:11

Re: Replacing UPC Connect Box?
 
I checked time ago and I was sure it was not possible... nice to know!

Dragon5 22.01.2020 11:23

Re: Replacing UPC Connect Box?
 
Hi Refrigerator


Also agree, add your own router.



BUT, depending on your cable / wireless setup, we had to turn the CableCom wireless back on, so we could connect the UPC TV Box through wi-fi.


So we have Connect box with 2 clients, UPC Tv and Asus router.


Good luck, connecting.

angoose 03.10.2020 17:56

Re: Replacing UPC Connect Box?
 
Could I please jump in on this thread?!

I am also infuriated by the poor performance of the ConnectBox, but it's been a LONG time since I've bought a router.

Any advice from the wise people of EF for a good router, before I dive into the myriad reviews and advice which a Google search would yield? :D

(Especially if anyone has found that certain routers work better or worse with a ConnectBox set-up)

Dragon5 03.10.2020 18:18

Re: Replacing UPC Connect Box?
 
Hi Angoose


If you want new, then look at topreisse.ch or for far better value, look at the ricardo auction site. Here are a few suggestions for fairly new solid WiFi routers which are currently up for auction.


https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/netgear-...x6-1137820516/
https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/d-link-d...er-1138609692/
https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/wlan-rou...00-1137682462/
https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/asus-wir...8u-1137992598/


Good luck with your new WiFi

angoose 15.11.2020 12:52

Re: Replacing UPC Connect Box?
 
Hi Dragon5

Sorry for slow reply, but many thanks for your response, that's very helpful! I got distracted in the meantime with a few non-IT related matters :msnblush:

(Unfortunately, I can't seem to "Thank" you officially on this thread because it originates from the days before I had thanking rights on the EF)

I'll take a look at the routers now, and see if I can improve our system here at home.

All the best and thanks again

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dragon5 (Post 3223065)
Hi Angoose


If you want new, then look at topreisse.ch or for far better value, look at the ricardo auction site. Here are a few suggestions for fairly new solid WiFi routers which are currently up for auction.


https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/netgear-...x6-1137820516/
https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/d-link-d...er-1138609692/
https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/wlan-rou...00-1137682462/
https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/asus-wir...8u-1137992598/


Good luck with your new WiFi



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