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Connecting a non-AT&T router to the Internet

Configuring a router to work with your AT&T DSL modem involves a few basic steps, as shown below. If you need more specific instructions for your router, visit the manufacturer's website


Connect your non-AT&T router to the Internet

Important – before proceeding

  • Print these instructions.
  • Have your router's setup/user guide available.
  • Have your AT&T DSL Network username and password available. Your username is your primary AT&T email address (e.g.; however, your network password is different than your email password. If you don't know your network password, learn how to reset it.

Now, let's get started

  1. Update the configuration of your DSL modem for Bridge Mode. For instructions for your specific AT&T modem, refer to How to set up home networking and enable bridge mode.
  2. Turn the power to your computer and DSL modem OFF, and disconnect the Ethernet cable from your computer.
  3. Connect the Ethernet port of your DSL modem to the WAN or Internet port on your router using an Ethernet cable.
  4. Connect one of the Ethernet ports on your router to the Ethernet port on your computer using another Ethernet cable. Your final setup should look something like this:
    Lynsys router showing (left to right) 1 port for ethernet (WAN - Internet) and 4 ports for computer
  5. Turn the power to both your DSL modem and your router ON.
  6. Turn the power to your computer ON.

    The following steps will vary by router manufacturer:
  7. Open a Web browser and access the router's user interface, according to the manufacturer's instructions. This is typically done by entering the router's IP address, like, into your browser's address bar.
  8. Within the router's User Interface, select Internet Connection type PPPoE.
  9. Enter your DSL Network Username and Password, and save your settings. If you don't know your DSL Network password, learn how to reset it.

Your username is the same as your primary AT&T email address (e.g., Congratulations, you should now be connected to the Internet!

Note: AT&T Tech Support does not support non-AT&T provided routers. Please contact the manufacturer of your router for further assistance.

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