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Question about connecting to internet

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by tim1970, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. tim1970

    tim1970 Cool Member

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    I currently have 2 HD DVR's, and 1 HD receiver. I also have multi-room viewing. I am wanting to get the Nomad, but I read that I must be connected to the internet. Is this as simple as plugging in one of my DVR's directly to my network hub? Or is there something else I need.

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  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    You will need a DIRECTV Cinema Connection Kit, also called a Broadband DECA. This is a device that bridges your home internet to the coaxial cable. It's designed for dishes that use the SWiM system. You can verify that you are SWiM-enabled by pressing the {DASH} button on any receiver. If you are not, you will need to connect ethernet cables to every receiver, but since you're using multi-room viewing, you probably are SWiM-enabled.
     
  3. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

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    What model is the HD receiver? I believe the H20 does not have an network connection port.
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Which would mean it isn't part of the multi-room viewing group.
     
  5. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

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    Yeah, I know. Stuart advised that without SWM the OP should plug network cable into each receiver, so I was just confirming with the OP. Not that internet on the HD receiver affects Nomad sharing anyway. :)
     
  6. tim1970

    tim1970 Cool Member

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    So it looks like I will need the DIRECTV Cinema Connection Kit. If I get the self-install kit, will I be able to hook directly into my router, or will it be wireless. I already have a network cable ran to one of my boxes, so I would like to use that if possible instead of wireless.

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  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The self install CCK works either wirelessly or hardwired.
     

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