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Question about wireless Genie Mini and MDU

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by swallman, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. swallman

    swallman AllStar

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    We're moving into an MDU that is served by DirecTV. We currently rent in a house where we have DirecTV with an HR44 and (2) C41's.

    In the new place (MDU) they put one of the cable jacks in a stupid place (behind a pillar) so I was asking about the possibility of using a C41W and the customer service person indicated the building doesn't currently support that type of install. Just wondering if they need to do something extra in order for a wireless Genie Mini or is she uninformed?

    Thanks!
     
  2. texasbrit

    texasbrit DIRECTV A-Team

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    Are you sure the MDU will even support the HR44?? If the Hr44 is supported, then the Wireless client will work also.
     
  3. swallman

    swallman AllStar

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    When I called to place the order with MultiBand (the MDU installer) they asked about all of my current equipment and said none of it will be an issue. The building was just renovated about 18 months ago so everything is new (it's an old warehouse that was converted over to "luxury" apartments).

    Probably just need to wait and speak to a technician when he comes to install?
     
  4. texasbrit

    texasbrit DIRECTV A-Team

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    Yes, probably. They need to allocate enough ports on the SWM to support the number of tuners you have (5). The clients don't take SWM tuner slots so you could install the client and the wireless bridge inside your apartment using an SWS splitter without it affecting any of the "external" equipment. FYI the installer is going to have to install a band-stop filter between your system and the MDU setup to avoid your whole home DVR.getting mixed up with your neighbors.
     
  5. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Sure they work, but Wireless Clients may not be part of the MDU contract with DirecTV®
     
  6. swallman

    swallman AllStar

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    Is it possible to purchase and activate a wireless client without contacting DirecTV or the MDU company?
     
  7. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    It is possible through your favorite third party vendor (I'm sure others here will be happy to suggest one)
     
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  8. litzdog911

    litzdog911 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=C41W&ss=210262

    You'll still need to contact DirecTV (or your building's MDU provider) to get it activated.
     

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