07-17-2011 10:58 AM
I understand we could connect directly to the ethernet ports on the back of the router/gateway, but is there a way to do it like old cable style?
I have ethernet jacks in all my rooms and would prefer a hardwired connection Vs wireless. Is there a way i could make these ethernet connections "live" by connecting the router or however u do it? Like in the past, my cable modem would go to the ethernet connections and that way i could use any ethernet connection all over the house. The gateway/router is far away from my computers (close to TV) and i don't want to run wires (it's impossible) from the gateway to each of these rooms. I prefer wired Vs wireless
Any help is highly appreciated!
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07-18-2011 1:01 PM
I was told by Uverse tech support that connecting to the ethernet port on a STB for internet was not supported by Uverse. He said that it would cause problems with the STB updates.
07-18-2011 1:29 PM
07-18-2011 1:46 PM
I have my Roku's connected this way and don't have any problems. Of course, I only watch tv or the Roku, one at a time, on the connected tv. I guess it's possible I could have a problem if I got an update for the DVR/STB while watching the Roku, but I don't expect any problems since everything is routed based on IP addresses.
07-18-2011 5:03 PM
Do you turn the STB off at the front button when you watch Roku? If you do not, will you still not get the broadcast of the TV signal?
07-18-2011 5:26 PM - edited 07-18-2011 5:31 PM
Doesn't matter. My U-Verse DVR is connected to my tv's HDMI 1 input. My Roku is connected to my tv's HDMI 2 input via my Onkyo receiver. I have a Harmony 880 remote that I programmed to switch the input and turn on my Onkyo receiver when I am using my Roku. However, I usually do turn it off to save bandwidth.
10-28-2015 9:23 AM
The house was set up with a TV HDMI downstairs and then a 5.8 100mw wireless router to a wireless gateway upstairs. Is it possbile to hardwire that instead of this 5.8 router running in the house 24/7? Also the AT&T WIFI tower default deploys emitting signal at 400mw at 2.4 and this can be turned down to 50mw as this is more than enough for most dry wall homes. 400 mw is excessive at that frequency don't you think as a default?
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