11-22-2010 12:17:48 AM
I currently have U-Verse Internet only. I was planning on ordering U-verse TV in a few days. However, I have a question before I go about ording the service, we are using a Linksys E3000 router which is connected to modem (2WIRE). If we use the wireless capabilities that is on the 2WIRE, the internet will not work, we have had this modem replaced and this is the solution they said. So, with that being said, will I have to stop using the Linksys if I get U-verse TV and use my Xbox 360?
Sorry if this question is confusing.
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11-22-2010 10:21:46 AM
You can continue to use your other router for Wireless (have done that myself in the past).
The X-Box STB situation is totally optional, and there is a service call and equipment fee (at this time). You have to decide if it's worth it to avoid the monthly $7 STB rental charge. X-Box will only act as an STB for Uverse, not a DVR.
Be aware that all TVs will require a Uverse STB to receive service (not like Cable).
11-22-2010 10:41:22 AM - edited 11-22-2010 10:42:14 AM
You can get more info from people who have had it installed, in this thread:
I realize you've probably already been there, but the tech will bring a CD, an X-Box remote, and an HPNA adapter. They provision your X-Box for use with Uverse.
Several see the kit as unnecessary since they are hooked up directly with Ethernet, already have an X-Box remote...possible self-installs in the near future are rumored (above thread). And only 1 X-box allowed at this time.
11-22-2010 10:49:48 AM
02-01-2013 08:16:20 PM
Unfortunately to get the XBox to act as a STB it must be connected directly to the Uverse Residential Gateway (RG) and cannot be behind another router. This is due to the authentication feature of the Uverse service I understand. This is a real bummer for me as I have a Windows Home Server (WHS) and the XBox also wants to see that device as well to play the media files there. Therefore the WHS and the XBox both must be connected to the RG. The Motorola 3800HGV-B RG is only a 10/100 MB router which is really old and slow for flinging around large files. But with the WHS and XBox both being forced onto the RG I finally gave up and have the entire network on the 10/100 RG router. To put a GB router behind the RG would work for creating the faster network between my desktop, tablet, WHS, Hava server, and XBox but then I would have to give up on the Uverse STB service on the XBox.
Since both my XBox and regular Uverse STB are in the living room it would seem redundant, however I use it for my wife to watch her show on the big TV using the XBox while I use the regular STB connected to the Hava server to stream the TV service to my office, work, or anywhere while I am outside the home. That is a really fun feature, it’s just a shame that in 2013 that the premium home internet and TV service company (AT&T) only offers 10/100MB equipment. Seems a little dated to me as all my devices came with GB NICs for about the last 8 years. With Moores Law that is like 5 generations of technology ago. If anyone has another solution I am all ears.
02-02-2013 06:59:15 AM
You can get the gigabit speeds with all the functionality intact if you use a gigabit Ethernet switch near the RG. Uplink the gigabit switch to the RG, and then plug all devices into the gigabit switch. The recommended switch for this application is the NetGear GS1xx series, including the GS105, GS108, and GS116 (5, 8, and 16 ports, respectively).