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DECA setup question
Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:09 PM
I am finally going to give in and upgrade to DECA but just have a question.
Ok like i said right now i have both receivers hardwired via my netgear router. Since the HR34 has DECA built in with a hardwire ethernet cable connected..............could i attach and ethernet coax deca adaptor (link at the bottom of my post) to my HR21-700 and eliminate the hardwire ethernet cable going to that receiver ........and get an internet/whole home connection via coax using this: (or do i need more equipment).
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:56 PM
Ok so i'm ordering that from solid signal. I have a BSF on the 21 now so when i get the Ethernet coax adaptor pictured above i'll remove the BSF .......attach the coax adaptor........then an ethernet cable from that to the ethernet port of the hr21.
Now when i do this........do i need to power down the Power Insterter and turn off both the 34 and 21 .......then restart after bsf has been switched out of the coax adaptor?
Also my 4 output splitter is a bit older and isnt the green label kind. Will that splitter work or do i also need to upgrade to a green label splitter?
Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:27 PM
I guess i culd try out the non-green label splitter....if it works great if not then switch it out.
I was just asking about turning off the power inserter b/c the installer told me anytime i attach or detach a coax from a receiver to turn off the power inserter or it culd zap the receiver when i plug the coax back in if i keep the PI on the whole time.
Edited by gregftlaud, 16 July 2012 - 07:05 PM.
Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:17 PM
A Green 4-way splitter has been modified with a DECA bridging loss of 10 dB.
While it might work to not use the right one, it's asking for problems.
Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:20 PM
Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:24 PM
In a movie I once heard the line: follow the money
Ah ok. So when i take off the coax from the hr21 and replace the BSF with the coax ethernet adaptor do i need to turn off the power inserter?
In your case follow the voltage, and if the BSF/DECA ain't on the line with voltage [which it shouldn't] it won't matter.
Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:28 PM
Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:39 PM
And it's the other receiver you're going to connect the DECA to.
Yah i have the PI with the HR34. Power to SWM line out to the splitter power input........IRD out to 34
If/when you change the splitter, powering down the PI would be the safer move, but then I'm not known for doing things the safe way.
I've been working on and around my SWiM-16 for the past four days and never pulled the power.
Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:49 PM
Now just waiting on that deca ethernet adaptor to put on the HR21. I get that wednesday
Edited by gregftlaud, 16 July 2012 - 10:27 PM.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:52 AM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 12:19 PM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:11 PM
Wasnt sure if unhooking my hardwired ethernet wuld cause internet connection loss and i wuld have to redo something to get it connected again as i have my receivers setup with Static IP's
Edited by gregftlaud, 17 July 2012 - 01:28 PM.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:11 PM
I'd connect the DECA, confirm Green, disconnect the ethernet cable and connect the ethernet from the Deca.
You could set up a persistant Ping from a PC since you know the 21s IP and quickly confirm it's connection.
In a DOS window . . . ping -t 192.168.x.x where x.x is it's IP.