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xg1v4 ethernet port

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xg1v4 ethernet port

Again there is a Ethernet port on the back of the new xg1 box(xg1v4),as for previous boxes it had no purpose that i know of, what about the new box, whats it for.

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Re: xg1v4 ethernet port

1. Basically everything has one anyway.

2. Supposedly, Comcast will enable IP control of the X1 boxes for home theater integration. If they do, allowing it to connect via Ethernet would be one way of doing that (or else it would require a MoCA adapter to bridge the user's LAN with the XG1's MoCA LAN).

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Re: xg1v4 ethernet port

Same as the old boxes, nothing. It’s disabled.

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Re: xg1v4 ethernet port

So why keep having it.

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Re: xg1v4 ethernet port

The X1 boxes are licensed to other cable companies around the country and Canada, it’s possible it fits their needs.

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Re: xg1v4 ethernet port

1. Basically everything has one anyway.

2. Supposedly, Comcast will enable IP control of the X1 boxes for home theater integration. If they do, allowing it to connect via Ethernet would be one way of doing that (or else it would require a MoCA adapter to bridge the user's LAN with the XG1's MoCA LAN).

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Re: xg1v4 ethernet port

Correct me if i'm wrong.  To my understanding, the ethernet port is used when you are in an app mode i.e.  Netflix, Hulu, or amazon prime if available.  

Also,  it allows you to rent on demand newly released movies or that are not free.  

 

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Re: xg1v4 ethernet port


Correct me if i'm wrong. To my understanding, the ethernet port is used when you are in an app mode i.e. Netflix, Hulu, or amazon prime if available.
Also, it allows you to rent on demand newly released movies or that are not free.

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Sorry, no, the Ethernet port isn’t used for anything

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Re: xg1v4 ethernet port

Thanks for the reply. 

Now I know why Nighthawk port indicator light is showing amber. 

 

So all signals are going through the cable input then unlike my old x1 box which had an active ethernet port (i think). 

 

 

 

 

 

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