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DECA setup newbie question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by mcsmolar, May 22, 2010.

  1. mcsmolar

    mcsmolar Cool Member

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    Guys came out today to setup DECA system. I currently have 3 HR20-700s. Is the band stop filter needed? When the guy plugged the cat5 cable from my switch (cable goes from router to switch to DECA) into the DECA I lost all networking and MVR. Any ideas as to why this would happen?
     
  2. veryoldschool

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    Bandstop being needed [or not] depends on the SWiM used.
    You need to explain the ethernet setup a bit more.
    with 3 HR20-700s, you need one DECA for each and another DECA for your switch/router.
     
  3. Davenlr

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    Perhaps one of the HR20's is still connected to the network via ethernet? If there is a DECA adapter on each HR20, there should be only one connection to the home network, via a DECA.
    Only guess I can come up with.

    Band Stop needed if the SWM LNB isnt a "green dot" with internal band stop. Otherwise, no.
     
  4. mcsmolar

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    I guess the problem is that they did not hook up a DECA to my router. How is that hooked up. Just run the coaxial from "outside" to a DECA to the router?
     
  5. veryoldschool

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    Basically and power the DECA with another 18 volt PI.
     
  6. mcsmolar

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    Also, they only hooked one of the 3 DECAs up to a PI. Do they all need one? All three have all lights lit up.
     
  7. veryoldschool

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    as with your other thread/post :confused:
    No receiver or DECA on a receiver needs a PI. The SWiM needs a PI, and if all three LEDs are green, then the DECAs are being powered by the receivers.
     
  8. mcsmolar

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    Does this SWM need the band stop filter?
     
  9. dwcolvin

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    That looks more like a splitter (a type I haven't seen). Splitters never need BS filters.

    What's the problem you're trying to solve? :confused:
     
  10. MrLatte

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    That looks like a SWS-8 splitter not a SWM8 box.

    BTW, what if my SWM8 has the green sticker and I don't know it and use a filter on it anyway. Any issues using essentially 2 filters?
     
  11. dwcolvin

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    No.
     
  12. mcsmolar

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    It says 8 way splitter SWM on it. Just trying to get my DECA setup working. Since they didn't hookup a fourth DECA to my router I unhooked one from one of my boxes and hooked it up to the SWM and then to my switch and when I did that i lost my sat. signal. Just trying to figure out the problem. :confused:
     
  13. veryoldschool

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    If you lost SAT signal to all receiver, you either pulled the cable coming from the dish, or one that was powering the SWM.
    Where did you get the PI to power the DECA you used for the router bridge?
    Whether or not you have a bandstop filter doesn't matter for this problem.
     
  14. dwcolvin

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    You paid for the install. It's supposed to work before the Tech leaves.

    Call D*. Make them fix it. Arbitrarily disconnecting and connecting things you don't understand is a bad idea. :nono2:

    The SWM is a switch (hence, Single Wire Multiswitch), in your case, probably located in the LNB at the dish. There will be a single coax coming from the dish which needs to be connected to a specific port on the splitter. The coax from the receiver with the Power Inserter needs to be connected to a specific port as well. All unused outputs on the splitter should have been terminated.
     
  15. houskamp

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    if they were all on already when he connected the "bridge" deca to your router, the IP's would be all screwed up..
    should have connected it and rebooted every reciever..
     
  16. mcsmolar

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    The guys hooking me up today were a little lost. They put a PI on one DECA switch on one tv which i don't think is needed so I took that PI and DECA and hooked it up to my switch. I didn't pull and coax from the SWM just plugged into an empty spot since I only have 3 tbs the SWM had 5 empty spots.
     
  17. dwcolvin

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    Put the #$%@! thing back! :bonk1:

    That PI wasn't powering the DECA, it was powering the SWM. Yes, they attach to the same coax... DECA pigtail to receiver, coax between DECA and PI, coax from PI to the power passing port on the splitter.

    A similar (could actually be identical) PI could be used to power the DECA to interface to your network, if you had one.
     
  18. veryoldschool

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    Don't be so mean, he got DECA SWM & a PI, so he didn't know.
     
  19. mcsmolar

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    Spoke to installer. Says that ethernet cables still need to be hooked up to each receiver. Told him that defeats the purpose of the DECAs. Said he would talk to his boss and call me tomorrow.
     
  20. dwcolvin

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    Well, he's partly right... Ethernet cables from the DECAs need to be hooked up to each receiver. :)
     

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