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how many wireless receivers does Uverse support?

i have a wired DVR and 2 wireless TV receivers. i would like to get at least 1 more wireless, or even 2. Obviously i know there will be an additional monthly charge for each box, but does Uverse support 3 or 4 wireless receivers? 

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Re: how many wireless receivers does Uverse support?

as an FYI, i have 1 room that is pre-wired with coax that i might be able to use and free-up a wireless receiver. Is this as simple as ordering another wired receiver from ATT and using the coax? Or will this require a trip out from a technician.

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Re: how many wireless receivers does Uverse support?

Older WAP have a limit of 2 wireless receivers.   Newer ones can have more (not sure how many).  You could connect additional receivers via cat5 to the gateway.

 

Do all those TV's need wireless at the same time?  If not you could just move around the wireless receivers you already have on an as-needed basis.

 

What is your current profile?  There is a max limit of 4 HD streams at any one time if your profile can handle it.

 

Check this thread out.

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Accepted by skeeterintexas
‎06-05-2017 6:30 PM

Re: how many wireless receivers does Uverse support?

WAP 401 can only support 2 wireless receivers.

 

WAP 501 or 2500 can support up to (5)....

Need a newer model gateway as well.

The first two units should be 7005 WiFi receivers, the other unit(s) should be either 7105 or 2500.

Normally order the units thru SALES, $49 per unit one time charge plus $10 per month.

Note: WiFi range can be limited... Need (3) bars to work.

 

Any request for a hardwired receiver either on coax or Ethernet is a $99 service call, plus the $10 per month.

The wireless receivers can function as hardwired on Ethernet.

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Re: how many wireless receivers does Uverse support?

my thoughts,

You seem to have the handle on configuration, so here is my question.  I have two ISB7005s driven by a VEN501.  AT&T is shipping me a third wireless receiver setup - the equipment list included a ISB7105 (right choice according to your post) and a VAP2500.  So my question is should I switch out the VEN501 for the VAP2500 or not?

Thanks,

Richard Southworth

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Re: how many wireless receivers does Uverse support?

 

@rasworth

Swap not needed.....

 

Are you experiencing any weak bars (less than 3) on current receivers? If yes, could try swapping in case wireless is becoming poor on current WAP or current unit is 3+ years. May also be distance and/or material issues as WAP is on 5G network which has shorter distance than 2.4Ghz networks.

 

Note, if have a dual band android device, WIFI ANALYZER (has radar sweep icon) would show channel number. If near gateways 5G wifi may want to move gateway channel.

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Re: how many wireless receivers does Uverse support?

my thoughts,

I received my equipment, went ahead and associated the new receiver with my existing VEN501, no problem.  We have a small house, 5 bars on all three receivers.  I'm a nerd (electrical engineer at least), logged into the VEN501 and set it to a DFS channel far away from my other 5ghz APs, has been solid.  After some experimentation settled on channel 136, not obvious which adjacent channel is picked up for 40mhz, I'm guessing 140.

 

I used to use WiFi Analyazer on my iPhone, when Apple nixed that I used it on an Android device.  However, I have discovered that the Apple Airport Utility app has a wifi scan function built in, that works well to indicate the signal strength of all wifis in the neighborhood.  Apparently Apple will allow their programmers to violate the rules, but no outside groups may do so.

 

Thanks for your reply,

Richard 

 

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