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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Dazed & Confused, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Mar 2, 2013 #1 of 15
    Dazed & Confused

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    I have a 2 receiver system with WH. There is a SWM LNB on the dish with two wires going directly to each of the two receivers. Below is how it is hooked up. How would I hook up an HR24 in place of the HR20? I'm thinking I will have a bunch of extra stuff on the left side of the picture.

    I'm guessing everything connected to that splitter (incl. the splitter) goes away, and that wire goes straight the receiver. However, does the broadband DECA go away, and the Linksys connect directly to the HR24, or does that piece stay the same?



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  2. Mar 2, 2013 #2 of 15
    Kevin F

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    Remove the DECA and the BSF and you're good to go.

    Kevin
     
  3. Mar 2, 2013 #3 of 15
    Jacob Braun

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    Don't forget to remove the two-way splitter!
     
  4. Mar 2, 2013 #4 of 15
    Kevin F

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    Good call.

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  5. Mar 2, 2013 #5 of 15
    texasbrit

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    Are you sure you have an SWM LNB? You say there are two wires coming out of the dish, that can't be correct.......
     
  6. Mar 3, 2013 #6 of 15
    litzdog911

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    SWM LNB has only one coax output. Conventional LNB has four. What do you actually have?
     
  7. Mar 3, 2013 #7 of 15
    longrider

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    I would say that there is a 4 way splitter at the dish, the system would not function as drawn unless it is SWM. One question has not been answered, the broadband DECA does not go away, only the HR34 Genie can function as a Ethernet/DECA bridge
     
  8. Mar 3, 2013 #8 of 15
    Dazed & Confused

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    OK, maybe my wording (and drawing :lol:) was not precise. There is a SWM LNB on the dish that feeds a 4-way splitter outside (white splitter w/green tag). The four wires go 2ea. directly to the receivers.
     
  9. Mar 3, 2013 #9 of 15
    HoTat2

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    Don't you mean, based on the diagram, one coax run from the splitter for each of the receivers, one to the BB DECA, and the fourth port terminated?
     
  10. Dazed & Confused

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    Well, you guys don't disappoint. Right after I submitted it I realized I should have technically said "to the location of the receivers", and just knew someone would point that out. I decided to leave it alone just to see if I was right, and along comes HoTat2. :lol:
     
  11. Lugnut

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    In a completely unrelated topic, I was just curious what your first name is, bro? :grin:
     
  12. Bill Broderick

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    Then the answer to you question is that you should disconnect the cable going into the box labeled SWM Splitter and plug that cable into the HR-24. You don't need the splitter, DECA or filter that's currently between the 4-way splitter and the HR-20 anymore.

    Everything else stays exactly the same as it is.
     
  13. Dazed & Confused

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    Thanks guys. I thought I understood the left side of the drawing, but was thinking I maybe could plug the Linksys directly into the HR24.

    On a side note, just out of curiousity does anyone know why the WH would not work with the power inserter on the HR20 side. The installer went crazy trying to make that configuration work a couple of years ago as it seemed to work once, and then just stopped working. I don't remember exactly where he had the PI, but I think it was between the two-way splitter and BSF, but it could have been in front of the DECA. He finally called his office, and they told him to put it on the HR22 side, and then everything worked fine.
     
  14. litzdog911

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    Because the HR20-100 requires a special configuration for proper WHDVR sharing.

    And you don't want to plug your Linksys directly into the HR24. For proper WHDVR sharing nothing should be connected to the HR24's ethernet port.
     
  15. HoTat2

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    Nah ...

    The question was why WH connectivity was lost when trying to connect the PI on the coax run to the HR20 which I assume was placed at some point ahead of the 2-way splitter.

    And my guess would be that while the PI should be transparent to all RF signals passing through it in either direction, alas all is not ideal in a real world implementation. The internal DC blocking capacitor on the "To IRD" end of the PI is known not play nice with the strong MoCA network signal emerging from the DECA adapter when it transmits if placed too close, and thereby cause connectivity problems with WH service.

    When used on the coax run of the HR22 the PI was probably located further away from its DECA adapter than it was on the run to the HR20's.

    Just my speculation FWIW as to what could have happened, otherwise it should function identically (assuming the proper coax switch to the power passing port on the root splitter was made of course :) ) .
     

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