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Dish 311 and Dish 500 compatibilityinstaller
Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:40 AM
Is or is not the 311 compatible with a Dish 500 using a SW21?
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:07 AM
What FW version the 311 running ?
Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:16 AM
Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:36 AM
Try this - disconnect the receiver from the cable. Now - do a check switch.
Unplug the power, then connect the cable again and plug the power back. Do another Check Switch. If you have an SW21 with 2 Legacy LNBs - it should do 38 tests.
If this fails - see about replacing the SW21 with another one. If you don't have one, consider getting a DishProPlus TWIN LNB (I know this works - as it is what I'm using). If you have another Legacy receiver, Having the 311 will power the DPP TWIN and the Legacy receiver will see it as an SW64.
Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:28 PM
Thanks for the help.
Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:36 PM
any way - Glad you're watching TV again.
Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:37 PM
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:13 PM
Sometimes the SW21's get a lil flaky. I've lost birds before, changed to a different 21 and got it working again. Hell I've even lost 1 of the birds, simply re-ran check switch again, an voila, worked again. If the switch is outside and exposed to weather, it can get even more flaky.
I think you hit the nail on the head. I checked the switch several times and the report was 119 odd and even OK, 110 even OK and 110 odd with a X. I tried setting up the 500 dish as a 300, one bird at a time and got good signal levels from both satellites. Went back to the SW21, ran the switch setup again and got the same results. Stayed that way until I tried a second SW21.
Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:12 AM
Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:46 AM
You got the hint from first reply .
Unfortunately, I didn't. And the conflicting answers from Dish did not help. The old combination 4700/SW21 was used at home and in my RV for about 10 years and I had set up that combination probably close to 100 times all over the Western US with no problems. When I replaced the 4700 with the 311 receiver and it didn't work, I naturally assumed (at least to me) that the 311 and SW21 did not like each other. I was wrong!!
Still not sure what caused the problem.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:12 PM