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Hr34 as bridge

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by dpeters11, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Feb 1, 2012 #1 of 49
    dpeters11

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    So am I understanding right that I can remove the DECA I'm using to connect my boxes to the internet completely, run Ethernet from the hr34 directly to my router and have full functionality, and supported by DirecTV? Any downside? I don't have a true CCK, it's a standard DECA with a power inserter that took 3 tech visits to get installed.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2012 #2 of 49
    veryoldschool

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    You do understand it right. There was a time where there was some dispute about this, but it has since been clarified as supported.
     
  3. Feb 1, 2012 #3 of 49
    litzdog911

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    I suppose one minor downside of using the HR34 as the DECA-ethernet Bridge is that your WHDVR-connected equipment would lose internet access if the HR34 were down or rebooting. That's probably a pretty minor inconvenience, though. I'm planning to make the same change to my equipment this weekend and let the HR34 be the DECA Bridge.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2012 #4 of 49
    dpeters11

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    Thanks. That's not a real concern for me, I rarely use Internet capabilities on it, just need it there.

    Whoops, need a terminator cap for my splitter.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2012 #5 of 49
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    I did try it before and had my HR34 locked up every morning and had to RBR to get'er going again. I am going to attempt to do it again and see where it goes.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2012 #6 of 49
    dpeters11

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    Hmm, not working. I rebooted when I got errors doing an internet test, now the link light on the router for the port is off, light on the hr34 jack is on. But not getting an ip from my router, it's coming up with the 169.254 address. I'll check my router, but should be no reason it can't get an ip.

    I completely took out the DECA, hoping I could limp along until I could get a terminator installed. This box's coax is gong through the SWM power if that matters.

    For network it says coax not connected (9)
    Result code 86-874
     
  7. Feb 1, 2012 #7 of 49
    veryoldschool

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    Try ti get rid of the 169 IP, then check your playlist on another receiver.
    I know of at least one receiver that said it wasn't "coax connected", but was sure working through the coax.
     
  8. Feb 3, 2012 #8 of 49
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    I'm starting to wonder if my network jack on the 34 is bad. Could not get it to work at all. Plugged it back in using the DECA, got right in. Not worth getting another replacement though, thanks for the help.
     
  9. Feb 3, 2012 #9 of 49
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    Surprising you are havig that trouble. One of my HR34s is connnected to my system switch and then to the router with fixed IP adds. Never had a problem since it was installed. If you have one of the test units, it could be a bad RJ45 that was never fully verified before it was shipped to you.
     
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    My original came from Solid Signal, when I found that one had an overheating issue, DirecTV sent this one to replace it.

    I looked in the diagnostic menus for more network jack tests, but didn't see any.
     
  11. TheFigurehead

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    I finally got my HR34 to successfully act as a bridge for my HR20 and HR24. The HR20 didn't need a reset, but the HR24 did.

    Very happy with the results.
     
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    I figure this question is similar enough that it should go under this thread. If I have a DECA hooked up to my router which provides internet to an HR34 via coax, can I get ethernet to a Blu-ray player by hooking it up to the ethernet port on the HR34? I am just wondering if it works reliably, I don't particularly care whether it is supported by DIRECTV or not. Thanks if anybody can help!
     
  13. veryoldschool

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    "It might", but you'll need to try it and don't be surprised if it has problems.
    The intent of this port is to connect to a router, and I've seen [on other models] issues when one is used "backwards".
     
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    Thanks. I really hope it works, as the HR34 is going to replace an HR21 where I currently use a ethernet switch between the DECA and the HR21 to get internet to the Blu-ray and I haven't had any problems with that configuration.

    Would using the external DECA/switch configuration with the HR34 be a backup option?
     
  15. veryoldschool

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    You can't use an external DECA with the HR34.
     
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    You could use the wireless CCK "behind" the HR34. It will not block the DECA RF to the the HR34, and it's not necessary to use the wireless connectivity.
     
  17. paragon

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    Drats. Thanks for your help. Fingers crossed that the first solution works.
     
  18. veryoldschool

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    This may be the best option for an ethernet port to feed another device.
     
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    i just pulled the deca out of my set-up, now directly plugged from hmc>router. whole home & youtube work, but vod is not working. should i have reset everything after pulling the deca out?
     
  20. Shades228

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    You can re-run your network setup or reboot the receiver if you still have problems. As YouTube is working then it's resolving over the internet fine.
     

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