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Enabling MRV using your home networking

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Doug Brott, May 20, 2010.

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  1. Jul 28, 2010 #621 of 1195
    aldamon

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    I am such a customer and I used the exact text from post #1. Just try it.
     
  2. Jul 28, 2010 #622 of 1195
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    Yeah...TRENDnet Green Switch. I thought that may have been the issue but it seems to be working fine now. Also, when the receivers are "off", I can still see the amber light glowing from the back of the receiver where the LAN port is. In another thread, someone mentioned the receivers are never truly "off" unless unplugged.

    The user manual for the switch was very thin with no mention of being able to control settings.
     
  3. Jul 28, 2010 #623 of 1195
    njs092682

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    all righty then. will do. hopefully it works. thx for the help!
     
  4. Jul 28, 2010 #624 of 1195
    hatchet

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    +1...Easy as pie :D! See below,

     
  5. Jul 28, 2010 #625 of 1195
    njs092682

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    i sent that e-mail this morning. we'll see how it goes...
     
  6. Jul 28, 2010 #626 of 1195
    njs092682

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    it worked! thx for the help!
     
  7. Jul 28, 2010 #627 of 1195
    hatchet

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    Enjoy :righton:!
     
  8. Jul 29, 2010 #628 of 1195
    njs092682

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    wow. i'm getting a lot of stuttering. both my receivers hooked up to the linksys wireless adapters. My router is a netgear dual band wireless n. Apparently I'm going to have upgrade somewhere to be able to use it without it being choppy as all get out. any suggestions?
     
  9. Jul 29, 2010 #629 of 1195
    aldamon

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    • Do you have any G devices on your network? If so, the entire network will drop down to 54Mbps any time G devices are connected. Our network is N only so this never happens.
    • Do you have 40 MHz enabled in your router for full 270Mbps support?
    • I'm also unsure about the quality of the DirecTV adapters and your router. They might not be up to the task and/or your signal strength might not be good.

    If any of these things seem dodgy, it might be best to just get DECA. There's a thread here where people are getting the upgrade for next to nothing.
     
  10. Jul 29, 2010 #630 of 1195
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    I re-read your post and see that the connection is wireless. Obviously, wireless will be much less stable than wired. If there is any way to run a wired (ethernet) connection from your receivers directly in to your Netgear router, you should see some improvement.

    I have a Linksys WRT54G (running DD-WRT) and a TRENDnet 8-port switch. The HR24 and H24's are connected to the switch via ethernet (wired) and the switch to the router. Nothing on the D* side is wireless.

    DECA is the preferred/supported method but ethernet can work. Wireless, not so much.
     
  11. Jul 29, 2010 #631 of 1195
    njs092682

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    Thanks for all the tips. i'll have to look into all of those tomorrow. I do have "g" devices as well - I might have to look into buying a separate "g" router for those devices so my speed doesn't drop down.

    I also don't know about the 40 hz mode.

    I'll also have to try and find that thread you mentioned about deca upgrades for free. If anyone knows that specific thread (where folks are getting it for free), feel free to point me in the right direction - otherwise I'll manage.

    And for the other poster who recommended a wired option - unfortunately, with my apartment setup, it's not possible. But thanks anyway for the recommendation!
     
  12. Jul 30, 2010 #632 of 1195
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    one more quick question: my netgear wireless n router is dual band (n at the 5 ghz frequency, g at the 2.4 ghx frequency. under status in the router page, it shows the mode as: Up to 270Mbps at 5GHz & 54Mbps at 2.4GHz.

    Doesn't this mean that it doesn't matter if I have wireless g devices running off the network? That my "n" devices shouldn't suffer at all speedwise since it's running off a different frequency than the g? Or am I wrong here? Just trying to troubleshoot this one step at a time, and i don't want to buy a new g router for my "g" devices to use exclusively if that's not a factor here.
     
  13. Jul 30, 2010 #633 of 1195
    aldamon

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    This board, a few posts down:

    MRV Upgrade Discounts


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  14. Jul 30, 2010 #634 of 1195
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    Yeah, I think you're right but do the DirecTV adapters support 5 GHz?

    Also, have you disconnected all other devices except the DirecTV adapters to experiment?
     
  15. Jul 30, 2010 #635 of 1195
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    D* provided the WGA600N and the WET610N, both of which support dual band simulataneous operation without any slowdown if your router does the same. I use(d) a D-Link Xtreme 825 dual band router with 4 port gigabit switch and it worked surprisingly well for MRV, but not absolutely perfectly at every location.

    I went DECA and haven't looked back, although I still have one DVR on Wireless N and while usable, it is not perfect like the DECA part of the system is. The wireless N DVR is over 80' away down a hallway, and walking in front of the adatper or down the hall does cause problems. Fortunately, I don't run hardly any MRV from that box. All my other boxes are decatized and they perform flawlessly.
     
  16. Jul 31, 2010 #636 of 1195
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    Just picked up an H24 to replace my old H20 (already have a compatible DVR) and sent the email over to get the MRV activated. Hopefully I will hear something soon....

    BTW the H24 is awesome
     
  17. Aug 1, 2010 #637 of 1195
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    yes they do. and i have experimented. No speed differential.

    Here's the situation: non-hd runs on other dvr's like a dream. Same for HD "on demand" stuff, which is off. But regular old recorded HD hiccups like crazy. My signal is low on the 2 wireless n linksys adapters that are hooked to the dvr's. I'm thinking maybe I should try a signal repeater or whatever the heck they call it to try and improve the broadcast signal in those areas of my apartment. Anybody have any suggestions in that area?

    I tried to call directv and get them to bite on giving me a deca installation - but no luck.

    So I'm thinking this might be the best way to go for now, since it seems the low reception on the adapters might be the culprit behind the hiccupy hd viewing.

    could this device be a solution for my problem?

    http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Wirel...NHDE111/dp/tech-data/B00126V3EI/ref=de_a_smtd
     
  18. Aug 1, 2010 #638 of 1195
    aldamon

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    Damn. There you go. What router do you have? Will it run Tomato or DD-WRT? You can increase the signal strength with custom firmware.

    Also, have you experimented with running N in 2.4 GHz instead of 5 GHz? Is it possible with your router? Have you tried different channels?
     
  19. Aug 1, 2010 #639 of 1195
    njs092682

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    yes, it'spossible with my router. But it doesn'thelp by switching to 2.4ghz only. Plus, when I dothat, my wireless g devices run on the same frequency, thereby slowing everything down.

    I'm not super-familiar with some of the tech talk though. So I don't know what you're talking about with the "Tomato" or "DD-WRT".

    My router is the Netgear WNDR3300. Any suggestions/instructions to increase the router signal output would be appreciated, if anyone has any.
     
  20. Aug 2, 2010 #640 of 1195
    Drew35

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    Received my reply email today.... works great!
     
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