Adding Internet to TV Service
I apologize in advance for the long background but not sure what is important. Background: So we have had UVERSE TV for years. Currently have a Cisco IPN4320 DVR connected with house COAX. We originally also had wireless internet (3 years ago) but cancelled because it was not reliable. Have decided to go back and add Internet. They had to change out wiring (external problems) and have are installing an NVG589 connected with COAX and CAT.
The problem is that they are using the original entry point for the cables which is the furtherest point in the house and away from everything else- basically the room over the garage in the back of the house (it's a big house). This room doesn't even have a TV in it anymore.
My old setup was an Apple TimeCapsule Router connected to a Gigabit switch in the office. TWC put the modem in the office connected through the COAX that could be wired into the apple router and run that way. They have tried to set up the RG with a wireless relay to connect the house but I can only get speeds of 3/1 on the speedtest.
We have never had a problem with our TV service and only have one TV that uses UVERSE in the house.
My questions are:
1. Does it matter where the NVG589 is located in the house? Should it be in the office with the network equipement or next to the only STB we have in the house?
2. Should the STB be connected by CAT instead of COAX?
3. My TV is internet ready (NETFLIX, etc.) but not wireless. Can I connect an ethernet between the STB and my TV? And does this work with my current STB and COAX setup?
4. Assuming that the best setup is all things requiring hardwired connections (STB and Router) how difficult is it to run wired in an existing house when the office is upstairs and the TV is downstairs (attic and crawl space access is easy).