Review by Sebehk
Good "Fast downloads."
- Location: Chula Vista,San Diego,CA
- Cost: $50 per month (12 month contract)
- Install: about 1 days
Bad "Cannot use my previous modem."
Overall "Not bad from switching from Cox."
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Value for money:
(ratings match consensus)
We had to switch from Cox to AT&T U-verse because our apartment complex's contract with Cox expired.
Although I wasn't here for the setup, the technician seem to know what to do. He had to disable a few things from my own router to get their residential gateway (router/modem) to work. He had to set my router to bridge-mode and disable DHCP.
The setup was completed, but I had to all my setting back to normal. Unfortunately, AT&T router/modem's DHCP cannot be disabled, nor place it in bridge-mode. Also, their router/modem doesn't have 802.11n, so I have to keep my own router to have 11n available to my devices.
Fortunately, after reading several forums regarding U-verse settings, etc., I was able to get the residential gateway to act as a "modem" and allow my router to get the external IP. This way, my router is back to its normal functions.
UPDATE Oct 4, 2012: I did upgrade from 12 to 18 Mbps for the extra speed. I can't complain. Very consistent speeds at various points of the day.
UPDATE: Apr 12, 2013: No new praises or complaints. Still happy as I can be with 18 Mbps.
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| |SebehkUnited States Navy Retired, 1993-2013PremiumReviews:
Re: does that $50 include TV? No, it doesn't include the TV portion of the service.
AT&T gave me a router/modem, a 2WIRE 3800HGV-B. An oversized piece of s*#t that has very few settings that I can change. Like I cannot turn off DHCP, so my home router is basically an expensive switch right now. It has no 11n because I searched in its settings that 11g is the only thing in there.
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