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Thu, Oct 15, 2020 8:55 PM

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I am planning to switch over to the AT&T wireless network.  My neighbor, about a half mile away has already switched over and has good results.  He is NOT using a router, just connected directly to a computer.  I have two computers and a Swann security system currently on a LAN network via a Netgear WNDR4500.  Can I continue to use the Netgear router?  If so, do I need to set  the IFWA40 to bridge mode?

Or do I just use the Netgear router as a LAN switch?  IFWA40 user guide was no help.

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ATTHelp

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a month ago

Welcome to AT&T Wireless Internet, @pleak36! We're excited to have you!

 

If you do decide to use the IFWA40, you can connect your router directly to that, and use your the Wi-Fi network. But just as a head’s up, the IFWA40 does not support bridge mode. You may need something more like the Nighthawk Router. We’re not sure whether this will impact your security system, you may want to check with Swann directly for that.

 

Let us know if you have other questions, @pleak36!

 

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a month ago

You imply Wi-Fi network (only) on the Netgear router.  Will I be able to use the LAN1 thru 4 ports on the WNDR4500?  Currently I have 8 Wi-Fi devices and 7 LAN devices connected via the WNDR4500 and Netgear GS608.

Basically I just want to replace my "Radio" modem with the IFWA-40 and not have to mess with re-configuring

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ATTHelp

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a month ago

Greetings @pleak36!

 

You should be able to connect the Nighthawk router to LAN ports 1-4 of your Netgear WNDR4500, though data transfer speed depends on signal strength and interfering radio sources like electrical generators or other mobile router WiFi devices. Review the following possibilities:

  • Check your signal strength and network type (for example, LTE 4G is generally faster than 3G).
  • Check WiFi interference by powering the mobile router off and on to find a better WiFi channel.
  • Switch WiFi channel from 2.4 GHz to 5 GHz.•If the network signal is low, consider using external antennas or cradle the mobile router with built-in high-gain antennas

It's likely you will need to consult the manufacturer for additional assistance regarding device optimal connections and settings.

 

We hope this info helps.

 

Lar, AT&T Community Specialist

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