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Thu, Apr 8, 2021 6:51 PM

AT&T Wireless Internet Device and Service

I am a new customer, signed up for Wireless using the AWI device (NetComm IFWA-40) on a 150GB/mo plan (+50GB b/c I am a DirecTV customer). I hope it represents an improvement over my current crappy DSL.

I have been trying to integrate the device with my home network which includes ASUS RT-AX92U routers in a mesh configuration.

I have got it working (barely).  It is interfaced to the WAN port of the router with Dynamic IP, which means that Double NAT is happening.  This also means that the ASUS WAN port has a private IP (, which makes port forwarding impossible.

I have searched high and low to discover if the AWI is capable of BRIDGE mode and I have come to the conclusion it is not, at least with the ATT firmware.

So my question: can I substitute my Netgear MR1100 for the AWI IFWA-40?  My Netgear M1 can be put in bridge mode.  It lacks the phone port of the AWI device, but I don't care about this - I have an OOMA TELO.  And the Netgear has a better modem vs the CAT4 of the AWI.

So it this substitution allowed on my plan?  If so, it is just a matter of swapping the SIM and setting the APN on the Netgear?  Or do I need to call or go to the store?

Thank You.




ACE - Sage


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9 d ago

You're probably going to be better off discussing this with the internet folks.  Wireless people are more likely going to be able to talk to you about cell phones and tablets not your homes internal Wi-Fi connections

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