I thought I was being smart when I called in to change some programming and got a great offer to upgrade some older HDDVRs to a Genie and some clients.
However I think I may have caused myself some problems.
Here is what I am currently doing:
I have my broadband connected into the Directv network(coax) via a CCK. Then at each of my HDDVR receivers I have a DECA that splits the satellite signal and the Ethernet out into the DVR.
Pretty standard setup so far.
Well I use the second port on the HDDVR as an Ethernet switch and plug in a internet enabled Bluray player at most locations.
On one DVR location, I use the second Ethernet port and connect it to a switch and then have a couple of computers and printer connected.
Some say this is bad, but it works great for me and I don't have to run Cat5.(this is a detached garage with a bonus room/man cave/office)
So now I have the Genie....one Ethernet port....I want to place it in my office.
I understand it has a built in DECA.
My question is, can I make the Ethernet port on the Genie act like the second port on my HR22 and run it to a switch? Basically the network traffic comes into the Genie through the coax and then splits to the Genie's Ethernet port???
Or is there a way to connect an external DECA and get the same connectivity?
I really don't want to run an Ethernet cable to my bonus room, even though I know this will give me the best connectivity.