This is a simple question, but most answers on the internet I have found want to make it complicated. Analyze the question. Anyway. I have my Pro-HD working fine, no problems with connections to Ipad, computer, or old Slingcatcher at home or around the world. I have just subscribed to a to - be dedicated Charter (Surfboard) internet service. Not going to replace anything, but a completely separate cable modem into the house. What I want to do is remove the Pro-HD from it's current position in my router stack, on a completely separate internet service (Knology) and plug the Pro-HD directly into the Charter Surfboard modem. No router in this setup. And the Pro-HD is the only thing that will be on the Charter modem. Simple question,,,,,can you do this and it work? There will be no way to set port forwarding (port 5001) , but there is no router to set it on, but once all is set with the Pro-HD, is this needed on a direct modem connection? If I need access to the Pro-HD, I will just put it back on the router stack with the Knology internet setup.
I know a computer can go directly to a cable modem with it's NIC and not use a router. But can the Pro-HD do the same?
Simple question...Yes or no? And no worry about "why". Will it work?
The short answer in no, you'll need a router.
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