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Ethernet out from DVR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Rocko62580, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Jul 5, 2013 #1 of 26
    Rocko62580

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    Can anyone tell me how to set up my DVR's so that I have a working ethernet signal coming out from the DVR? I had an HR22 that did this when I had it hooked up for the DECA signal, but my new HR-24 & HR-34 do not seem to allow me a working internet signal off from the DVR. Is there a better way to do this since I have the DECA hooked up thoughout my RG-6 cables in the house. Thanks!
     
  2. Jul 5, 2013 #2 of 26
    harsh

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    Receivers (including DVRs) should not be used as switches/hubs.

    The HR34 and HR44 are the exceptions to this rule-of-thumb as they have both the DECA and Ethernet functionality active simultaneously.

    Connecting Ethernet cables to any H(R)2x series box will disable the DECA connection (until rebooted without the Ethernet connection IIRC).
     
  3. Jul 5, 2013 #3 of 26
    Rocko62580

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    So I could use my HR-34 as an Ethernet out point and connect it to a hub adapter?
     
  4. Jul 5, 2013 #4 of 26
    harsh

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    Please refer to the first sentence in my original reply.

    The RJ45 port on the HR34 was probably intended as a replacement for Cinema Connection Kit. Putting your home Internet traffic on the DECA LAN was not what they had in mind.

    It may work, but it wasn't designed for that purpose. Whatever you do, NEVER, EVER use a hub. Hubs are eeeeeeevilllle and should have been replaced by switches years ago (even in networks with only two nodes).
     
  5. Jul 5, 2013 #5 of 26
    inkahauts

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    Hold on. What exactly are you trying to do an how exactly is your system wired now? Are you connected to the Internet?
     
  6. Jul 5, 2013 #6 of 26
    dettxw

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    Using the Ethernet out on the older DVRs that supported it was never a good idea a it stole clock cycles from the DVR function - there was no dedicated switch circuit.
     
  7. Jul 5, 2013 #7 of 26
    Rocko62580

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    I'm trying to get an internet connection down to my other TV area. I have the whole home DVR and DECA with internet hooked up;
     
  8. Jul 6, 2013 #8 of 26
    RunnerFL

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    The Ethernet ports on the HR's were never designed to feed connectivity to another device. The ports on the HR24 in fact are inactive when DECA is hooked up. The ports on the HR34/HR44 are only use to provide a bridge to the Internet for a DECA network.
     
  9. Jul 6, 2013 #9 of 26
    peds48

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    Run a cable from your router
     
  10. HoTat2

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    Since the DECAs are internal on both your DVRs, your best way is to split the satellite coax input to the DVR in the area you want an ethernet outlet available with a 2x1 "green label" SWiM splitter. Then connect one output of the splitter with a coax patch to the DVR's satellite input and the other by coax patch to a wired CCK such as the one here on ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/DIRECTV-Cinema-Connection-Kit-DECA-Broadband-Adapter-/271229423343?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f26888eef

    Then connect the ethernet output of the CCK to whatever ethernet device you wish to connect.

    This is all assuming of course your DECA cloud is connected to the internet with a CCK to begin with. :)
     
  11. The Merg

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    That will work, although it should just be pointed out that it is not a supported setup by DirecTV. That being said, many people have that setup without issue. The one caveat is that if you are putting other traffic into the DECA cloud there is a chance that it will affect MRV functionality.

    - Merg
     
  12. machavez00

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    So I should disconnect my LG Smart TV from my HR34? It feeds the net to the tv and I have not had any MRV issues with the C31.
     
  13. RunnerFL

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    If it actually works and it's not hurting anything then go for it. It's just not supported and may or may not always work.
     
  14. damondlt

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    So does this work or not?
    and What doesn't work about it?

    Not supported , just means Directv didn't think of it LOL!
     
  15. RunnerFL

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    It may or may not work. Read around and you'll see people who have made it work and others you haven't. YMMV

    No, not supported means it may work now and then not work after an update.
     
  16. damondlt

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    I'm not so sure the Ethernet port has anything to do with software? Does it?
     
  17. RunnerFL

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    The information that is allowed, or not allowed, to pass through it can be changed via the software. If they wanted to DirecTV could take the driver for the Ethernet jack out of the firmware even. Yes, it has everything to do with the software. Without the software it's just a piece of hardware, just like any other piece of hardware out there.
     
  18. HoTat2

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    Hey, don't give DIRECTV any ideas, :)

    Since the Genie's internal CCK bridge has never been an officially acknowledged feature, they can decide to remove it at any time by eliminating the driver or some other for it as you say.

    Like they're about to do with the Genie's OTA scanning capability? (hint hint). :(
     
  19. Vin

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    Or connect it to an ethernet switch if you have more than one device you wish to connect to the internet. I have my Roku box connected this way (I prefer a wired connection) as well as an HR24 that's not on my DECA cloud (my SWM8 was filled up and this HR24 is fed from my pre-SWM8 WB68) but wanted it to be part of my WHDVR set-up.

    This unsupported set-up has been working fine for well over a year. I have another CCK in another room where I had a spare coaxial cable (again, from pre-SWM8) but no ethernet and use it to get my streaming Blu-ray player (no wireless) internet access by connecting the other end of that coax to the 8-way splitter near my SWM8 (and WB68). All working without issue for me....YMMV.
     
  20. gio12

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    Can a GenieGo use the Ethernet adapter on a HR34?
     

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