Wireless:  Connecting a LinkSys to ATT UVerse wirelessly

Posted on 2013-05-31
Last Modified: 2013-06-03
Hello team,
I am trying to establish a wireless connection between a LinkSys router and AT&T UVerse wireless router/gateway.

A similar posting is also found at by someone and did not get too far.

I had to purchase another LinkSys router thinking that a 6 year router is out of the league for bridging / AP, but, the same results so far.

The actions taken on the new LinkSys:
> set to Bridge mode
> DHCP disabled
> static IP used, outside the ATT DHCP range
> not to use the WAN port on LS while setting things up
> used same channel, manual, 6
> laptop gets to internet    laptop->LS->ATT---> internet   success

so all that works, except that the wireless connection between them does not work.
I appreciate any information even as little.
thx and let me know if you need more information

Question by:John Esraelo
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Expert Comment

ID: 39211286
Since Linksys has made hundreds of different routers with different features and capabilities, helping you without telling us which Linksys router you have, as well as any model/version numbers you can glean from the AT&T gateway unit, is going to be about impossible.

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by:John Esraelo
ID: 39211475
That's right, of course that would be helpful.  
> LinkSys E1200 Wireless-N300 R

and I am working on getting the ATT piece info
... be back .

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by:John Esraelo
ID: 39211509
Here is the ATT one

> 2Wire Gateway   3800HGV-B
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by:John Esraelo
ID: 39211717
see attached, the circled is the failing point.

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by:John Esraelo
ID: 39212230
after connecting the 2 with cat5 these are my IPs (based on ipconfig)

laptop    DHCP
linksys   static

I am going to take a look at the WiFi protected setup and see if I can get anywhere with that ...

Author Comment

by:John Esraelo
ID: 39212480
No go on that either..
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Accepted Solution

Darr247 earned 500 total points
ID: 39214666
It sounds like you're doing it right.
If you received a PDF manual on the CD that came with the E1200, I would appreciate if you could put a copy of it in a file sharing service such as dropbox then post the 'public' link to it here. The graphics in the 8MB 'E-Series' manual available from leave a lot to be desired. e.g. in that highly-compressed version, here's what the Setup->Basic Setup screen looks likeE-Series Setup tab, Basic Setup sub menu in Web manual (click for larger)
On the 2wire, try disabling the security altogether (temporarily) by UNchecking the Enable box2wire - 3800HGV-B - Disable Wireless Security (click for larger)then redo the setup in the Linksys with no wireless security and see if that's where the problem is.

Next step would be disabling the firewall in both units temporarily (while wireless security is also still disabled) to see if that allows traffic through completely.

Author Comment

by:John Esraelo
ID: 39214879
Here is the link to the zipped file..

Here is my confusion.. normally when a device is connecting to a receiving wireless, AP, WRouter, there is some kind of a discovery list of all possible available devices to choose from..
But, with this particular scenario; there is no way for me to see.. I guess I will just have to work on this flying blind..

I am disabling and taking the suggested route.. and be back . .

Author Comment

by:John Esraelo
ID: 39214979
did not work..
I will be looking into purchasing another new one.. this time around, looking for a NetGear or something that handle this situation..

Author Comment

by:John Esraelo
ID: 39216706
Here is my findings.
from: URL::

Re: Cisco E1200 Wireless Repeating / Bridging
¿06-13-2012 04:18 PM
 The E1200 can only be operated as access point. Not as repeater. The E1200 will not connect wirelessly to other access points. It only accepts incoming connections...

However, I will give you the points since you did research this one to a point for me .
thx and I will be looking for those routers that support WDS

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by:John Esraelo
ID: 39216708
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Expert Comment

ID: 39217049
If you'd rather do it with the hardware you have already, you could use DD-WRT firmware instead of the stock firmware... it's a steep learning curve if you want to do it right-away, though...

Start here -

Author Comment

by:John Esraelo
ID: 39217209
I will definitely check this out ..
thx for the info
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Expert Comment

ID: 39217298
OK...  here's the Wiki for the E1000

Note well the v1 requires a different 'named' file than the v2.
v1 -

v2 -
As given in

After the initial install with the 'named' file, you should be able to use the
K26 mini
K26 mini_hotspot
K26 mini_usb
K26 openvpn-small
K26 std-nokaid-small or
K26 voip-small
builds with the E1000, as shown in the (still!) beta database:

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