How do I access the advanced settings in the Cogeco Wi-Fi app?

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For certain models of Cogeco modems, Residential customers can access their modems’ advanced settings through the Cogeco Wi-Fi app, rather than having to log in to the modem directly.

  • At this time, advanced settings are available in the app for the following models: F@st 3896 and Adtran SDG 854-v6
  • If you’re a Business client or Residential customer using another model of modem, you will need to log in to the modem directly to access the advanced features.
  • If you’re not sure where to manage your settings, try logging in to the modem by going to http://192.168.40.1 while connected to your home network. If you see a login screen, your settings are controlled through the app.

To access the advanced settings, follow these steps:

  1. From the Cogeco Wi-Fi app home screen, scroll down to the Adapt section and select the settings icon.


  2. Select Advanced settings.

If your settings were previously managed through the modem but have now moved to the app, they may need to be set up again, and not all features will be supported. See below for advanced features and where to access them.

Features and current statuses

Airtime Fairness

Airtime Fairness (ATF) is a feature that optimizes your network by allocating more available wireless airtime to high-speed devices so that slower devices do not slow down the entire network.

This is now configured automatically by the Cogeco Wi-Fi app, based on connected devices, to ensure that you have the optimal airtime on each device.

Bridge mode

Bridge mode can no longer be enabled through the settings but if you still want to use your own router, you can contact technical support to have bridge mode enabled on your modem.

Custom DNS

A custom DNS (Domain Name Server) can now be assigned through the Cogeco Wi-Fi app. Learn more about setting a custom DNS on the Cogeco Wi-Fi app.

DDNS

DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name Server) is not supported.

If you need to access your network from outside of your home, you can still do this by setting up a DDNS client on your computer or through the modem settings, but this setup would not be supported by Cogeco.

DHCP IP range

A DHCP IP Range can now be assigned through the Cogeco Wi-Fi app using the LAN IP Subnet option. Learn more about setting up a LAN IP Subnet on the Cogeco Wi-Fi app.

DHCP reservation

DHCP reservation can now be assigned through the Cogeco Wi-Fi app. Learn more about setting up DHCP reservation on the Cogeco Wi-Fi app.

DMZ

DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) is no longer supported.

Since DMZ forwards all ports to a specific device, an alternative is to manually set up port forwarding to that device. Learn more about setting up port forwarding on the Cogeco Wi-Fi app.

Guest Wi-Fi

Guest Wi-Fi is now managed through the Cogeco Wi-Fi app. Learn more about managing your network name and passwords on the Cogeco Wi-Fi app.

Good to know: When managing Guest Wi-Fi through the app, guests will access your main SSID but have a separate guest password to limit their access.

Port forwarding

Port forwarding can now be assigned through the Cogeco Wi-Fi app. Learn more about setting up port forwarding on the Cogeco Wi-Fi app.

Wi-Fi MAC filtering

MAC filtering is no longer supported.

MAC filtering blocks certain MAC addresses from using your network, and you can achieve this same result through an Internet freeze on the device. Learn more about setting an Internet freeze through the device settings on the Cogeco Wi-Fi app.

 

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