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Second Ethernet jack on HD DVR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by property33, May 22, 2010.

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  1. property33

    property33 Cool Member

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    We've got 2 HR22-100s and an HR21-700 hooked up on a wired network, BETA worked great. Activated with a CSR on day one of Whole Home, it's worked great since then too.

    Does anyone know if the second ethernet jack on the three boxes will allow internet access to something hooked up to it? Say a laptop, desktop? If so, would this connection be 10/100 or gigabit? This would really save some time/effort in pulling wire...... I'm not in a position to try it right at this moment so I thought I'd ask.

    Jim
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    IF you can at all find a switch and not use the second port, please do it.
    The second port steals CPU cycles and would only end up causing the DVR to get slower.
     
  3. property33

    property33 Cool Member

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    I think I'll do that. I do have an extra 4 port switch I'll just set up where this was going to be an issue. I should've thought of that....thanks.
     
  4. daveriv

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    OK I'm not a network guru. Are you all saying that if I isolate my recievers to a dedicated switch that performance could improve and those "disrupt" other devices accessing the internet other than VOD, TV Apps? I currently have one receiver into the router directly and 2 receivers into a switch with other devices that access the internet.

    I don't have any issues with MRV other than the occassional blip. But if this might make it even more reliable, I might take the time to have a dedicated switch just for the receivers.
     
  5. dennisj00

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    Putting all your DVRs / Receivers on the same switch would be very close in performance to the DECA network that's supported.
     
  6. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I should be the last to give advice on networking, but your router or a switch are mostly the same thing.
    Connecting all the receiver to a switch should keep the traffic between them to a minimum and give you the best performance.
     
  7. daveriv

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    Ok thanks. What I had suspected. Since my performance is really good now I'll stick with my current config and adjust if anything goes a bit haywire later.
     

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