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A couple questions reagrding MRV and receivers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by alucard, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. alucard

    alucard Cool Member

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    I have the R22 (w/HD) and I do get the option for Whole Home. However while searching the internet and the site i see some places that says it isnt supported and needs a BSF while others say it is. not sure which is true. I have two R22's but one of them doesn't need to be part of MRV.

    The rest of my receivers are HR21's and HR22's. For these models do i need a BSF if i dont want them to be part of MRV or just leave them as is?

    Everything right now is connected via SWM and green label connectors.

    thank you for the help.
     
  2. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    This thread has a table in the first post that answers your questions.

    Are your R22s working right now?

    I believe if you want to complete isolate one of your DVRs, you can add a BSF (I'll let someone like VOS address this), but you can also change this under the Whole-Home system set up (change Allow External Access to "Block").
     
  3. alucard

    alucard Cool Member

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    trh,
    thank you for your reply. that thread is one that confused me. :)

    When i searched for R22 on that thread i see where people were able to get it to work in "unsupported mode" but I'm not sure if that means i just connect a cat5 to the back of that receiver to my home network or if i am able to use the DECA. I would rather use the DECA since most of my receivers are not close to my home network and im not sure what IP addressing scheme i would need if one is on my home network getting a DHCP and the others are using DECA. (on my to do list is to run cat5 cables to each room but you know how that goes) :)

    Yes, my R22's are working and i do see the option for Whole Home (when i select it i get the options for share playlist, etc. although it does tell me its not activated of course).

    I'm thinking i just need to order DECA's for the receivers i want to connect to the MRV but the R22 was my hiccup since ive heard a couple different things.
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    From what you've posted so far, if you want to go with DECA, you'll need one for each receiver you want to use MRV, AND one BSF for each receiver that doesn't have a DECA. Then one more broadband DECA or CCK to bridge to your router.
     
  5. alucard

    alucard Cool Member

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    Excellent, thank you. As for the CCK and broadband DECA, is one preferred over the other?

    edit: i may have answered my own question. Looks like the CCK has wireless and more features?
     
  6. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The wireless does have more options [can be used in a wired mode too] and is the latest one to be released.
     
  7. alucard

    alucard Cool Member

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    Sorry, one more question. Does the CCK give me internet access for each receiver or do i need to get one for each receiver?
     
  8. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Yes, it gives internet access to every receiver if they are networked via coax.
     
  9. CCarncross

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    in very simple terms, if connected correctly, it connects your Whole Home network to your home internet connection, giving all your networked dvrs access to VOD, etc...only certain features are accessible through the non-DVR models that are connected to your whole home setup.
     
  10. alucard

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  11. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    This would be one way:
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    With this setup, you can either use it wireless or wired [by connecting to the port shown]
     
  12. alucard

    alucard Cool Member

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    Thank you VOS.

    When I see "unsupported mode" on the forums is that when users just bypass DECA and put Cat5 directly from the receiver to the router/switch?
     
  13. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Generally that is true, but then if someone adds to a DECA things like a switch for the PS3 to "leverage" their DECA network, this too falls under "unsupported".
     

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