Extend Cat5 run to STB

Scholar

Extend Cat5 run to STB

I want to move one of my STB's to another room but the Cat5 run from the Gateway to the STB is not long enough.

 

Is it possible to extend the Cat5 run using a coupler similiar what you do with coax?

Message 1 of 7 (427 Views)
ACE - Expert

Re: Extend Cat5 run to STB

Cat5e for Uverse should not use a coupler, get a correct length from monoprice here:

 

http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10208  Good luck Smiley Wink

 

Chris


Please NO SD stretch-o-vision or 480 SD HD Channels
1-800-288-2020, After he gets acct info, press # a bunch of times, get a menu from Mr. Voice recognition
Your Results May Vary, In My Humble Opinion
I Call It Like I See It, Simply a U-verse user, nothing more

*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.
Message 2 of 7 (424 Views)
Scholar

Re: Extend Cat5 run to STB

OK thanks

Message 3 of 7 (416 Views)
Mentor

Re: Extend Cat5 run to STB

I've been using  a Cat5e connector for the STB in my back bedroom for 9 months without any issues. My cable run was about 10 feet short and I was not crawling back into my attic so I added a 10' cable with the connector. Just be sure the connector is Cat5e rated, not just Cat5.

Message 4 of 7 (373 Views)
Scholar

Re: Extend Cat5 run to STB

Thanks but I have already ordered cable from Monoprice as Chris suggested.

 

 

Message 5 of 7 (364 Views)
ACE - Expert

Re: Extend Cat5 run to STB


dgoddard1 wrote:

I've been using  a Cat5e connector for the STB in my back bedroom for 9 months without any issues. My cable run was about 10 feet short and I was not crawling back into my attic so I added a 10' cable with the connector. Just be sure the connector is Cat5e rated, not just Cat5.


It may have worked, but not recommended for Uverse. Smiley Wink

 

Chris


Please NO SD stretch-o-vision or 480 SD HD Channels
1-800-288-2020, After he gets acct info, press # a bunch of times, get a menu from Mr. Voice recognition
Your Results May Vary, In My Humble Opinion
I Call It Like I See It, Simply a U-verse user, nothing more

*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.
Message 6 of 7 (360 Views)
Highlighted
Expert

Re: Extend Cat5 run to STB

YRMV

Message 7 of 7 (351 Views)
Share this topic
Announcements

Welcome to the AT&T TV Hub!
We have some helpful articles located under TV Hot Topics.
On the left you will see DIRECTV and U-verse TV links. Click on those links for more information regarding Apps, Billing, and TV troubleshooting tips.

Additional Support