I’ve since returned this modem and have basic modem with one ethernet port and phone jacks. I was using an Arris cable modem which is proving to be garbage.
|System:||ARRIS DOCSIS 3.0 / PacketCable 2.0 Touchstone Telephony Gateway
VENDOR: Arris Interactive, L.L.C.
|Battery Charger FW Rev:||02.10|
|Firmware Build and Revisions|
|Firmware Build Time:||Fri Mar 29 11:42:55 EDT 2013|
|eSAFE 0 FW Revision:||2.0.40_0920E|
I tried to do DHCP reservations and it seems these just fail with no error displayed. I wanted to change the subnet it uses and that isn’t allowed either. Wireless seems to lock up randomly and requires a reboot. I have multiple AP’s and funnel DHCP back to the Arris so usually I just end up on an AP that is farther away that what is ideal for my setup.
I built a DHCP server on my Raspberry Pi as a work around to not being able to reserve an IP and have that working smoothly for a couple of days now. I’m considering getting a different modem with out wireless or the phone ports ( I don’t use the phone ports) and then maybe a Ubiquiti Networks UniFi AP Enterprise WiFi System UAP-3 and using that so all of my APs would be from one manufacturer and work together better. Currently I’m using a mish mash between the cable modem and other old AP’s that people have discarded. I just don’t want to spend the $180 or so that it costs to get this equipment and use Ubiquiti’s proprietary POE.