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Tue, May 12, 2015 3:44 PM

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OK this is kind of a complicated set up but I have searched and searched and can't find the right answer. I need to set up 2 seperate routers with the uverse modem's wifi off and want to still be able to use the uverse app for a remote. Here's what I have. 

 

The modem address is 192.168.1.254 from there one lan is going into the DVR box, one is going to the wireless thing, one into my own router's lan 192.168.1.250 with DHCP disabled, and the last running to an ethernet switch. From the switch one line is going to my ADT router, the other to the master bedroom then to a box there. Also I have 2 boxes on coax and 2 wireless.

 

Here is my problem. For some reason when you walk into the master bedroom you can not get wifi no matter where the router is. I want to set up another wifi router in my room. I have configured that router the same as the first only addressed it 198.162.1.251. I bought another ethernet switch to have the ethernet cord coming into the switch then one going to a lan port on my 2nd router and one going to the box. I get decent speed in my bedroom until I turn on the TV then I have no internet conection. 

 

My question is is it not possible to have a router and a box hooked into the same switch? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. With the set up now I am able to use the uverse app as a remote since the Uverse modem is handling everything. I'm just looking for a simpler way that might work better. 

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7 y ago

Yeah, You would need to run another cat5 for what I suggested.

 

Since you mentioned COAX for the bedroom TV - Is possible - Then you would use the existing  cat5 for the wiireless router.

 

COAX has its own complications -

 

You want one splitter. Two may be OK. If you need to buy a splitter it must be like this one - http://www.techtoolsupply.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=holland+hpna+IPTV

 

You need compression fittings on cable ends.

 

Do you have COAX from NID to RG? If yes, you have a diplexer. Note how that is connected.

 

aviewer

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I believe combining the internet and TV on the same switch can cause flooding the switch with video.

 

Seperate the two with another direct connection or another switch if needed for connection availablity.

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7 y ago

So are you saying from the switch in my bedroom run one line to the router and the other to another switch and then the box? Would that be the best way or the opposite? 

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I am thinking the second router is just ethernet (wi-fi) that should (already is off the RG.

The other three connections, filling up the RG are TV. Connect those three to a switch & the switch to the RG.

Then the bedroom TV is fed off the TV switch.

You would also have room for the COAX fed if if you wanted to change that.

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I don't think I can do that since I have one Ethernet line running to the master bedroom. Maybe I will try just hooking up the 2nd WiFi router and moving the box to coax. That shouldn't cause other issues would it? The guy at install had told me to just get another switch for the bedroom and use it to split between the router and box.
mibrnsurg

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@jaredstein21 wrote:

OK this is kind of a complicated set up but I have searched and searched and can't find the right answer. I need to set up 2 seperate routers with the uverse modem's wifi off and want to still be able to use the uverse app for a remote. Here's what I have. 

 

The modem address is 192.168.1.254 from there one lan is going into the DVR box, one is going to the wireless thing, one into my own router's lan 192.168.1.250 with DHCP disabled, and the last running to an ethernet switch. From the switch one line is going to my ADT router, the other to the master bedroom then to a box there. Also I have 2 boxes on coax and 2 wireless.

 

Here is my problem. For some reason when you walk into the master bedroom you can not get wifi no matter where the router is. I want to set up another wifi router in my room. I have configured that router the same as the first only addressed it 198.162.1.251. I bought another ethernet switch to have the ethernet cord coming into the switch then one going to a lan port on my 2nd router and one going to the box. I get decent speed in my bedroom until I turn on the TV then I have no internet conection. 

 

My question is is it not possible to have a router and a box hooked into the same switch? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. With the set up now I am able to use the uverse app as a remote since the Uverse modem is handling everything. I'm just looking for a simpler way that might work better. 


Are you taking router/internet access out the the Uverse STB fed by coax?  If that is the case, you'll never get it to work regular no matter what @aviewer suggests w/another switch.  That is not an approved install as that ethernet port is an incoming port for cat5e to the STB.

 

Priority on Uverse is Uvoice, TV, Internet.  If you have cat5e feeding that STB, then having the cat5e going into a gigabit switch, then feeding the STB and a router just might work. Smiley Surprised

 

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7 y ago

No that's not what I'm doing. The RG is on my main level one Ethernet line is into the DVR (same cabinet), the next into the wireless thing(same cabinet), the next into router 1(same cabinet), the last goes down to the basement to the switch. From there one Ethernet goes into the ADT router, and the second goes up to the master bedroom on the second floor. There is also a coax line running out of the RG down to the basement where it is split to 2 other boxes. It is a complicated setup. I would move the wireless box into the master but can't get a good enough signal in there.

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7 y ago

I used the coax splitter that I still have from DirecTV and connected the Bedroom TV with the coax and everything seems to be working. Thank you both for your help. Do you know if there is a max TVs I can have hooked to Coax?
aviewer

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I believe I have seen max eight TVs for the house. Could be all COAX?

Your internet is now OK??

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7 y ago

Yes. I have it throughout the house now. Thanks again
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