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

  1. Jun 2, 2009 #161 of 286
    veryoldschool

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    SWM5 & SWM8 have flex ports for the 72.5 & 95 SAT/dishes [just like the WB68]
     
  2. Jun 2, 2009 #162 of 286
    David Ortiz

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    There are just so many possibilities! Does the SWM connection requirement mean that the SWM will be active or passive? Is it required so that the coax coming to the box is sure to have a certain frequency range free so that a retail Netgear MCA1001 will work with it? If so, will we be receiving 3 MCA1001s to connect to the H2x, and two HR2xs?

    If so, there would be no "master adapter" needed. However, maybe the capability is designed into the receivers to access the networking data directly from the coax, no dongle required. In this case, one master adapter is all that's required to bring broadband into the SWM (hopefully through a new power inserter with ethernet port) and the ethernet ports on the receivers can then be used to connect AVRs or Blu-ray players, etc.

    I've spent some time examining the SWM signal strength, since with DoublePlay it is a little easier to control both tuners and I wonder how many channels are used and in what ways. I can occupy 7 tuners at once and I want to do some more research to see if there are some channels that aren't used yet at all.
     
  3. Jun 2, 2009 #163 of 286
    veryoldschool

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    1. SWM is needed because multi-switches don't work like splitters do [the MoCA signal won't be passed to other receivers]
    2. DirecTV MoCA frequencies will need to be different than CATV, so that means the Netgear won't work.
    3. Current receivers don't have the ability to output MoCA, so dongles are needed.
    Here is what SWM uses:
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  4. Jun 2, 2009 #164 of 286
    hdtvfan0001

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    That leads me to believe we'll all see 1 main "adapter" and 3 "dongle" type devices for testing....just speculating.
     
  5. Jun 2, 2009 #165 of 286
    David Ortiz

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    So SWM allows the MoCA signal to reach all SWM-connected receivers. Couldn't specialized firmware for the Netgear MCA1001 adapters be all that is needed for them to work with DIRECTV SWM?
     
  6. Jun 2, 2009 #166 of 286
    veryoldschool

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    "Main adapter" would be to the ISP router.
    "Dongles" for each receiver [and I'd better get four]

    After reviewing my mistakes on losses using my "adapter T", it still seems like a viable method for MoCA and overcoming the inherent isolation losses of splitters.
     
  7. Jun 2, 2009 #167 of 286
    hdtvfan0001

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    Agreed on all counts (including the "desire" for four "dongles" :D).
     
  8. Jun 2, 2009 #168 of 286
    veryoldschool

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    Yours may be a desire, but mine is more of a need. :)
     
  9. Jun 2, 2009 #169 of 286
    hdtvfan0001

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    Mine's actually more of a "lust"....but that's kinda the same as others...:D:D

    With 4 HD units in play here, figured 4 "dongles" matched up well. :)
     
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    veryoldschool

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    Now, I wonder what the package is for MDU Tom? :lol:
     
  11. Jun 2, 2009 #171 of 286
    66stang351

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    Do I hear 5...5 dongles anyone...I need to update my signature don't I...
     
  12. Jun 2, 2009 #172 of 286
    dave29

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    I lust as well, for 10 dongles:grin:
     
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    hdtvfan0001

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    My guess is 8 would be tops (SWM8)...but likely the number will be more like 3-4 as testers....

    But then again....;):D
     
  14. Jun 2, 2009 #174 of 286
    dave29

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    There is nothing wrong with dreaming:lol: (or thinking out loud)
     
  15. Jun 2, 2009 #175 of 286
    Tom Robertson

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    Don't you guys have any of your DVRs networked today? :)
     
  16. Jun 2, 2009 #176 of 286
    dettxw

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    3 wired, and the H21 via a WGA600N, per the signature. :)

    I've got a couple of Buffalo Ethernet Converters (802.11g) and another WGA600N (802.11n) to connect for comparison if needed.
     
  17. Jun 2, 2009 #177 of 286
    Spanky_Partain

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    We don't need no stinking network! :lol:

    ...and for those who need 8 of the thing of ma jigs, have I got a deal for you! :lol:
     
  18. Jun 2, 2009 #178 of 286
    Spanky_Partain

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    Perhaps! Other OEM's are doing work in MoCA as well.
     
  19. Jun 2, 2009 #179 of 286
    hdtvfan0001

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    All wireless networked here...
     
  20. Jun 2, 2009 #180 of 286
    dave29

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    I am about half and half. (wireless/wired)
     

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