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Genie Self Install

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by DrummerBoy523, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    Not sure you can use the HR34/44 as an input for an ethernet switch, getting the "internet" out of the coax network
     
  2. peds48

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    Since is not being used any longer, I would remove it and use the PI pass through. and even if you need the other drop later, i would use a 2 way
     
  3. Laxguy

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    What I said stands. If you add caveats, it changes the equation.
     
  4. Go Beavs

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    You can and it works. Totally unsupported but this is how I get internet to my BD player for netflix.
     
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    Just don't try it with the HR24!
     
  6. DrummerBoy523

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    Would be really interested in what you are talking about - how to use the Genie as an ethernet "switch"??
     
  7. DrummerBoy523

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    Thanks for the help.

    So, how do I use the Genie's internet this way?
     
  8. Go Beavs

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    Well, Genies have the ability to bridge Ethernet from the network port to the coax network. I simply plugged a switch into the network port and broke out Ethernet to my BD player and Panny display. This is totally unsupported and may or may not cause problems for your system.


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  9. inkahauts

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    Why not? if the TS gets a DECA BB, they can run an ethernet cable to the HR24. the HR24 would use the ethernet port for WHDVR and other connected features instead of the internal DECA


    theres zero reason for him to do that and would create a longer path needlessly. There's zero reason too. Plus if he only needs one other Internet connection there it saves having to add a network switch too.
     
  10. Supramom2000

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    Many of us have our Genies located near our routers so that we can plug ethernet directly into them. This then bridges the internet to all receivers on the same coax network. Instead of the ethernet directly from the router, you can use a switch to provide internet to other devices.
     
  11. inkahauts

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    Ok here is a quick and ugly drawing to explain what I'd do with your stem assume in you want to move the HR24 to the HR21 spot and the genie where the HR24 is now. [​IMG]
     
  12. Laxguy

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    Exactly! And if you have a problem you can't solve without CSR or tech help, you should deactivate that set up before calling....
     
  13. DrummerBoy523

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    awesome - I've currently got a powered CCK where the Genie will go (where I have the HR24 now). I will pull it out and use the Genie's Ethernet for the blu-ray at that spot. I can then move the CCK upstairs to where the HR21 is and where I'm moving the HR24. I'll plug my 2 way splitter, run the CCK off one side into my switch and the cable to the HR24 on the other side and voila! Thanks a bunch!! I love this forum!!! Happy T-Day to all!!

    Hoping the Genie comes tomorrow!
     
  14. Laxguy

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    Exactly! And if you have a problem you can't solve without CSR or tech help, you should deactivate that set up before calling....
     
  15. Supramom2000

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    Genie has internal Deca. If it is going to be the unit sending internet access to your other Direct TV receivers, then it needs either ethernet direct or wirelessly, or a Cinema Connection Kit.
     
  16. DrummerBoy523

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    My original drawing shows internet via my router through a powered DECA plugged into the 8-way splitter. This will provide internet to all of the COAX/DECA devices on my system. The Genie will have a coax run from this splitter, so it will have internet.
     
  17. Supramom2000

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    Gotcha. Most of us send the internet through our Genies.
     
  18. DrummerBoy523

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    Hey gang - the Genie showed up today with the RC71 remote. Not a big fan of this remote. Does the RC71 remote have the ability to control other A/V components?

    Can I just re-program my existing RC66RBX to control the Genie?
     
  19. Go Beavs

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    The RC71 can control TV functions like power and volume. It can also control the volume of an AV receiver but not the power. The RC65 remote can control the Genie but only in IR if it's an HR44.
     
  20. DrummerBoy523

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    Is the RC71 the only remote that will work with the HR44 via RF?
     

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