Can Gateway and 2nd Router both use wireless?
I am having U-verse installed at the end of the week. One of my hesitations in switching to U-verse has been networking concerns. I have a home network utilizing an Asus router that has three devices plugged into the LAN ports (including 1 desktop). I also have a couple of notebooks, iPads, iPhones and a smart tv (and currently a couple of TiVo's that will be removed) connected wirelessly. Ideally I would like to be able to continue to use my current network setup which utilizes a 5GHz primary network and a 2.4GHz guest network without having to change network connection properties such as SSIDs, etc, on all of my wireless devices.
Most of the guides I have read in regard to setting up a 2nd router say to "turn off" wireless on the Gateway. However, one of my U-verse receivers I will be getting is wireless. Can wireless be used on the Gateway to service the wireless and wired STBs and DVR and also provide internet and phone service while my existing home network basically remains unchanged behind my 2nd Router? If so, would changing the wireless channels to 1 and 11 respectively help to avoid wireless interference?