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DirecTV coax whole home network not working

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by det724, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Now that the HR24-500 shows it is coax connected, and is using the 169.xxx IP, go over to the H25 and check what it says for both IP and coax status.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You do it your way, but PLEASE LET ME do it mine, since DECA needs to be active and your steps never addresses it.

    This isn't my first roundup, and as most know, I've been helping with DECA for a couple of years.
     
  3. det724

    det724 Cool Member

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    H25: network it just says "connected" IP address: 169.254.7.12
     
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    I don't want to jump into this as I think VOS has it well in hand, but just a "quick" comment. Checking IP's is networking 101, and helps you understand the problem. Reboots are great, but wouldn't you rather try to understand what happened to prevent it in the future? If this was a router problem your solution would be "the long way..."
     
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I just verified this on my H25, and it should show "coax connected" there also.
    Check again please.
     
  6. det724

    det724 Cool Member

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    yes, it only says next to network "connected" it doesn't include coax
     
  7. det724

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    Checked again and it says "network: connected"

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  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    OK, why I'm not sure, since the only network this can connect to is the DECA.
    Now at this point, you have the DECA network active.
    If you had it connected to your router, the IP addresses would be handled by your router and it would be telling everything who is on the network.
    Without a router connected, each receiver will poll the IP addresses themselves but this takes longer, so what come next is:
    Wait and see if the receivers find each other, which can take "a while",
    Or reset network defaults on each and reboot each, and then wait.

    If you have whole home authorized, and have set the playlist to share, "it should work".
     
  9. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Mine shows "network: coax connected", but this shouldn't be an issue.
     
  10. det724

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    Old school, you are a gentleman and a scholar. Thank you so much for the help, that fixed the issue! Have a fantastic night :hurah:
     
  11. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Well I did have one more trick up my sleeve but I'm glad you didn't need it. !rolling
     
  12. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    NY Hudson...
    Sorry but that's the other guy.
     
  13. dsw2112

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    Huh?
     
  14. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Why "this guy" asked about IPs and coax connected was to find out if there was a router, and if the DECA was working.
     
  15. Kane4LSU

    Kane4LSU New Member

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    Thank you sooooooooooooo much. I was trying to connect my HD-DVR box to the internet, but had very little success. All the while messing up my whole-home DVR. Through your instruction on here, I was able to successfully fix the problem. Again thank you so much! I really appreciate your knowledge and step by step guides (sort of). Merry Christmas! :)
     

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