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bayguy

@mckesson.com

Will U-verse use the same coax connection as Xfinity?

I am have a lot of connection problems w/ Comcast's Xfinity Internet and the tech said there's a lot of noise through the coax connection from the wall and it's not Comcast's responsibility to fix that. If I switch to U-verse Internet, will it go through the same connection as Xfinity or does it go through my telephone line? I will not be having phone or cable TV service.



Thinkdiff
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join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
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U-Verse uses the phone line to connect to the RG or ADSL2+ modem.

Coax is only used in some cases to connect from the RG to the STBs when you have U-Verse TV.
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bayguy

@comcast.net

my phone port is pretty far from my cable port.. will that be a problem?



Thinkdiff
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Bronx, NY
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Depends.. you don't need the coax if you're getting U-Verse Internet only, so relative placement is not important.

If you're getting U-Verse TV, then you'll either have to use their new wireless receivers, run a coax cable from the RG to the nearest cable jack, or use ethernet if you have that in place already.

If you're getting a professional installation, you don't have to worry about any of this as the installer will make the necessary arrangements for everything to work together.
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Darknessfall

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We have our service set up with phone line to our home, coax from the box on the side of house to our gateway, then coax from the RG to all of our TVs except for the STB by it with ethernet. If you don't get TV you'll probably most likely not get a coax compatible RG.

Unlike stated above, if you have VDSL2 and you get a RG that has a coax port, they can use coax to both receive the connection and backfeed TV signals. If you have ADSL2 then you will have to use a phone port.



Thinkdiff
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said by Darknessfall:

Unlike stated above, if you have VDSL2 and you get a RG that has a coax port, they can use coax to both receive the connection and backfeed TV signals.

I thought that was for real FTTH installs? Isn't the normal U-Verse VDSL2 install a home-run CAT5 (phone line) to the NID connected to the 2-Wire RG indoors? Do they have outdoor VDSL2 modems now?

Edit: I see.. they have NIDs which contain the VDSL2 modem. Didn't realize that. Sorry for the incorrect information. So they don't do phone line to the indoor RG installs anymore?
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doubleohwhat

join:2008-10-25
Birmingham, AL

Edit: I see.. they have NIDs which contain the VDSL2 modem. Didn't realize that. Sorry for the incorrect information. So they don't do phone line to the indoor RG installs anymore?

I would imagine that the outdoor "VDSL2 modem" everyone is referring to is just the same old iNID we've had forever. From what I've been told, they don't really like to install those unless pair bonding is required. Everyone else gets an indoor modem (model varies based on availability and services being installed) with the cat5 run to the NID.

I could most certainly be wrong though.

Darknessfall

join:2012-08-17
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We don't have an INID. We have coax to our 3801 HGV. It both receives the VDSL2 signal over it and back feeds the TV signals over it.


dave006

join:1999-12-26
Boca Raton, FL
reply to bayguy

said by bayguy :

I am have a lot of connection problems w/ Comcast's Xfinity Internet and the tech said there's a lot of noise through the coax connection from the wall and it's not Comcast's responsibility to fix that. If I switch to U-verse Internet, will it go through the same connection as Xfinity or does it go through my telephone line? I will not be having phone or cable TV service.

It depends on a couple factors. First, what type of U-verse Internet are you looking at since there are two flavors?

1. VDSL ( often offered with IPTV and VoIP )
2. U-Verse HSI is an IP-based DSL product using ADSL2/2+ technology

If you go with flavor 1 (VDSL) , then it is up to the installer how he wants to install. You however can ask for a specific type of install such as all Cat5 vs reuse of the existing Coax. The installer will test the Coax and at a minimum replace all the connectors using new compression fittings.

If you go flavor 2 (ADSL2/2+), then you will only be using twisted pair or existing house wiring unless you have a professional install. There is no Coax option in this flavor.

Note: both flavors are delivered to the side of your house via copper wire to the NID or iNID and then there are options for for flavor 1 (VDSL). VDSL can reuse existing Coax, existing twisted pair or you might get an all new install using Cat5.

Dave