- Jan 14, 2011
I have read the threads but have not found an answer. My install is in a couple of weeks. My wireless router is in a room where none of the receivers are going to be. The retailer said that since I have whole home system( SWM) ( 2-hr 24 and 1- h-24) that they would need to run a cable directly to the router so I can have access to the internet for VOD. One of the workers I talked to said they will run a ethernet cable to that room and plug into the router and said it can come from any of the three receivers.Another employee told me that they would run a coax cable because if you hook a ethenet cable to the receiver, it would disable the internal DECA. I am so confused. Can someone shed a light on what they are talking about and the positive and negative of each? I do not know anything about any of this stuff but it seems like if the ethernet would work, why could I not just purchase a wireless bridge, run a ethernet from one dvr to the bridge and have the bridge connect to my router wirelessly. This would eliminate the need for a new cable to be run, is this not an option?