How to set up new UV 5268AC as "Router Only" with Apple AE as WiFi Base Station
I have a recently moved from Charter and had AT&T U-Verse 5268AC installed for internet-only service since AT&T now delivers 45mbps service in my area. I do not use this box for TV or landline. I’m also an existing Apple Airport user (Extreme 6th Gen tower, Extreme 4th Gen, Airport Express).
Post AT&T installation, I have two wifi networks that are not playing well together. I want to continue to use the Airport wifi network, shut down wifi on the 5268AC but use it as the modem, and configure the 5268AC <> Extreme 6th Gen to deliver the most efficient internet service possible.
I can hardwire the Extreme 6th Gen in the WAN port as the base station to a 5286AC Lan port to deliver (Passthrough?) the internet signal? (I’ll also hardwire the Extreme 4th Gen to the 6th Gen to extend the wifi network).
I’ve searched but unable to find anything that refers to the specific settings on the 5268AC. I have found links for the NVG589 (ex: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5095577?start=0&tstart=0). However, whenever I access the 5268AC at 192.168.1.254, the parm settings seem significantly different and I’m not savvy enough to map them. I can take care of the Apple side using Airport, but need guidance on the 5268AC side and the interface (to the AE MAC address? Is this for hardware address that looks like xx:xx:xx:xx:27:01 ?).
I’m seeking expert guidance to ensure I get this done right. I regret that I don’t speak the networking acronyms that you smart guys do (RG, STB, HPNA, etc.) but I will be thankful for and can follow your expert guidance. Would it be possible to get links to the most effective doc and, if at all possible, the specific steps and settings for the 5286AC re-config?
Thank you for considering this!