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H2X: Does Changing Coax cables require a reboot to get MRV working?

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#1 OFFLINE   RobertSeattle



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Posted 07 June 2010 - 02:16 PM

I have a H23 connected with several HR2x's and yesterday I swapped out it's coax cable (from my wall plug to the DECA) with one with better connectors and I noticed that after I connected the new cable, I had no MRV service (regular DirecTV service was fine). I had to reboot the H23 to get MRV back up. Is this normal? Is there a trick to get a H2x to get MRV back up after a cable swap without a reboot?

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#2 OFFLINE   jasonki32



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Posted 07 June 2010 - 02:27 PM

You shouldn't have to reboot. It takes a few minutes for the receiver to see the other receivers. So if you had waited a few moments it should have came up.
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#3 OFFLINE   veryoldschool


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Posted 07 June 2010 - 02:46 PM

Guess this might depend. If you're using DECA, then this can be affected.

#4 OFFLINE   RobertSeattle



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Posted 07 June 2010 - 02:48 PM

Anyone know what the "rescan" interval is? Most of users will probably default to a reboot instead of being "patient". :-)

#5 OFFLINE   bobnielsen


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Posted 07 June 2010 - 03:47 PM

I suspect it is shorter than the time it takes to reboot and download the guide info. If you have a static IP address (or DHCP with addresses reserved by MAC address) it could be there right away. I switched my HR21 from an ethernet connection to my router to using a DECA adapter and everything worked right away.

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