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Need Whole Home/Internet Advice For HR 34
Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:38 PM
At the 34 there is one coax cable coming from the wall to a tee, one leg of the tee goes to the HR 34 and the other leg goes to the deca which connects to my router by an ethernet cable. The deca is plugged in to a power adapter. This was the set up with the previous HR 21 as well. The other deca that was used was removed by the tech. My router is right next to the HR34 so I could connect an ethernet cable directly between them but I had been previously told not do this with the 21s since I was providing an internet connection to two receivers and that there might be a problem at some point with that set up.
Is this still the case or can I just eliminate the powered deca and run an ethernet cable directly between the receiver and my router while connecting the coax cable from the wall directly to the 34 eliminating the tee? Or would this cause an issue with the whole home function? Since the 34 was just installed it does not have the current software version, 0x54c is what shows on the info screen.
At the other receiver, the HR 21, in another room, there is a coax cable from the wall going to a deca which has a coax connection to the receiver as well as an ethernet cable going to it. I assume that one would stay. It's powered, I assume, by the power inserter that's in my garage where cables from the dish come in.
Everything appears to be working and my 34 shows an active internet connection so I could just leave everything as is but it would be nice to be able to eliminate some of the cable clutter behind the tv.
Thanks for any advice.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:47 PM
Several have reported success doing what you propose.
Is this still the case or can I just eliminate the powered deca and run an ethernet cable directly between the receiver and my router while connecting the coax cable from the wall directly to the 34 eliminating the tee?
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:08 PM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:34 PM
The DECA at the HR21 is powered by the 21. The power inserter powers the SWIM LNB at the dish.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:38 PM