Direct Connect DVR to Gateway
I'm a recent AT&T Uverse and Internet customer. I'm trying to figure out why I was told by the AT&T techs that installed my hardware that I need to connect my AT&T DVR directly to the AT&T gateway.
I'm not the owner of the home that the service is used for, so I'm kinda stuck with the owner's mandate. Therefore, with much relunctance from the AT&T Techs, the gateway was installed in one room and the DVR is on the other side of the home. There is one ethernet cable that directly connects these two device; however, I'm working on wireing the house to put RJ-45 jacks in some of the rooms with a switch in the basement.
What I want to know is why can I not have the DVR connect to that switch? If I do, what kind of results would I see from this type of setup?
Thanks so much in advance for any answer (or hypthesis) that someone can give.