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AT&T Uverse best own router setup

Discussion in 'Other LAN and WAN' started by wes211, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. wes211

    wes211 New Around Here

    Sep 16, 2016
    I have recently got the gigapower gigabit service from AT&T. I have an Asus ac87u and I would like to get rid of the AT&T gateway. From what I have read it is impossible. I am curious what the best way to hook up your own router up. Do they use MAC address of the gateway to authenticate to the network? I have the 5268AC Gateway. My dream would be able to completely by pass the gateway not just IP pass through or DMZ.
  2. CaptainSTX

    CaptainSTX Very Senior Member

    May 2, 2012
    While you are pursuing your dream just double NAT your AC87 behind the gateway. You will not notice any degradation of speeds. It will make certain activities slightly more difficult to setup on the AC87 and extremly difficult/impossible to run a VPN Server on it however running VPN clients is straight forward. No need to put the AC87 in the DMZ. If you want to use the WiFi on both devices just be sure they are on different channels.
    CrystalLattice likes this.
  3. CrystalLattice

    CrystalLattice Regular Contributor

    Jan 9, 2017
    Vero Beach, FL
  4. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

    Aug 11, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    You are not going to... they use a certificate there.

    Commonly asked question...

    You can put your Router in the DMZ+ zone, and that's the preferred path - ATT doesn't muck around with that one so far...