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Sunday, March 10th, 2019 10:47 PM

connect asus router to wifi to get wider coverage

I have AT+T 5268AC router with my fiber service.  I know you don't support other party hardware so I am aware of that before submitting this question.


I have an ASUS RT-AC5300 wifi router which gives me extended coverage which is quite a bit more than AT+T 5268AC.

If I want to utilize the extended range of the ASUS, do I need to put the 5268AC in 'bridge mode' which I believe I have currently?

Or do I just need to keep the 5268AC in standard mode with my network name & password and just connect the ASUS with the same network name & password setup to get the extra range I'm trying to get?  (Probably just set the ASUS as an AccessPoint in that scenario).

Will this create any potential conflicts that you are aware of or can advise about?


Thanks for any guidance.

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5 years ago

HI @rrhame,


Note the following before configuring passthrough mode:

  • Only one device can be put into passthrough mode.
  • Placing a device in passthrough mode will remove firewall protection provided by the AT&T gateway.
  • When a device is configured in passthrough mode, it will be assigned a WAN IP instead of a LAN IP. Other devices connected to your gateway may no longer be able to share files with the device in passthrough mode.

Lafayette, AT&T Community Specialist

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