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Connected Home Adapter

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by iwatchtv, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. iwatchtv

    iwatchtv New Member

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    When they installed DirecTV, the installer put in a DCA2SR0-01, "Connected home adapter". It plugged in to my router and then went in to the coax system.

    I had a lightning strike that damaged some network stuff. The on-demand features of the HR34 box I had stopped worked, and when I went to Network settings it said it wasn't connected to the internet. So I figured this adapter was damaged.

    So I took out the adapter and put ethernet in to HR34, and everything worked fine.

    The reason I am asking is because I had run an ethernet line to where the HR34 is prior to DirecTV coming out, because I figued the box would need it (or could use it). But the installed decided to install this "Connected Home Adapter". Why do that if I had run the ethernet?

    WIth the connected home adapter out, my HR34 and 2 x H25 still all seem to work fine.

    Any tips on why install it in the first place?
     
  2. otaliema

    otaliema AllStar

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    The connected home adapter is just a more stable way to connect the system in most cases if your working fine with out it, run with out it. The D* system recognizes that you have a internet connection due to being installed previously.
    Just put in a drawer and keep it safe if you ever have a tech come out for another reason you can ask to have it replaced at that time.
     
  3. iwatchtv

    iwatchtv New Member

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    Thanks for the input. So does that device just interface with the HR34 or does it have anything to do with the H25's?
     
  4. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    The device is an adapter that bridges the ethernet traffic on the coax network to your home network. The HR34 actually has this bridge built into it, which is why you were able to plug the Ethernet cable into it and it worked fine.

    - Merg
     
  5. otaliema

    otaliema AllStar

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    Perfect answer Merg.
    The main reason I can think of that the tech put the adapter in is that when the HR34's first came out software bugs would cause the built in bridge to be inconsistent so techs to prevent roll backs would install the adapter and prevent the problem in the first place. Now I understand the software bug(s) causing that problem have been repaired and so it's not necessary anymore.
     
  6. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    Perfect answer Merg.
    The main reason I can think of that the tech put the adapter in is that when the HR34's first came out software bugs would cause the built in bridge to be inconsistent so techs to prevent roll backs would install the adapter and prevent the problem in the first place. Now I understand the software bug(s) causing that problem have been repaired and so it's not necessary anymore.


    That was part of the reason. Mostly though, it was that the techs thought the HR34 behaved the same way as the HR24, in that if an Ethernet cable was plugged in it would disable the internal DECA.


    - Merg

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  7. iwatchtv

    iwatchtv New Member

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    This tech even went as far as to plug an empty ethernet jack in to the ethernet port on the back of the HR34, as a reminder not to use it. This was a year ago. I am guessing he was thinking along the lines that you guys were.
     
  8. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Not quite. Major real reason to connect the CCK when there is a Ethernet near the Genie, is installers DO NOT get pay to connect ethernet they do get pay to connect the CCK. second reason, DirecTV says so.
     
  9. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    No, the empty RJ45 was installed by DirecTV I guess to prevent dust built up. Now they have a rubber cap
     
  10. otaliema

    otaliema AllStar

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    You said it not me ;)
     
  11. iwatchtv

    iwatchtv New Member

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    Great info, thanks!
     

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