When connecting a Boost via CAT5 does it have to be direct?

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BlairP
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To help my performance on my home WiFi, I want to connect one of the Boost devices via CAT5/Direct cable.

However, given that the home (Telus) modem is in the basement, I need to use a cable connection to a router which is directly connected to the modem.

However, the installation of the Boost did not recognize the device.  

Does a Boost have to be directly connected to the modem to leverage the Direct/CAT5 connection?

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Community Power User
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Change the router to a switch, or to act as a switch, and you should be OK. The Telus gateway (modem/router) has to be the device assigning IP addresses to the Boost Device.

 

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