I am scheduled for a Genie upgrade in 10 days. I will have a Genie, 2 clients, and my old HR22. Wired Ethernet is available adjacent to the Genie. A CCK is on the work order. I would prefer a wired to a wireless installation. I understand that if a wireless CCK is installed, I can, after the installer departs, disconnect the CCK and plug the Ethernet cable directly into the HR34/44 for a wired connection.
Questions I have are: (1) If Ethernet is directly wired to the HR34/44, does the HR34/44 need to be powered on in order for the HR22 to have access to the internet? (2) can I arrange in advance to have the installer provide a wired Ethernet connection to the HR34/44 (DECA or wired CCK) at the time of installation?
Many Thanks in advance.
if you use the Genie as a bridge, it will have to be powered (on standby at least) in order for the other receivers to connect to the internet
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No, I don't think that's correct peds;
The Genie's internal CCK and ethernet port remain active when off (or standby) and turned on.
Turning the Genie off and on does little more than switch the A/V ports on and off as with practically all DVRs.
To the TS' on his number 2, the way its "supposed" to work is a wired option is always to have first preference, So if it is practical to run a coax from a SWiM splitter (preferably the root one) to a location near the router or to an ethernet switch that leads back to the router, the installer is to use a wired CCK (which is usually a BB DECA kit nowadays).
If it is not practical to run coax for this purpose, then, and only then, is a wireless option is to be used via a CCK-W unit or the HR44's (if one is installed) internal one.
Unfortunately though, there is a myth floating around now among some installers and even CSRs I understand, that if the Genie is an HR44 it must be connected by wireless though its internal CCK-W in order to function properly.
Not true of course and frankly a ridicules belief;