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Thursday, March 29th, 2018 6:25 AM

wireless internet not working but firetv is working and phones are ok

We recently got directv now and wireless phone/internet. the microcell is att. the tv and phones we got working but i can only connect to internet with ethernet cable plugged into th ethernet port on the microcell. i have tried troubleshooting the problem but nothing has worked. i tried 'ipconfig' command but it shows on ethernet working fine. any ideas? thanks.

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6 years ago

Good morning @kingwillard,

This is a great question!  I’m happy to explain and point you in the right direction.

A MicroCell signal booster does need to be connected to the internet router via an Ethernet cable in order for it to function; it does not have the capability to connect to your internet via Wi-Fi.  Connecting via Wi-Fi would cause interference with the signal boost.

You can always refer to our Device How To center for step by step instructions and how to videos on your MicroCell, including how to set it up, how to make sure it’s properly placed, how to troubleshoot, and more!

I hope this answered all of your questions! If you have any other questions or concerns feel free to reach back out to us.  We’re always happy to help!

Have a fantastic weekend!

RiAnn, AT&T Community Specialist

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