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Using a Switch for Router?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by DesertFlyer, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. DesertFlyer

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    Is it possible to use a switch between the DECA adapter and one of the receivers to hook my router's Internet connection into the DECA cloud? I've done a bit of reading and it seems possible, but I'm not sure. This would avoid having to buy a DECA power supply as well, correct?
     
  2. DesertFlyer

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  3. armchair

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    I'd rather have the Internet connection to DECA cloud active for all boxes and not depending on that box nearest router to stay powered but a reboot has the potential to interrupt a number of services that may be in-progress on your other DVRs.

    So have you already had a DECA upgrade/install and found you're missing the INTERNET CONNECTION KIT or are you just doing it all yourself?

    I was just thinking you would need 4 DECAs and a PS for the broadband DECA. The cost for DECA h/w alone is $180 plus shipping & possible taxes while the supported install is running only $148 plus tax.
     
  4. wlee69

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    I do this at one of my TV's so that I can have the connection go to both my WII and Directv box. Works fine with no issues
     
  5. armchair

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    I think you're referring to this type of DECA setup: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2468290#post2468290 (see Living Room)
     
  6. Stuart Sweet

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    Yeah, but it's definitely a "use at your own risk" sort of thing.
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I'd tend to not only agree...but add that I've seen as many problems created as solved with switches being introduced into a home network for video/audio transfer.
     
  8. armchair

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    Since I previously had the ETHERNET ran to two HD-DVRs, it was simple to add the Blu-Ray to network using existing ETHERNET and leaving DECA dedicated for Directv only. The DVRs have enough problems seeing and maintaining the UPL and all the other things intended for DECA with INTERNET connection to risk other devices crowding DECA bandwidth.

    While packet collisions are unlikely, the DVRs have their own set of priorities so I think it's possible that unwanted traffic in the DECA cloud like HD streaming to a BDP from the web could actually slow remote response of the DVRs. It's about as bad using the second ETHERNET port on the HRx to get INTERNET to another device.
     
  9. DesertFlyer

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    Thanks for all the responses guys. I'm going to take my chances for now and if it doesn't work out, I'll get another DECA. This is a self install.
     
  10. DesertFlyer

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    Just want to let everyone know that the DECA setup described above has been working flawlessly. Thanks for the help everyone.
     
  11. hdtvfan0001

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    Very good news!!
     

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