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Ethernet -AND- DECA

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by waylonrobert, Jul 22, 2010.

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  1. waylonrobert

    waylonrobert AllStar

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    I asked this question in another thread, but have not received a response. Is it possible to use BOTH DECA and ethernet? Reason being I have a receiver outside that I don't want to bother running ethernet lines to. The receivers inside have ethernet lines running to them from a wiring closet. Can I call/e-mail to enable ethernet, but then also use DECA simultaneously, or can you only use one connection method?
     
  2. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    It is possible to do this. However, you will HAVE to have a DECA to bridge your home network (Ethernet) and MoCA (the Coax network). Then you will need DECA (or built-in DECA) for the receiver outside. Once you've done this, everything will be connected.

    So at a minimum, you would need a 24 or DECA @ the receiver, a second DECA for connecting to your router and a power inserter for the second DECA. Plus you would need to have SWiM already in place.
     
  3. waylonrobert

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    Excellent. So basically, so long as MRV is enabled on my account, it doesn't matter which connection method I use (with the exception being I must have SWiM setup, which I do)?
     
  4. Doug Brott

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    Oh, No .. DECA at it's basic level is merely the data-link layer (layer 2). At the end of the day, the DVRs still use TCP/IP just like Ethernet which is layer 3. So you're all good from that perspective.
     
  5. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

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    As Doug noted, you can even run a hybrid network. I have two dishes. One has an HR20-100 with a WET610N wireless adapter on it, non-SWM, non-DECA. The other dish has HR20-700, HR21-200, H21-200 in a SWiM/DECA set up.

    The non-decatized HR20-100 works just fine for MRV with the fully decatized other 3 units. Of course, wireless MRV doesn't work as well as the DECA units, but it does work. I don't use the HR20-100 much for MRV, so it is a minor consideration. I basically included it because I could.

    When they came to do the setup, I just told them to ignore the 2nd dish and associated HR20-100. They did, and it worked for MRV without any intervention on my part. I should mention that I had a perfectly functional MRV system prior to the DECA install (using wired ethernet/wireless N)
     

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