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AT&T 5268AC Netgear R6300v2 DLNA HELP!!!

Have an AT&T 5268AC Gateway, have 3 Netgear R6300v2 Routers, and one TRENDnet TEG-S80g switch. Currently the gateway is doing all of the routing. I have the switch and one router (both hardwired to gateway) in a building adjacent to my home, and have another router (also hardwired) in guest house. Current setup does not allow for the use of the netgear DLNA function. Can I use my current equipment to make DLNA function of netgear routers available across entire network?

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This looks wired incorrectly.

In reply to: AT&T 5268AC Netgear R6300v2 DLNA HELP!!!

"I have the switch and one router (both hardwired to gateway)"

To get all working as routers would be costly as ATT would charge you for each internet connection so I'm going to write YDIAW.

The way I'd set it up is the gateway goes to my first router and then the LAN ports there to my switch.
The remaining routers are configured as WAPs (Google How to use a router as a WAP?) and I'm done.

There are those that want me to tell how to use more than one router. Sorry but I'm had enough trips to the swamp today.

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Not doing it all wrong

In reply to: This looks wired incorrectly.

Can't all be wrong as I have active wifi across all three structures on my property. Not sure why AT&T would charge me for expanding my home wireless network??? They haven't so far. LOL... The AT&T gateway is being used as the first router and my network was set up using the following steps:

Router 1

Set up this router as normal. In the wireless security settings of the router, disable Automatic Channel selection and manually set the channel to channel 3.

Router 2

In most cases, this router must be wired to the original router. Consider a wireless media bridge or by running a single network cable in this case to the other location.

Disable the DHCP server on this router to prevent IP conflicts or network configuration issues allowing only Router 1 to manage the network.
Manually set the IP Address of this router to 1 number higher than the existing main router, for example if your router IP is 192.168.1.1, set this router to 192.168.1.2. Plese make sure this address is out of the 1st router's allotment of addresses for DHCP distribution. If not, please make a DHCP reservation for this router's address in the router 1's DHCP table.
Set the Internet Gateway of router 2 to router 1's IP address.
Connect the two routers using a wired connection from any of port 1-4 in router 1 to any of port 1-4 in router 2. You can use a Wireless Media Bridge or Powerline Ethernet Kit to create a wired connection. DO NOT use router 2's WAN port.
In the wireless security settings of this router, disable Automatic Channel selection and manually set the channel to channel 8 - or any other channel not being used by the main router or any other router on this network (it is possible to set more than two routers for really large areas).
Set up wireless security to be identical in router 2 as it is in router 1

I used same method for the second netgear router, I am not currently utilizing the third.

My issue is not that my wifi isn't working, it's that the netgear routers have basically lost their identity on my network and I am unable to use their DLNA feature. My previous setup was not with AT&T and my netgear router was managing the network. When the netgear manages the network, I can connect a usb drive to it and access the media on said drive via any capable device connected to my network.

Basically, I need to know if I can take management away from the AT&T proprietary gateway and give it to one of my netgear routers??? If so, I need to know the steps to do so???

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FYI on switch

In reply to: This looks wired incorrectly.

Only reason there is a switch on the network is to supply internet to data drops throughout our homeschool building.

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Then back to the maker to fix this one.

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The classic setup is:

Internet (your gateway) to router to all things.

If you have more than one router then it gets messy and I don't support such a mess. As to the DHCP off, that's typical when we turn a router into a WAP but also means it is not a DLNA server. DLNA servers are plentiful so why not move the DLNA server to the router location?

" The AT&T gateway is being used as the first router" and that's a problem as the other routers create a mess of other networks etc. To fix this we set that as a normal internet source (some call it bridge mode.)

If you feel all this should work, take it up with the gear makers.

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Still no solution

In reply to: Then back to the maker to fix this one.

I feel like there is something being lost in translation here. If I felt the current setup should work I would not be on this forum asking how to setup my equipment to achieve my goal. I have no interest in having "multiple routers" I only need one to be the router and the rest to be WAP's. The information I am searching for is the steps that need to be taken with this specific gateway, and these specific routers to achieve the goal of the gateway only acting as the modem, one of the netgears acting as the router, and the other two routers acting as access points. Once I have a netgear as the router I can use it as the dlna server.

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To achieve the normal setup.

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