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Which Model for Wireless Internet?


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#1 OFFLINE   Marlin Guy

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 12:40 PM

A buddy of mine is switching to DirecTV.
He doesn't want to run a cable.
Do they have a HD DVR with built in wireless yet?

If not that, which adapter is preferred?
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#2 ONLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 12:48 PM

If he wants MRV, it'll use DECA.
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#3 OFFLINE   Marlin Guy

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 12:53 PM

OK. I'll play along.
What's DECA?
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 12:56 PM

I just read that the HR 24/100 uses the coax cable for the internet.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 12:56 PM

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 12:56 PM

OK. I'll play along.
What's DECA?


DirecTV Ethernet over Coax Adapter, see http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=178068 for some more info.

See post My Setup for configuration info.


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Posted 19 July 2010 - 01:01 PM

Rather than making it so obtuse, the current DirecTV hook up system is called SWiM, or Single Wire Management, and DECA, which has already been defined here and passes the multi-room video and the Internet. A single RG-6 cable has to be run to each room from a central distribution point. Everything plays over that. As to how this works, follow the links others have given.

None of this is wireless.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 01:05 PM

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Your handy dandy diagram was perfect.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:31 PM

Are there any concerns with putting the SWiM in the attic, as far as heat goes?
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:34 PM

Are there any concerns with putting the SWiM in the attic, as far as heat goes?


I've had two SWiM8's in the attic for a couple years, no problem. One of those was replaced with a SWiM16 in May, so far no problems with that either and we're in the usual mid/upper 90's for the past month or so.

My installer wanted to put the PI for the SWiM16 in the attic, which isn't a good idea, get it placed somewhere in the house.

See post My Setup for configuration info.


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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:45 PM

Looking at some of the diagrams, it appears that the power inserter can go anywhere, as long as it ties back to the SWiM via coax. Is that right?
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:48 PM

Looking at some of the diagrams, it appears that the power inserter can go anywhere, as long as it ties back to the SWiM via coax. Is that right?


Yes, but it must be the correct coax.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:53 PM

Yes, but it must be the correct coax.


Do you mean correct type (RG6) or correct as in where it goes on the switch?
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:10 PM

Do you mean correct type (RG6) or correct as in where it goes on the switch?


Both, actually. :)
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:14 PM

Thanks again.
I guess he placed the order.
I got my $100 email. ;)
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