Can I use my own wireless router?

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Can I use my own wireless router?

I am scheduled to be hooked up to U-verse on 8/25.  I will be getting the whole deal, TV, phone, internet.  I recently bought a very good router capable of handling up to 801.11n traffic.  Will the technicians be able to leave this in place or will they have to install their own proprietary router?

 

Also, if an ATT router must be used, will it be capable of handling the other devices in my network?  Speciffically, a wireless connection to my cpu, a printer, PS3, iPod.

 

Appreciate any info on this topic.

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ACE - Guru

Re: Can I use my own wireless router?

Try the "Search" feature, I'm sure all your ? will be answered :smileywink:

 

In short "yes"

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ACE - Master

Re: Can I use my own wireless router?

 


jphimself wrote:

I am scheduled to be hooked up to U-verse on 8/25.  I will be getting the whole deal, TV, phone, internet.  I recently bought a very good router capable of handling up to 801.11n traffic.  Will the technicians be able to leave this in place or will they have to install their own proprietary router? The RG (residential gateway) that Uverse uses has wireless router self contained.  But that wireless portion can be turned off and you can use your own wireless router. 

 

Also, if an ATT router must be used, will it be capable of handling the other devices in my network?  Speciffically, a wireless connection to my cpu, a printer, PS3, iPod.  Yes, probably.  In my case the RG sits on a table top about 3 ft. away from my desktop PC.  So that PC is connected via ethernet cable.  But my HP printer/scanner is a wireless one and I have it set up to work wirelessly through the Uverse gateway.  The desktop PC sees and accesses it and both of our laptops easily access the printer from our living room about 40 feet away....through 4 or 5 walls.  So the only cabling to the printer is the AC power cord.  As far as your PS3 and iPod....I imagine they will work but I do not own either device so I can't say for sure.  Possibly someone else will jump in here with that info.   I sure love that wireless printer.  It was VERY easy to set up to work with the Uverse system.

 

Appreciate any info on this topic.


 

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Professor

Re: Can I use my own wireless router?

I can use my iPod Touch with the AT&T router, no problem.

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Re: Can I use my own wireless router?

Everything should work fine with the RG (the U-verse VDSL modem which doubles as the wireless router), I have connected PS3, MacBook Air, iPod Touch, an old Dell Inspiron, etc. and they all seem to work fine

 

There have been some reports of Apple products having a problem connecting to the RG, but with all the Apple products I have ever used on the RG (which so far is the MacBook Air and iPod Touch from above), I have never had a problem

 

You can always connect the Wireless N router to the RG and either disable routing, or set it as a Router (versus the default setting of Gateway), or you can use the DMZ mode on the RG to forward the outside IP to the Wireless N router

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Re: Can I use my own wireless router?

You can use your own wireless router- just connect the WAN port of your router to one of the gateway's ports.  My gateway used a network of 192.168.1.0/24 by default, which is the same that my wireless router used, so you'll have to change the network on one of the routers.   I changed the network behind my existing router to 192.168.0.0/24. 

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