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Powered hub and no sling?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by MadScientist, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Jun 1, 2011 #1 of 52
    MadScientist

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    I need your help with my sling adapter. I have tried two USB powered hubs, and my sling still does not power up. The USB powered hubs have been 2.0 hubs. And still does not power the sling what am I doing wrong or what should I do? The sling is working if I plug it in the back or front of the 722K DVR. It will not turn on when in the hub.
     
  2. Jun 1, 2011 #2 of 52
    RasputinAXP

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    Plug it directly into the DVR and leave it?
     
  3. Jun 1, 2011 #3 of 52
    wafflejuice

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    Some powered USB hubs are incompatible with the 722K, for instance I bought a GE 4-port USB 2.0 hub that didn't work as you described.

    On another forum someone mentioned the D-Link DUB-H4 High Speed USB 2.0 4-Port Hub as working with their 722K so I bought one for mine and it works great to connect a Sling Adapter, Wi-Fi Adapter and EHD to the rear USB port. Others I'm sure can point out hubs they use that may cost less. Hope this helps.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2011 #4 of 52
    MadScientist

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    This is the last one I tried I got it from Amazon.com and it too did not work.
     
  5. Jun 1, 2011 #5 of 52
    MadScientist

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    What do you mean just plug it in? And leave it? That is what I did and it did not work? Should it not work when you power it on? Does the sling need time to know that there is power for it to use?

     
  6. Jun 1, 2011 #6 of 52
    kejebe

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    I use a cheap $14 non powered hub and it works just fine.. My external hard drive has it's own power source..

    If the other USB items you want to connect to the hub aside from the Sling Adaptor have their own power source you don't need a powered hub.

    Hope that help.

    Kevin.
     
  7. Jun 1, 2011 #7 of 52
    TulsaOK

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    Do you have your lan adapter and your Sling adapter plugged in to your non powered hub?
     
  8. Jun 1, 2011 #8 of 52
    kejebe

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    The only two devices I have connected to my non powered USB hub are my Sling Adapter and powered external hard drive.

    My internet connection is via Ethernet to a Power Line Ethernet adapter.
     
  9. Jun 1, 2011 #9 of 52
    MadScientist

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    This is what I have: One powered USB hub (need one that works), One Sling adapter, One external harddrive (harddrive has its own power supple as what Dish Network calls for). Internet is hard wired.
    Powered USB hub plugged into the back of the 722k, Sling plugged into the powered USB hub, Harddrive plugged into the USB hub.
    That’s it, and sling does not turn on?

    Ps. I want to thank everyone also for your help!
     
  10. kejebe

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    I'm not sure I'm understanding what you saying..

    Are you saying you need a POWERED USB hub that works? If so why do you think you need a powered USB hub?

    From the setup your telling me you have you don't need a POWERED USB hub a non powered one will work just fine and will be cheaper.

    Kevin.
     
  11. MadScientist

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    Dish Network says (Mary from Dish Network ) says that I need a powered USB hub v.2.0. I have tried three so far and no go. I have tried it non powered and no go. I just tried it again and no go (what I mean by no go is the sling red power light does not come on in any con fig!) If I plug the sling in the only USB in the back of the unit (722k) it works fine!
     
  12. kejebe

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    Ahh, now I understand..

    Well I can confirm that a non powered USB hub works 100% fine as long as all the other devices aside form the Sling Adapter have their own power sources.

    You mentioned that you tried a non powered one as well. Is this the same powered one you have just without the power being fed to it or a completely different non powered hub? If it is the same powered hub with no power attached I'm not sure it would work seeing as the hub is designed to be used with power. Even if it does from what I gather based on other posts it sounds like the 722 has issues with certain powered hubs. So maybe even without the power connected to this hub whatever the problem the 722 has with these powered hubs is still there? Just an idea..

    Kevin.
     
  13. MadScientist

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    The powered hub I used had no power going to it. When plugged in the back of the 722 the hub turned on, showing four green lights. I plugged the sling into one of them with the green lights on the hub, at which time I get on the screen telling me that the sling is installed enjoy, but no red light on the unit. I tried to connect to it and no go.

    I am just about to give up!
     
  14. kejebe

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    Well that is bizarre. If your getting the on screen message telling you it has been installed and no red light I'm not sure what would cause that..

    I think it is safe to say that your powered hub is working or you wouldn't have received that on screen message.

    Can you access your external hard drive via the powered hub? That would even further confirm the powered hub isn't the problem.

    Maybe the red light just doesn't work on yours and it is more of a network issue rather than a connection issue.

    Can you access your DVR via a computer?

    Kevin.
     
  15. P Smith

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    Connect your hub to PC and run a program UVCView.x86.exe (from MS site); click on your hub in left pane and c&p right pane's info here.
     
  16. klang

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    Just to be clear, the powered USB hubs you are trying have an external power supply plugged into a wall outlet?
     
  17. MadScientist

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    Hello all,
    First I would like to thank everyone that has helped me in trying to get the sling to work with my powered hub. I also would like to thank dish network for having a great piece of hardware. But I have spent way to much time in trying to have my cake and eat it at the same time. It looks as the only way I can use the sling adapter is plugged directly into the back or the front of the 722k DVR. I tried three external powered USB hub and all three would not power the little red light on top of the sling. For this reason I give up! I will just have to unplug the sling when I need to use my external harddrive; or plug it in the front when I need to use both. I don’t know why this is not working.
     
  18. P Smith

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    And again, if your 'powered' USB hub doesn't have EXTERNAL power adapter (5VDC and 2 A) you HAVE non-powered hub !
     
  19. MadScientist

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    And once more this was a powered...external powered...120volts powered hub that did not work




     
  20. bnborg

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    I just use an old powered Belkin hub I bought years ago.

    It has a "wall wart" style 5 volt power supply.
     

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