Why the Need to Set-up your Own Router?

The built-in Wi-Fi may not always be sufficient, depending upon your usage. If you use high-tech networking and online gaming for more than a couple of hours, it is better to set up your own router.

You can customize and change settings to perfectly fit your type of use and let the Wi-Fi functioning run smoothly without any lapse or lagging. It also gives you additional features like guest access and USB sharing.

How to Use your own Router with AT & T U-verse?

Setting up a personal router is not easy as it seems. Several connections, configurations, and permissions are required before you are actually able to access internet services easily.

When setting up, ensure that the built-in Wi-Fi and your Personal router are not interfering as this may cause discrepancies, and neither of them will work properly. For ensuring, you will need to set up two different IP addresses in the same subnet.

For example, if the built-in Wi-Fi’s IP address is 192.168.1.1, the Personal router’s IP address should be 192.168.2.1.

Now to check for the final workings. Plug the router in, and a connection is established.

Search and open the Network Connection Status dialogue box, followed by clicking on Details. To change the default IP address of the built-in Wi-Fi, refer to the Default Address.

From here, you must carry out the steps in the following fashion -

Step 1: Log in to the Router’s Control Panel using the IP address. Type the IP address into the web browser and find the respective LAN Network.

Step 2: Two connections are to be formed. One end of an Ethernet Cable to WAN Port of your Router. Another end to one of the four Ethernet Ports to the built-in Wi-Fi.

Step 3: Plug in the Power Cord to a Socket.

Step 4: Your Personal router will now receive an IP Address from the built-in Wi-Fi. You can access the internet at this stage, but before you do that, you will need to get through the Firewall of the built-in Wi-Fi to inaugurate direct contact between the two.

This is important to avoid any configuration issues in the future by Internet Applications.

Step 5: Enter the IP Address 192.168.1.254 into the web browser to get the connection working.

Step 6: Select Settings → Firewall → Applications → Pinholes → DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) → Select a Computer → Select Link for your Router classed as either Vendor Name or MAC Address → Select Allow All Applications → Click Save.

Step 7: Now, if you wish to disable the built-in Wi-Fi, you can go through steps as Settings → LAN → Wireless → Choose Disable for Wireless Access Point.

However, if you like to send or receive high-end files like music, recordings, movies, photos, etc., I highly recommend you not to go with the disabled option. Since these are large-sized files, disabling may cause a hindrance in a trouble-free exchange.

Wind Up

Connections need to be renewed, established, changed, updated, switched with changes in requirements.

I am sure you searching for how to use your own router with AT & T U-verse was to improve your access to internet availability, grow your options to reach all domains, and perform all the actions with high speed and no wastage of time.

Happy connecting!