Use own modem and router for AT&T Uverse?

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by DarkDubzs, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. DarkDubzs

    DarkDubzs Limp Gawd

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    Today i got AT&T U-Verse internet and i got the standard in home install... with the typical modem/router combo "gateway." I want to soon use my own modem and router. Would it be possible to do that, use my own modem and router? They would be a Zoom 5341J modem and a TP-LINK TL-WDR3500 router. I notice that there is no coax cable right now, instead, the tech plugged an RJ-11 cable into the gateway instead of what i imagine would be a coax for WAN input, so would i use an RJ-11 to Coax adapter or get a tech to come out and run a coax line for me? Even then, if i had all the cables and the modem and router, would it work... or am i forced to use AT&T's cheap gear?
     
  2. jmilcher

    jmilcher [H]ardness Supreme

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    Uverse uses DSL... At least mine did. It is not a cable modem like the zoom you mentioned.. At least if its the same u verse I had. You can generally tell by the connection speed.
     
  3. DarkDubzs

    DarkDubzs Limp Gawd

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    DSL... thats even worse than the problem im having right now trying to use my own gear.
     
  4. JTY

    JTY 2[H]4U

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    You should be able to use your own modem. But, you'll need to determine if your line is ADSL2 or VDSL. Then pick up an appropriate modem.
     
  5. gangolfus

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    You should be able to set the gateway to bridge mode then use your own router. What is your end goal here? What are you trying to do that you want to use your own equipment?
     
  6. DarkDubzs

    DarkDubzs Limp Gawd

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    I wanted to use a third party modem and router to try and get the bets performance i can for what im paying for, because im sure its no secret that the standard modem/router combo gateway that is issued by the ISP isnt the best thing to use.
     
  7. jmilcher

    jmilcher [H]ardness Supreme

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    The modem will get no better. You will see zero performance increase on a DSL connection.

    You can however improve the WiFi router by using your own and bridging the gateway as mentioned earlier.
     
  8. Muegen

    Muegen n00b

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    Actually wrote you an answer in your other thread.
     
  9. ktr

    ktr Limp Gawd

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    Not sure where you got that information, but it is not true. Considering the customer is the one paying for the equipment, ISPs will use reliable, hassle free hardware that will guarantee their advertised speeds.

    And 3Mbps is hardly pushing it in these days. Heck, it is not even considered broadband based on FCC definition (which is 4Mbps, soon to be 6Mbps).
     
  10. DarkDubzs

    DarkDubzs Limp Gawd

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    Im thinking of doing that now.