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So trying to hook up Ethernet port two. No go. Login to modem admin and look under hardware>LAN and it says that port 2 is inactive then has a check box to dedicate to home security (but it will no longer show on the home network). Try 3 techs who send a "hit" to the modem to activate the port. Finally get escalated to a tech who says I dont think it can be activated. So why in the name of all that is holy does Cox proudly advertise the below on the site (straight up false advertising). Anyone able to get both Ethernet LAN ports working??? Considering getting a Netgear CM1200 and just running 2 WiFi routers at either end of the house which would be hardwired into the Netgear as that model is not WiFi.
Panoramic Wifi Gateway(Technicolor CGM4141)
he Technicolor CGM4141 has the following ports and buttons.
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MAC addresses are written as 12 digits containing both letters and numbers (0-9, A-F). A MAC address is unique. The first six characters of the MAC address are unique to the manufacturer of the device.Notes:
You are the first wit a real answer. I will try that, thanks
dewwby said:2 port Gigabit Ethernet switch with advanced routing capability
The keyword is "switch" in the statement. The 2 ports on your CGM4141 is essentially a switch on your personal, private, in-home network.
When you connect a modem to the Cox network, Cox will assign only 1 public IP address to 1 port on your residential modem. It's usually Port-1. You can connect whatever you want to Port-1 for that public address: PC, router, game-console, TV. Whatever you connect to Port-1 (public address) will have Internet access.
If you connect a router to Port-1, the router will have Internet access. If you in-turn connect a laptop to the router, the router will then assign a private IP address to the laptop and then the laptop will have Internet access. Repeat as necessary for more private addresses on your private network.
Port-2 is a switch on your private network. It's a 1-port switch. Whatever you have connected to Port-1 can communicate with Port-2...privately...because it's on the same subnet. However, only the device(s) connected to Port-1 will have Internet access.
The "advanced routing capability" in the same statement probably means Port-2 has high-speed routing capabilities (Layer-3) but without Internet (WAN) connectivity. Cox will have to clarify that snippet.
If you want Cox to assign 2 public IP addresses to a modem with 2 WAN ports, you'd probably pay extra or require a Business account...and possibly a different modem.
dewwby said:but it will no longer show on the home network
I think toggling the Dedicate to Home Security option would remove Port-2 from your network.
From what I understand of Homelife, the service requires a separate, "hands off" network in your home. Although it's in your house, you're limited on what you can do on it. You can't change it, reset it, disconnect it, move it or even swap the battery without permission.
I don't think Cox wants their security router competing for bandwidth on a network with 3 devices streaming UHD.