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MRV/DECA Going National May 13th

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by CuriousG, May 6, 2010.

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  1. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!!

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    The DECA that connects to your router needs a coax connection as if it were another receiver.

    With the DECA, you connect the short ethernet cable from the DECA to your receiver, in the same spot your current ethernet cable was connected.
     
  2. Hdhead

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    OMG, sorry to poop on your party but the installer is useless. If it were I send him home.
     
  3. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    I'd call back and try again.
     
  4. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Another diagram:

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  5. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Come on guys. I get sent to work on machines Ive never seen before. Once I do one, Im good. I dont get any training (being Sunday, he probably didnt either). Lets be nice to the installer. At least he is out there trying.
     
  6. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    Here's a picture at the router:
     

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  7. Hdhead

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    Yes but this level of incompetence is unacceptable in my book. The guy should not even be there and I blame that on his supervisor.
     
  8. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    The bulbous coax on the right plugs into power, the one on the left goes to the input of the splitter, and the blue ethernet cable goes to your router.

    EDIT: This is for a setup that has the router and the main Coaxial coming in from your SWM all in the same location/.
     
  9. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

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    There's a difference between incompentence and being untrained. :rolleyes:
     
  10. sigma1914

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    What's under the DECA? I ask because I read they get hot.
     
  11. veryoldschool

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    Warm here at best.
     
  12. HDJulie

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    I'm in your neck of the woods & my installer is supposedly on the way. My upgrade should be easy --we've got no special equipment & we're not going to hook back into the Internet. I just hope the severe thunderstorm warning that was just issued doesn't end up causing a problem.
     
  13. Hdhead

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    Choose your verb, the bottom line is he doesn't know what the heck he is doing, same as the government.
     
  14. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    I actually popped it forward for the picture. It actually sits behind the router and switch.

    They can get pretty warm, but only right at the coax output of the DECA going to the splitter side in my case.
     
  15. veryoldschool

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    Has anyone ever used "ugly warm?" ;) :lol:
    Why is warm pretty and cold ugly?
     
  16. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    Dunno - I've always equated "ugly warm" with "on fire" :lol:
     
  17. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    Technicians have a way of getting approved changes made. That doesn't mean that they can do whatever they want but if an order was built without the correct equipment it could be corrected.
     
  18. njblackberry

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    Yet another question - once you have SWM/DECA, no more BBCs?
     
  19. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Middle...
    Correct. :)
     
  20. bkmkdtx1

    bkmkdtx1 Cool Member

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    regarding the ethernet cable from the DECA to the Internet, does that have to be plugged directly to the router or can it be plugged into a powerline adapter?
     
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