Possible to Remove AT&T Router in Fiber Connection and Just Use My Own?
Hello, everyone. New to AT&T. Got Fiber 1000 Mbps. Solid speed, but when the technician came to install it, I asked him if I could use my own router. He said "yeah, of course." Okay. Except he wired the primary OTN connection to his own AT&T router and simply connected my router to the AT&T router via ethernet. In other words, he used his garbage router anyway, and then reduced my Netgear Nighthawk X10 to basically just an ethernet switch.
My Nighthawk is a far superior router, and it has Plex installed on it, with all the right links and hook ups to make a perfect streamable media library throughout my house. It is also linked to my cloud drive which has unlimited storage and has all my media on it, about 30 Terabytes of data. It is all set up perfectly, but everything stutters now that my connected hard drives have to go through my router first, then AT&T's router. It is really irritating.
Customer support does not seem to understand the difference between Fiber and U-verse internet, and they keep telling me that I can simply use my own router instead. It does not work. The fiber cable plugs into an "OTN" port on the AT&T router and I don't know if my router can do that, or if it could, what settings I would need to change. Simply plugging into my router as primary results in no internet, even after rebooting everything. Nor is plugging my equipment into the AT&T router instead of Nighthawk an option - that router does not have the small but really nice to have features and settings that I took a long time to suit my preferences.
Is it possible to have fiber connect to my main router without the need for the AT&T router? If so, what settings would I need to change. Thank you so much.
P.S. I hope I didn't sound pretentious with the description of my router. It is highly overpriced and although it really is the best router I have used, it is not at all worth the money (I didn't buy it). Also I am aware I can set up plex not on routers. But this router is pre-cooked and ready and I would like to use it.