Share wifi through ethernet to Fibreop TV STB
I'm in a reno now and my main TV is offline, and I recently had this (not-so)bright idea to connect my Fibreop TV's STB to my computer monitor via hdmi.
I don't have a hard wired connection to my internet gateway near the computer, and the computer accesses the internet via Wifi.
I thought I might "Share" my Wifi connection (Windows 7) - via "internet connection sharing" - with my computer's ethernet card, then connect the ethernet card to my STB. The idea being that my computer would be like a wireless access point for the STB.
Well... it works... kind of...
I plugged in the STB and waited for it to cycle up, and voila, I had TV; for about 4 seconds, at which point the STB lost signal.
Subsequently, when I would turn the STB off, then on with the remote (i.e. not power-cycling), I would get 3-5 seconds of TV, then lost signal.
Something tells me that Bellaliant does not want me doing this, and that is why I suddenly lose signal when it seems to be working (i.e. the Microsoft OS on the STB notices that something's fishy), however on the off chance that this is not the case, does anyone have any idea what might be causing the sudden signal loss?