Poor signal quality of combined modem/router

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The blue line is the modem/router signal, three feet from where I am sitting. The green line is a fairly pricey extender, ~100feet from me and through four walls.

I hope you have a gen two version of your combo device in works that has:

  • External antennae
  • Ability to bridge the WAN port
  • Support for 2.4 and 5 ghz SSID to be broadcast at the same time

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Jim

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Posted 1 year ago

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Old Labs

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I personally hope they abandon the combo device and put their investment into pure modem functionality... which should be their bailiwick.

Everybody's router needs are different particularly when it comes to features - paying an extra $5 per month for its current WIFI capabilities is absurd when most sub $50 class routers can do the same.

A couple years ago there were a lot of individuals in here clamoring for a combo device... be careful what you wish for!     

 
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Jim

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Amen, Old Labs...  Every provider has done a combo device and you always end up short-changed on the router end of things.  

A simple firmware update for forward the WAN port would solve everything.  I could put my Linksys router back up and I'd be golden.  Yes, I know I can do port forwarding but really? Just bridge the damn port!
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I have to agree completely with you Jim and Old Labs. A while back, there were a few subscribers who were asking for a combined modem/router, but it was a terrible decision for ViaSat to come up with a very weak excuse for a router in their WiFi combo. They would have been much better off to just offer an inexpensive wireless router as an option for those who wanted WiFi and didn't want to buy a router on their own. ViaSat should concentrate on developing a more reliable modem and leave the router designing to those companies that specialize in routers.

I like my ASUS router because it not only provides great wireless coverage in my home, has dual band coverage (both at the same time) and has a great data traffic monitoring system.
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Jim

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Had the same with my Linksys.  Sigh... I have a house full of extenders now... lol