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GenieGO2 install options

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by kruegs, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. kruegs

    kruegs Legend

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    Folks-

    I was lucky enough to score a free GenieGo2 yesterday. After poking around on the internet, I discovered there are a few ways to connect it to my setup... which include either A) Network cable directly to my router, or B) using the supplied splitter, install it "in-line" with my Genie. I opted for option A, as my router was easily accessible and I like all of my "networking" equipment together.

    My question is this... is there a preferred method to connect the GenieGo2? I am curious if my setup has any drawbacks that I am unaware of? I can see all 3 of my DVR's (one of which is the Genie) and OOH seems to function correctly as well. Thanks!
     
  2. dennisj00

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    No real drawback. However, using the coax connection puts it on the DECA cloud thus keeping the higher traffic off of your router or switch. Smaller files are then transferred to your network clients.

    If it's working well as you indicate, I'd leave it alone.
     
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  3. kruegs

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    Ya, good call. I have an older router (Linksys WRT-54GTM) running DD-WRT that everything is tied to. It still works like a champ for me after all of these years and routinely is serving around a dozen wireless clients, my Ooma phone, and now my GenieGO etc. Since my ISP is only 12MB down and 1UP, I've seen no reason to upgrade from my almost 10 year old technology. :righton:
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    While a newer router will not increase your internet speed, it will really help you transfer files faster in your LAN, perhaps it might even download the transcoded shows to your mobile devices from the GG a tad quicker
     
  5. prushing

    prushing DIRECTV A-Team

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    Going from wireless G to N router doubled my download speed

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  6. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    there you go, that proves my theory. Thanks


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  7. kruegs

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    Yeah, that makes sense... might be wise at some point to check into newer "N" devices that are DD-WRT compatible... as I really like the ability to tweak things and some of the power options that the firmware provides.
     
  8. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Most newer "top of the line" routers (except Apples's) provide very good network managing features


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  9. Hoffer

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    I also get faster N speeds when I choose my 5GHz network over my 2.4GHz network.
     

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