I'm technically savvy and have strong opinions about the network setup. In an ideal world, I would have:
ONT ==> GigE to my router ==> my switch and other gear.
One of the many reasons I chose Sonic is to avoid the ATT requirement of using their own RG (which handles the authentication). When I placed the order with Sonic this morning, I was told the ATA and Modem rental are required for all Sonic-over-ATT Fiber accounts. The sales rep said the rentals is required as part of Sonic's contract with ATT, but that the equipment itself is not required. She said the "modem" would likely be the BGW210 or BGW320, obviously which shows up at install is ATT's decision, not Sonic's.
My confusion is that the BGW320 is an all-in-one ONT, Router, Wifi AP. From what I can tell, it does have a sort pass-thru mode, but there are some reports that that mode is still limited because it's still doing a 1:1 NAT rather than just being a bridge. So, I'm hoping to get more technical details here about what to expect? Will I get "just an ONT", an ATA for the phone, and also the BGW320 behind the ONT? If not, what are my options?