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Monday, March 16th, 2015 3:53 PM

Wireless TV STB hardwired behind router

I've had a wireless STB in a bonus room upstairs that I recently ran CAT6 to and would like to connect my wireless STB to it.  I also needed a Wifi router in the room, so is it possible to connect the STB through the router?  My attempts would work for about 5 minutes and I would get the lost signal screen.  Looking for a simple solution that would not require many settings changes.  Thanks.

mibrnsurg

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8 years ago


@papajake wrote:

I've had a wireless STB in a bonus room upstairs that I recently ran CAT6 to and would like to connect my wireless STB to it.  I also needed a Wifi router in the room, so is it possible to connect the STB through the router?  My attempts would work for about 5 minutes and I would get the lost signal screen.  Looking for a simple solution that would not require many settings changes.  Thanks.


No, cat6 must directly connect to wireless STB, then might have to reboot RG then reboot cat 6 connected wireless TV.  Good luck 😉

 

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aviewer

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8 years ago

I believe what you are seeing is the TV mixed with internet on the same cat6 cable causes the router to flood.

 

I believe it is possible with the right router and settings to overcome that deficiency. But, it is beyond my knowledge.

 

More basic -

 

Does the u-verse receiver not work in wireless? why not use it wireless? If it is problem move the WAP closer. Use the cat6 for internet only.

 

Run a second cable.

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8 years ago

Connecting most Wireless Routers to a line from the Residential Gateway carrying IPTV signals will cause problems.  The IPTV multicast causes the Wireless Router fits.  There are several posts around these forums with creative solutions to the problem of remote wireless signal.

 

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