Well, yesterday was a pretty interesting day. I switch from having comcast cable internet for $73.00 dollars a month because my promotion expired. So, after making several phone calls, I ended up getting U-Verse, which included TV, with 2 DVR's and 18 mgps downloads speed for $82.00 a month.
However, I had to turn my whole network off since I had to re-route and take off several cable that were not needed anymore.
After a 3 hours installation....I ended up getting a new guy. The TV and internet worked. For a few hours lol. The internet works, and the living room TV works, but the master bedroom doesn't.
Furthermore, the Cat5e cable that goes from my router to the master bedroom doesn't have a signal anymore, which is probably why the TV doesn't work. I am thinking the installation guy(s) messed up the cable while installing the screws to hold the cables in place.
However, that was the least of my problems. After installing everything and turning everything on...I WAS UNABLE TO ACCESS MY UNRAID SERVER
After hours of changing and terminating Cat5e cables, and power cycling everything, I was still unable to access it. I posted this on Lime Tech Forum, and someone suggested to turn on DHCP on my OS USB Thumb drive.
Then, it clicked. I have two routers now. The U-Verse and my WNDR3700, which I am using mainly for the wireless N connection.
So, I went ahead and turned on the DHCP on my thumb drive, and magic. It is working again.
The best part: MY TRANSFER SPEEDS ARE FASTER LOL. I don't know why, but before I was averaging between 15 to 30 mbps, and now I am hitting 25 to 38 mbps.
So, yeah, today there will be another tech coming. He'll probably have to run two lines of Cat5e to the master bedroom. One for the TV box, and the other for my 5 port gigabit switch to access my server.
The first ATT tech who came over, gave me a power line internet adapter, which works ok for my xbox and streaming online content, but it stutters whenever I try streaming blu-ray rips.
So, we'll see how it goes tomorrow.