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Hr24 network using power line adapters

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jbf, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. Sep 7, 2013 #1 of 15
    jbf

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    Ok! I know that getting an error code 22 has been an ongoing problem for a long time now, reading all the old posts , but, I have a question that no one seems to have posted before.
    We recently went back to HD tv receivers again. Before was using hr21's in the past to HR24's now. On the hr21 I was able to connect to the Internet,no problem. Here is my question:
    Do the powerline adapters not work well with the newer hr24s?
    I have tried all of the fixes posted on here, but to no avail. ( red button reset, network setups, etc...)

    I chose not to go with the SWM method of hookup, cause I ran 2 cables to every receiver + didn't want anything attached to the side of my new home. So therefore, no deca installed.
    Any help about my using powerline adapters adapters?


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  2. Sep 7, 2013 #2 of 15
    litzdog911

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    Powerline adapters rarely work well and should be avoided if at all possible. The "SWM method" is much much more reliable. Why don't you want to use it? If you replace your dish's LNB with a SWM LNB (assuming you no more than 8 tuners), then there's nothing that needs to be "attached" anywhere.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2013 #3 of 15
    inkahauts

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    Ok, honestly, there is nothing extra to run in almost any scenario when you move from a legacy setup to a swim system, and it works unlike power line adapters. They are just awful. Could you describe your full setup? I wonder why you have the impression you would have to add wires for a swim system. That just doesn't make sense. If you are all hr24s one simple deca to connect to the Internet anywhere in the system and you whole system is up and running with Internet access as well as Whole Home Service. Heck Whole Home Service would even work without Internet access.


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  4. Sep 7, 2013 #4 of 15
    jbf

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    Currently using 2 hr24-500
    1 hooked to powerline adapters.
    I was under impression that the "SWM" method utilizes a multiswitch attached somewhere outside. So I figured, on the siding. So, I didn't want it attached to new home siding.
    Any kind of workaround to use powerlines or is SWM only option?


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  5. Sep 8, 2013 #5 of 15
    jceman

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    The DECAs are built into the HR24s.

    If you switch to a SWM system with only 2 HR24-500s, the only physical change would be to swap out the LNB on your dish with a SWM LNB and one of your existing two lines to one of the HR24s would be modified to accept a Power Inserter that would be plugged into an outlet in that room, the second HR24 would then be disconnected from the coax into Sat 2 in and both HR24s be reset to use the single input to run both tuners.

    If you have DirecTV also activate Whole Home all that would be needed would be a splitter by the receiver nearest your router (ours is in the Master bedroom) and a coax from the splitter to the Cinema Connection Kit and an ethernet cable from the CCK to your router.

    All inside, no holes in the wall, nothing hanging off the siding, Only visible change outside would be the LNB in front of your dish.
     
  6. Sep 8, 2013 #6 of 15
    rbpeirce

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    I don't have SWM (yet) but I do use power line internet connectors. I think they are limited by your internet speed, in my case 3mbps, so I can only use them to record VOD. I also use the same unit to update the software on my LG TV. I have WiFi in the house but it is terrible in this location. Be that as it may I would much prefer a direct connection to my router, but that isn't possible either.

    Mine are D-Link and have worked fine for ages. However, I understand there can be serious problems if everything isn't on the same circuit.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2013 #7 of 15
    jbf

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    I don't have SWM (yet) but I do use power line internet connectors. I think they are limited by your internet speed, in my case 3mbps, so I can only use them to record VOD. I also use the same unit to update the software on my LG TV. I have WiFi in the house but it is terrible in this location. Be that as it may I would much prefer a direct connection to my router, but that isn't possible either.

    Mine are D-Link and have worked fine for ages. However, I understand there can be serious problems if everything isn't on the same circuit.




    Did you have to use a static IP address in order to get it to connect? I have tried everything to get it to connect to the Internet but no success . Router shows it is connected to network , but still getting error 22.


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  8. Sep 9, 2013 #8 of 15
    Half Decaf

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    Just to clarify, if you also have whole home DVR, your first HR24 would be connected to an external DECA unit, so you would not use the built-in DECA, right?
     
  9. Sep 9, 2013 #9 of 15
    The Merg

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    Not correct.

    The HR24 uses its internal DECA for Whole Home. If you want your receivers to have access to the Internet or your home network, you will also need a Cinema Connection Kit (CCK), which is essentially a DECA and a Power Inserter (PI / power supply) that connects via Ethernet back to your router. If you have a Genie, you can forgo the CCK by plugging an Ethernet cable directly into the Genie. The Genie has the ability to bridge its internal DECA to its Ethernet port and can act as a CCK.

    - Merg
     
  10. Stuart Sweet

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    I tried using powerline adapters for about 18 months and I can tell you they did not make me happy at all. Go SWM, young man.
     
  11. peds48

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    Right on. I echo the other guy's opinion on PLs. they are terrible
     
  12. jbf

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    Ok. Lets say I go to the SWM method, how does the Internet hookup?
    Router is in office, so running a Ethernet cable directly to receiver is out. I heard wireless is too slow. That is why I originally chose the PL adapters. SWM seems to be the way to go, but still unsure right now if best for me.


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  13. JasTay4224

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    Internet hookup is done via BBDeca with a coax run to your router or the wireless CCK which is a dual band " router " for lack of better term. It is not slow. That is a myth.

    PL Adaptors are garbage.
     
  14. peds48

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    is true, is not slow, but unreliable, but a better choice over PL
     
  15. inkahauts

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    Power line adapters are a great theory that just sucks in reality for all kinds of reasons, not the least of which is all the interference that's put into the power lines by everyone from Edison to your microwave. I go all wireless with boosters in every room for everything before I'd even consider power line,


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