Can I replace current U-verse router with a Time Caspule?

Philpug

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Jul 19, 2011
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I have a 2wire 3800hgv-b router that I am just using for Internet, we have no cable. Can I REPLACE this with a new Time Caspule and still use my Apple TV and not have a monthly rental for the box?
 

Menel

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Only if the Time Capsule has a fiberoptic/DSL modem built into it.

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No.
 

Weaselboy

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Do I have other options? Stand alone modem? Switch to a different provider? I have no emotional attachment to AT&T.
You could switch to cable Internet with your local cable TV provider. Then buy your own modem (like the Moto SB6141 for example) to avoid the modem rental fee with them. Then add the Time Capsule to the mix for your router/backups.
 

Philpug

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Jul 19, 2011
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Reno, Nv
You could switch to cable Internet with your local cable TV provider. Then buy your own modem (like the Moto SB6141 for example) to avoid the modem rental fee with them. Then add the Time Capsule to the mix for your router/backups.
Looks like this will solve my issues. Will this modem be faster than my uWire, or does it not matter?
 

sick z33

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Sep 20, 2008
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The Uverse gateway is junk. I am actually about to go to my parent's to disable the router features so its just a modem, and install a new Apple Extreme router.