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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022 12:53 AM

Router Help

I have Direct tv as my cable and Uverse for my internet. My ATT router is the primary router model 5268AC. This router is located at the far end of the house and doesn’t not even cover half of my house. I have a Netgear Nighthawk R8000P that I would like to add to extend the coverage area to the other side of the building. I also bought a Motorola MoCA MM1025 thinking I could use that to setup AP mode only to find out it doesn’t work with my services. Any suggestions would be amazing. I don’t have a way to connect both routers directly because the distance is pretty far which is why I tried the adapter since i have Coax in all my rooms. 

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ATTHelp

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1 year ago

We'd be happy to help you extend the Wi-Fi coverage in your home, Freelamcer619.

 

If the Nighthawk doesn't work for you, we recommend adding an AT&T Smart Wi-Fi Extender. Because it's AT&T branded equipment, you don't have to worry about compatibility.

 

If you have any other questions, let us know.

 

Aminah, AT&T Community Specialist

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1 year ago

How can I get one of those Airties? Will ATT provide me with one since their equipment won’t cover everything? 

tonydi

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1 year ago

The Motorola adapters should have worked.  Did you try it in conjunction with the Netgear?  I'd probably try it just with a wired computer to test the connection and if that works then move to add the Netgear, putting it into Access Point mode.

I'd really suggest avoiding the AirTies.  AT&T will be happy to lease you one for $7 a month (you can actually get up to three and still pay just $7) but they won't have nearly the coverage that the Netgear has and they seem to be pretty flaky at times.

ATTHelp

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1 year ago

We're here to answer your questions regarding how to obtain a Wi-Fi extender, Freelamcer619 .

 

You should be able to purchase the wifi extender outright. If you go to Order One Online at the top of the article, located below. AT&T isn't offering free wifi extenders at this time.

Please let us know if that helps.

 

Charles, AT&T Community Specialist

tonydi

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1 year ago

ATTHelp Charles.....your link is a year old and doesn't allow you to order an AirTies extender. 

That's because AT&T stopped selling the Airties many months ago.

Sounds like you didn't get the memo.

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Thanks For the advice, I tried the Motorola adapter with and without the netgear router it just wouldn’t connect to the internet and the 2 times it seemed i was connected I ran a speed test to see if anything was working and it was less .56 down and .6 or .7 up. I tried the router in bridge mode and AP mode connected to the adapter which is how I was hoping to use it. I would do anything to use the netgear router because it works so well. Would I be able to use the Netgear router plugged into the Airtie in bridge or AP mode? I basically have 120 feet between my furthest device and my ATT router with a few thing walls so that device has 1 bar or no bars constantly. At around 85 feet I wanted to use that netgear router to extend the wifi signal and allow me to connect some devices to the LAN ports on that router in that room. Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated I’ll try anything. 

tonydi

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1 year ago

I would not recommend using the AirTies that way (well, or in any way). 

The best solution is the Netgear and an Ethernet cable.  Attic, crawl space, basement?  Heck, if that were my house and those weren't an option I might even be considering poking a hole in a wall, running Ethernet under the eaves and then poke a hole in the wall where you want the Netgear.

I know some people just really want to avoid poking holes in walls so I understand if you reject that notion.

There are much better wifi extenders than the AirTies but of course the better ones are at least $100 and often much more. 

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1 year ago

Thanks for that, Is there any that you recommend that will make it a seamless network and not multiple extended network? 

ATTHelp

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1 year ago

We're here to help with ordering a AT&T wifi extender @Freelamcer619 , In order for us to continue helping you with your account specific inquiry. We will be inviting you to a DM.

 

Please check your Direct Message Inbox (it’s the chat icon next to the bell icon in the upper right corner of the Forums)

 

Charles, AT&T Community Forums

tonydi

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1 year ago

Any of the ways we've discussed have the ability to do that if you set it up that way.  The advantage of wiring the Netgear as an AP is that you'll get the same wifi speeds anywhere in the house. 

Extenders that aren't wired will cut your wifi speed, possibly significantly.  Now, if you're on a gigabit plan then that speed drop will still leave you with plenty of bandwidth for most activities.  But if you're down on the lower speed tiers then that's something to consider.

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