said by Dennis: said by coxta:
They put a static IP in the modem and set up dhcp and said their job was done. I asked them to pass the IP addresses through the modem and turn off DHCP. They said it was impossible with this modem.
Right yeah it is impossible. That's because the authentication certificate in embedded into the hardware since Uverse doesn't use PPPoE. Although I agree the installing tech should have at least set up the router as mackey
above outlined. Maybe that discussion got derailed with the whole DHCP thing?
You can get your own router (Belkin N300 with dd-wrt is nice) run it off one of the static ip's and then use it for your LAN's DHCP easily.
It's not quite that easy. You can't shut off the DHCP on the modem.
I've gone through the things on this thread and followed threads on the ATT forum now and this is a continuing problem. I asked the installer for the DNS and he said I didn't need it. He didn't know the DNS and maybe didn't know what DNS was.
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