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Tuesday, February 21st, 2023 8:18 PM

Adding 3rd Party Mesh to existing Uverse Router\Gateway


If I purchase a 3rd party MESH system from TP-LINK, Netgear, etc., do I need to set up my Uver Router which is the BGW210-700 in IP Pass through mode?

I also have Uverse WiFi transceiver for 2 WiFi TVs. Will they still work if I have a 3rd party Mesh? Will these devices continue to work with the router in IP Pass through mode?

I have several wired devices that connect to ports on the Uverse. Will these devices continue to work with the router in IP Pass through mode?

Thanks, Bill

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232.1K Messages

1 year ago

We're here to shed light on your equipment inquiry, @bpandjp!


To answer the first two questions, the answer is yes! When implementing a third party router, such as the ones you listed, you will need to enable IP Passthrough on your BGW210. The receivers will need to be connected to the router's Wi-Fi network though as you will be disabling the Wi-Fi on the BGW. 


When it comes to the wired devices, you will need to connect them into the third party router of your choosing once enabling IP Passthrough. 


Feel free to reach back out if you have any other questions or concerns. Thank you for visiting the AT&T Community Forums!


CalebP, AT&T Community 

Former Employee


22.4K Messages

1 year ago

If have Uverse wireless receivers (7005, 7105 or 2500), they connect using the Uverse WAP (401, 501, 2500).

The WAP should stay connected to the gateway Ethernet port same as the Uverse DVR.

You would only connect your personal devices behind your purchased device set up in IP Pasthrough.

ATT Uverse equipment should stay direct connected to the gateway.

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