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Wireless Adapters

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by vfviola, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. vfviola

    vfviola AllStar

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    Just wanted to drop a couple of lines to see if anyone had any ideas. I used to have 2 Homeplug wireless adapters connecting my HR21-200/HR21-100. Worked fine for downloading VOD and MRV. Just recently 1 unit lost the ability to stay with a power connection. Went and bought Belkin wireless adapters and connected the same way. Getting VOD just fine, but not getting MRV. Any thoughts?
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    home plug adapters are just not up to the task for WHDVR. you can either run ethernet to those receivers, of get DirecTV approved DECA network.
     
  3. sweep49

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    I use TrendNet Powerline 300mps adapters and they usually work ok. They are susceptible to line noise from things like vacuums and treadmills.
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Seems to me coax networking would be cheaper.
     
  5. vfviola

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    Do you have to have a deca adapter for those to work?
     
  6. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    No. You would be running MRV over your home network, so you would be running Ethernet from the receivers to the home plug adapters.

    - Merg
     
  7. vfviola

    vfviola AllStar

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    I didn't think so. I've been using mrv without deca for a year or so. All of sudden I can't get the receivers to see each other now. I am clueless. I'll keep working with it.
     
  8. vfviola

    vfviola AllStar

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    Any thoughts on why the powerline adapters work to give internet access to each receiver for VOD but they are not giving MRV? The old adapters I had did VOD/MRV. Now no MRV. Just confused as to why MRV is gone?
     
  9. argonaut

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    Which specific model are you using?
     
  10. vfviola

    vfviola AllStar

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    Belkin powerline connecting to HR21200/hr21100?
     
  11. The Merg

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    Rerun network setup on each receiver and post back what the IP address is on each.

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  12. vfviola

    vfviola AllStar

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    Both showing 192.168.0.1 for ip address?
     
  13. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    For MRV they need unique addresses (which your router should be able to assign with DHCP). You may need to go into Advanced Setup and manually input the addresses.
     
  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Wrong setup/config! All network devices must have unique IP address !
     
  15. dpeters11

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    That's not what's showing up as the gateway, right? Normally 0.1 is the router not the client.
     
  16. vfviola

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    The default gateway is 0.1. The ip address when I ran again is showing 110 for one unit and 107 for the second. I don't get it. I changed nothing except new adapters and only getting internet activity no MRV/sharing of playlist?
     
  17. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Do we know what port MRV using ?
     
  18. sweep49

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    I had problems with DHCP dropping receivers off the network when reassigning their "lease" I think. Per other's advice, I assigned unique static IPs to the receivers which are outside of the router's DHCP range of addresses. Restarted router and receivers and then all worked well.

    I use non supported MRV so I can use diplexed ota, which is not possible with deca. Based on what I've read, the best approach is to use deca if you can.
     
  19. sweep49

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  20. vfviola

    vfviola AllStar

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    So, I continued messing with the settings and rbr and am now getting playlists to share. Not sure how but it is working. Thanks for all the feedback.
     

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