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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.
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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.
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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.
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Re: Replacing UPC Connect Box?

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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
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Re: Replacing UPC Connect Box?

I checked time ago and I was sure it was not possible... nice to know!
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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.
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