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Set-up for DirecTV receiver with Charter Modem, Linksys router, and internet phone


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#1 OFFLINE   Meeshamd

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 05:09 PM

This is such a puzzle to me. How do I connect everything? My DirecTV receiver is plugged into the wall by a coaxial cable and I used a splitter for that outlet to also plug my Charter modem. I have my wireless router and wireless phone all too.

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 05:51 PM

Wow, what model of receiver do you have. look for the model number inside the access card door.. 

 

What type of dish do you have.  But typically, you would need one (or two) coax cables for DirecTV and another independent cable for your cable modem 

 

Why is not DirecTV and for that matter your cable company not installing this for you?


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:41 PM

This is such a puzzle to me. How do I connect everything? My DirecTV receiver is plugged into the wall by a coaxial cable and I used a splitter for that outlet to also plug my Charter modem. I have my wireless router and wireless phone all too.

 

This setup will not work.

 

Where does the cable from  charter enter your house, and where does the cable from the satellite dish enter your house? Do they "combine" at any point? Do you have SWM? Like peds asked, why isn't DirecTV and/or Charter setting this up for you?



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:10 AM

This is such a puzzle to me. How do I connect everything? My DirecTV receiver is plugged into the wall by a coaxial cable and I used a splitter for that outlet to also plug my Charter modem. I have my wireless router and wireless phone all too.


To the best of my knowledge this can't be done. Granted it's been five or six years and things change but I explored doing something similar with TWC just to get Internet and it couldn't be done without isolating one cable for the TWC service. Running a separate cable to where I wanted the modem was problematic so I stuck with DSL until just two weeks ago when I upgraded to U-verse Internet.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:35 AM

It's possible if you have a legacy system (non-SWM) but if you have SWM, you cannot diplex the signals together. 



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 10:36 AM

You can't simply pick a random cable and hope that it will work. The cable must be uniquely connected to a DIRECTV antenna (or an associated multiswitch).

You cannot share a cable with your modem or phone service. With the advent of broadband and phone service from cable companies like Charter, there may be considerable overlap in the signals so they can no longer share.

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