05-29-2013 11:22 AM
When the tech guy installed my cable box and receiver, he only worked on one outlet. I'm trying to redecorate and move the entire setup across the room to another outlet. Can I do this on my own so that I don't have to pay $55 just to move my TV to the other side of the room? If you can explain the process in layman's terms, that would be appreciated.
Here are some pics of things that looked important: https://www.dropbox.com/sc/44egu54gns76np6/96eg7PQ
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05-29-2013 1:35 PM
05-29-2013 5:07 PM
There is a black box and a silver one that look like this: https://www.dropbox.com/sc/49e5brtrx2b7i9q/4QpAbd7
These are the only U-verse things I have, and I do have internet.
This is how the black box is connected (I'm going to say the outlet is network): https://www.dropbox.com/sc/9qioxuqi70zbhrc/4LkWZ2I
Where can I find the model number? I hope these pictures help.
05-29-2013 5:58 PM - edited 05-29-2013 6:12 PM
akorfe - OK. it looks like you have a simple setup.
It looks like the black box is the RG with only one connection to the wall. Your internet is wireless (or in the same room).
The black box is wired to the silver box, which is wired to the TV. All move together.
So, you only have to worry about the one wire. I cannot tell if it is an RJ-11 jack or RJ-45. But, it does look like it was not the original jack.
So. it is unlikely that the jack across the room is the same. You can try to see if the plug fits in the jack across the room.
If not you have to move the existing jack (or get one to match) and wire it matching the colors.
Then you have to find where the two different wires come together and the one currently connected goes out to the street. Disconnect the current connection & connect the street to the new wire, matching colors and making a good connection.
If you cannot do that, you need att or someone qualified to do it.
You can just get a longer wire and run it around the room. You need to find out if the existing connection is RJ-45 or RJ-11.
RJ-11 iss the smaller of the two & is used for telephones.
RJ-45 larger & standard for network cat5 connections. An Rj-11 plug will fit in an RJ-45 jack.
If you decide to add a longer wire & the existing plug is RJ-11, it might be best to change it to RJ-45. But, then you need to look up how to wire it. Then you could use a standard cat5 cable plugged in to the RJ-45 feed on the RG.
Another thought - leave the RG where it is & get a wireless STB to replace the silver box. THen a wire is not requited between the STB and RG. YOu cann move the TV/STB to the other location. All you need at that location is power.
05-30-2013 9:37 AM
Thanks for your help so far.
The jacks in the wall are originally for telephone connections, and the tech guy changed it to a network jack.
A few questions:
When you say "street".. is this slang for something or is there some sort of box out along the road?
So far, I've moved everything over and matched the colors of the wires to the little colored notches on the other side. There is a loading screen on the television, but ultimately it tells me that there's something wrong with the connection.
And I definitely do not want a wire crossing one side of the room to the other.
05-30-2013 10:18 AM
05-30-2013 11:29 AM
Alright, here's a picture of what I think you're talking about:
Is there an easy way to figure out which cable goes to which jack? That's a heck of a lot of trial-and-error.
05-30-2013 11:38 AM
05-30-2013 1:04 PM
Would you happen to know how to take those little plastic bubbles of of the end of those two cables' wires? Or do I need to connect a different white cable and a black cable combination together?
05-30-2013 1:33 PM
06-01-2013 5:30 AM
Do you have a box in a closet somewhere that all of your lines go to? I know the apartment I was in had one and all I needed to do was change the output line to the different line. The house I'm in now also has a wiring closet. If I run any new drops in a room they will all terminate in wiring closet and I would need to add a splitter to feed the new lines.
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