For the love of God PLEASE help.
With all of the helpful information here I think
I have gotten myself into "paralysis by analysis" mode - I really am one who likes to figure things out for myself but I think I am just making myself more confused and would really appreciate someone talking me down from the ledge!!
I will try to make this as brief as possible.
My girlfriend has had Direct TV for years, I have never experienced it. She is not very tech savvy,
I like to think I am.
She has internet through ClearWire which she receives through a Motorola modem which she constantly moves around the house in order to always be able to get internet on her laptop...she plugs it in...to her laptop......(need I say more?)
Recently I moved in with her and am trying to maximaize the tech gadgets and gizmos and media possibilites that exist.
I immediately installed a router and connected it to her modem so we have a wireless network whcih she is still getting used to.
Now, she recently had an upgrade to her Direct TV account to a HD dish and a Genie HR-34 receiver. She has not connected it to the network as of yet - which brings us to today and this post.
I am kind of getting lost in all the jargon, with the SWM's and the DECA's amd the MVR'ing
and then I am also probably trying to make things more complicated then they need to be, it seems to be my "thing"!
Here is how the system is installed currently.
The cable that comes in from the dish terminates at a PI21R-03 Power Inserter via the "PWR To SWM" port. A separate coax exits the power inserter via the "Signal To IRD" port -
- that cable (coming from the power inserter) runs into a MSPLIT2R1-03 (1x2) splitter. Two cables exit the splitter with one going to a DECA Broadband Adapter and the other running directly to the Genie HR-34 receiver.
The DECA Broadband adapter has an ethernet pigtail connected to it but not anything else. It is plugged in and has 3 green lights.
This is what I have to contribute to this equation.
I have a linksys E1200 router which I have flashed with dd-wrt firmware. I also have a Netgear Wnr2000 router also flashed with dd-wrt. They both seem to have made the firmware updates fine but it might be way more settings and options that I should really be exposed to at this time. One minute I am certain how I should connect them and the settings required and the next I am more confused then I was to start with.
My thought was I could set one of them up near the TV/ HR-34 router and run all of the VOD and stuff exclusively off that router which I could wirelessly connect back to the main router ...;..I am sure they make some sort of magic potion to make that happen....
A friend of ours lives in the basement of our house and he coincidentally has an older (Im guessing) DirectTV+ SR-200 receiver. Can we throw this into the mix to allow him to get access to our DirectTV joy? How is this accomplished?
How can I get all of our music rocking through this setup? I wish the Genie....really WAS a Genie and would magically make all of this stuff just happen but from the hours I have spent scouring these forums I know some of you are the real deal and I beg for your assistance.WE have a lot of computers, both Windows and Apple flavored, an Apple TV, our TV upstairs is a 37" Vizio 1080i HDTV. The downstairs is an older big screen but doubtful it is HD.
Have a few external drives laying around.....and right now I have some time to get this done, TODAY.
Because tomorrow I will be busy watching my Seahawks finally have their revenge on John Elway for all the misery he caused us Seattlites back in the day!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA!! I would really like to at least be able to record this sweet victory....so please......
Any help would be greatly appreciated, even if you just tell me where to look. Not asking you to give me fish but teach me how to fish...please.