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Genie - HR44 - Wired Ethernet for Internet Access

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by neur, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. The Merg

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    Question, Is a BSF directional?


    Yes.


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  2. peds48

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    Yes.


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    The the TS can installed the BSF as "intended" by DirecTV at the SWM16. they will need to remove the pigtail and install it "backwards"


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  3. HoTat2

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    Directional?

    I thought the BSF rejects the MoCA network signal from passing through it in either direction?
     
  4. inkahauts

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    Directional?

    I thought the BSF rejects the MoCA network signal from passing through it in either direction?
    no it is direction believe it or not.


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  5. peds48

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    Which is (was) my thinking given that DirecTV attaches the "pig tail" to prevent mistakes.
     
  6. inkahauts

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    I think you are right about that.
     
  7. peds48

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    if they are indeed directional (which I think they are), having the pigtail makes it that much easier.
     
  8. Stevies3

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  9. Steve

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    Not for any DirecTV functionality I'm aware of. I've heard Clearwire customers might want to forward certain ports, though I'm not familiar with the reason why.
     
  10. inkahauts

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    Not for any DirecTV functionality I'm aware of. I've heard Clearwire customers might want to forward certain ports, though I'm not familiar with the reason why.


    Its for their voice services, you can get your voicemail via your DIRECTV box as I recall if you live in and use their voice mail services areas.
     
  11. altereddezignz

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    My new genie was set up for wireless b/c i didnt have a hard line connected. There was one there but tech said to never use it? Anyways it will only stay connected for a little while and disconnects. When i press the arrow button right to look at weather app it keeps telling me no internet connection. I have 3 other wifi receives for my other tv's linking to the genie wirelessly but i would love for the genie to be hard wired since it is there already and hoping it would keep an active connection.
     
  12. Laxguy

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    Tech told you a wrong thing. Connect the ethernet cable and that may just do it for your whole system.
     
  13. peds48

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    What are you download speeds?
     
  14. PCampbell

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    Had an HR44 installed two weeks ago and I just connected it by cat 5 to my Uverse router gateway, thats all I did and all DVRs work great
     
  15. Laxguy

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    Thanks for the update and your experience! The more the merrier.....
     
  16. drpjr

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    I have been unable to get an internet connection using ethernet and an HR44. HR44 is only box, no whole home. Info page shows no DNS or Gateway settings. Dash page shows Internet: Never Connected. Have spent an hour with two under trained scripted CSR's with only solution: reset internet settings and unplug ethernet cable for 30 seconds in either order. No joy either way. HR44 is connected to a switch then a Comcast router. Switch is also connected to a Roku, Bluray and Samsung Smart TV. All their internet functions work perfectly. I swapped ethernet cables with the HR44 and the Bluray to confirm ethernet cables cables are good. D rep says I should contact service provider. I am not well versed in router settings so any specific instructions/help/direction would be much appreciated.


    Just noticed this thread is a bit dated. Is there a better place to post?
     
  17. peds48

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    Have you tried doing a Red Button Reset
     
  18. drpjr

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    Yes. Twice. Once with an internet settings reset/ unplug ethernet cable for 30 secs before RBR, once after. Is this an issue that might require contacting Comcast? Is there any way to manually input DNS and Gateway settings In the wireless menu set-up?
     
  19. WestDC

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    What Router (model) & What Comcast Modem? Your Sig still shows AT&T Combo- I would suggest Looking at your (Windows) PC -Start- Search- (type) CMD - enter- at the dos prompt - Type ipconfig all (return) It will display your Curret Network settings for that pc.

    Input a ipaddress and dns numbers into the HR44 - (not the same address) as the PC pick another number (any) you choose
    Example 192.168.1.50 -That would make the HR44 STATIC IP Address Which is okay. Fill in all other (PC) address the same to the HR44.

    If that fails - log into your router and reboot (or) reset it to default and start again

    If you have a D* CCK attached (Coax-to internet connected) Disconnect that first - when disconnected - reb button reset the hr44 and then when the TV picture comes back - connect your wired connect (RJ45) and the go to the menu and connect internet.
     
  20. drpjr

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    Thanks for the detailed response. I'm still AT&T, This is for an elderly friend. No CCK. HR44 is only unit in system. I don't have the info on the router available to me at this time. Will a reset to default on the router have any effect on the home network? (tower, 2 laptops & an iPad) I believe the iPad is the only one wireless. After reset will router reassign new #'s to everything on the network or the same as before? Not sure of any fixed IP's.

    When choosing an IP address for the HR44 in the router should I avoid the PC address and the other laptops too? Or if I choose two of the same # other than the PC will the router "bump" one to an unused number?

    I'm not understanding: " Fill in all other (PC) address the same to the HR44". Won't the other IP addresses in the network already have the same IP address except for the last .digits?

    WAG here: In the advanced network settings in the HR44 the first two lines of the IP address are filled in. Are they valid? Can I use the DNS and Gateway #'s from the ip config search to complete the last two lines? Apologies if that was a silly question. I'm looking to avoid a router reset. I've never reset a router and am hesitant to do it for the first time on someone else's computer.


     

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