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Worth buying a bigger switch over just using wifi.

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I have an 8 port Netgear switch but running 2 computers, kevo, lights, cable box, a poe for something else, a Kodi box, 2 other cameras and a few other things. My Ring doorbell and floodlights are obvious wireless along with a few tvs and printers, nest thermostats. My stuff is in upstairs loft area which is where my Netgear R7500 is at but dont get the rest of the house in other corner so running an AP. I have At&t fiber and just have there router sitting in a corner. Can I totally skip the router they provided and just use my R7500?

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Att router to my R7500 to hub and then AP. Seems like I trying to make things to difficult.

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Skip their router and just use it to connect to your router. What kind of AP are you running,
Something like this might work better

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D6JE...PDKIKX0DER

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I using a Ethernet over power adapter to a Linksys router as an AP. I still going to have to use my Netgear 8 port for all the hardwired stuff I have was just curious if I could totally just kill the At&t router out of the equation? So its easier to use the Netgear mesh wifi over having the second AP that Im currently using.
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I have an 8 port Netgear switch but running 2 computers, kevo, lights, cable box, a poe for something else, a Kodi box, 2 other cameras and a few other things. My Ring doorbell and floodlights are obvious wireless along with a few tvs and printers, nest thermostats. My stuff is in upstairs loft area which is where my Netgear R7500 is at but dont get the rest of the house in other corner so running an AP. I have At&t fiber and just have there router sitting in a corner. Can I totally skip the router they provided and just use my R7500?

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Att router to my R7500 to hub and then AP. Seems like I trying to make things to difficult.
Wired is always going to be more reliable than wireless, so connect as much as you can with wires. You can certainly bypass the wireless router AT&T provides and just connect your own router / APs / switches to it.
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* Is the AT+T Router just a router or is it also the Modem?

If it's both, then no you can't skip it.
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Wired is always going to be more reliable than wireless, so connect as much as you can with wires. You can certainly bypass the wireless router AT&T provides and just connect your own router / APs / switches to it.
2nd this.

always run wired if you have a choice.
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* Is the AT+T Router just a router or is it also the Modem?

If it's both, then no you can't skip it.
Yeah its a combo unit and with more gadgets nowadays networks and getting more complicated it seems.
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Yeah its a combo unit and with more gadgets nowadays networks and getting more complicated it seems.
try looking at the manual. there maybe a way to turn off the router portion and only keep the modem part active.
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Yeah its a combo unit and with more gadgets nowadays networks and getting more complicated it seems.
See if it supports "bridged mode" where it simply passes through the data, with no routing functions, so you can run your own router. What's the model number of the device?
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See if it supports "bridged mode" where it simply passes through the data, with no routing functions, so you can run your own router. What's the model number of the device?
+1

That is what I'm doing with my DSL provider.
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https://www.dslreports.com/forum/...ridge-mode

There's a thread at DSL Reports that may be helpful.
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Yeah its a combo unit and with more gadgets nowadays networks and getting more complicated it seems.
What's the make and model?
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Its a Pace 5268ac fxn. I didnt see a bridge mode but will look further.
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Sweet gonna give that a try.
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