Thanks for the earlier tips. I finally had a chance to see the Fibe TV setup and have a couple more questions.
1. Bell put a 2202 box on coax and the 2262 PVR on Cat5. Is that just to free up an extra LAN port for computer use, or is there a significant difference? At first I thought the PVR was on coax and maybe there was a reliability issue, but it's the non-PVR.
2. Does anyone sell the $199 extra receiver except Bell? OP a year ago said FS does, but now they seem to have every brand but Bell. I realize we'd still have to register the box with Bell but want to avoid $50 for them to run a network cable.
3. I'm struggling with adding wired internet access where I can't run a cable. This would be for a Fibe TV receiver but also a VoIP ATA and a networked printer. I took an old Cisco E2000 router and added DD-WRT to it, then configured as a Wireless Bridge. IOW, the E2000 is in the distant location, connected by .11n to the Bell gateway, and then there are wired devices off the E2000. It works to a point but not well, not sure if it's a flaky router or my firmwall install. In any case, it's raised a couple of questions about the Fibe setup.
I've tested with the PVR at the remote location. It won't start up at all unless it's connected to the LAN, which as a long-time TiVo user surprised me. When I hooked up a cable to the E2000 and power cycled, it did work. Is the PVR just looking for the Bell gateway or is it actually going out on the internet? I don't think Bell is reliable enough for it to be the latter (no internet, no recorded programming!?). Can anyone say what specifically it's getting when connected? Also, it will play recorded programs (of course, because they're local) and will play OnDemand with a little pixellation, but it will only ever play ~5sec of live TV and then the signal is lost. What if anything is likely causing this problem with live TV but not OnDemand? And I haven't yet tested with PVR wired to the Bell gateway and Receiver at the distant location. Is it likely to work (like OnDemand or fail (like live TV)?
4. Finally, is there a forum here where I could discuss the Cisco E2000 with DD-WRT acting as a Wireless Bridge? I can start a thread here (because it's for Fibe TV) but wondered if there's a better area.