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SB8200v3 has no advanced tab to turn on link aggregation

  • 14 April 2024
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Where is the advanced tab??? theres no way to turn on the link aggregation thats the whole point of buying this modem to get 2 Gbps speeds. 


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In this case to assist you further could you please help me with the modem Firmware version mentioned on the modem GUI.

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In this case to assist you further could you please help me with the modem Firmware version mentioned on the modem GUI.

 

 

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I advise you to retrieve the IP address for the second port by contacting your internet service provider.

I suggest you to set up link aggregation by following the instructions below after obtaining the second IP address:

http://arris.force.com/consumers/articles/General_FAQs/SB8200-Link-Aggregation-Setup

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that’s not the point of “WAN link aggregation” from a modem. you dont need 2 ip addresses. You only have one in with the coaxial then. The point of WAN link aggregation is one line in with coaxial that provides a 1-2 GBPS connection then you connect the TWO 1 gbps lines from your modem to your router then creating a > 1 gbps connection by combining those two 1 G lines into one stream (aggregation). In my case I have 1.4 gbps from Xfinity then the LAG from the modem aggregates the two 1 gbps speed together in the router to get the full speed of 1.4 gbps. The reason for this is because my router only has 1 gbps on the “in” WAN ports. (1 being the WAN and another being one of the LAN 4 port) then I can output the aggregated speed in the router to my pc my 2.5 GBPS LAN port to my pc which has a 2.5 WAN eth port. I know how this works, my older modem works like that. I already looked at those instruction to turn on the Link aggregation but as I said there is NO “Advanced tab” on my modems firmware (see screenshot)  for some reason. Also, yes I did check that both cables are same spec both are Cat 5e. The system I had set up is no different from what I had before which worked perfectly fine with my older modem but I had to replace the modem because it burned out and this modem claimed to support link aggregation and as it also shows in the instructions you provided me for a SB8200. Did they remove that with model 3?? If so, I am taking it back to the store. So, to reiterate, what “LAN Aggregation” in a modem does is give the spill over speed to the 2nd cable then the router combines both of those speeds to go over 1 gbps. But alas I absolutely do not see any Advanced tab in the firmware software to turn this feature on.
 


 

 

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We understand that you are unable to view the “Advanced Option on the GUI Page when trying to connect “Link Aggregation.”

Please check the steps below for the Link Aggregation:

  • Ensure the speed plan is revised from 1.4gbps to 800 mbps as your ISP(Xfinity) supports only 800 mbps speed plan. 
  • To setup the Link aggregation need to reach your ISP(Xfinity) to assign a 2nd IP Address for the second port of the sb8200.
  • Check if the Router is having the Wan Link Aggregation option.