Looking for guidance/advice for swapping AT&T Pace Fiber Gatewat for BGW320-505
I have had a Pace Fiber Gateway for 5 or 6 years. Recently, it has started restarting at random times, so I called support and they recommended a new gateway. They have sent me a BGW320-505 fiber gateway.
On the Pace, i had DMZ+ mode configured so that my ASUS GT-AXE16000 would inherit my public WAN IP. All of my network devices (wired and wireless) connect to the ASUS wireless router. I left the wireless turned on on the Pace, but it changed the Pace IP to 172.16.0.1 so that my ASUS router can use the 192.168.1.1 address and 192.168.1.x subnet.
Can I do the same with the BGW320-505? That way I don’t have to use an Ethernet cable when I need to connect to it.
I see with the BGW320-505 I have to configure IP Passthrough (instead of DMZ+ on Pace). Do I have to do a factory reset on my ASUS and possibly the BGW320-505 , or is this a recommended first step ?
With the Pace, I consistently get Speedtest results on both the Pace and my ASUS over 900MB Down and Up. I see a lot of posts where people seem to have trouble getting those kind of speeds when passing the WAN IP to their home router. Any suggestions on how to get similar speeds with the BGW320-505 are appreciated!
Final question - Is the BGW320-505 WiFi 6 (802.11ax) or WiFi 5 (802.11ac)?
Thanks in advance for your assistance!