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Connecting an R22-100 to a Slimline-3S (SWM)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by barrywebb, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. barrywebb

    barrywebb New Member

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    Hi, new to the forum. I've tried looking for the answer in existing posts but have come up blank.

    I have a new SWM installation but would like to connect my old R22-100 that I used with my old round dish setup.

    This is what I have:

    Slimeline-3S (SWM)
    MSPLIT4R1-03 (4-Way Wide Band SWM Splitter)

    DCA2SR0-18 (DECA Receiver II)
    EPS10R1-16 Power Supply
    HR44/500 Genie Receiver
    R22-100 Receiver (Twin tuner)

    My 4-Way splitter is configured:

    Input from the dish
    1 x output to the DCA2SR0-18 (DECA Receiver
    1 x output to the EPS10R1-16 Power Supply
    1 x output to the HR44/500 receiver
    1 x output free (currently has a standard 75 ohm terminated connected)


    I would like to use both tuners on the R22-100. I only have one spare output on the 4-way splitter. Can I simply add a 2-way splitter and feed both tuners or do I need to add something else as well (like a Band Stop Filter)? Or would it be better to change the 4-way splitter to an 9-way (nobody seems to make a 6-way splitter) with a Band Stop Filter if necessary?

    If I want to use the whole home DVR feature (as well as online streaming), I need to connect the ethernet port on the R22-100 to a DECA. If I do this, does it matter which of the two Ethernet ports on the R22-100 I connect to?

    If I don't want to use the whole home DVR feature, can I simply connect one of the Ethernet ports on the R22-100 to my network swicth/router? Again, does it matter which of the two Ethernet ports on the R22-100 I use? In the previous non-SWM setup, I used the top port and it worked just fine.

    Any and all comments welcome.

    Thanks
    Barry
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Your R22 is SWM-capable, so simply connect an RG6 coax cable from the unused splitter output to your R22's SAT1/SWM Input. Only one coax is cable is needed to feed both DVR tuners with SWM.

    You might need to call DirecTV, though, to activate your R22 as an HD DVR because it's not set that way by default. And, depending upon how long it's been disconnected, they may need to reauthorize its subscription (assuming it's still active on your account). And they'll need to activate WHDVR sharing if you want that feature.

    If your HR44 is connected to your home network for internet access, then the R22 will be also via the SWM coax network. No additional network connection can be used.
     
  3. barrywebb

    barrywebb New Member

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    Hi litzdog911

    Thanks for the quick reply!

    Just to clarify, I don't need a DECA for the R22 (or anything else come to that), just connect it to the local network via the Ethernet cable.

    Does it matter which Ethernet port I use on the R22?

    Thanks for your help.
    Barry
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Yes you need a DECA for the R22 to be able to join the coax network. The Ethernet cable connects to the top port


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  5. HoTat2

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    No, the R22 needs a receiver DECA module connected to its rear and then a single coax run from the splitter connects to the ODU (or LNB) side of the DECA module on the R22.
     
  6. barrywebb

    barrywebb New Member

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    Hi peds48, HoTat2

    I misread what litzdog911 was saying:

    "If your HR44 is connected to your home network for internet access, then the R22 will be also via the SWM coax network. No additional network connection can be used"

    So if I want Whole-Home DVR, I need to connect the R22 to the network via the SWM coax using a DECA

    But if I don't care about the Whole-Home DVR and just want streaming for the R22, I can just connect the R22 to the network via an Ethernet cable.

    Thanks for your help.
    Barry
     
  7. litzdog911

    litzdog911 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Of course they're correct. You'll need a Deca for your R22.
     

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