AT&T, with its Uverse and Fiber services, is a dominant player in the internet service provider market, but the equipment it provides has not always impressed its customers. As a result, an increasing number of customers prefer to have their own internet equipment, such as routers and modems.
The Google Nest Wifi is one such product, a mesh-capable wireless router capable of providing high-speed internet as well as maximum connectivity with any ISP such as Verizon, Xfinity by Comcast, CenturyLink, or Spectrum.
The questions is does Google Nest Wi-Fi Work with ATT U-verse and Fiber? AT&T Uverse and AT&T Fiber are supported by Google Nest Wifi. To connect the Google Nest Wifi to AT&T, change the WAN settings on the Google Wifi App from static to DCHP.
Then, in the firewall settings of the AT&T Uverse Gateway, select the Google Nest Wifi and set it to DMZplus mode. Finally, in the AT&T Uverse Gateway’s LAN settings, change the IP Address Allocation from Private to Public.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF USING GOOGLE NEST WIFI INSTEAD OF AT&T UVERSE OR FIBER GATEWAY?
- Google Nest Wifi provides better connectivity than the AT&T Gateway, allowing you to connect to Wi-Fi from anywhere in your home. This could even explain why your AT&T Internet is so slow..
- The Google Nest Wifi’s mesh capability also allows you to set up additional Wifi points to increase connectivity throughout your home.
- Google Nest Wifi gives you a lot more control over your network because you can completely customize it. This will be extremely useful if you play online games. This ensures that your service provider does not manipulate packets.
- You get much better support for your equipment with the Google Nest Wifi because you can easily find help on the internet, and Google’s support is excellent.
- You will no longer owe AT&T any rent for renting their router, which adds up over time.
WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES OF USING GOOGLE NEST WIFI INSTEAD OF AT&T UVERSE OR FIBER GATEWAY?
- AT&T support may find it easier to blame your router for any internet problems you may be experiencing. However, we believe that your persistence with AT&T, combined with Google support, should be sufficient to resolve any problem.
- You’ll now have two devices that will take up more space and require power outlets.
DO THEY WORK TOGETHER?
In a nutshell, the answer is YES. Although it is not quite that simple – there is a snag. To get Google Nest Wi-Fi to work with AT&T U-Verse, you’ll need to change some settings on both ends, namely the modem and router.
You can always connect your Nest Wi-Fi to the ATT gateway without making any changes to the settings. The disadvantage is that you will almost certainly encounter various connection issues. As a result, we’ll also look at how to disable ATT Wi-Fi.
The steps for configuring Google Nest Wi-Fi with your AT&T U-Verse gateway are detailed in the following sections. As an added bonus, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using this connection combination.
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1. Unplug Other Routers
If you have two separate units (AT&T modem and router), unplug the original router from the AT&T modem and connect the Google Nest Wi-Fi directly to the modem.
If you have only one ATT gateway, we will need to change its settings to DMZ+ (aka IP passthrough) in the following steps. The DMZ+ mode routes any device that attempts to connect to your Wi-Fi to the Google Nest.
Google Nest replaces your current router. After you enable DMZ+, all devices that connect to your Wi-Fi will receive their IP addresses from the Google Nest router rather than the router inside your AT&T gateway.
2. Turn Off Wi-Fi On The U-verse Gateway
To ensure a stable connection, turn off the gateway’s Wi-Fi. If the gateway Wi-Fi is left on, the connection will be slow and unstable.
As a result, log in to the gateway’s administration page, select Wireless>Disabled, and save your changes. A confirmation message should now appear.
3. Change Google Nest Wi-Fi WAN Settings
WAN stands for Wide Area Network, and the settings control how Google Nest Wi-Fi connects to the internet. The WAN settings must be changed from STATIC IP to DHCP. To accomplish this;
- For this procedure, connect your phone to Nest Wi-Fi. However, your Nest Wi-Fi should not be connected to the internet. As a result, unplug the ethernet cable that connects it to your router.
- Next, open the Google Home App and navigate to Wi-Fi>Settings>Advanced Networking. Change the settings under WAN from Static IP to DHCP and save your changes.
Enable Passthrough Mode/DMZ+ on Gateway
Only your Nest Wi-Fi point can access the gateway’s Dynamic WAN address when in Passthrough mode. It is critical to note that there is a wide variety of gateway models available. The instructions in this section apply to the majority of the models.
The passthrough mode for 2wire/pace modems is known as DMZ plus mode. To enable the IP Passthrough mode, follow these steps:
- To begin, connect a PC directly to the router and type 192.168.1.254 into the address bar of your browser.
- To access IP Passthrough on the user interface page, select the Firewall tab.
- If necessary, enter the Device Access Code.
- Select passthrough from the Allocation Mode drop-down menu.
- After that, select DHCPS-fixed from the Passthrough drop-down menu and enter your Google Nest’s MAC address in the MAC address box.
- Finally, save the configuration and restart your router.
HOW TO SET UP GOOGLE NEST WIFI WITH AT&T INTERNET?
Step 1: Set your Google Nest Wifi to be DHCP in the WAN Settings
Navigate to Advanced Networking in the Networking and General section of your Google Wifi app. Change the WAN settings from Static IP to DHCP. Save your changes. This option in your Gateway Settings will enable the demilitarized zone (DMZ) (We will get to it in a bit). The app is fairly simple to use, so this should be no problem.
Step 2: Disconnect all wires connected to your AT&T Gateway except the Google Nest WiFi.
Except for the Google Nest Wifi router you are installing, it is always recommended that you unplug all wired connections to your AT&T Gateway router’s LAN ports. This will make your job much easier when configuring the device.
Step 3: Login to your AT&T Gateway (Router)
In the address bar, type 192.168.1.254. This will direct you to your Gateway login page. Check your router for your login information.
Step 4: Modify your AT&T Gateway’s DCHP Pool.
Navigate to Settings > LAN > DCHP
Change the DCHP Network IP address range from 192.168.1.0 to 172.16.0.0. This way, any IP address conflicts between the Google Nest Wifi and your AT&T Gateway are avoided. This will reset your WiFi as well as change the IP address for your AT&T Gateway. To access your AT&T Gateway in the future, navigate to 172.16.0.0.
Step 5: Go to 172.16.0.0 to access your AT&T Gateway.
Log in to your AT&T Gateway using the new address after your Wi-Fi has been reset.
Step 6: Enable DMZplus for Your Google Nest Wifi
Most ISPs allow you to use your own equipment by enabling bridge mode. However, AT&T has a Pace gateway option called DMZplus that does the same thing.
Go to Settings > Firewall > Applications, pinholes, and DMZ to enable this. Choose your Google Nest Wifi from the list of devices that have connected to your internet.
At this point, that should be the only wired connection available. If you can’t find it in the list, click the next button to see if the list extends to other pages. Scroll down and check the box “Allow all applications (DMZ+ mode)” after selecting your Google Nest Wifi. Then save your changes.
Enable IP passthrough in the Firewall settings if you have an Arris BGW gateway. When prompted, enter the device code from your gateway. Then, under DHCP fixed, select the Google Nest Wifi and save the settings.
Step 7: Make sure that the IP address allocation for your Google Nest WiFi is set to public.
To access the internet now that Google Nest Wifi is your primary point, its IP address allocation must be set to public.
Go to Settings > LAN > IP Address Allocation to do so. Change the IP address assignment from private to public in the Settings box for your Google Nest Wifi (the primary point). It’s worth noting that this setting may have changed automatically, so double-check that it’s still checked. Save the changes.
Step 8: Reset All Devices
Both the AT&T Gateway and the Google Nest Wifi will need to be restarted in order for the devices to capture the correct IP mappings.
HOW TO ADD MORE LAN PORTS TO CONNECT MORE DEVICES TO YOUR GOOGLE NEST WIFI?
Once you’ve changed these settings, you won’t be able to connect to the internet via wired connections to your AT&T Gateway.
This can be remedied by purchasing an ethernet switch (on Amazon) and connecting it to the LAN port on your Google Nest Wifi to connect as many devices as you want using an ethernet cable.
Setting up your Google Nest Wifi with AT&T is a very simple process if all of the instructions are followed correctly. This tutorial is applicable not only to the Google Nest Wifi, but also to other routers, though the instructions may vary slightly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you use Google nest WIFI with ATT fiber?
AT&T Uverse and AT&T Fiber are supported by Google Nest Wifi. To connect the Google Nest Wifi to AT&T, change the WAN settings on the Google Wifi App from static to DCHP. Then, in the firewall settings of the AT&T Uverse Gateway, select the Google Nest Wifi and set it to DMZplus mode.
Can I use mesh WIFI with AT&T fiber?
Yes, AT&T includes a mesh system with the modem that can increase your range by 1000 square feet.
Can I use my own WIFI Router with ATT fiber?
Yes, indeed. AT&T Fiber allows you to connect and use your own router. However, if you want to connect your own router to AT&T fiber, you must use the AT&T gateway. In order to set up a single router, you should use an AT&T Fiber Modem in conjunction with a DD-WRT Flash Router.