Connecting a NETGEAR wireless router to your U-Verse modem from AT&T can make your home network faster and more reliable. Before you can start accessing the Internet through your Wi-Fi router, you need to configure your modem into Bridge Mode. Finally, you can input the username and password for your AT&T connection into your router's interface to start your home wireless network.

Bridging Your AT&T Modem

Step 1

Load the interface of your AT&T U-Verse modem into your browser. This interface is available through an address of the form "http://192.168.x.x," where x can be any number between 0 and 255. Consult your modem's manual to obtain the exact address.

Step 2

Log in with the modem credentials provided by the ISP. Further information about your username and password can also be found in your AT&T user manual.

Step 3

Click "PPP Location" in the Advanced section to open the advanced modem settings.

Step 4

Select "Bridged Mode (PPPoE is not used)" to put your U-Verse modem into bridge mode and forward the Internet connection to your wireless router.

Connecting and Configuring Your NETGEAR Router

Step 1

Connect the Ethernet port of your AT&T U-Verse modem to the WAN entry of your NETGEAR router using an Ethernet cable.

Step 2

Connect the network card of your computer to one of the Ethernet ports of your wireless router using another Ethernet cable. For most models, the ports are numbered from 1 to 4.

Step 3

Access the Web interface of your NETGEAR router. This is accessible through an address of the same form as that for your U-Verse modem. Consult your router manual for further information about the default address.

Step 4

Access the Internet Setup wizard. Depending on the model of your router, you can load this wizard by clicking "Internet Setup" or "Internet Connection Type."

Step 5

Select "PPPoE" as your preferred connection type. Enter your U-Verse username and password in the corresponding fields. Press "Save" to start using your Wi-Fi router with your NETGEAR modem.