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Cable Internet MRV Installation Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Dradran, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Jun 8, 2010 #1 of 12
    Dradran

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    I am getting MRV installed next week and I have a question about connecting to the internet.

    I have cable internet and all the connections for D* SWiM and cable internet are currently located in the basement. My HR21 is located in the living room and the cable modem is located in the office. There is not a STB in the office.

    From what I can tell, Deca and the Internet will have to come over the same cable from the basement to connect to my router and my modem for the internet.

    If I understand it correctly Deca and the Cable Internet from Comcast should not interfere with each other because they are on different frequencies?
     
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  3. Jun 8, 2010 #3 of 12
    hilmar2k

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    That's not gonna work.

    You need to either get a coax run from any SWM splitter (including one added at a receiver) to the location where your router is, or a cat 5 run from the router to any location where you will have DIRECTV (any splitter or receiver).

    You can't combine internet and DECA on the same coax.
     
  4. Jun 8, 2010 #4 of 12
    Dradran

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    Thanks!!
     
  5. Jun 8, 2010 #5 of 12
    Dradran

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    There is cat 5 run to the basement up to the office, so I just need to get some wall plates and associated connectors and have them put the last Deca in the basement.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2010 #6 of 12
    hilmar2k

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    Yup, that'll work.
     
  7. Jun 8, 2010 #7 of 12
    Dradran

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    Excellent, glad I asked, now I have time to get ready before the installer shows up.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  8. Jun 9, 2010 #8 of 12
    Dradran

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    This is probably already answered too, but can I use a power line adapter for the final connection from the last deca module to the router in the office which connects to the internet?
     
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    Dradran

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    If you already have the Cat5 run from the basement to the officer where the router is, you shouldn't need any other wall plates. The coax cable that is going to the receiver in the basement will just be split and one part will go to the DECA unit. From the DECA unit, you just connect the Cat5 cable that comes from the router in the office.

    - Merg
     
  12. Dradran

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    The cat5 is run, but is in the wall. The former owners of the house never put the connectors or the wall plates for the cat 5. So I would have to add the connectors and buy the coax/ethernet wall plates.

    Since a powerline adapter will work, and that is how the HR21 is already hooked up, I will just use that. They should be plenty fast enough for internet traffic and cheaper :)
     

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