My technicolor tc8717t automatically disables 2.4ghz
Hello.. when the technician came to install cable & internet he said that I have to "buy a router". i bought the router. Years later my brother comes over looks at the tc8717t and says "it has a wps button on it so you dont need a router, its a modem & router together". Question #1, is that true??? So my brother connected his laptop straight to the modem & showed me by turning on the 2.4ghz which was disabled. I connected to the 2.4ghz with no problem and NOT the router which I connected. But every time i need to reboot the modem the 2.4ghz disables automatically. Question #2, why does it disable when i reboot it???. My current router is very slow, so why would the tech tell me to buy a router when i can just connect to the wifi through the tc8717t???? Its much faster, but whenever i reboot it, it automatically disables both 2.4 & 5ghz ssid's? I clearly saw him log into the tc8717t and enable them, disconnected the faulty router and it worked fine.
Question #1. Is the tc8717t a modem & router??
Question #2? Why would tech tell me a router is the only way to connect?
Question #3. Why does the ssid's automatically disable when rebooted, and have to log into tc8717t & re-enable them??