[BC] TELUS Optik - STB + Computer Connection?
I have GB LAN at home and solid wireless. One of the drops has our main family computer but we want to put STB there. Do the STBs have a way to toggle between watching Optik TV - OR - using the computer on LAN for normal internet access? Planning to get 30" LED with HDMI and DVI ports. I figured if it's on wired LAN it should be able to switch?? I would prefer not to have to move the computer...
|reply to Jdan |
OP, I'm guessing you're currently with Shaw and thinking of switching to Telus Optik TV?
The Telus STB can connect to the Actiontec gateway in one of two ways:
If you have an existing coax connection you can use that to connect the STB. Otherwise you can share the same ethernet drop with your computer by adding a network switch to connect both the STB and the computer to the same drop.
It shouldn't be a problem at all.
|reply to Jdan |
TELUS installers used to have COAX to Ethernet adapters, which supported up to two LAN connections without a switch. I don't know if they still do.
The more I C, the less I see.
|reply to TheMG |
OK I have both LAN drop and coax at this location. I am hoping somehow to use my LAN router to integrate/share at 4 different locations in my house - each with both LAN drop and coax. In this specific case I hope the Mac Pro can continue being used after they deploy the STB with a new LED monitor/HDTV. I guess I will ask the TELUS installer on Friday.
Port Coquitlam, BC
I'm a little confused in what you want.
Do you have a Cat cable running to a room, and you want to hook up TV + internet in that one room? If so, that's no problem.
Easiest way would be to buy a GBs switch from Ncix - hook it up to the wire running to the room, and then plug a wire from the switch into the STB and into the computer.
Prince George, BC
The techs can provide a gig switch
|reply to pfak |
Coax to Ethernet adapters are a non supported solution