Use own BGW-320 Fiber Gateway
I am currently renting the BGW320-505 WiFi fiber gateway (installed by ATT technician when I signed up). I've recently purchased the BGW320-500 from Amazon (for about $170), but when I plug it in it's flashing green light and I have no broadband connection according to web control panel (192.168.1.254).
Do I have to somehow activate the new device and/or just wait for it to finally connect?
I basically followed the steps here https://www.att.com/support/article/u-verse-high-speed-internet/KM1047795/
I spoke to representative who said it "supposed to just work", and I'll be able to return the ATT modem and stop paying $10 equipment fee, but according to some threads https://forums.att.com/conversations/att-fiber-account/can-i-use-my-own-router-and-modem-with-att-fiber/5df019d7bad5f2f606d6906d?commentId=5e4c5306f6e8ee3d1cd784f2 the fee can't be avoided, and according to other posts in this thread, the new device still needs to be provisioned.
So what's the correct answer?