Eligibility for router (gateway) upgrade for more modern features?

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Eligibility for router (gateway) upgrade for more modern features?

I have been a U-verse Internet customer for several years. I am looking for more router features, such as scheduled down-times for my kids' devices, but my current router/gateway is limited in its capabilities. Am I eligible for a more modern router? That is, do new U-verse customers receive routers with more sophistication related to controlling device usage [by MAC address, etc.] than the older models?

I have an old wireless router, of my own, but this model cannot be connected to the U-verse gateway, to act as an AP, so I am limited as to what I can do. I am looking for another reason to stay with U-verse, as other ISP's offer device control.

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Re: Eligibility for router (gateway) upgrade for more modern features?

Will this get you what you want?  http://www.att.net/smartcontrols-InternetParentalControls.  It's free with your Uverse service.

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Re: Eligibility for router (gateway) upgrade for more modern features?

No. That solution needs to be installed on each [Windows] PC. My kids use tablets and iPod's more often than their PC's. Even were client software available for iOS and Android, centralized router-based solution makes the most sense for acting as the gateway to the Internet, versus device-based bloatware.

Access controls are available even on the most rudimentary consumer routers these days.

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Re: Eligibility for router (gateway) upgrade for more modern features?

While new Uverse RG exist, the controls you desire requires the purchase of your own router placed behind the RG in DMZ or IP pass though.

Follow post 2 http://forums.att.com/t5/Residential-Gateway/U-verse-for-BUSINESS-2Wire-3600HGV-bridge-mode-or-anoth...
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Re: Eligibility for router (gateway) upgrade for more modern features?

Fair enough. I was hoping to avoid that as my pre-existing router is not compatible for bridging. However, it is what it is, so I will proceed thusly if I get around to it.

 

Thanks much.

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