Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2013 10:37 AM (in response to James A. Weston)
I tried to leave the 5-port switch in place and just connect the AE into the switch and the same thing happened. It immediately killed the wireless.
I know the LAN ports on the AE work because I did test my laptop via ethernet and it worked fine. It has something to do with the DVR box only is my guess.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2013 11:05 AM (in response to James A. Weston)
This is the response I received from the AT&T forum:
You cannot plug any type of AT&T uverse equipment into a secondary router. They must be connected to the RG in your basement directly. You would need to plug the DVR into the cable that is running to the basement to get that back working. Then you will need to run another cable for your AE. You can of course plug your Sonos device into the AE.
The reason it won't work the way your trying to hook it up is the TV packets flood the router, and as you already know, kill the internet.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2013 11:16 AM (in response to James A. Weston)
I agree.. but thanks for trying to troubleshoot for me.
I think I can still make this work by switching the DVR box to use the exisiting coax cable and use my one and only ethernet cable for the AE.