Took about an hour to work it out with them, and required a re-provisioning and setting the DMZ+ again. What I told you about disabling band steering to access the gateway's wifi by specific band is correct. In step 8 you made a gateway setting change to use DMZplus and then in 9 you say you push the red button on the back. I'll try it the next time I lose the 5GHz signal. Once I did that , Discord started behaving normally again. *I am not an AT&T employee, and the views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. For this technology to work properly and provide you with optimized Wi-Fi performance, the Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and password for both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi radios in this Wi-Fi device must match. The 5GHz signal from the Range Extenders is strong with no interruptions. Maybe try a specific channel. I subsequently restored the default settings for my Pace 5268AC gateway. Period. The setup is relatively easy. I found this post after I got on the phone with ATT. That needs to be turned off . When you say it doesn't always broadcast in 5 GHz, is that because you previously gave the 2.4 and 5 radios different ssid/passwords and then access the 5 GHz radio by its own ssid? I'm still rebooting this gateway on almost a daily basis in order to restore the 5GHz wi-fi signal. I have sporadic problems with my AT&T gateway, Pace Model# 5268AC. For awhile I didn't know what the heck was going on. Yeah , after the update I had problems with Discord . One way to initiate a reboot is by a quick press and release of the red button on the back of the gateway. The only way to lock in using one band or another at all times is to disable the band steering. For more information go to I don't claim to be a technical expert, but AT&T recommends using the same ssid/password for 2.4GHz and 5GHz. You already have the current firmware since att pushes it on their own schedule. One way to initiate a reboot is by a quick press and release of the red button on the back of the gateway. Your device is equipped with enhanced Wi-Fi technology, known as band steering, that is designed to provide improved in-home Wi-Fi performance by automatically optimizing the connection for each of your in-home Wi-Fi devices. « Can i request a BGW320 from my account ? Because if you didn't, and the ssid/passwords are the same on both the 2.4 and 5 then the 5268's band steering is enabled which causes it to optimize which band to use and thus there is no guarantee it will always use the 5 GHz radio. I have two Range Extenders with wireless connections to my Edimax BR-6478AC Access Point. Tom Wheeler On Biden's Telecom Ambitions; Dish Inks Huge Crown Castle 5G Tower Deal; + more news, Digital Redlining: ISPs Widening The Digital Divide; T-Mobile vs. That or buy a router that you think will work on 5 GHz and cascade it behind your gateway. 8.8% Of US Broadband Subs Used 1TB/month+ In Q3; Latency Not Major Deal For Satellite Broadband - HughesNet; + more news, Broadband For Everyone? ... An amber power light indicates a firmware upgrade is in progress. All of my devices have wireless connections to my Range Extenders. So with this new firmware, what would you guys recommend. After it starts up again, set up DMZ+ again. What a mess but it looks to be back running as it should. Push the red button on the back for about 10 seconds. Is this a new version? And is that done by removing the DMZ+ and then reassigning it? Keep the ssid/passwords the same for both bands the same will keep band steering enabled and you you can't depend on either band to always be in use. Download link to the new firmware for manually updating. Thanks for your help pointing me in the right direction. And my guess the fix would be replacing the unit for another one. If you have earlier versions, you don’t need to do anything else. Did you really mean just a simple reboot, i.e., pull power for about 10 secs.? Updating firmware on a Pace 5268AC. Yep that is why a factory reset is recommended after a firmware update. I'd be interested to see how the 5Ghz radio behaves if you disable the 2.4Ghz radio? Well I guess then that's what you will have to do. Set it to DMZ+ and tested over wired connection through a Ubiquiti Edgerouter 4 , ran 4 tests and consistently getting around 878/882. hide. tldr: If you have a PACE 5268AC modem - either replace the modem with your own using the above script, or get it swapped out for the Arris BGW210. Your next step should probably be resetting the gateyway to default. 4 comments. Follow. WOW! Select LAN and then LAN IP Address Allocation. Dish: 2 takes on open RAN; + more news, 10 Years Of U.S. Broadband Policy Has Been A Colossal Failure; Altice USA Gives Up On Cogeco; + more news, How SpaceX Starlink Broadband Will Envelop Earth, Transform Sky; Dish Facing $3.3B In Spectrum Troubles; + more news. But you can force it to download the current firmware again by doing a factory reset. Is the firmware on the common Pace 5268AC gateway updated automatically? For several weeks in the past, a daily reboot of my Pace 5268AC residential gateway was required to reestablish a 5GHz connection with my Range Extenders. If you did that correctly, and you see the two ssid's you created in the list of possible wifi networks, and your 5GHz device still has problems then I don't have any other suggestions for you. Just curious... "Don't make me summon the flying monkeys....". Here is the statement I found on the AT&T default gateway: Warning:  Your 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz network names and passwords must match to benefit from the enhanced Wi-Fi technology on your device. Learn how to access Pace 5268 settings and information. Geez, wall of text. Good news, Firmware seemed to resolve the DMZ speed. Sometime in the middle of last night the PACE 8268AC updated and now on version running DMZ+ into a Asus RT-68U running Asuswrt-Merlin. I noticed that my 5268AC rebooted last night and it's showing a software version of I picked up a few things. I'm grateful these forums exist because the knowlege is so far above AT&T it would have been days trying to get it fixed. Hold down the small red button on the back of the pace 5268ac for thirty seconds. Then as I said band steering is enabled and there is no guarantee it will always use the 5GHz band. In that case and you are loosing the 5 then maybe there indeed something wrong. Didn't know that. Sometimes you can get away without doing it but it's a gamble and you never know if your gateway could be performing better. I'm glad I had a watchdog on the network or I wouldn't have even known the PACE updated and the fact that some sites worked and others didn't. save. Go to your gateway settings and choose Settings. Do you mean the gateway on the PACE 8268AC?