Thank you for that information, i have some questions:
My connection is via HFC to the NBN Connection box (supplied by NBN) the NBN Connection box is connectet with an ethernet cable to the Sagemcom 3864 Modem/router including a home phone line. I am on a 100/40 plan.
On the speedtest on the 2.4Ghz band i only get 2 to 3mbps 10m away (incl 2single brickwalls) and 10 to 12mbps 1m away from the Modem/Router.
No signal at all in the front bedroom (12m away incl 2single brickwalls and 1 stud wall)
I have had a replacement router delivered but no change to the performance
I want to buy a new router
Q1: Does the new modem/router have to be able to be bridged?
Q1a: are there any other specific requirements for the new router that I need to look out for
Q1b: Is the Google mesh wifi system suitable for my situation (google wifi can't be bridged)
Q2: Can I connect the new Modem/router with a long (7m) ethernet cable approximately 5m away from the Sagemcom?
Q3: Do I need to make any changes to the settings of the Sagemcom?
Q4: could I connect the Fetch box and smart tv directly via ethernet cable to the new router
If anybody has any answers to the above I would be very appreciative.
I don't know what information you have received but to start have you read this wiki article:
Your new router modern will have to be bridged because you can only use the Optus Sagemcom for the phone.
I don't see why you shouldn't be able to connect themwith a long Ethernet cable
I have my fetch box connected to the non Optus router modern and my smart tv connected via wifi.
I have no experience with Google mesh.
I'm trying to bridge my Netgear D6400 to the sagemcom but for some reason it won't connect to the internet. I followed the instructions but obviously I'm doing something wrong. My sagemcom consistently drops out the wifi. Any tips?
I'm away from home for a few more weeks so can't look at my modem/router settings but have a look at this other thread which may help.
Sorry, trying to do 2 things at once and my wife wanting the phone.