reply to ravenchilde
Re: [AB] Shaw WiFi Modem - Bridged Mode Thank you for the clarifications, ravenchilde.
Yes, you are definitely correct about the double-NAT issues etc. When I was using method 2, I disabled as many settings as possible in the modem, to ensure the most direct connection.
Furthermore, I was an early-adopter of Shaw's WIFI modems, and at the time, they would not set up the modem in bridged-mode despite numerous requests. Perhaps the CSRs I had spoken with back then, were unsure of the process, which has now clearly been resolved. This was the main reason why I had to resort to option 2.
Also, I think method 2 is still a necessity for some, as they maybe living in a multi-dwelling residence where a single internet connection is shared amongst tenants. Not being the primary account holder, they would be barred from modifications and would not be able to contact Shaw, without express permission of the account-holder. Figured it would not hurt to provide details, despite the obviously inferior method, for those that may not have another option.
Hopefully it gets stickied!