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Topic # 217735 10-Jul-2017 16:18
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Years ago when we got cable, the cable guy installed a T Box, a box just called a "Technicolor" and a Motorola Surfboard.

 

Today I noticed that the Technicolor box had a wifi light on it, that got me pondering and so I turned off the Motorola Surfboard and found that it didn't do anything!

 

My wifi still worked, the same as always. The Motorola was plugged into the TBox via the LAN, and drew signal from the cable. Yet another cable went directly into the TBox via the splitter. Another cable supplies signal to the Technicolor.

 

I have no idea what the tech guy was thinking in wiring up the Motorola. Anyone know why this might be set up like this?

 

 


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  Reply # 1818976 10-Jul-2017 16:48
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I think you'll find it's the cable modem for the T-Box.. You may find your T-Box packs a sad without it turned on.

 

@ZollyMonsta can probably answer exactly what it does.





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  Reply # 1818989 10-Jul-2017 17:21
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You might be right .......

 

The TBox was working happily until I went to play back a recorded show, then it came up with "service unavailable". I have reassembled the Motorola and plugged it back in, and am rebooting the system. What an odd setup, I wish my enthusiasm hadn't got me carried away. :-)


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1818992 10-Jul-2017 17:25
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Yep. Modem is needed. :-)




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