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Wired receiver requires technician install? Does wireless receiver let you use Ethernet port?
Edited by dougbee on Apr 11, 2012 at 2:36:47 PM

I attempted to order an additional U-Verse receiver for my existing 2-receiver (VIP1225, VIP1200) setup. It would only allow me to add a wireless receiver. A chat revealed that a wired receiver requires a technician visit.. ?!!

 

1. Is this a steadfast rule? Having done the CAT-6 in my house and configured additional wireless routers to work with the RG, I figure I'm capable enough to plug in an additional receiver into the RG. Smiley Happy

2. If not, does the wireless receiver also function as a wired receiver?

 

 

 

 

I attempted to order an additional U-Verse receiver for my existing 2-receiver (VIP1225, VIP1200) setup. It would only allow me to add a wireless receiver. A chat revealed that a wired receiver requires a technician visit.. ?!!

 

1. Is this a steadfast rule? Having done the CAT-6 in my house and configured additional wireless routers to work with the RG, I figure I'm capable enough to plug in an additional receiver into the RG. Smiley Happy

2. If not, does the wireless receiver also function as a wired receiver?

 

 

 

 

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The wireless receiver can also operate as a wired receiver with an Ethernet connection.  The wireless receiver will give you much more flexibility than the wired receiver.

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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The wireless receiver can also operate as a wired receiver with an Ethernet connection.  The wireless receiver will give you much more flexibility than the wired receiver.

The wireless receiver can also operate as a wired receiver with an Ethernet connection.  The wireless receiver will give you much more flexibility than the wired receiver.

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Thanks! Are these available in-store or are they only online?
Thanks! Are these available in-store or are they only online?

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Edited by texasguy37 on Apr 11, 2012 at 2:55:49 PM

You need to call Customer Service to order.  They are delivered by UPS.  You cannot pick them up at an AT&T store.

You need to call Customer Service to order.  They are delivered by UPS.  You cannot pick them up at an AT&T store.

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They were charging $49 for the wireless receiver (possibly for the Wireless Access Point that comes with it).   As far as I know that charge still exists.

They were charging $49 for the wireless receiver (possibly for the Wireless Access Point that comes with it).   As far as I know that charge still exists.

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bri_man_65 wrote:

They were charging $49 for the wireless receiver (possibly for the Wireless Access Point that comes with it).   As far as I know that charge still exists.


That may be the case, but if a tech has one on his truck he can offer to give you one at no charge.  The prem tech who gave me a 2250 offered me a wireless stb but I told him I didn't want one.  If it is being shipped, then unless you get a very cooperative CSR, avoiding the fee would be impossible.  IMHO


bri_man_65 wrote:

They were charging $49 for the wireless receiver (possibly for the Wireless Access Point that comes with it).   As far as I know that charge still exists.


That may be the case, but if a tech has one on his truck he can offer to give you one at no charge.  The prem tech who gave me a 2250 offered me a wireless stb but I told him I didn't want one.  If it is being shipped, then unless you get a very cooperative CSR, avoiding the fee would be impossible.  IMHO

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"The wireless receiver can also operate as a wired receiver with an Ethernet connection.  The wireless receiver will give you much more flexibility than the wired receiver."

 

So are you saying I can utilize the COAX connection on the wireless receiver for INPUT from the gateway situated elsewhere and then use the HDMI out to the TV and the Ethernet for network connectivity??

"The wireless receiver can also operate as a wired receiver with an Ethernet connection.  The wireless receiver will give you much more flexibility than the wired receiver."

 

So are you saying I can utilize the COAX connection on the wireless receiver for INPUT from the gateway situated elsewhere and then use the HDMI out to the TV and the Ethernet for network connectivity??

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So are you saying I can utilize the COAX connection on the wireless receiver for INPUT from the gateway situated elsewhere and then use the HDMI out to the TV and the Ethernet for network connectivity??


No, the wireless receivers only accept a cat5 (i.e. Ethernet) connection for the input. A coaxial cable cannot be used for the input.


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So are you saying I can utilize the COAX connection on the wireless receiver for INPUT from the gateway situated elsewhere and then use the HDMI out to the TV and the Ethernet for network connectivity??


No, the wireless receivers only accept a cat5 (i.e. Ethernet) connection for the input. A coaxial cable cannot be used for the input.

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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