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Ipad app..

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by psunate77, Aug 21, 2011.

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  1. psunate77

    psunate77 Godfather

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    It says my receiver is found on my network, but it has a 169 ip address.. When i put that addy into the app and validate, it doesnt valudate. How can it be found then?
     
  2. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    You need to go into network settings and tell it to connect to the Internet. You also need to make sure that in the whole home setup you have everything set to allow under external devices.
     
  3. CCarncross

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    a 169.xxx address is not a real address but the address a device gets when its not getting a valid IP for your network schema...its not really connected.
     
  4. Steve

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    To elaborate a bit more on ccarncross's reply, in order for the iPad app to see your DVR, the DVR needs to be a recognized device on the same network as the iPad. So, e.g., if your iPad has a 192.168.x.x address on your home network, the HR2x must have a 192.168.x.x. as well. You can't just enter a "192" address, though, if your HR is not actually connected to that network.

    There are a three ways to do that, AFAIK.
    • If you already have a "whole home" set-up, DirecTV needs to add an ICK (internet connection kit) to it. Should have been done as part of the installation.
    • You can connect a CAT5 cable from the back of your HR to your existing router or switch.
    • You can order a wireless "cinema connection kit" here.
     
  5. psunate77

    psunate77 Godfather

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    I think since I have wireless and my modem is aways from my receiver i will need a wireless adapter on the back of my receiver. Now is this a special adpter or can i buy a Usb one a walmart?
     
  6. Go Beavs

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    No USB stick will work.

    It sounds like your best bet is the Wireless Cinema Connection Kit (WCCK) referenced in Steve's post above. AFAIK, it's only $25. That's going to be a hard price to beat.
     
  7. psunate77

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    Wht is 25 dollars?
     
  8. Stuart Sweet

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    The wireless connection kit.
     
  9. psunate77

    psunate77 Godfather

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    Sorry being dumb, but its 79 at DTV..
     
  10. Rich

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    I haven't done anything special and my iPad picks up four or five of my HRs. And programs them. I've only played with it a couple times, but it caused my HRs to record those programs.

    Rich
     
  11. Steve

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    You're "whole home", right? If so, your iPad is seeing them via the ICK.
     
  12. psunate77

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    Rich, what kind of connection do you have between wireless and your ipad?
     
  13. Rich

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    Ah, another acronym I've never been able to figure out. I've put this off way too long: What's an ICK? Yes, I have all my HRs on MRV.

    Rich
     
  14. sigma1914

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    Internet Connection Kit.
     
  15. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    Not sure I understand your question, could you clarify? If it helps, I just have a 16GB wireless only iPad. No data package. I use a Cisco Linksys N router. No wireless gadgets at all. I do have to use two Power Inserters because of the size of my MRV setup (twelve HRs and I DO get a UPL on each of them).

    Rich
     
  16. psunate77

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    Where do I get the kit for 25?
     
  17. Rich

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    Ow. That simple? And all this time I've been putting off showing my ignorance. I don't remember an ICK being installed, just the two power inserters and the DECA dongles. And the special SWM LNB and the two SWM 16s.

    Rich
     
  18. Steve

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    The ICK is the "freestanding" DECA adapter (or little black box, depending on when you got it) that bridges the coax connecting your boxes to your home LAN. It'll be hanging off one of your splitters, with a PI and network connection as well.
     
  19. harsh

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    I wonder if this is one of the things they "fixed" when they took the website down last week.
     
  20. harsh

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    Time was when you had to browbeat the ICK out of them. It wasn't installed without noticeable effort on the customer's part to make sure it happened.
     

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