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2 Whole Home Systems on same ethernet network issues

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by babock, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. babock

    babock New Member

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    I have 2 HR24 DVRs on a home network. I am using the DIRECTV CINEMA Connection Kit DECA to connect internet to it.



    I have a renter in my house next door who shares my internet wirelessly.

    All was fine and dandy until a week ago, My neighbor picked up an HR44. I actually didn't realize he had bought this until last night. I came home and saw 50 shows that I had not programmed so I deleted them. They show as partial recordings and cannot be played. I also noticed some of my shows weren't there. It wasn't until I looked at my router that I saw a few new DVRs on my IP connect list that light bulbs started going off in my head. That is when I found out they had connected to the internet with their new DVR. They of course were not too happy that a years worth of shows weren't there anymore.


    My question is can we isolate being able to see each others DVRs?
     
  2. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    Well assuming right now you have a single wireless router that you both you and they connect to, the simplest solution would be to get a second wireless router, plug its WAN/internet port into one of the LAN ports on your wireless router, and have them connect to that while you continue connecting to yours.
     
  3. babock

    babock New Member

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    Yes, I can see how that would help in getting their system on a separate subnet.

    Unfortunatey I don't think I can do that physically. I have my main wireless/router/modem downstairs with a cable that runs upstairs to a switch. From that switch, it feeds a wireless access point that they join to and it feeds the DVR connection DECA.

    I will see what I can do differently though. Maybe I can try your suggestion or at least test it out someway. Thanks for your reply.
     
  4. jes

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    Try replacing the Wireless Access Point with a wireless router. Plug the WAN port into your upstairs switch. You will need to config the new router LAN to a different subnet & allow remote access so you can access the console from your network w/o having to connect to the other network.

    BTW your existing setup is a security & malware risk to all... :eek2:

    afterthought... You aren't sharing the dish & DECA are you?
     

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