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Jill

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Mon, Sep 28, 2020 10:23 PM

U-Verse wall outlet (Coaxial Cable) for Ethernet Internet

How can you connect an existing U-Verse wall outlet which uses a Coaxial Cable to a laptop for Ethernet Internet?

 

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OttoPylot

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22 days ago

Provided there's active service to the coax you need to connect the coax to some sort of set top box so it can communicate with the service provider first, and then connect an ethernet cable from the stb to the laptop.

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Jill

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22 days ago

Thanks, the cable is currently connected to the AT&T cable box (this specific TV is not generally used so I could disconnect if needed)  Do I need to buy some type of ethernet switch, if so any suggestions?

 

OttoPylot

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22 days ago

Not quite sure what you want to do (disconnect the tv's ethernet connection to the stb so you can connect your laptop?). Why can't you use a router and use WiFi for your laptop?

 

Is the cable box just a modem only and not a gateway (modem/router combo)?

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JefferMC

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22 days ago

You can usually connect a Laptop or other device to the Ethernet port of a U-verse TV Receiver that is coax-connected to the Gateway, using the TV Receiver as a sort of bridge.  You'll be limited to 100 Mbps on the LAN, and it's not officially supported, but it should work (assuming the coax connection is in good shape).

 

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ATTHelp

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21 days ago

Hello @Jill,

 

Let’s review our options.

 

For this it is possible to use an Ethernet to Coax Adapter which can be purchased just about anywhere electronics are sold.

 

You can also use a traditional router or modem that has a coaxial connection. From this router you can connect an Ethernet cord or use the Wi-Fi capabilities.

 

We hope this helps @Jill, please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.

 

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Jill

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19 days ago

Thank you all for your fast & courteous replies! 

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