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currently have my router built into my receiver but want to run a different router for my wi-fi is it just as simple as plug into new router or will they ping off one another???
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Les Lamb

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Steve Frederick-VS1/Beam314, Champion

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It would be best to change the Viasat combo to the bridge mode if you wish to use your own router. The second option would be to change the IP address of your own router to a different one, like 192.168.2.1 to prevent any router conflicts.
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Les,

I had a poor wifi signal on the first floor and basement of my house, so i decided to try a different router, i bought a Linksys tri band AC4000 router and just followed the setup instructions were to just plug this router into any available Ethernet slot in the viasat modem/router.  I finished the set up by following a few more very simple steps,  I think it took a 30 minutes total time to be up and running.

I do have 2 separate LAN's the original that i keep the lap tops and two other desktops  that are on the same floor, didn't see the need to change these over but the other equipment that are farther away throughout the house, basement like: iPhones, basement TV, exercise bike and treadmill are all on the new router LAN and get 4 bars, great connection and speeds.

Before i screwed around with the V modem router  i thought all of this new equipment is getting smarter, and i didn't physically do anything else to the V router modem, and i now have total coverage basement i match the Ethernet wired speeds, 39 mbps, that's 3 floors down, and sitting about 50 feet away from the house by the pool, same speed.  Before this router my connections on the first floor were internment at best, very weak and unreliable in the basement: Check Sams club, look for black Friday discounts.

Basically plug and play.

I did put the new TV which is on the same floor as my main computer, V modem router and i ran a few simple tests, using just the original v modem router i was streaming a u tube music concert, evening congestion etc. a little buffering, then i hooked the tv to the new router, 480 no buffering.  The box for this router says Max stream for 4K blah blah, my tv is not 4K but this router is probably optimized vs Vls combo modem/router.


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