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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021 6:26 PM

Make Gateway and separate router the same network?

I have ATT fiber 1000 but the gateway wifi doesn't reach upstairs very well. I have a TPLInk upstairs connected to the gateway through an ethernet cable to spread wifi upstairs. However, the ATT Gateway router has a different wifi name than the TPLink Router, so devices that need to communicate on the same network, don't work when one is upstairs and the other is downstairs. Is there a way to have the TPLink router be part of the same network as the ATT Gateway downstairs? I need the coverage of both units for the entire house to be covered.

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ACE - Professor

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5.9K Messages

2 years ago

You don’t need ip passthrough. Just give the tplink Wi-Fi networks the same network name and password as the gateway Wi-Fi. Your tplink is functioning as an access point. 

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232.7K Messages

2 years ago

We're here to help with your Wi-Fi setup, @JWP_JCM.

 

You will need to configure IP passthrough to set up your 3rd party gateway behind the AT&T gateway. Keep in mind:

  • 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.
  • You will also need to turn off the Wi-Fi on your AT&T Gateway. 

If you are having issues with your Wi-Fi coverage, we recommend using a Wi-Fi extender to spreading your Wi-Fi signal to more areas of your home.

 

Let us know if this helps. 

 

Elmi, AT&T Community Specialist. 

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2 years ago

Thank you browndk26. This was so simple and worked.

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2 years ago

Thank you for the update, @@JWP_JCM!

 

We glad to hear that our ACE, @browndk26 was able to help you! Don't hesitate to reach back out if you ever need our assistance again.

 

Thank you for choosing the AT&T Community Forums!

 

CalebP, AT&T Community Specialist 

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