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Help: How to connect DECA to SWM16 for internet connection

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Marzen, May 7, 2013.

  1. Marzen

    Marzen New Member

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    HI,
    We had a tech come out and install an HR44 Genie. He disconnected the CAT6 cables that ran to our pair of HR22/100 DVR's as he used the new DECA single wire adapters with integrated RJ45 connector. The problem is he didn't add another DECA between the SWM16 and the router for internet traffic. I want WAN access as well for PPV, YouTube, etc.
    1) What port on the SWM16 do I use for attaching this third DECA?
    2) Also, because there is a power supply required for a stand alone DECA module, can it be connected directly to the SWM or should it be on the other side of a splitter?
    3) Once I add internet access to DirecTV's Ethernet over coax network can I still use the Ethernet pass thru ports (ETH2) on the older DVR's?. These were really handy for hardwiring game consoles vs wireless.
    I called a CSR tonight to ask if the 3rd DECA should have been installed and they replied no. I did find them on Amazon for $10.

    Thanks

    Genie HR44 (no C31 clients yet)
    (2) HR22/100 HDDVR
    SWM16 switch
    (2) Decabb1mr0-01 Deca Adapter Internet Broadband
    4 PORT Router with CAT6 home run pattern to each TV location.
    No landline phone
     
  2. cwtech

    cwtech Mentor

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    on your remote on the new genie press the dash button to see if it says internet connected. If so all you should have to do is goto your other receivers and repeat network setup, ( you might have to restore defaults and then reset the receivers ) The hr 44 has a built in wifi deca, so the tech could have used this option or he could have installed a external hard wired deca, either way unless the tech repeated the network setting on your other receivers it wont detect it bc the reciever is still looking for the hard wire.
     
  3. cwtech

    cwtech Mentor

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    also want to add, i see you have 2 hr 22, did the tech put on receiver decas on these receivers. it should look something like this http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=dca2sr0&d=directv-deca-receiver-ii-ethernet-to-coax-adapter-deca2--%28dca2sr0%29

    connected from the coax in swm port on receiver and a small ethernet cable connected from the ethernet port on the receiver to the receiver deca. with out these, your 2 hr22 wont connect to the internet through the bbdeca/wifi deca, and also wont do mrv.




    EDIT: i just reread your post and seen that he did install these, press dash on all receivers and see if it says internet connected, if not follow instructions in post above,
     
  4. Marzen

    Marzen New Member

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    Hi, can't use Wi-Fi for this network and no new hard wired connections to my router. Just want to know how to add a DECA to connect router to SWM. Not interested in any other solutions.
    Regards,
    Marz
     
  5. Marzen

    Marzen New Member

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    Hi, I have disconnected the DECA Ethernet cables and I'm back to using the CAT6 hardwires from the router for now. Internet access takes priority over MRV. I hope to have MRV and wired internet connection over coax when finished.
     
  6. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    If you could run one hardwire to your Genie, it will be the internet access for everything.

    The problem with "Not interested in any other solutions", is you don't grasp how things work. There is no internet to SWiM, ZERO.
    There's internet over coax aka DECA.
     
  7. Marzen

    Marzen New Member

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    thanks veryoldschool. that was exactly what I was looking for. sorry about my poor choice of wording. was frustrated after getting nothing but wifi related answers from phone support. I keep getting told to just order the CCK wireless. again - much appreciated
     
  8. cwtech

    cwtech Mentor

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    exactly VOS, if would have followed direction and have answered from my first post would have told us whether the internet was connected (wifi or hardwired to genie) and if it wasnt would have brought us to our next answer of asking if there was a hardwired ethernet available at the genie. Regardless either way unless the tech did it he is going to have to repeat network setup......
     

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