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Sat, Oct 22, 2016 6:16 PM
3 years ago
There are only two gateways that will accept a coax input, the 3800 and the 3801. Both are 2.4 b/g wireless units with (4) 10/100 ports.
All other Uverse gateways require a cat5e style connection.
For the vast majority this is the RJ11/14 connection which plugs into the Green port on the gateway. For the smaller FTTP (direct fiber) would use RJ45 plugged into the RED port.
You will need a cat5 cable from the entry (NID in single family residence) to the gateway with a new ATT branded jack install. You will need to call 1-800-288-2020 to schedule an appointment for a tech dispatch to change the wiring if do not want to DIY.
this is incorrect, as of 2016 at least
I have the pace 5268 gateway and t is connected to the internet via coax. The only cat5 connections are the LAN Ethernet
The 5268 does have 1 coax port, but it's for IPTV output.
It gets data from the RJ11 or RJ45 (fiber accounts) ports.
The only gateways that supported coax input have been discontinued, the 3800 and 3801.
The newer gateways 5031, 589, 599, 5268 are cat5 feed from the NID or ONT (fiber).
You will need the have your residence rewired to cat5 to support any of the newer gateways.
Can schedule a service appointment at 1-800-288-2020..
Available 7 days a week, 4 hour appointment time windows (8:30-12:30, 1-4, 4-8) requires someone 18 or older to be home during the above hours. Depending on your layout actual time on site could be .5 to 2 hours.
Edit: it is possible a tech used a BALUN to convert RJ11 to coax, and another BALUN to convert coax back to RJ11, but the physical connection at the gateway needs to be on the GREEN port for copper based services or RED port for fiber based.