11-14-2012 08:48:36 PM
Today I have my Uverse setup through cat5. It works great, but I'd like to use the ethernet cable for other things. Can I move my Uverse STB's to coax connections?
11-15-2012 04:17:13 AM
If you are coax from the NID to the RG there is a different connection in the NID. Also, you woud need a diplexer to feed the TVs.
You need a high quality splitter; All cable ends must be compression fittings. No barel connectors or high quality ones if you have to have one.
Are you sure of your COAX or can you test it?
You are probably better off with cat5. Consider running additional cat5 or using other pairs in the same cable. Google for details on doing that.
11-15-2012 04:49:14 AM - edited 11-15-2012 04:49:34 AM
Thanks for your detailed response.
My RG (box with wifi and router) is connected directly to the phone line. I want to consider coax from it to my two TV's. Nothing else will be on these coax lines; do I still need the diplexers? Will the whole-home DVR be affected by using coax? Since I have two TV's, do I use a splitter to split the TV lines?
11-15-2012 05:45:38 AM - edited 11-15-2012 06:15:40 AM
AmazinglySmooth - If the RG is not fed coax, you do not need the diplexer. The diplexer is used because the RG has only one coax connection. It always outputs to TVs(when HPNA is turned on), but sometimes also gets the incoming line signal (not your case).
The HPNA is more fragile than cat5 & first shows problems in the whole house DVR, All connections must be very good.
If you have only two TVs, is one adjacent to the RG? Keep this cat5. This should be the DVR. Then you do not need a splitter on the COAX that feeds the other TV.
If both TVs are distant see if you can catch an att tech & ask for a splitter.
You are sure the connect to the wall jack is line feed. Not sending U-verse voice dial tone back to the rest of the house. If you pull it out of the wall do you lose TV service?
11-17-2012 06:25:06 PM
I was able to snag a tech for a splitter. I currently have one TV set on coax and one on ethernet. I want to try it out this way before messing with the second connection. This helps me tremendously with my setup. Thanks.
I was also wondering if there is another way to solve my problem that seems elegent but complicated. The reason to switch it all around is because I moved my internet service to TW and kept AT&T for TV. A more elegent solution would be to combine the two networks having internet route to TW and TV route to AT&T. Can this be done if they use different IP domains?