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Wed, Jan 19, 2022 2:41 PM

Does AT&T internet support IEEE 802.3ad protocol?

Does AT&T internet support IEEE 802.3ad protocol? If so, do you need a third-party router, or is it supported by the standard AT&T router (mine is model 526BAC)?

I have a NAS device with 2 ethernet ports. Connecting both through the router is supposed to increase throughput, but only if the "switch" supports IEEE 802.3ad. Trying to figure out if this is the case with AT&T.

tonydi

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7 m前

🤣🤣🤣   AT&T gateways support the bare minimum set of services and often poorly, at that. No link aggregation to be found.  In fact, that's not even a common feature on third party routers.

That said, what you seek may actually be different from what you'll get in the real world if you could use 802.3ad.

Here's a really good article on the subject....

https://www.itpro.com/nas/29490/two-ports-no-waiting-the-pros-and-cons-of-link-aggregation

JefferMC

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7 m前

I was coming in here to make a few of the points made better than I would have by the article that tonydi links.

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We are here to help point you in the right direction, awolonat.

 

Thank you to the aces for the useful information.

 

We recommend that you try their suggestions, as they will help you.

 

Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

 

Marc, AT&T Community Specialist

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Great article tonydi!! Thanks, awolonat for asking that question... I was looking for this same type of setup for my home NAS. I have a media NAS with tons of movies (a family of 8) and they all have access to this NAS. It runs pretty smoothly at times but as you know AT&T routers can be a headache at times.

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