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SWM/Networking question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by charlie460, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. charlie460

    charlie460 Godfather

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    Question... if I was installing in a house that only had one HR24 & one H24, is the Cinema connection kit required to make on demand work?

    I know the HR34 can be connected to the internet via the ethernet port and it will share the internet connection with other receivers, but I assume the HR24 doesn't do this.

    When SWM is being used does the Ethernet port on these boxes get completely disabled? Or can I still use SWM and MRV via "unsupported" cat5e?

    Thanks.
     
  2. charlie460

    charlie460 Godfather

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    Actually, just found out that with a red button reset the Ethernet port will activate.

    Here's my "new" question: If I connect *only* the HR24 to the internet via an Ethernet port, will the H24 (without any Ethernet connection) still be able to use MRV and access programming from the HR24, or does connecting an Ethernet cable to the HR24 completely disable MRV over Coax?
     
  3. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    You cannot use both ethernet and coax networking on those receivers, it only works with the HR34 & 44
     
  4. charlie460

    charlie460 Godfather

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    So, I need a DECA/Cinema Kit in order to have internet connectivity on both of these receivers, without connecting Ethernet to both, correct?
     
  5. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    Correct.
     
  6. charlie460

    charlie460 Godfather

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    Thanks.
     

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