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Old 12-04-2012, 13:15   #1
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SuperHub as a 5GHz access point with seperate DHCP server

I'm currently on the old 50Mb modem (VMNG300?), and I also have an old SuperHub.

This sounds more complicated than it probably is, but I'd like to use the SuperHub as a 5GHz access point, and my old 2.4GHz N router as an access point and the DHCP server for the LAN, is this possible, or am I better off getting a dual radio router and keeping the old modem?
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Re: SuperHub as a 5GHz access point with seperate DHCP server

You're allowed to use only one modem.
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Re: SuperHub as a 5GHz access point with seperate DHCP server

Well obviously. Currently it's connected like this:

Modem -> Router -> Wired / Wireless

I want to do:

SuperHub -> Wireless 5GHz
-> Wired -> Old Router -> Wireless
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Re: SuperHub as a 5GHz access point with seperate DHCP server

if your old router will become an access point? if it will run DDWRT/Tomato etc then it will be fine. If not you could always double NAT
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Re: SuperHub as a 5GHz access point with seperate DHCP server

My old router (WNR2000) is running dd-wrt at the moment, but I still hear the SuperHub is terrible.

I just wish there was a good simultaneous dual band router below £50 that'll run dd-wrt
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Re: SuperHub as a 5GHz access point with seperate DHCP server

Yes, you can connect your current router to your current modem as usual, and then connect the Shub to your old router with DHCP off to act as a wireless access point alone. You do not need to double Nat, that would be a bad idea.

The problem is the Shub firmware. Most of them came with R19 firmware which has serious wireless crash problems. No-one used this firmware as R20 was already available, but unless you connect the Shub up to VM and get them to enable it on your account (losing the use of your old modem in the process) you can't update it.
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Re: SuperHub as a 5GHz access point with seperate DHCP server

Don't think I want to lose my modem as I don't think from what I'm hearing they've improved the firmware on the superhub!
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Re: SuperHub as a 5GHz access point with seperate DHCP server

They've improved it hugely since R19 I can tell you. R19 was practically unusable.

The Shub is OK. There's much better, if you pay, but it's not bad and you can always switch it to modem mode anyway. The bugs will clear up, Netgear tend to take the long route firmwarewise but they also tend to stick at it and get there in the end.
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