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Friday, September 15th, 2023 5:18 AM

Is AT&T BGW210 Router compatible with a WIFI 6 extender?

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ACE - Professor

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5.7K Messages

9 months ago

Hello. The BGW210 doesn’t support WiFi 6, too old for that.  Only gateway with that capability is BGW320 and this device has only been available to new fiber installs.  AFAIK, only extenders offered through Att are directly compatible with their gateways.  
Best bet here is to actually replace the entire WiFi section of the gateway with a competent WiFi system.  They can be very easy to install and maintain.  

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25 Messages

9 months ago

@gr8sho Most 3rd party extenders work with the gateways just fine. There are many people operating with an eero/orbi/etc mesh system behind the gateway; even the cheaper regular old block-style extender plugins work on them. I've also seen people using high-end wifi6 extenders or routers behind a 210 or even a 589.

ACE - Professor

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5.7K Messages

9 months ago

An Orbi is not an extender.  It is a full fledged router or more generically referred to as a WiFi system in our case.  Yes, logically it can be thought of as an extender when using it as an access point, but the term extender has a very specific meaning with Att Internet.  Only the devices offered by Att work directly with the gateway.  Generic extenders can also work but my experience with them was poor and ended up in a junk box.  Orbi on the other hand is fine, an expensive solution for sure, but works reliably.  

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9 months ago

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