For the Contour service to work, does it have to be connected to the Panoramic WiFi or can I put the router in Bridge Mode and then connect the Contour receiver to the mesh WiFi that I've set up thro...
Allan, I did a test by turning off the Panoramic WiFi. The wireless box brought up a dialog to reconnect and it let me connect to my Linksys Velop mesh WiFi with no issue. The box works just as it did connected to the Pano WiFi. I have not yet put it in bridge mode, but I no longer have the Pano WiFi on.
It is interesting to see that you were able to get it to work however you may experience unintended operational issues by having it setup this way. I suspect by connecting through a 3rd party wifi our end will see the video traffic as data and metering it accordingly for starters. Based on the connection requirements you've described you may best be serivced with traditional Contour 2 receivers instead of the wifi boxes which would then eliminate the need to use the Panoramic Wifi gateway.
The problem with your situation is your 2 must have requirement are incompatible with each other. If your 3rd party gateway needs a public IP that eliminates any wireless options for the receivers in the other 2 rooms. That being the case you would either need to go without those 2 rooms or consider having cable outlets installed so that traditional receivers that don't rely on the Panoramic gateway can work.