Pace 5268ac is one of the most widely used gateway Internet Wireless modem routers by AT&T customers. Although it is easy to connect and use, some users have reported encountering difficulty putting the Pace 5268a router in pass-through bridge mode. Previously, most of the AT&T routers came with a bridge mode setting in the past. However, now the users are unable to find how to put the new Pace 5268ac router into bridge mode.
Let’s say you want to put your Pace5268ac router on Bridge mode so that you can utilize another router for example D-Link router. Here is how you can do that.
Pace 5268AC Bridge Mode
The first thing that you need to do is to hook up the D-link router to the LAN ports of the gateway. Now power the D-link router on. After that, you need to reboot the gateway. Gateway will be up and now you will need to open your browser. Type http://192.168.1.254 in the browser window and then press enter. Now go to Settings then Firewall and then Applications, Pinholes DMZ. Once you are there, you need to select the D-link device. Now that you have selected the device, you need to check the box for the DMZ+ mode. After that click save.
Now you need to go to the wireless settings to disable the Pace 5268ac’s wireless network. Once you disable it, Pace’s wireless network will no longer be active. This is when you will need to power off the D-link router and reboot the Pace router. Once the Pace router is rebooted, you can power on your D-Link router and you will have the bridge mode active.
There is another alternative solution that you can use. For this what you need to do is to put the D-link router in access point mode. You can do that by going to the UI of the D-link router. After that, go to Settings and then to the Internet. Now change the device mode and make it Bridge Mode. You will also need to disable the wireless network of your Pace 5268 ac router.
One important tip here is that you should make sure that you are only using channel 1, channel 6, or channel 11 on the 2.4 GHz network. If you use any other network, there is a possibility that you will face some issues.
Also if you want to make it easier for yourself to reconnect the devices in the future, you can name the D-Link network exactly that of your gateway. Also, keep the same password for the two.
Another important tip worth mentioning here is that you don’t need static IPs. So simply get rid of static IPs. Although technically speaking the above solution is not exactly bridge mode with the gateways, it is mainly a pass over the public IP and firewall. Nevertheless, it solves the problem.
Last but not least when you are using the methods mentioned above make sure that you are not connecting Ethernet cables running to TV receivers, in case you have U-verse TV. Just keep them connected to your Pace 5268ac router.