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kenneyb

join:2002-02-19
San Diego, CA

Question concerning Uverse and my LAN

If and when I switch to Uverse ( shortly )
how much, if any, of my present LAN can I use?
So I replace my ADSL Modem ( AT&T ) with a
Uverse Gateway which creates a NAT. Presently
I have my own 100-BaseT LAN on which is lets
say 6 computers and a couple switches only two
of which are on at any given time. The GW is
connected to the HDTV. I choose to purchase a
second Uverse box to run a second HDTV. As I
understand the way this works I simply connect
that second box to the LAN and it gets supported
through it's own IP on the presently existing LAN.

OR

Do I have to build a completely separate LAN
that does not carry the Internet traffic?

Thanks


MyDogHsFleas
Premium
join:2007-08-15
Austin, TX
kudos:5

The best way to do this is to put your home LAN onto one of the RG (Residential Gateway) Ethernet ports via a switch, and connect the STBs (Settop Boxes) to the other ports. This keeps the video traffic off your home LAN and vice versa.


kenneyb

join:2002-02-19
San Diego, CA

said by MyDogHsFleas:

The best way to do this is to put your home LAN onto one of the RG (Residential Gateway) Ethernet ports via a switch, and connect the STBs (Settop Boxes) to the other ports. This keeps the video traffic off your home LAN and vice versa.
Kool, that's right there's I think 4-ports on the back
of the GW so in effect I can put the STP's there.
Thanks


djrobx
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join:2000-05-31
Valencia, CA
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reply to kenneyb

If there's coax running to that second HDTV they can use that to power the TV.

The major issue to keep in mind is to not have a wireless access point and a U-verse STB be split from a single switch. Doing so will overload the wifi network with TV multicast traffic and make it useless. Computers and other devices hardwired into the network will most likely be able to ignore the traffic without any issue.

The U-verse RG has extra "smarts" in it called IGMP snooping that can keep TV traffic off of the network if there are no STBs connected to that port.
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kenneyb

join:2002-02-19
San Diego, CA

said by djrobx:

If there's coax running to that second HDTV they can use that to power the TV....
Thanks