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Can I get a list of wifi routers that are compatable with my exede modem?
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Roger Seavey

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Any wireless router will work with Exede. You can spend anywhere from $20.00 to $500.00, depending on the features, etc.
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Hi Roger,  Steve is correct, any router will work.
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By combining a modem, wireless router, Ethernet router, and a phone adapter into a single device. to get the quick online solution at very span of time. Our Netgear Arlo Support techies will take your system to remote and solve the problem asap.

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Go Away, SCAMMER!!!!!

Folks, DO NOT CLICK ON THAT LINK!!!  It is a phishing attempt.  
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ANorth

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Ok, so does this mean we don't have to use the Viasat router that came with the service?
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Disregard Smith John above from Fauxchahontas technical support support numbers; he's an offshore technical support phishing scammer and probably an automated robot anyway that raises long deceased conversations from the dead - this one's a year old but to answer your question...

You must still use the Viasat modem/router combination (either the Viasat WiFi Mode or Viasat WiFi Gateway just for it's modem functionality - the modem functionality is proprietary to Viasat and cannot be replaced with a third party modem. However...

You can disable the router functionality by placing it in bridge mode (apparently this also disables the built-in Voice adapter for Viasat Voice service also) and then attaching a more capable router that is better suited to your needs to the Viasat router.

Alternately, you can also skip placing the Viasat router in bridge mode and simply extending it with your own router. You need to ensure that there are no IP address conflicts when doing that. It also has the disadvantage of introducing double network address translation which poses problems for some applications that require port forwarding.

There are some other possible configurations but most home users probably prefer bridged mode and want to gain the more robust features (e.g. traffic analysis, better WiFi  coverage, etc.) available with more capable third party routers.

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That sounds perfect. So how do you place it in bridge mode?
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Someone with one of those modem/routers can probably give you specific instructions - i still have the Surfbeam 2 standalone modem and have always utilized my own Asus router. Let them know what Viasat device you have (only the bottom 2 are applicable in this case since you can always attach a router to the Surfbeam 2 with no need to configure it ) :

 
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