Description: The topic of the article centers on uverse login, which shows you how to configure the AT&T U-verse modem or router to work with a home router. The U-verse router comes with the DHCP service enabled by default. That will create a conflict with your home router’s own DHCP service.
Let me explain to you why I’m writing this article. I used to have a DSL modem, it was connected to my home network and everything worked perfectly, but that modem died, I was forced to move to the new AT&T u-verse service with the new modem.
The new modem that came has the DHCP service that cannot be disabled, that service clashes with my home router’s DHCP service, this article will explain how to disable the DHCP service from AT&T and allow my home router to take control of my home network.
Let’s get on with it, the first thing that you need to do is to go to your u-verse router, look on the back, you find that at the top the IP number will allow you to access the administrative page of your AT&T u-verse router, if you are connecting to your router using a wireless connection for example with your laptop, then you also need the password for your administrative account only if you are connecting to your u-verse router wirelessly.
Because if you’re connected by a network cable, the initiative page can be accessed without any password, with that IP number at hand, you can open a browser, type that number and press enter, that will take you to the administrative page.
In my case since I’m connected to my AT&T u-verse modem by a network cable, I am not prompted for a password, before making any configurations change on your AT&T u-verse router and on your home router, you should make a backup of all the information that is currently there, because if you are change the work, you can always go back to the previous state.
Now you have been warned, click on settings, go to LAN, click on DHCP on the sub-tab, you select the option configure manually, you’re going to type the IP address of your AT&T u-verse router, you type the subnet mask which is the number you can see here.
You are going to restrict the range of IPs they are used by your DHCP server to a single IP address, that will be the address of your home router, you put the first and last IP address of the range as the same number, so your AT&T u-verse DHCP server will only use one IP address.
You go down and click on the Save button, it’s time to click on the firewall, we need to go to applications, pinholes, and DMZ, you will type the IP address that you will give to your home router, click on choose, go to the bottom and save.
Finally we go back to the LAN tab and click on the Wi-Fi sub-tab, we are going to disable the 2.4 gigahertz Wi-Fi and also the 5 gigahertz Wi-Fi that your ATT u-verse works with, I’ll click on save, after configuring your AT&T u-verse modem browser, you will need to unplug it, remove the power cable from the back of your u-verse modem and go to configure your home router.
I have an Asus router and I updated its firmware to version 9 which is the latest, the IP address of my home router is 192.168.1.1, that is the number that we are going to need to use on the browser, now I will need to use my username and password to login to my administrative interface on my home router.
The first thing that we need to do is to go to the WAN tab, we are going to transform it from automatic IP to static IP, we are going to use the IP address that we configured on AT&T u-verse router or our home router which is 192 168 1 1.
The sub mask is the same, for the default gateway we’re going to use the AT&T u-verse IP number for the first DNS server, we click on the apply button, let’s go to the LAN option, I already configured my Asus RT-N 16 home router to use the IP address 192 168 2 1.
Pay attention to the third number of this sequence, I use 2, you can use any other number except the number 1, because this number is being used by the AT&T u-verse router, use any other number, I used 2 but you can use from 2 up to 255.
Click on apply, you save the whole thing, your network should be working fine after that, good luck with your router change, I hope that your u-verse router configuration works well, thanks.