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Discussion in 'DIRECTV - Coax Networking (private)' started by 66stang351, May 30, 2009.

  1. May 30, 2009 #1 of 286
    66stang351

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    Seeing as the PM stated they want to hear our question now...

    Will it be a single adapter connected to our router and tied into the coax, or will there be an adapter at each of the receivers?
     
  2. May 30, 2009 #2 of 286
    Doug Brott

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    What is your speculation?
     
  3. May 30, 2009 #3 of 286
    hdtvfan0001

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    Speculating somehow it will likely be connected at the SWM somehow.

    It will need to "bridge" to the receivers and the Internet line.
     
  4. May 30, 2009 #4 of 286
    66stang351

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    Well my speculation would be at the very least there will be a base unit tied to our router...to get the internet connection. After that the question becomes, do the Hx2x receivers have the ability to network on coax built in or do they need an adapter from the cable to their network port.
     
  5. May 30, 2009 #5 of 286
    Sixto

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    Originally I thought that it would be a replacement SWM.

    But we've always debated whether the coax port of an existing HR2x can do 2-way.

    And we had that guy that talked about the "magic splitters"!

    Man, wish I wasn't heading out in a little while .... oh well ... you guys will have lots of fun ...
     
  6. May 30, 2009 #6 of 286
    hdtvfan0001

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    ...or....

    perhaps connected to the router somehow and then to one of the SWM-enabled servers via coax....????
     
  7. May 30, 2009 #7 of 286
    Sixto

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    Why would it need to attach to the router? It's just receiver to receiver I thought.

    Would be simple if it was just an upgraded SWM.
     
  8. May 30, 2009 #8 of 286
    hdtvfan0001

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    It may not...but then....it may have a more solid signal to the receivers/SWM in that configuration....or else....perhaps allow configuration outside the firewall (that woudl be nice).
     
  9. May 30, 2009 #9 of 286
    litzdog911

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    Some questions:

    1. Does this device work with both SWM Slimline Dish and SWM8 multiswitches?

    2. What sort of data rates?

    3. If I have my HR21/22/23 connected using the Coax Network device, can I used the DVR's second ethernet port with another non-DirecTV device to connect to my network and the internet?

    4. How do the Coax Networked DVRs and Receivers appear to the rest of my home network? Do they look just like they do now with their current network connections (same IP addresses, etc)?

    5. How does the Coax Network device itself look to the rest of my home network? Is it some sort of "network hub"?

    6. Is there any software drivers required with the Coax Network device?
     
  10. May 30, 2009 #10 of 286
    hdtvfan0001

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    Man.....alot of questions....:eek2::D

    ALL good ones too....:):lol:

    Nice work LITZ..
     
  11. May 30, 2009 #11 of 286
    69hokie

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    My early thought was something like a "diplexor" that on the SWM end, diplexed a network connection into the SWM and then "diplexed" out the network at the receiver for connecting....unless there is some existing hardware in the receiver already.
     
  12. May 30, 2009 #12 of 286
    66stang351

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    Just thinking this because the invite specifically said that we needed high speed internet.

    Good question on outside power..could it be powered by the DC voltage on the coax?
     
  13. May 30, 2009 #13 of 286
    litzdog911

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    Doesn't it need access to your home network for internet access? Can't just be "peer to peer" with only DirecTV devices, I don't think.

    Dying to learn more!

    I'm hoping this device will greatly simplify networking for folks with multiple DVRs/Receivers that are currently frustrated with WLAN or powerline networking adapters. If this Coax Network device handles networking for all SWM-connected Receivers and DVRs, that should be wonderful!
     
  14. May 30, 2009 #14 of 286
    dave29

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    I think it will have to get a LAN connection from the router and will have a Sat in from the SWM and the Sat out will carry both signals. Then, at the receiver, there will be another "box" that will split the Sat signal and the Ethernet apart.
     
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    hdtvfan0001

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    Could be....but just thinking that the SWM's have their own power too, so perhaps these may require the "extra juice" to migrate the signal with some umhp behind it...
     
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    hdtvfan0001

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    Somewhat similar to the Slingbox world...hmmmmm....
     
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    dave29

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    I am very anxious to see what the connection speed is.
     
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    hdtvfan0001

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    Likewise...that would obviously have a profound impact on MRV performance and other such thingys...
     
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    Sixto

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    This is an interesting discussion ... I figured that this was just to create an IP over COAX connection for SWM capable receviers ... therefore would just replace the SWM in some way ... but now after reading these questions I'm not so sure ... and we did have the issue with 2-way for the coax input ... so maybe this uses the USB port ... I thought the internet connectivity was just to connect to the ethernet port of one receiver ....
     
  20. May 30, 2009 #20 of 286
    hdtvfan0001

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    I have one more question...wondering...for those of us with 2 SWM devices in parallel...wonder if they will "communicate" to devices connected to both concurrent units...hmmmm....???
     

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