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Hey everyone.


I'm trying to split an Ethernet port behind my TV to hardwire my DVR(currently plugged in) and my Xbox One such is getting bad wireless speeds.


I connected a netgear GS108v3 and everything is ok but anything the DVR records freezes a lot on playback.


Any suggestions on what I can do? If you need more info let me know I'm using AT&T Uverse.
 

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Originally Posted by Xithryl  /t/1519840/split-ethernet-jack-to-dvr-and-xbox-one#post_24408491


Hey everyone.


I'm trying to split an Ethernet port behind my TV to hardwire my DVR(currently plugged in) and my Xbox One such is getting bad wireless speeds.


I connected a netgear GS108v3 and everything is ok but anything the DVR records freezes a lot on playback.


Any suggestions on what I can do? If you need more info let me know I'm using AT&T Uverse.
Pick up a cheap Switch from New Egg or Monoprice.
 

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Originally Posted by funhouse69  /t/1519840/split-ethernet-jack-to-dvr-and-xbox-one#post_24410321


Pick up a cheap Switch from New Egg or Monoprice.

Yeah, both Amazon and Newegg had a Rosewill for $8.
 

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Originally Posted by ArthurL  /t/1519840/split-ethernet-jack-to-dvr-and-xbox-one#post_24409000


Do you have a router?

I'm using the standard Uverse Gateway modem/router thing motorola nvg589

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Pick up a cheap Switch from New Egg or Monoprice.

So you feel a different switch should do the trick? I was looking at the Netgear AV model ones, suppose to priorities better, and claims you can plug in your DVR and Game consoles. This One
 

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Hold on, I think I missed something here... So you have an Ethernet Connection going from your Router which I assume is provided by your ISP and then you connected a Netgear GS108 Switch to it to connect multiple devices correct?

 

Is the Netgear one of their "Smart Switches" that you can log in to and see setting and statistics? If so check and see if the switch is seeing any errors. If not you can you log in to your router and see if there are any errors on it? Check each individual port if you can.

 

Also please clarify what you are talking about with the DVR Freezing up, what does that have to do with your Network Connection. The DVR is connected via Coax right? The network connection shouldn't have anything to do with unless you are talking about getting something like Netflix or Hulu from the Internet and recording it and that could just be a problem with your internet connection being slow or unreliable.

 

If you have the Netgear Switch you do not need another one, I though you were asking how to split the connection to connect two devices. I have two different Netgear GS108T Switches which are managed and they are AWESOME and I have no problems with them whatsoever. 

 

The switch itself should not be causing any issues unless it is defective (which is certainly possible) OR the cable going to the Router has some issues. My suggestion would be to try running a new cable to the router just on the floor for testing purposes and see if you still have an issue. Can you connect a computer to it and see if you have any issues with the computer and if you do connect the computer to the router directly and see if you have the same issues. Again a Netgear Switch should not be causing any issues unless it is defective or configured wrong.
 

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My DVR is connected through Ethernet not coax because of how my living room is I guess they didn't wanna run a coax. So right now an Ethernet cord is being ran along the wall from the router to behind my TV which results in an Ethernet port. With just the Ethernet running from that port to my DVR the recorded shows are fine. However if I run an Ethernet cord from that port into the switch and then into the dvr and my Xbox. Everything is fine except for when I playback recorded shows which end up freezing here and there.


I don't believe this is a smart switch I can login to but I can be wrong I'll have to look into it I've had it for a little while and was just kinda left over from some previous networking adventure.
 

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Since the DVR is connected via Ethernet to the Cable Modem (I assume) you might not be able to put something else between it and the Modem. That shouldn't matter but would it be possible to add another connection from the Cable Modem / Router to the Netgear switch even if it is like I said before a temp connection just ran across the floor to see if that works. I don't know if the issue with the DVR is adding the switch in as I've never had an Ethernet Only DVR.

 

If anyone else knows please jump in!
 

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That shouldn't matter but would it be possible to add another connection from the Cable Modem / Router to the Netgear switch even if it is like I said before a temp connection just ran across the floor to see if that works.

You mean to test another port on the router and see if that yields different results?
 
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