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Networking Noob In Need Of Help

BurritoBoi
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So, I've bought an ASUS RT-AX3000 because I felt like it would future-proof my house. The only issue is I'm completely new to networking and I have a bog-standard AT&T router and modem combo (it's all in one chassis). I suppose I just need basic overall guidance on compatibility. Please help me.

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6 hours ago, BurritoBoi said:

So, I've bought an ASUS RT-AX3000 because I felt like it would future-proof my house. The only issue is I'm completely new to networking and I have a bog-standard AT&T router and modem combo (it's all in one chassis). I suppose I just need basic overall guidance on compatibility. Please help me.

Always do your research before buying a new product.

 

Do you have the ability to log into the AT&T gateway device and convert it to ‘bridge’ mode?

 

You can only take full advantage of today’s WiFi 6 features if both your wireless APs and clients are WiFi 6 compatible. That’s not to say that you can’t use WiFi 5 clients with a WiFi 6 wireless router; they are all backward compatible. Furthermore, most WiFi 6 wireless routers usually have better MU-MIMO which should help with simultaneous client communication to the base station.

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If you're just worried about compatibility between the new Router and your Modem/Router combo thanks to the IEEE standards you don't really have to. The only thing you need to pay attention to here is weather or not your Modem/Router combo has 100mbps ports or 1000mbps ports. If the former you may introduce a bottleneck when downloading from the Internet.

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