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DECA adaptor with Genic DVR dropping connection

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#1 OFFLINE   docspencer


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 11:57 AM

I've been reading about this issue on various forums but the situations seem a bit different from mine so I'll go ahead and ask. We have a new Genic DVR (HR34 I believe) in the living room with a client in the bedroom. The installer connected the Genic to our home network via a DECA adaptor. The DVR keeps losing its connection to the network. Why would the installer use the adaptor instead of just plugging the ethernet cable directly into the back of the Genie? Can I just get rid of the adaptor and direclty hardwire the thing? Will doing this effect the communication between the client in the bedroom and the Genie?


Oh, before I forget. If I hardwire the Genic can I use a multi-port switch to hardwire my PS3 with the same cable I'm using for the Genie?


Thanks in advance.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 12:35 PM

Yes you can plug the ethernet cable directly into the HR34 or HR44 and it will bring internet connectivity to your home network.   You should reboot the Genie after you do this.


Regarding your PS3 question, if you mean can you add a multiport switch to take one LAN connection and end up with 2?  Yes, just be sure it doesn't do any DHCP assignments.  Then it's like your router having multiple ports.


You would have one Cat5 cable going to the switch and then one cable  going to the Genie and a separate cable to the PS3.  

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 12:49 PM

Sweet. Thanks for the quick reply. This won't effect anything with the whole home client in the bedroom?

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 02:01 PM


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