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Goon3d August 28, 2012 04:53 PM

SSD and internet connection.
 
Any of you have experienced losing internet connection caused by an SSD or Shaw SMC wireless modem are just straight garbage?

moocow August 28, 2012 05:29 PM

Do you have another computer to test your SSD theory? Sounds like SMC is just crap if Google prove to be correct.

NCIX FORUMS - shaw and its wireless modem

Goon3d August 28, 2012 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moocow (Post 651912)
Do you have another computer to test your SSD theory? Sounds like SMC is just crap if Google prove to be correct.

NCIX FORUMS - shaw and its wireless modem

I don't, I know for a fact that I lose internet connection atleast twice a day, but that is when I still have a mechanical HDD, when that happens I just reconnect to my neighbors modem. Now, I can barely stay online on both network, and the connection are very poor.

Perineum August 28, 2012 05:54 PM

SSD sounds like it would be very unlikely.

SMC however aren't exactly top tier equipment.

JMCD August 29, 2012 01:35 AM

The SMC has an ok modem in it, but the built in router is utter crap. If you are using the router functions and do not have the device in bridge mode, there is your problem.

supaflyx3 August 29, 2012 02:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JMCD (Post 651985)
The SMC has an ok modem in it, but the built in router is utter crap. If you are using the router functions and do not have the device in bridge mode, there is your problem.

+1 my internet was dropping all the time on my smc modem until i put it in bridge mode and bought a router.

Goon3d August 29, 2012 05:10 AM

Thanks for all the reply.
What exactly is bridge mode? Do I still need to buy a wireless router or can I still connect without one?

supaflyx3 August 29, 2012 01:17 PM

Bridge mode is where your modem is acting just as a modem, the routing part of it is disabled. And yes you'd need to buy a router, and no you can not use it without one in bridge mode.

Scurvy42 August 30, 2012 11:35 AM

I was wondering about Bridge Mode myself. Are there any downsides, other than the phone-hold time w/ Shaw support?

Goon3d September 3, 2012 05:05 AM

I will be getting a new Cisco modem to replace my old SMC for free, I wonder if the Cisco modem wireless feature is better than SMC?


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