Few days ago, my ISP changed my old cable modem for a Motorola SVG 1202, which already has an embedded wireless router.

But I’ve noticed that the wifi sinal is weaker then a dedicated router. If you don’t need a big coverage area, fine.

As I moved to a new home, and the wifi signal was really weak, I decided to use my old TP-Link TL-WR941ND router and disable wifi in the Motorola modem.

In order to achieve this, open the modem web interface at, then disable the following services:

  1. Wireless (Wireless -> Primary Network -> Disable)
  2. NATP (Basic -> Setup -> NAPT Mode -> Disable)
  3. DHCP Server (Basic -> DHCP -> DHCP Server -> No)

Then plug your router in the modem, configure it normally, and it’s done: ISP modem handling the Internet connection and your wifi router handling the wifi signal to a broader area.


You can reset the configuration to the ISP one again just pressing the back reset button for 10 seconds.

If you want just edit some changes without reset, you can connect again to the Motorola SVG 1202 modem at (notice this is a different address then previously).