Want to use AT&T Arris BGW210 with mesh Wi-Fi Router
I'm thinking that to use my AT&T Arris BGW210 modem/router but get better Wi-Fi with many devices (cams and wall plugs) I can connect a Mesh unit via an Ethernet port on the Arris, turn off Wi-Fi via a browser login and then set up the Mesh unit to be the Wi-Fi connection. (The cams - about 5 of them - upload the occasional night 12 second videos of various wildlife cruising by. But we are stuck with 5MBs and upload of course much less. We are getting too many dropped packets (packet loss) resulting in herky jerky little vids.)
One piece of advice says to have AT&T "turn off" the router then the Mesh unit becomes the router. (Perhaps that is achieved by one by setting up a PassThru or something? Would that really be what to do? And would it take the tech phone call?) Other pieces of advice say to just turn off the Wi-Fi like my first guess.
Anyone have any info on such an endeavor? There are other devices than just the cams and wall plugs, so beefing up the Wi_Fi sounds like something to try. (The "Mesh" aspect of the mesh unit wouldn't really be in play. Wi-Fi already reaches the points it has to. So it would just be the one unit.)