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I've never been too informed on networking, was hoping someone could sort me out.

I am with Telus in Vancouver, Canada. I have the 50mb down package, and Telus has provided an Actiontec V1000H modem/router combo. After setting up a new rig connected wirelessly in the other room (~20ft away, one bedroom wall between) I have found that the range (2 bars) and download speeds (2mb down - 11mb down) are not satisfactory. I purchased an Asus RT-N56U router in hopes of bypassing the router portion of the Actiontec, however Telus is saying that is not possible. The telus tech had changed the wireless channel on the Actiontec which gave me 3 bars and speeds up to 35mb down, however now I am seeing that speeds are down to 2-10 mb again.

Is there something I am missing here? I know the modem/router combo's are generally crap, how can I utilize my Asus router?
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I asked my ISP to bridge my router, they fixed it by phone in 3 min...
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Heh, did some research and it seems that I stumbled upon a bit of a mess. At present, Telus has just rolled out new firmware for the Actiontech routers that has disabled bridging (as far as I have read). Crappy deal for the users as we are essentially locked into Telus-branded hardware.

Gotta love Canada rolleyes.gif
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It is possible. I am doing the same thing currently. My RT-N13U is set as an access point instead of router and all it does it spread the signal. The ISP modem just sees it as a networking device.
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You can use your router as a LAN device and just manage the access point off of that. Then you would be using the Actiontec for the WAN side and your asus device would manage the AP on your LAN. You would just need to use the LAN ports of your device and assign it a different static IP in the same subnet for easy management.

It would be ideal to bridge the interfaces on your WAN modem and let the Asus handle your PPPoE session, though.
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