8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2010 8:29 AM by christin821
christin821 Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
We are thinking about getting AT&T Uverse internet, cable and phone. Will the wireless work with my Macbook? Macbook 2007 (white), 2.0 ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

http://www.att.com/u-verse/explore/system-requirements.jsp

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Macbook 2.0 ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPod Nano Blue (3rd Gen)
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (60,080 points)
    Will the wireless work with my Macbook?


    Or course. Wireless networking is based on industry standard protocols that all wifi devices...regardless of who makes them...are required to adhere to.
  • JasonFear Level 5 Level 5 (4,935 points)
    Hi christin821,

    To add onto Templeton's remarks, having recently switched to U-Verse. The device that they gave me was a modem/router unit and required a bit of tweaking to work with my existing AirPort Extreme Base Station. AT&T won't help you much when it comes to setting it up, they're not big fan of Macs and Apple networking devices. So just be prepared for that, despite them listing "supported hardware" that doesn't mean their tech support will respond to your needs like AppleCare does.

    I've been very pleased with the service, at 30% less than I was paying for Comcast it's a huge improvement. Although not as fast (I went with the Pro DSL), it's infinitely more reliable as far as getting the speeds that were advertised.
  • christin821 Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
    JasonFear

    Thanks for your advice. We are getting it installed this week. I think we have the Pro ordered as well. If I run into issues and can I call AppleCare to be able to help me get everything running?
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (60,080 points)
    can I call AppleCare to be able to help me get everything running?


    No. Apple will not help with the setup and configuration of someone else's router.

    I suggest you search/post over on the forums uverseusers.com
  • ericlw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    if you must use an airport you can plug it into the back of the uverse router and then put the airport on the dmz.its not really difficult just not sure why people insist on doing it.
  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,745 points)
    We are thinking about getting AT&T Uverse internet, cable and phone.


    I found that my internet was slower with Uverse internet.

    I now have AT&T internet only, phone is on copper wire, TV is Direct TV (LOVE IT!!.)

    My internet is now faster because it does not share bandwidth with television.
  • JasonFear Level 5 Level 5 (4,935 points)
    ericlw wrote:
    if you must use an airport you can plug it into the back of the uverse router and then put the airport on the dmz.its not really difficult just not sure why people insist on doing it.


    More control, at least in my case. My hardware from AT&T came with WEP protection and for services like "Back to My Mac" and VNC the modem/router combo was being stubborn. Not to mention, WEP in general is notoriously problematic with all of my Apple hardware.
  • christin821 Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
    Everything went well with the uverse set up. I have faster interest than before