Google WiFi Mesh Network Router with Technicolor TC8717t : How to access Signals Page?
I just purchased and successfully attached my Google WiFi router to my Technicolor TC8717t. Wireless works fine, as does ethernet connections. The problem is 192.168.0.1 doesn't work for the Technicolor TC8717t web based gui. According to ipconfig /all tells me my default ip address is 192.168.86.1 with a netmask of 255.255.255.0. I have tried 192.168.86.1 and it opens a webpage telling me to download the google wifi app, which is the only way you can configure this router. For peoples future reference, if you decide to purchase this Google router, it is a 2.4/5 dual band router BUT it has no way to designate one band as xxxxxx2.4 and the other band as xxxxxx5G as most other routers do. It requires you to use a single combined ssid name for both bands. Also this router does not support WPS. I had 2 older HP printers that were both wireless that had to be connected by USB and ethernet respectively to get them to work. The good news is the signal strength with 3 wifi points scattered around the house results in strong 2.4 and 5G signals. I expressly bought this unit to increase the signal strength to the entire house which it certainity does. Finally for those of you that use NordVPN on your PC...it works fine on my PC. On my phone NordVPN interferes with the operation of the Google WiFI app itself. So I have had to turn NordVPN off on my phone when I use the Google App to configure or test my new network. I have yet to install NordVPN on my Chromebook or Tab S4, so we will see. I might also add that everything except modem functions are currently disabled in the Technicolor TC8717t. HTH Looking forward to any help or assistance that you may be able to provide. TIA