Can I replace my 2WIRE 3800HGV-B residential gateway with a used one from EBAY?
I paid for my current gateway 4 years ago. Two of the ethernet ports stopped working.
ATT said if they replace the gateway (and it must be with a newer model) I will have to pay $7/mo rental.
I asked if I can replace it myself with a used model and they said they will not register the different serial number into their system for it to work.
Is this true?
Is there a way around it?
I understand that I can attach another router to my current gateway to get back to 4 e/n ports but I'd prefer to keep it simple.
Thanks for any advice.