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New Install Broadband DECA Adapter Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by tabcourt, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. tabcourt

    tabcourt Mentor

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    Sungam,

    Well, you are correct. Only the HR24-500 is getting internet connectivity and it is connected to my modem via CAT5 right now. My local installer doesn't seem to know what to do here. So what would you do if you were I? What's the next move?
     
  2. RobertE

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    First remove the cat5 cable from all 24 units.
    Second he needs to get a 2 way splitter, that will go between the cable and whatever 24 is near your router.
    One line from that splitter will go to that 24. The other will go to an additional DECA. The deca will also need a PS-18 or a PI-21/29 for power. This is also where the 2nd line from the splitter will go.
    Lastly this is where the cat5 cable coming from your router will plug into (the new deca).

    If he follows these steps, all should be ok. Unless he's an idiot. In that case, he needs to refer back to his training materials and/or call someone who has a clue.

    UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should an 24 series be used as a bridge to your internet connection with a deca setup.
     
  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Add one of these to your DECA network and connect to your router
    [​IMG]
    The next thing is to get the HR24 back to using the DECA ntwork.
     
  4. tabcourt

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    So it's back to Directv tech support to schedule yet another installer visit
     
  5. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Or get help here.
     
  6. tabcourt

    tabcourt Mentor

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    Just got another installer appointment for the 6/17. Hope they'll get it right then.
     
  7. jpitlick

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    Is there an echo in here? :lol:
     
  8. tabcourt

    tabcourt Mentor

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    in here...in here...in here...
     
  9. tabcourt

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    veryoldschool: yes, VOD
    sigma: can get help here(have gotten help here) but need installer to supply the hardware
     
  10. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Once you get the DECA bridged to your internet, the VOD does take a while to completely populate.
     
  11. tabcourt

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    update:
    Directv called and said that the service call appt is pushed up to tomorrow.

    I've been thinking (and that is dangerous) and wonder how the other receivers in the house that have no ability to be directly connected to a router temporarily during set-up will get internet connection. Is it through their coax? or powerlines?
     
  12. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    Bainbridge...
    The internet connection occurs through the coax as does the communication between receivers. DHCP is used by the router to assign the IP address, etc.
     
  13. tabcourt

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    The conclusion to this thread:
    The installer came back this morning and I handed him a printout of the directions RobertE was kind enough to provide (minus the part where he said that if the installer didn't know this he was an idiot).

    The installer went back to his truck, assembled the necessary equipment and returned to attach them. We restarted the HR24-500 and to no one's surprise (except maybe the installer's) it worked. Now all my boxes are internet-connected and no cat5 cable attached to the HR24-500.

    All's well that ends well. Thanks to RobertE and all posters for helping me out here. Now it's onward and upward towards 3D!

    -Mark
     
  14. jmarks

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    If the H24 upstairs is connected to a DECA properly does the HR24 downstairs still need to connect to the internet. Someone in this thread says that HR24 has a wireless adapter that it is built in, however I don't ever get the option of entering the SSID for my wireless network from the HR24. I don't see my wireless networks or any of my neighbors either. I could duplicate the way the DECA upstairs is connected downstairs but I would have to run an ethernet cable up to my wireless/wired router. Also I don't have any cable channels upstairs that I don't have downstairs. Does this mean that the DECA upstairs is a bridge between the Directv network and my home LAN?
     
  15. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    No DirecTv DVR has built in wireless. H24 and HR24 network tp each other through the coax cable. If you wish you connect them all to the internet, you must connect that coax cable (from a splitter anywhere on the coax network) to your router using a deca module. From the DECA module you run ethernet to your router, or perhaps, you can plug it into a wireless adapter, Im not sure how that would work out though. Might work if you preconfigured the wireless adapter on a computer. If your upstairs receiver is connected to your router, then ALL the directv equipment on the coax network will be connected to the internet (if non-24 models, they would need a deca module).
     
  16. jmarks

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    Davenlr, thanks for your prompt response and I understand what you are saying. My problem is that the machine upstairs has an IP address through DHCP presumably through the DECA from the IP network and while the machine downstairs is on the same coax network it doesn't see the Internet. I didn't watch the tech setup the H24 on the network and when I go to setup the HR24 on the IP network I have the choice of Wired, Powerline or Wireless and each example shows an ethernet cable to the HR24, to a router, to a powerline adapter or to a wireless adapter respectively. Do both H24 and HR24 have to be "downstream" of the DECA? I wouldn't think so?
     
  17. veryoldschool

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    You must keep any ethernet cable disconnected from the H/HR24 to have/keep the internal DECA active. They don't have to be "down stream" from anything as they transmit all through the coax to other DECAs.
    Look at the system info screen for your network status on each.
    Are they showing networked?
    Are they showing coax networked?
    Is any showing internet connected?
    If one isn't showing coax networked, then that one needs to have the SAT setup rerun to activate the internal DECA.
    If none are showing internet connected, then you need to look at the BB DECA that is used to bridge to your home network. If you don't have one, then there is a problem, since you can't use the ethernet port on a receiver [which some techs mistakenly have been doing].

    Here's an example:
    [​IMG]
     

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