02-06-2013 10:35:59 AM
I want to move the R Gateway to another room because I have way too many things in the family room...
I have a Cat6 wire going from my familyroom, to the other room that I want the gateway and I'm having trouble figuring out the correct way to incorporate a switch
Here is my standard setup that is working great
This Setup also seems to work fine:
Now, the Ethernet wall outlet where the internet comes from is in my TV Room, so to simulate this, I tried this setup: (in realitly the Uverse router will plug into another Gigabit switch in the other room):
When I try this setup, the TV is very choppy, and the internet doesnt work on my computers.
The lights on the R Gateway look fine, they are all green.....
So any tips would be great.
02-06-2013 11:43:16 AM
On the in-house side - keep the TV & computers separate. It worked ok because you did nit have much traffic.
Leave the DVR connected direct & use the switch for computers, etc.
02-07-2013 07:08:22 AM - edited 02-07-2013 07:15:39 AM
Thanks for the reply!
What about this setup? I really want to get this Gateway and the big Battery backup out of my TV Room
My main concern is the distance for the DVR... what do you think?
02-07-2013 07:49:15 AM - edited 02-07-2013 07:50:37 AM
That setup looks good. You don't need a switch on the DVR since it's 1 interface for 1 device. Certainly if you have multiple PC's or STB's in that room, however I'd suggest not having IPTV traffic congest internet traffic on the same switch. Cat5e can go a few hundred feet without needing to amplify the signal, the run's length should be fine.
02-07-2013 07:53:55 AM
My thing would be to try it. Get a 100 ft cable & connect it. Bet it works.
Get the cable at monoprice.com. Maybe they can tell operational distance.
02-07-2013 08:08:29 AM - edited 02-07-2013 08:17:14 AM
Yeah, I'm going to use the switch that is in the bottom RIGHT of the diagram for the computers in the TV room
Now I just gotta figure out how to move the cable where the internet comes from to the Office... Its currently in the TV Room..
EDIT- not left... RIGHT
02-07-2013 10:22:33 AM