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Friday, September 18th, 2020 12:54 AM

Using my own router

The apartment I am moving to has AT&T fiber as an option. I want to know if I have the option to use my own router because the 2 in 1 models I have used in the past from AT&T have had problems with down times and other customization.

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ACE - Expert

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27.7K Messages

4 years ago

AT&T Internet requires the use of leased AT&T equipment.  You can add a router behind the AT&T gateway but you cannot replace the AT&T equipment.

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ACE - Expert

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24.2K Messages

4 years ago

You should be able to place the gateway into pass through mode (but not bridge mode) and use your own router.

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4 years ago

Since I have to lease their equipment and I cannot even use their equipment as a bridge I will have to use another provider

ACE - Guru

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9.9K Messages

4 years ago

If you're an Internet-only customer (no Uverse TV or Phone coming through the AT&T gateway) then you do have the option of bypassing the gateway completely.  It requires using your own router in addition to a $15-$20 dumb switch (the TP-Link TL-SG105 is a good choice).  Here's a link to the simple procedure.

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2 Messages

3 years ago

My wireless router is flashing and my internet is extremely weak help!

ACE - Guru

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9.9K Messages

3 years ago

This is why drinking while posting on the Internet is a Bad Thing.

(Hint, start your own thread and give everyone a bit more detail)

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