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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by bjamin82, Sep 20, 2011.

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  1. bjamin82

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    Quick question, wasn't successful in finding another thread, can I use the DECA network to expand my home network? Meaning... my router and cable modem will be upstairs with a H21 and downstairs, i have my main entertainment center with an HR-23, an xbox etc. With DECA, instead of going right to my Hr23, can I plug in the network into a switch and then too my HR and my xbox? Or does it not work that way?

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  2. Go Beavs

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    Yes that will work. I have used that configuration in the past.

    What may work better though is to get a broadband DECA, split off a coax for it, and use that DECA for the switch.
     
  3. bjamin82

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    What will D* provide when they install it, new setup since I moved... all the deca adapters for each receiver and an adapter to inject the internet?
     
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    Yes and any splitters that are required for installation.
     
  5. bjamin82

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    So i will need to purchase one or two of the broadband adapters?
     
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    One to plug into your switch. You also may or may not need a 2-way green label splitter depending on how the installer sets up your WHDVR system. Maybe an extra tip ($) to the installer may get you one during your install. :)
     
  7. dennisj00

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    Depending on the 'support' you want / need from D*, put a 2 way splitter (green label) near the 23 and the BB adapter (or another DECA with a PI) to the switch for your other boxes. In the event of a problem, you can remove the coax to the BB adapter and Terminate that splitter.

    If you happen to have a second coax to the 23 from an old installation, you could easily use that.

    Technically, you could do it all with the one DECA to the HR23 - take the ethernet to the switch then to all boxes but that's 'unsupported'. There are diagrams of this in these threads.
     
  8. bjamin82

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    Gottcha... good point..

    thanks
     

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