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HR 34 Whole Home Issue

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by dsexton, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. dsexton

    dsexton Mentor

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    Since I last posted to this forum with questions, D* converted my legacy system to SWM. Now I have an HR 34 on one dish and an HR 20 and 22 on a second dish. Everything is connected to my network via DECA but with 2 separate DECAs. Every few days the 34 stops seeing my recordings on the other 2 dvrs. When it happens I reset the 34 and it fixes the problem temporarily.

    Should I be resetting the DECAs when I reset the 34? If so do I then need to reset the other dvrs? Do I need to reset my router? Is there a particular order to reset things?

    Would assigning static IPs possibly fix the issue? I had the 20 and 22 assigned static IPs in my old setup but am using dhcp for all 3 dvrs now.
     
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    That is a bizarre installation. Why on earth are they using two dishes? Are you sure they all arent connected to the same dish? Multiroom should only work if they are all connected to the same dish, unless they rigged up some type of bridge using ethernet.

    In any case, no, you should not have to reboot the DECA's, and I have found using static IPs eliminate lots of problems. Worth a try.
     
  3. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    That is a strange setup. The OP should have one dish with a SWM16 for that setup. I think a little more info is needed to determine what is going wrong. It sounds like the two networks are bridged using the OP's home network and two CCK's.

    - Merg
     
  4. dsexton

    dsexton Mentor

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    I have 2 dishes because DR Horton put in an On Q box when the house was built with only one line. When I got D* installed they found it too hard to run a 2nd line through the whole house to all TV locations. They set up downstairs on one dish and upstairs on the other dish.

    When I got the hr34 for the media room upstairs they put in a swm8 for it and 2 h25s which are downstairs. I left the hr20 and 22 in the media room for now until the hr34 issues are resolved so my wife doesn't kill me if the 34 decides it doesn't feel like recording something. Eventually I will probably move one of the older dvrs downstairs and eliminate an h25. However, I will still have too many tuners for a swm8. I will be able to access the media room only with one wire but will need 2. Can I split the signal upstairs to accommodate the 34 and one other dual tuner dvr? The new slimline dish downstairs has the swm lnb and the old slimline 5 lnb now has a swm8.

    VOS told me 2 swm 8s would work and they do--the installer was amazed. The only problem so far is the intermittent ability of the 34 to see recordings on the 20 and 22. I also have a Nomad upstairs which works fine on the network; it has no problem finding all the recordings. It is ethernet wired into my home network through an 8 port switch. All dvrs are only connected via coax.

    I will try the static IP addresses for all 3 dvrs and see if that helps. Any opinions on whether to assign them inside or outside the router dhcp range? I have read both opinions.
     
  5. The Merg

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    If setting up static IP addresses on the receivers themselves, they need to be outside the DHCP range. If you are using DHCP Reservations on the router to assign a "static" IP address to the receivers, you will set them within the DHCP range.

    - Merg
     

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