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Help! New genie, client, and geniego install

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dseang21, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. dseang21

    dseang21 New Member

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    So I called and got upgraded to hi def service. Started with a single R22 and had that replaced with a HR44 and added a client in another room. They changed the lnb, added swim 4 splitter, swim power inserter, broadband deca, and set up whole house DVR. They were supposed to install aGenieGo, but due to some confusion, they didn't install it. I called and they shipped me one for self install. Up to that point, everything was good, but when I hooked it up, I got a trouble light on the GenieGo and I lost Internet on the HR44 , and I can't find the GenieGo through the app. I had the GenieGo plugged into the same switch as the deca. When I disconnect the GenieGo, I get network back on the HR44. I tried to plug the GenieGo into a different switch I have in a different part of the house and I didn't loose network on the HR44, and I can find the GenieGo with the app, but it won't see the HR44. Any ideas? As we all know,we usually get more accurate and reliable info here, compared to calling tech support.
     
  2. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Sometimes time fixes this sort, but if quitting and relaunching the app does nothing, try a menu reset of the DVR...
    Can you also describe more fully how it was cable originally?
     
  3. dseang21

    dseang21 New Member

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    After the tech install... Single wire from lnb to splitter. Off of the splitter...One coax went to HR44 in living room. One coax to client in sun porch. One coax to deca at the network switch in the basement near the swim splitter. One coax to the power inserter in the living room. With that setup, the DVR and client were working ok and I had a good network connection. When i got it, I put the nomad in the basement on the same switch as the deca.
     
  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    It's this latter "same switch as the DECA" that has me wondering what sort of switch you mean.
    In any event, with it directly tied into your network now, and having done the resets, are you up and running?
     
  5. dseang21

    dseang21 New Member

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    That would be the linksys network switch that is connected to the cable modem.
     
  6. The Merg

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    The GenieGo is just like another networked device. It should not matter where it is connected on the network. I am curious as to why you have the PI off on its own coax. Do you have another receiver in the LR where the PI is?


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  7. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    usually a switch must connect to a router and not directly to your modem. A router provides DHCP and a switch does not. Perhaps you have a gateway?
     
  8. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    The GenieGo is just like another networked device. It should not matter where it is connected on the network. I am curious as to why you have the PI off on its own coax. Do you have another receiver in the LR where the PI is?


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    I always prefer to have the PI by itself an not use the "signal to IRD" port. In the TS case, they might of have two cable to the R22 to begin with, is this is a nice opportunity isolate the PI by using one of the two cables that was feeding the R22
     
  9. dseang21

    dseang21 New Member

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    My cable modem is the router...provides wireless as well a single ethernet port, which my linksys switch plugs into. I broke down and called tech support, and they were a little helpfull in that they explained that the installing technician didn't really know what he was doing. It sounds like having the deca installed is completely not needed when using the Genie, and it was causing conflict with my GenieGo. I removed the deca and used the built in wireless on the Genie and now the GenieGo is working. I did have two wires feeding my old R22, so I assume that is why he put the PI in the living room(which I plan on moving to a more appropriate location). As I learn more about how all this works together, I have the opinion that the installer isn't really up to speed on the the new technology that he is installing. Case in point...using the broadband deca instead of using the HR44's internal networking hardware, and cluttering up the back of my entertainment center with the PI, that easily could have been mounted in the basement with my swim splitter. Thanks for the help.
     
  10. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I much prefer the wired solution.

    Did you try the re-set with ethernet cable attached and no other DECA?
     
  11. dseang21

    dseang21 New Member

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    I to prefer a wire solution, and I did try to re-set after hooking up an ethernet, but it is still using the wireless. It didn't automatically use ethernet, so I may have to temporarily disable the wireless to get it working. I'm going to mess with it some more after the Hockey game. GO 'HAWKS!!!
     
  12. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    I much prefer the wired solution.

    Did you try the re-set with ethernet cable attached and no other DECA?


    IMHO, no home theater (video) gear should be connected wireless. In my house if (a device) has an ethernet port, it is being used regardless if it has a wireless option as well.
     

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