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All DVR's Must be connected to same switcher

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by ljg1118, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. ljg1118

    ljg1118 AllStar

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    It seems I ran into a little bit of a problem. If i have connected sets of DVRs to a switcher and a set to anothter switcher the first set can't see the second set. Anyway around withour rewiring ?
     
  2. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    Are you referring to an ethernet switch, and to whole-home service (aka MRV)?
    Give us a bit more information about your system, receiver and DVR model numbers, how they are connected, etc. Specifically we need to know if you are using DECA and coax networking (and you are referring to either LNB's or SWM8/16 multiswitches), or if you are referring to ethernet connectivity.
     
  3. Diana C

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    I am going to assume that by "switcher" you mean SWM style multi switches and by "see each other" you mean appear on the whole home menu..

    The only way to bridge the network connections (the Ethernet over coax signal) between two independant SWM networks is to use two cinema connection kits to attach them to a central router or Ethernet hub/switch. Using the wired version, each CCK would need a coax connection (one on each SWM network), and the Ethernet side of each CCK would plug into a router, hub or switch. Using the wireless version, the CCKs can be attached in line with a receiver from each SWM network and connected to the same router, hub, switch or wireless access point.
     
  4. ljg1118

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    Sorry, let me clarify, All of my HD DVR's are connected by ethernet, I am not using Deca, by switcher I meant Ethernet Switch. The 3 HD DVR's connected to one ethernet switch do not see the other DVRs connected to another ethernet switch...The Dvrs are HR20's and HR21's
     
  5. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member

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    Are the two switches connected to the same network? if so you may try resetting your local network and or Receivers.
     
  6. DarkLogix

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    are the 2 network switches uplinked to one another?
     
  7. ljg1118

    ljg1118 AllStar

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    Yes, I treid all that no help
     
  8. ljg1118

    ljg1118 AllStar

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    I am not sure what you mean
     
  9. DarkLogix

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    can you explain how your network is connected?

    I would guess you have a router, and you've said you have 2 switches
    if you layout some more specifics we should be able to come up with how they should all be connected

    are the switches 10/100 or gig? are the lan ports on your router 100 or gig?
    do you have any link between the switches or the switches and router (be carefull don't make any loops)
     
  10. WestDC

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    You may also wish to check the other receivers and see if the whole connected
    (selected from) the remote menu on each receiver is still allowed or has been changed in the settings.

    Just a thought
     
  11. Diana C

    Diana C Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

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    Basic stuff:

    How are the 2 ethernet switches connected (directly via a single Ethernet cable, or via 2 cables run to a router or other switch)?

    Go to the receivers, bring up the menu, and select Test/info then More Info, and scroll down to the receivers' IP addresses. They should all be the same except for the last 3 digits. IOW, xxx.xxx.xxx.yyy where the xxx.xxx.xxx is the same on all receivers, and the yyy is different. If not, post the differences.
     
  12. ljg1118

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    The router is connected to Ethernet Switch 1 by single ethernet cable, Swicth 1 is connected to switch 2 by single ethernet cable..I wll check the IP addresses when I get home later. Thanks all for your help
     
  13. carl6

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    As long as both switches are really just switches (and not routing), that should work. Basically the DVRs all need to be on the same LAN with the same subnet mask (e.g., 255,255,255,0).
     
  14. ljg1118

    ljg1118 AllStar

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    The Recivers match IP addresses except for last 3 numbers(static), subnet masks match exactly, default gateway match, as does DNS. I am really scratching my head on this. STB Services Port on all reveivers state N/A (202)
     
  15. dirtyblueshirt

    dirtyblueshirt Under Suspicion

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    Could you tell us the make and model of your switches and your router? Thanks!
     
  16. ljg1118

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    Switches are HP 1410-24G Procurve. Router is Lynksys BEFSR41.
     
  17. dirtyblueshirt

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    I just wanted to make sure the switches you had were no-config models.

    Do any of the IP addresses begin with 169.254.x.x?
     
  18. ljg1118

    ljg1118 AllStar

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    No IP addresses begin with that
     
  19. ljg1118

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    I just re-checked the cabling and the router is feeding switch 1 by ethernet cable, and switch 2 by a seperate output and ethernet cable...outputs 1 and 3.
     
  20. The Merg

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    So, if you look at the PlayLists on the receivers connected to Switch 2, they all see each other and all the receivers on Switch 1 see each other, correct?

    - Merg
     

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