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Is your HR21 networked?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - HR21 Discussion (private)' started by tfederov, Aug 3, 2007.

Is your HR21 networked?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. It will be soon

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  1. Aug 3, 2007 #1 of 18
    tfederov

    tfederov Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking, since this is a field trial and DIRECTV has our usernames tied to our HR21s, would it be possible for them to "dial in" to our receivers for debugging and testing purposes? I'd be all for it since there are only a limited (to my knowledge) number of boxes in the field. It would be a way besides the dial home to get information and pull logs in real time. What do you guys think?

    Edit: I'm networked and would be up for D* logging into my receiver for testing purposes.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2007 #2 of 18
    RunnerFL

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    Sounds like a cool idea to me, if it can be done.

    They could easily find out what's up with my HDMI port hopefully.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2007 #3 of 18
    mhayes70

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    My HR21 is networked. It is directly wired to my router. I have not had any issues with it that I didn't have with the HR20.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2007 #4 of 18
    say-what

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    As soon as I get home and fire that sucker up it will be, so I voted yes.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2007 #5 of 18
    Koz

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    Mine isn't, and I can't say that it will be soon. But I think it will be eventually. So I put "No". Depends on your definition of "Soon".
     
  6. Aug 3, 2007 #6 of 18
    bobnielsen

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    I initially had mine networked, for testing purposes. I have since moved it to another room and probably will eventually extend the network there, as well (another wireless bridge to buy or a bunch of CAT-5 to run through the crawlspace).
     
  7. Aug 3, 2007 #7 of 18
    Jeremy W

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    It's been networked since the first time it was booted up, and it will remain networked the entire time.
     
  8. Aug 3, 2007 #8 of 18
    Doug Brott

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    Crap, I can't vote :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  9. Aug 3, 2007 #9 of 18
    islesfan

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    Mine is set up in the living room on the same rack as the HR20, so I only want 1 network adapter there. Eventually, I envision having only one HRXX, and it will probably be the HR21, so then I will move the adapter.
     
  10. Drew2k

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    Yes, I'm networked.
     
  11. tfederov

    tfederov Well-Known Member

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    Okay, we're still missing Groundhog45, hdtvfan0001, herdfan, houskamp, jheda, sbl, smuuth, Tom, and Chris (I got these from our location list from earlier). Come on guys, represent!
     
  12. Jeremy W

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    I say we kick them out of the CE! Slackers!
     
  13. Groundhog45

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    Mine is plugged in but no longer "networked". After a failure to power back on from standby and an RBR, it reverted to the static IP. Attempting to reset to default caused another lockup. Even did a "Reset Everything" and still have the static IP. Reset to default still won't work. I may try assigning a static IP within my subnet above the last dynamic number to see if that will work. At least it worked for a while. Never got to try the music from the Nero 7.

    Update: Nope, setting to a static IP in my subnet didn't work and caused another lockup with only the preview window active. Another RBR. :( Pulled the network line from the HR21.
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

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    Since I played "musical D*TV receivers" yesterday, my install and network setup was actually relatively painless. I moved my HR20-700 in my Home Theater elsewhere, and put in the new HR21-700.

    I went tot he network setup in the menu, and selected restore default. I then manually keyed in the IP I had before with the HR20 using the same Buffalo WLI-TX4-G54HP Wireless Ethernet Converter on the advanced setup screen. I then selected test connection and bingo - all connected, network and Internet.

    Media Share photos and music seem to work, although I'ne only had limited time to test.
     
  15. houskamp

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    Hey... I just got mine 7:00 friday... the wireing was all done on wednesday already..
    anyways yes its networked as well as my other 2...
     
  16. spoonman

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    HR21 is now networked
     
  17. Vinny

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    I'm not networked....I'm hoping it is by September.
     
  18. houskamp

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    It's ALIVE!
    here's one for you... Had to wait for HR-21 to fully bootup but...
    the top dashed line is my wireless
    the bottom line is my eithernet port that was hooked to the "spare" port on the HR21
     

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