need dedicated access point to use wireless stb?
I have Uverse with a 5268AC gateway/router/AP and two wired STBs. I ordered a wireless STB to replace the HomePNA STB, thought it would give me flexibility to move the TV. I haven't received it yet, but I did receive a shipping notice, which says AT&T is sending me an ISB7005 STB but also a Moto VAP2500 access point that has to be plugged into my router.
I somehow did not appreciate that "wireless" did not mean "standard wifi", but rather an entire second AP would be required to communicate with the wireless STB. I am actually already using all the ethernet ports on the 5268AC so it would be a hassle to add the new AP. Plus, I am not crazy about adding more vampires to my electric bill.
Can the ISB7005 run off my regular wifi network (i.e. the one created by my 5268AC)? I mean, the wireless STB does have a standard ethernet (RJ45) port, so it is able to use standard ethernet service...why does it need a dedicated AP? My wifi is much faster than my broadband, so using some of the wifi bandwidth for TV shouldn't slow down my browsing.
Do I have any recourse other than running two wireless networks?