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Sunday, March 1st, 2020 4:28 PM

Set Up NETGEAR Router with ATT Fiber

I have the new NETGEAR Nighthawk Whole Home Mesh WiFi 6 System (MK62) - AX1800 Router with 1 Satellite Extender nad trying to set it up with my ATT Fiber BGW210-700. I have looked into other posts but I cannot seem to figure this out and how to make it work correctly. Any help will be appreciated.

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4 years ago

Hey, @jbsollers25, let's see if we can get your 3rd party router set up on our network!

 

In order to set your new router as the primary router, you will need to bridge it with our gateway using IP Passthrough. You will also want to make sure Wi-Fi is disabled on our gateway so as not to interfere with your new router. You will need to access the user interface, which you can do by opening a browser window and entering http://192.168.1.254 in the address bar.

 

Let us know if this helps!

 

Ramses, AT&T Community Specialist

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This is a very limited answer, can someone please do a step by step setup?

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@jbsollers25 the highlighted phrase Ip passthrough is a link to the instructions. Click it and your device should open a new page. It may be simpler to set up the mesh system as an access point and turn off wifi in the gateway.

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@ATTHelp Everything worked just as described above for the 1st time initial setup on the Nighthawk Mesh Wifi 6 thank you ..thank you! I do wonder about the IP passthrough....it states a limit to the days of the passthrough lease.

Passthrough DHCP Lease Days: 99 Hours: Minutes: Seconds

looks to be a limit of 99 days ( maximim ) does this mean I will have to renew the setting every 3 months or so? Im guessing yes! Otherwise the nighthawk router and 2 satelites are working just as advertised

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No, DHCP leases are all automatic so you never need to do anything.

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Thanks for the reply. I was surprised to see the DCHP wanted the day limit input or the settings couldn’t be saved. I’ll let everyone know if after 99 days if the setting change.

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4 years ago

First plug in your netgear router to an ethernet port on the att

gateway and make sure its powered on. next on the gateway homepage (enter 192.168.1.254 on web browser), go to firewall and then select IP passthrough. enter in your access code. under allocation mode select passthrough. passthrough mode should be selected as dhcps-fixed. then choose your router from the device list. afterwards hit save and restart your netgear router.

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So....did this work? Just wondering as I need to do the same.

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Oh my gosh!!!! Thank you for the simple, easy to understand instructions. Took only seconds after reading your post to have it set up on my Nighthawk!!

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I was also going to purchase a nighthawk router. Do you plug in the Ethernet cable from one of the Ethernet ports on the att fiber modem and the other end to the WAN port on the nighthawk? Also, I currently have a Verizon 4G LTE network extender, arlo base station, Apple time capsule, and a gigabit Switch hard Wired to the back of the att modem. All 4 Ethernet ports on the back of the att modem are utilized now. Do I need to move all 4 devices and plug them into the nighthawk router instead? Does it make a difference? If I do that, then I will have 3 free Ethernet ports on the back of my ATT fiber modem. If I buy 3 additional devices in the future, am I able to hardwire them into the 3 Ethernet ports on the back of the ATT fiber modem?

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4 years ago

Did you use AP or Router mode for your Netgear? Thank you!

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Connect Nighthawk Router to ATT Fiber [10 Steps]

  1. Plug in your Nighthawk Router to an open port (Port 1 on back of ATT Modem)
  2. Make sure BOTH Router and Moden are powered on
  3. Open browser and type in "192.168.1.254"
  4. Click "Firewall" Tab at the top of the page
  5. Click "IP Passthrough" Tab at the top of the page
  6. Enter in your "Access Code" (Found on the Nighthawk Router sticker)
  7. Under Allocation mode [Select "Passthrough"]
  8. Under "Passthrough Mode" [Select DHCPS-FIXED]
  9. Choose your router from the Device List
  10. Save + Restart Computer

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Enter in your "Access Code" (Found on the Nighthawk Router sticker)

 

Huh?

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4 years ago

Two Questions.. 

1. Does this device make a difference for those using WiFi in the house?  I have a hardline to my work computer, so getting the full power of my 1 GB feed. 

2. I don't see any IP Passthrough  option when I look at my ATT Router 

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If it's a BGW210 then it's under the Firewall tab in the gateway's UI.  But if you have a Pace 5268ac, then you'd be looking for DMZ+ mode because it doesn't have IP Passthrough.

 

Here's a link to the procedure for the Pace.

 

Oh, yes, running a good third party router behind the AT&T gateway (and disabling wifi on the gateway) should provide you with much better wifi service and reliability.

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Does anyone have issues with needing to restart the netgear router? It seems every few weeks devices lose internet connection until you restart netgear. Everything is seton on att gateway to pass through the the netgear router

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4 years ago

We would be happy you with your internet issues @Travis212!

 

Has anything changed in the home since this issue started?

Wi-Fi can also be affected by the environment, here is some info we have on things that can affect your internet in the home, and also how you can optimize your network.

 

We recommend using the Smart Home Manager app. It can help you ensure you are getting the most out of your WiFi.

 

Use it to check the follow:

  1.  Speed Test tool - New devices being added to your network could impact the speed of your internet service. Internet speed refers to how fast your internet works, as well as how many devices you can connect at once. Tools > Speed Test > Begin Speed Test
  2. You can check what devices you have connected with the option to remove ones that you no longer want connected. Menu > Devices
  3. Channel Scan tool - The feature automatically looks for a more optimal channel and makes a channel change with the goal of improving Wi-Fi performance. Tools > Channel Scan > Begin Channel Scan
  4. If the issue is happening in some areas of your home, check out the Do I need a WiFi Extender tool: Tools > Do I Need Smart Wi-Fi Extenders? > Continue.

Let us know if that resolves the issue!

 

Jessika, AT&T Community Specialist

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4 years ago

It’s not just WiFi, hard wire included, i have no internet access until I reboot my router. Netgear Nighthawk RXA80. 


it’s about a weekly issue. I have reset everything and started over and issue still occurs

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Hello @Travis212

 

Since you have confirmed your passthrough settings are accurate through the RG (Residential Gateway) and the NETGEAR router is functioning outside of these intermittent issues; it's likely going to be best to interact with NETGEAR support. 

 

Troubleshooting 3rd party equipment can be difficult and often we will have to refer to the manufacturer of the device. You can click here to access the NETGEAR support page. 

 

You might look at this support page and make sure all the settings are accurate relating to the Nighthawk RXA80 configuration for an AP (Access Point) 

 

Chad, AT&T Community Specialist. 

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