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9 Messages

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 2:15 PM

What inside wiring is required to upgrade to fiber?

I currently have 2Wire Internet and U-Verse TV installed in my house. The Gateway is linked to a phone jack in the farthest end (back)of my house. I have several questions.


1.  If i switch to fiber optics, what different wiring will it need to link to the point of entry at the front of my house?

2. If new cable needs to be run, will the installer do a crawl space run? (the only way to get there)

3.  My present Gateway is a NVG589. Will that have to change? If yes, to what gateway?

4. I use an Asus router behind my present NVG to handle all my installed devices, because it's more friendly that the U-verse gateways. Will I still be able to EASILY do that?

Community Support


232.3K Messages

6 years ago


First you would have to go to to see if fiber is even available at your address, If it is you can put your order in. The wiring will vary depending on the setup at the location. The tech will determined what is the best route. Depending on the area, the tech may go through the crawlspace but that is not guaranteed. As for your setup, you can use the same router and setup you currently have 

Tony–AT&T Community Specialist



540 Messages

6 years ago

1. Two options depending on the existing wiring configuration (or lack there of). If there is cat5 and power wire at the side of the house going to some form of smart panel we can run fiber to the side of the house (no drilling needed) and mount the ONT there. Otherwise we need to run fiber inside of the house.


2. Every install is different, it's hard to say how the tech would do it without seeing the house myself.


3. The 589 does have the red RJ45 port for the ONT's output. However if you're getting 100 or 1000mbps the tech will install a 5268 or a 210 as the 589 does not have 5GHz AC WiFi.



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