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Tue, Mar 7, 2017 5:01 AM

How do I use my own router with the 5268AC router

How do I use my own router with the 5268AC router.  I posted this question earlier and received a response from AT&T that was incorrect and based on old software.  Please post the correct information.

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2 years ago

Thank you for your reply. I appreciate the tips. However, so far I've been unable on this forum to find any explanation of the means to use a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 router, in router mode, with the AT&T Pace 5268AC gateway, specifically.

 

I have already attempted the steps you outlined in your reply, to no avail. I'd love to hear from someone who's been able to make these two specific devices coexist.

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2 years ago

How do I use my own router instead of the 5268AC router

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2 years ago

Sorry sorry, but “getting the expected speeds by avoiding the WAN interface? ...ummm....??!!??

 

How does this prove anything other than that his device provided its expected behavior functioning as nothing other that a switch? No router functions would be available in this mode and it does nothing to provide functionality as a router, to provide customer control over security, etc. In other words, not being relevant to the main (or actually any part of the reason for having it be a router) reason for the OP’s question or intended purpose of having a router in the network topography. 

 

Your specious answer to an obviously dissapointed and somewhat bitter critique of AT&T’s failures as an ISP show that you in fact have more of a problem with a dissatisfied customer than with the failure of AT&T’s customer support and customer technical support in general and in specific. 

 

Hmmmmmm......

 

I would also like to ask a question of you. Why can’t AT&T provide functionality for this purpose (as it is quite obviously desired by customers and available with nearly every other form/provider of internet connectivity) and if unable to do so, at the very least make this issue clearly understood by the consumer and why???

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2 years ago

Oh, by the way. Your answers in other places have not been answers at all. The issues of not being able to use your own equipment (I.e. router) have not been addressed fully since neither placing the device in the DMZ, nor as a cascaded device successfully allow its usage and potential speeds with the pace RG. Nor, I might add, do they function with any reliability in conjunction with the Pace equipment supplied by AT&T. One of the many issues is the Pace RG failing to properly pass IPV6 addresses/info to any device in the DMZ or as a cascaded device. 

 

These issues are in in fact showing nothing other than AT&T’s inability to correct them and its desire to retain control of information. Information and control which it uses for its own monetary gain and for purposes it really doesn’t want its customers knowing about.  

 

Simply put AT&T doesn’t want them fixed. 

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5 Messages

2 years ago

 

Drago, geez you’re so bitter!

I think much of this can be resolved by changing to the new router / gateway, the Arris BGW210-700.  It is an improvement, all around and much is discussed about how and why it is better.  Ask ATT for it and get the latest firmware.  The interface is much better.  AT&T installers, the person that comes to your house.  These guys seem to finally realize that the closet is not the best place for the router.  This new product works better.

 

My desire to use my own router, was always quite basic compared to some folks I read about.  I simply wanted to get close to the wireless speed of my NIC card, my paid for bandwidth, and the specs of my personal router and / or the ATT black box.  Speeds that have always been consistent for me with TW cable modem.  For this need, the new router is an improvement, but not the solution.  I hooked up an old WRT Linksys, the original blue / black device, and the setup was easy and it works; the DMZ function / solution is not used with this new product.    And this new ATT device is more advanced than my WRT, so, I did not see much any improvement and saw a steep decline in ethernet / connected wire speeds.

 

Reading this website and the Linksys and Netgear website via google searches, most people who are far advanced in their needs and knowledge, such things you can go read about, are still having problems, even with current NON AT&T gateway / router, that are top of the line.  These discussions, seem, if I read through the lines, to deal with privacy, anonymity, and guys / gals who enjoy having devices and systems, all having external ip's, etc., game hosting, private dns, etc.  But, more than anything, they enjoy discussing it and dropping big terms and complaining about ATT unannounced pushed firmware changes that screw up their world.  

 

The main issues are still speeds that vary, but are always slower than what they should be and the ongoing efforts to use our own equipment, to fix the problem, as we have with other providers--And this solution still not working after 10 years of Uverse.  

 

After a year of therapy, I can say this new device is worth getting and a step in the right direction.  I can also recommend speaking directly to ATT legal, they can help.  However, at the end of the day, I still have an almost gig connection, wired.  A wired connection that changes based on what I am doing vs. the number of users sharing my pipe and a wireless connection that is still 300-450 meg slower than it should be, with the network adapter and the ATT gateway, inches apart.  

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2 years ago

@Chromatic_Drago, you came in to the middle of an old existing thread and jumped into the conversation without providing any specifics about what information that you need.  If you'll back up and relate which devices you have, how you've configured it and what your experience has been (specifically), perhaps we can help?

 

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2 years ago

For what it's worth, I too have ATT fiber and downstream of the Pace 5268AC, I have the Netgear R6900P. The way it is configured, my upload and download speeds are just a little over 902mbs wired and 723mbs over wi-fi. You are never really going to get 1000gbs using a router downstream of the Pace. I've have the same experiences with cable too. I have approximately 52 devices connected to my network in various forms. these consist of smart lights, smart alarms, Roku, AppleTV, FireTV's Alexa devices, wifi humidifiers, smart locks, etc. Not sure what you people are looking for, but connecting a downstream router is a piece of cake and most of you are over-thinking the process. 

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3 Messages

2 years ago

Does this give you the ability to block certain websites from being accessed thru your internet?   I need to block certain websites from all computers that connect to my at&t uverse internet, but I'm unable to do it at computer level so I need to block it from the entire internet service coming in. 

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