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Hardwire AT&T U-verse Internet

choreo

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Jan 10, 2008
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Midland, TX
MacPro 2012

I just switched from Suddenlink Cable via a Cable Modem through AirPort Extreme (connected via WiFi).

AT&T U-verse came out and installed their system last week which include their own modem/router. I currently have my MacPro and MacBook Pro connected and working fine via WiFi.

It is my understanding that I may be able to improve my Internet speed on the MacPro by connecting the new U-Verse modem/router directly via Ethernet cable. I have run a new Cat-6 cable from their device to my MacPro, but I cannot figure out how to get it to access the Internet through the Network panel?

Has anyone done this?
 

jmp473

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Apr 25, 2011
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Atlanta
MacPro 2012

I just switched from Suddenlink Cable via a Cable Modem through AirPort Extreme (connected via WiFi).

AT&T U-verse came out and installed their system last week which include their own modem/router. I currently have my MacPro and MacBook Pro connected and working fine via WiFi.

It is my understanding that I may be able to improve my Internet speed on the MacPro by connecting the new U-Verse modem/router directly via Ethernet cable. I have run a new Cat-6 cable from their device to my MacPro, but I cannot figure out how to get it to access the Internet through the Network panel?

Has anyone done this?
Yes. Surprised it doesn't work automatically
 
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Your avatar made me think of Roxy era Bryan Ferry...

To follow up of Flint's post above, set your Ethernet to position 1 in Network Prefs pane and make others inactive if you won't be using them. You also have to log in to your u-verse account one time, or at least back when mine was done.

Click the gear > Set Service Order > then drag them into position.

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Flint Ironstag

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Cheers from Houston! Got a childhood buddy who moved to Odessa for oil and gas back in the day - Midland is booming or about to be isn't it?? Sorry OT.
 
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