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Cisco ISB7005 wireless hardwired?

I read where it said in the forum that all you have to do is run cat5e cable, plug in and turn off accesspoint, is this the vap2500? Then reset receiver to search for another connection. Also what happens when you turn the access point back on for Wi-Fi and another wireless receiver? Just trying to get as much info to see if it will work in my case. Thanks

Joe

 

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Re: Cisco ISB7005 wireless hardwired?

Plug it in with Ethernet, unplug the VAP2500 and hold down the power button for 5 seconds until the receiver reboots. Once it comes back on, let it go through it's connection finding process(it shouldn't ask you to connect to the WAP) and wait for the TV stream to begin playing. It should now have forgotten the access point and run on Ethernet. If you ever decide to plug the VAP2500 back in, the ISB7005 shouldn't remember the network/password.

 

Just to add,

When a wireless receiver reboots and can't find its access point, it'll reset its network settings back to default and search for a wired connection or wait for another connection setup to be done for wireless.

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Re: Cisco ISB7005 wireless hardwired?

You said, if you ever decide to plug the VAP2500 back in, the ISB7005 shouldn't remember the network/password.

 

***So then if I want to use the ISB7005 as wireless again, how do I get it to remember the network and password?  Is that where the WPS button on the VAP2500 comes in?

 

Thanks for your fast reply.

 

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Re: Cisco ISB7005 wireless hardwired?

Yes, if you wanted to change the ISB7005 back to wireless, you would need to do the following:

 

1) Unplug it from Ethernet

2) Reboot it

3) Then do the usual WPS setup like before.

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Re: Cisco ISB7005 wireless hardwired?

So, I unplugged my wireless Cisco STB, and ran the Cat5e Ethernet cable from my router to the network port on the back of the same STB.  I also completely unplugged the WAP from the router, so that the STB doesn't get confused as to which signal to sync to.  I plugged the STB back in and everything booted up fine eventually (gear icon, then relink).  

 

So far so good, but after about a week I had the same dropout problems on the STB that I had when it was wireless.  It seems to happen at least once a day, sometimes twice, and most often at night.  I've tried the whole house reboot, where I've unplugged the router, unplugged the wired DVR in the front room, and unplugged the back room STB (now wired).  Everything comes back up fine, but eventually the formerly wireless STB freezes or drops out.  My question is, which piece is bad?  The router or the STB?

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Re: Cisco ISB7005 wireless hardwired?

As you now have a hardwire cable to that location swap the DVR and receiver.... If problem follows receiver try doing a factory reset of receiver to insure most current software version. If problem stays at site possible issue of foreign voltage building up on TV discharges down cable to receiver causing issue (common with larger flat screen TVs)... May also be power issue at site outlet commonly known as brown out (low voltage caused by power drop/surge) check electrical circuits for compressors/motors such as refrigerator, freezer, treadmill, sump pump, etc. Some homes could have two or three rooms on same circuit breaker, need to flip breakers to see what else is on that associated outlet.

 

If swap units be sure to swap power supplies as well, the DVR needs a stronger watt than WiFi receiver.

 

Other possible issue is flaky port on RG, try changing the cables to different ports

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Re: Cisco ISB7005 wireless hardwired?

Thanks for the quick response.  I'll give the swap a try, but if anything, I suspect an overly used circuit would apply to the outlet where the main DVR unit is currently plugged in rather than at the site of the secondary STB.  Still, I'll check it out.

 

I tried swapping the ports on the RG last night, so we'll see how that goes.

 

Lastly, how do I perform the factory reset on the STB?  Is that the process where I press the 'OK', Down, and Power buttons simultaeneously until I get the three blinking lights?  Do I need to perform a factory reset on the router as well?

 

Thanks again.

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