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Whole Home/Wireless/Blu-Ray Player Connection

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Mateo, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Aug 3, 2010 #1 of 12
    Mateo

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    Just got my Whole Home service installed yesterday. Previously I had my HR21-700DVR hooked into the ethernet port into a gaming wireless port (connected wirelessly to my home network) to get OnDemand. I had my Samsung BDp1590 Blu-Ray player connected to the DVR using the other ethernet port.

    Since the install, this connection no longer works for connecting my Blu-Ray player to stream (Pandora, netflix, etc).

    Any recommendations without going out an purchasing additional equipment?
     
  2. Aug 3, 2010 #2 of 12
    sigma1914

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    Plug the Blu-Ray player into the gaming adapter. DO NOT use your DVRs 2nd port.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2010 #3 of 12
    Stuart Sweet

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    :welcome_s to DBSTalk! Yes, that's right... using the second ethernet port as a hub or bridge is an unwise option.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2010 #4 of 12
    john18

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    Agreed. I have my Blu-Ray and old HD-DVD player attached via the wireless adapter and it works well.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2010 #5 of 12
    Mateo

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    The D* Tech has the port from the gaming adapter running into the DVR's #1 port, thus no way to connect it to the Blu-Ray that I'm aware of.

    The initial option I can think of is buying the wireless LAN adapter for my Blu-Ray for about $70.

    Was trying to avoid that if there is a solution I am not thinking of.

    Does the DVR need to use the gaming adapter?
     
  6. Aug 3, 2010 #6 of 12
    sigma1914

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    Your install is incorrect. Why is there no DECA on the HR? :nono2: Dumb tech.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2010 #7 of 12
    Mateo

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    Can you link me to a photo what this is supposed to look like? I fairly tech savvy and could probably fix myself, just not sure what to change.

    Is the DECA the small square device with the ethernet cable on one end and coaxial on the other? There are 2 of those attached I believe.
     
  8. Aug 3, 2010 #8 of 12
    sigma1914

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    First, what's your whole set up?

    Yes, that's the DECA. I'm confused...You first said, "The D* Tech has the port from the gaming adapter running into the DVR's #1 port, thus no way to connect it to the Blu-Ray that I'm aware of." The DECA goes to the HR.

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  9. Aug 3, 2010 #9 of 12
    Mateo

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    I'm going from memory here after looking at the set up last night... but there are 2 DECAs. One was plugged into the gaming adapter (I assume to get my home network connectivity). And the DVR's #1 port was occupied by an ethernet cable coming from one of the DECAs.

    Again not looking at it currently so I'm not completely confident on other specifics.

    Should there be 2 DECAs?
     
  10. DogLover

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    Yes, there should be 2 DECAs. Easiest solution might be to buy a inexpensive switch. Plug the gaming adapter, DECA, and Blu-Ray player into the switch.
     
  11. Mateo

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    If I have a 5 port switch, I don't even need the wireless gaming adapter then do I?
     
  12. DogLover

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    If that switch is connected to your home network, then no you do not. I assumed that you were using the gaming adapter because you didn't have any wired access to your home network in that area.
     

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