Welcome to DBSTalk
Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
- Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
- Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
- Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
- Customize your profile page and make new friends
Connecting DECA to router
Posted 14 May 2010 - 04:48 PM
Does this need to be connected where the SWM and what not is mounted or can it be connected anywhere one of the cables is running?
What I would like to do is just take the ethernet cable I currently have plugged into the back of my HR20 and use that to plug into DECA, would that work?
Posted 14 May 2010 - 04:51 PM
The broadband DECA requires a power inverter regardless.
DIRECTV employee since August 2011.
All comments are my own. Unless specifically stated, my views do NOT represent the views of DIRECTV
Posted 14 May 2010 - 04:54 PM
Posted 14 May 2010 - 05:02 PM
Posted 14 May 2010 - 05:14 PM
Does it make a difference if the line is split or not? I already have 2 cables running to that HR20 (now SWM yet).
No, it doesn't matter where the line is split. As long as both cables are connected to a splitter once the SWiM is installed, you're good. There could be an extra splitter near the receiver, and you would use short coax cables to the receiver and to the broadband DECA, or you could make sure both of the long cables are connected to a splitter closer to the SWiM.