Will it work with AT&T's U-verse router/modem tower?
I haven't been able to set up my current Lynksys router with it and would definitely buy this if it can override ATT's router.
- Asked by Robert A from Atlanta
- Jun 11, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (Will it work with AT&T's U-verse router/modem tower?)
- Asked about: AirPort Extreme
3 Answers from the Community
Yes, you simply, connect the ethernet from the UVerse Modem, to the Yellow color coded ethernet port on the Airport Extreme.
Then run the Airport Utility application, on your Mac, iPad, iPhone, or web based interface, is there for the techies.
Im really happy with the range, and incredible speed gains, using this new AP Extreme, and to my only 802.11ac device, the new Mac Book Air.
- Answered by Vincent D from Soquel
- Jun 25, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate Answer 1
AT&T Uverse uses a 2Wire Gateway (modem + wireless router) which is required for any aspect of their Uverse service. It must provide the routing for your network. Now, you can set up the Airport Extreme (AE) to be in "bridged mode" which means you don't have the AE doing any routing at all and it's more or less just a wireless access point, but that means you're still managing your network via the 2Wire.
Moreover, it worked just fine in bridge mode over my hardwired gigabit network at full bandwidth, however it cut down from 35mbps to 1mbps consistently when connected wirelessly no matter how close or far you are from the AE and regardless of what device you use (laptop, iOS, etc).
Finally, I went out and bought an Airport Express to rule out a bad wifi chip...same results.
So yes, it works wired but wifi, not so much. I ended up cancelling Uverse internet (kept TV) and grabbed Comcast for the internet all so I can have my Airport Extreme be the ruler of my network.
- Answered by Jesse R from Kalamazoo
- Jul 23, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate Answer 2
If you put the u-verse router into bridge mode it should work. I would contact att first to verify they allow there routers to be put into bridge mode as some carriers have those options in the firmware but they have terms of service where you have to use only there hardware unless you buy it from them.
- Answered by Patrick N from Summertown
- Jun 25, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate Answer 3