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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 11:57 PM

Upgraded internet speed from 300 to 500, should gateway and/or router hardware be upgraded?

I just upgraded speed from 300 to 500, should gateway and/or router be upgraded?

gateway model# 5268AC FXN

WAP model# VEN501-at

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2 years ago

Do you Uverse IPTV service with one or more receivers on coax?

If yes, the 5268 is the only gateway that supports coax connection... the internet portion can support up to internet 1000 due to having T100/T1000 ethernet ports.

If do not have any receivers on coax, could be upgraded to the BGW 210 which had the same ethernet ports and 2.4Ghz b/g/n and 5Ghz n/ac as the 5268. The 5268 does have a larger NAT table than the 210.

The VEN 501 is the wireless access point for Uverse wireless receivers (7005, 7105, 2500) and has nothing to do with your internet speed other than uses some bandwidth for each channel being watched (about 2M for SD, 6M for HD)

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2 years ago

The WAP only affects your Wireless U-verse TV receivers and doesn't ever transmit more than 100 Mbps, so it doesn't need to change.

The 5268AC is capable of handling 500 Mbps, though since it employs 802.11ac, Wi-Fi clients can't get that.  Wired clients should be able to see a difference, and wireless clients might see a difference when wired clients "quit hogging the line" quicker. :)

If concerned about Wi-Fi bandwidth, you could get a third party Access Point or Mesh system that employs 802.11ax and connect it to your Gateway (probably disabling the on-board Wi-Fi of the Gateway).

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