FAQ: There is only one Ethernet port on the back of my MB8600. I want to use port bonding. How do I access the three other ports?

HOW TO ENABLE ETHERNET PORTS ON BACK OF MODEM:

The other three ports are hidden underneath a plastic adhesive backed cover.

The cover was added to the back of the unit to reduce confusion regarding whether the MB8600 is a Router or a Bridge Modem. 

It is a Bridge, with the ability to bond ports if your service provider allows it. 

To remove the the cover:

1. Power down the MB8600

2. Unplug any Ethernet cable plugged into the port

3. Unplug the coaxial cable

4. Unplug the power cord

5. Lift the label with a paper clip

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The other three Ethernet ports are beneath that label.

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Please note that not all service providers support port bonding.  Be sure to check with your service provider before trying to connect additional Ethernet cables.

 

 

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