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Connecting ORBI RBR50 to Uverse Arris BGW210-700

Want to use the ORBI RBR50 and 1 satellite as the primary router on AT&T Uverse internet, using the Arris BGW219-700 modem/router.

Only moderately savvy so instructions will need to be very detailed and dumbed down.

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‎03-29-2019 9:31 AM

Re: Connecting ORBI RBR50 to Uverse Arris BGW210-700

Hey @MurrayS,

 

You've come to the right place!

 

You'll need to set your BGW210 in IP Passthrough mode (using the instructions here), and then connect your secondary router directly to the BGW210 via ethernet.

 

Let us know if you run into any issues!

 

Rury, AT&T Community Specialist


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Re: Connecting ORBI RBR50 to Uverse Arris BGW210-700

I have read the instructions but I do not understand why I need to put the ATT Modem in IP Passthrough mode.  When I connected my 3rd party router (EERO) via ethernet to back of ATT Modem it transmits a wife signal and I obtain full download speed.  Now the ATT WiFI is still active but I do not connect to that.  it just shows on my available wifi networks, similar to how I see my neighbors wifi network.  I am not sure why I need to go through all of these settings unless there is some advantage.  

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Re: Connecting ORBI RBR50 to Uverse Arris BGW210-700

You're not trying to use the Eero and Orbi at the same time are you? They are both mesh systems and cannot be used together -  you'll need to use one or the other.

Nevermind: I see the posts were from different people.

 

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Re: Connecting ORBI RBR50 to Uverse Arris BGW210-700

I am only using the EERO. I was searching the community and found a reference to Orbi which I tagged onto as it said you had to make changes on the ATT Modem. However, I hooked up the EERO without making changes to the ATT Modem. So I was wondering why changes had to be made to the ATT Modem (I do not understand how it conflicts) if the 3rd party router was working fine.
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Re: Connecting ORBI RBR50 to Uverse Arris BGW210-700

I am only using the EERO. I was searching the community and found a reference to Orbi which I tagged onto as it said you had to make changes on the ATT Modem. However, I hooked up the EERO without making changes to the ATT Modem. So I was wondering why changes had to be made to the ATT Modem (I do not understand how it conflicts) if the 3rd party router was working fine.

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Re: Connecting ORBI RBR50 to Uverse Arris BGW210-700

Basically the ATT gateway is a router and so is the Eero. That means you are running two routers. It's often better to put the gateway in pass-through mode so your eero acts as your router. If you're not having any problems, I would keep doing what you are already doing.

 

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Re: Connecting ORBI RBR50 to Uverse Arris BGW210-700

Thanks

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