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AlxTgr
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Nothing that a 1/10 couldn't do. Basically have to plug the main hub into the router, and then take the access points and plug them into the wall.
OK, thanks. For some reason, I thought that the ATT Gateway required additional steps.


CHiPs25
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OK, thanks. For some reason, I thought that the ATT Gateway required additional steps.


I didn't do any additional steps. The Google WIFI creates a brand new wifi network within your home. I have the Google WIFI network (CHIPS25) and then the ATT Gateway also has the original wifi (CHIPS25 OG), so i have 2 wifi signals running through my house.



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barry
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This seems like a really good deal.




It is, but it is really overkilled. Depends on the layout of your house but 2 pucks go a LONG way.


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Brettesaurus Rex
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Google WiFi is great. Got the 3 puck one. Helps if you have a two story


TygerB8
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Thanks all! Lots of good info here...I am going with the Nest Wifi 4-pack from Costco. If i have 1 or 2 access points too many, I feel pretty confident I can sell them.


Stexas
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Turn on beam forming.


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DeoreDX
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Nothing that a 1/10 couldn't do. Basically have to plug the main hub into the router, and then take the access points and plug them into the wall. Then open the app and it will walk you through it. There are plenty of youtube videos out there to show how it's installed. Extremely easy and from what i've heard the google wifi is the easiest to install.


The WiFi part of the setup is easy. Getting the ATT Fiber router to run properly in bypass mode is the hard part.


AlxTgr
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Getting the ATT Fiber router to run properly in bypass mode is the hard part.
See, I knew there was something.


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slacker130
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TP Link Deco

I went the cheap route. I have AT&T fiber and need coverage for 3 floors, 4,700ish sq ft. Spent $170 and have coverage all over with 3 pucks.


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Spasweezy
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I did deco also. 3 of the M5 pucks for coverage on 3k square foot single level.


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Drakeo1990
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Do the access points have to be hardwired in to the router as well or is it only the main hub?


TideSaint
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The Google one advertises it's a router replacement. Can I just keep my router and use the 3 pucks as access points?


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Vlad
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I just bought the Orbi Wifi6 with 3 satellites. I hope it's good.
This is what I am using currently except for I am running 2 satellites, one upstairs and one downstairs. Covers 3700sq ft, 2 story and complete back yard/pool area. Stream music and video to multiple TV's without issue.


kywildcatfanone
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This is what I am using currently except for I am running 2 satellites, one upstairs and one downstairs. Covers 3700sq ft, 2 story and complete back yard/pool area. Stream music and video to multiple TV's without issue.


I said 3 satellites, but I think it's the router and 2, but 3 devices in the box total. Haven't opened it yet.

I have ATT installing my fiber on the 14th, ordered it today.

Anything I need to know specifically about bypassing their router and using the Orbi or will the tech they send know how to do that?


jennyjones
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I have ATT installing my fiber on the 14th, ordered it today.

Anything I need to know specifically about bypassing their router and using the Orbi or will the tech they send know how to do that?


Following this

I have the 3 piece Orbi RBK53 (highest end model Pre WiFi 6) and have been considering switching to ATT fiber. Dealing with the ATT router and bypassing it has been my main hold up so far .


kywildcatfanone
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I have the 3 piece Orbi RBK53 (highest end model Pre WiFi 6) and have been considering switching to ATT fiber. Dealing with the ATT router and bypassing it has been my main hold up so far


I have read that it's doable, will find out on the 14th, and post my results. I hope the tech knows how to do it, and can help me with it.


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BallsEleven
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Anything I need to know specifically about bypassing their router and using the Orbi or will the tech they send know how to do that?


So I did something similar with my router. I have Century Link fiber and an Amplifi mesh system. I was having trouble with Amplifi and century link's modem/router fighting for ip addresses (I think). I ended up taking centurylink's out of the equation and connecting the amplifi directly to the line. I then enabled the PPPoe feature and called centurylink for the username and password.

After putting them in and waiting a few minutes I was up and running. Returned the modem/router to save $10/mo in rental fees.

I have heard you can't do this with ATT though and have to use their modem but it is always worth a try. In either case your tech should be able to set it up how you want as long as you have everything there.


SaintEB
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I see there is no love for the Linksys Velop system, which is what I have. I have two nodes. I just use the ATT gateway for routing and the Velop nodes are in bridge mode. It was a very easy setup and I didn't have to mess with the gateway. Am I limiting myself by doing this? I feel like it was too easy. I've had this set up for 3 weeks and I haven't noticed an issue.


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