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Lisle, IL
·AT&T U-Verse
reply to SniperREX

Re: Slow internet U-verse 12mbit

said by SniperREX:

The DL and UL speed are a lot better now and the 100% loss in the first hop has gone to 0, but I don't want the interleaved connection.

All VDSL2 U-Verse is interleaved. Nature of the beast. The only way to get FastPath would be to see if ADSL2+ U-Verse is available (usually have to live closer to the CO), and even then the same speeds may not be available

To get a 2Wire/Pace 3600 or a Motorola 2310 from AT&T, you would need an AT&T technician visit (techs should be carrying at least the 3600, and some carry the 2310). For some reason, tech support will only send out a "like for like" modem, even when you do not need the IPTV-capable 3800/3801. Be advised the visit may incur charges for this

The unofficial way to get one is buy one on the 3rd party market, from sources like eBay/Craigslist. If you go that route, make sure the 3600 has firmware version, or if you find a Moto 2310, make sure it has firmware version 7.8.7r27

You do need to have the VDSL2 signal fed via phone line/twisted pair to be able to use the 3600 or 2310, as neither have coax ports. If your VDSL2 signal is fed via Coax, then rewiring would be required to get it to work

As far as using your own router, two possibilities:

Option A) Disable DHCP on your own router (which basically makes your router a "switch"); set your router's LAN IP to (or something similar), connect an ethernet patch cord from one of the yellow LAN ports on the 2Wire/Pace to one of the LAN (NOT WAN) of your router. If you plan on using your router's WiFi, log into the management counsel of the 2Wire/Pace @ & disable the 2Wire/Pace WiFi (you need the 10 digit system password from the modem label to do this)

Option B) Set the subnet of your own router to something OTHER than the 192.168.1.x subnet (example: 192.168.0.x or 192.168.2.x, etc). Connect an Ethernet patch cord from 1 LAN port of the 2Wire/Pace to the WAN (not a LAN) port of your router. Connect a device directly to the 2Wire/Pace and go to the management counsel @ and place your router into the "DMZ+" mode under the LAN/Firewall section (you will need the 10 digit system password from the modem label). And again if you wish to use the WiFi of your own router, disable the WiFi of the 2Wire/Pace in the management counsel. Once this is done, power cycle your router, and as it reboots, it should grab your public IP, passed directly from the 2Wire/Pace


San Jose, CA
SniperREX wants QoS: Suggests option-B.

I hear QoS features typically do not work in [most consumer] routers used as a switch (would appear to exclude option-A: bridge-mode).

Option-B is also available without DMZ+ mode, though you rarely hear about it, and a recent post implied DMZ+ indeed is needed for QoS to "fully work".


Arlington, TX

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I tried only option B, and it didn't work for me. I had a hard time finding my router in the settings of the DMZ.

Do I need to call to check if I can switch to ADSL2+? If yes is there a specific number to call?

BTW my line quality seems to have improved significantly. Using wi-fi I get now:

pingtest rate it A

»www.pingtest.net/result/73278135 ··· 8135.png

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»www.speedtest.net/result/2347487 ··· 7829.png


Covington, IN
said by SniperREX:

Do I need to call to check if I can switch to ADSL2+? If yes is there a specific number to call?

Not sure you'd be able to switch from UVERSE VDSL2 to ADSL2+ since your within loop distance from a VRAD.

Those speeds look much better & average for 12Meg


Arlington, TX
I will try again to set-up the router behind the gateway using option B on Wed. I need to study for finals