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Wed, Feb 7, 2018 11:40 PM

Connecting Orbi router to a BGW210

The title basically says what I intend to do.  I would like the Orbi to handle all the functions that can reducing the BGW to basically modem status.  I believe the Orbi will change its LAN address automatically when it detects that the BGW is also using the 192.168.1.# addresses.  What other considerations going to take while setting this up?

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browndk26

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ATTHelp

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4 y ago

Hello there @Msradell


Thank you so much for reaching out on the forums in regards to your question! I know how important it is to make sure your system is set up to your liking. Let’s get started!


One suggestion would be turning the Wi-Fi on the BGW as well putting it in dmz mode. You can also go to this Article here and find more information on what you’re looking to do.


Zach, AT&T Community Specialist

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2 y ago

I have just gotten an Orbi - to try to solve some disconnection problems with some wireless security cameras I have.

 

I don’t have u-verse TV just fiber internet. I just switched off the WiFi on my BGW210 and put the Orbi into access point mode.

 

Everything seems fine with all devices seemingly getting the expected speed but my cameras are loosing battery charge faster than they used too - which was the problem I was trying to solve.

 

Is putting the Orbi into access point mode the wrong thing to do or do I need to change some other setting(s) to make it work properly? Should I still put the BGW210 in Passthrough mode ( I was struggling with the DNS stuff when I tried this briefly )

k8jbastro

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26 Messages

2 y ago

I have my ATT wifi turned off and my Orbi is simply connected as a client to the Uverse modem.  Everything else is default on the modem except I also have port forwarding for my 4 cameras.  As far as the Uverse modem is concerned, the Orbi is just another WiFi client.  And I changed the Orbi's network to 192.168.2.1 so there's no possible conflict.

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Thank you for the information- can I ask how you turned the ATT wi-fi off? Do you have the orbi plugged directly into the ATT router or is the Orbi plugged into modem?

I have ATT fiber and tryong to use ORBI.It was working fine (except sometimes swithcing between networks) and now it's not working at all. When I plugg teh ORBI back into the ATT router it kills the wi-fi all together. ;(

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10 Messages

2 y ago

Thanks k8jbastro

Excuse my ignorance here but I too have 4 cameras and the camera website
says they need to have TCP443 / UDP123 open. Looking around the settings in
the BGW210 it seems I need to create a custom service entry for each camera
as each camera has its own IP. I made 4 with the same port requirement but
I get a pinhole conflict error when I try to add more than one camera to
the hosted applications list. Is there another setting to look at?

I'm not sure my camera have difficulty seeing the server without doing this
as they aren't complaining normally and I can access them although I could
argue they are taking a little to long to connect.
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