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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by sstv, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Rich

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    Mmm, D* doesn't do rational well.

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  2. inkahauts

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    No, not at all.

    The csr was wrong, I wouldn’t believe it will ever work.

    Granted it can and should, but they won’t ever allow it.
     
  3. inkahauts

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    The 6am thing... I wonder if the router is rebooting every morning for some reason.
     
  4. Rich

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    Ever?

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  5. Rich

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    That's what happens when you let someone play with your routers. I cannot see an installer touching them.

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  6. inkahauts

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    I think he may be using a att provided one. Or could be his modem resetting which throws his router.
     
  7. sstv

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    Router was provided by AT&T to replace the spectrum unit
     
  8. inkahauts

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    I peronslaly hate using routers provided by providers, I always use just the modem portion, and use my own higher end router. That helps fix some of these kinds of issues...

    What I would do as a test, I would disconnect the hs17 from the internet and leave it disconnected and see what happens with it disconnect for a few days. I’d also suggest after disconnecting it resetting internet setup on the genie so that it knows and acts like it’s never had internet before. In this instance, I think that is a good place to start trouble shooting this issue.
     
  9. ejbvt

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    How do you do that? My cable coax comes in from the wall into my... I have always used "modem" and "router" interchangeably so into my... um.. internet box. There's only one box. It modems, routers, and wifis. I never touch it except to reset it when it acts up. Do you still have to pay the monthly box fee?

    I'm pretty decent with my HR44. I know virtually nothing about anything related to cable, including internet. Can you tell?
     
  10. slice1900

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    I don't see why they would not allow anything else on an account with HS17 now, and relax that rule later. IMHO it is much more likely they'll simply allow more than one HS17 on an account at some future date (when the supply is greater, which may happen when it is replaced by the HS27)

    But I have no inside info, it is just a guess based on the idea that there's no way that Directv is going to abandon customers like you who have lots of TVs since they spend more money than the rest. Plus they will have to introduce a client/server solution for commercial accounts eventually - they don't make H24s and H25s anymore, so unless the plan is to keep giving them refurbished units 10+ years old in 2020 they need to figure it out eventually.
     
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    what about the directv residential experience for hotels do they still make new full boxes for that? plan to dump that for a server box with less channels and the lost of part time RSN feeds?

    and for commercial places with matrix switches that also need to tune in the part time feeds / channels that have mixed in / out of market games on them in some areas. as well stuff like NHL CI / NBA LP / MLB EI / NFL ST?
     
  12. slice1900

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    I don't understand what you're asking. Clients can tune any channel a full receiver can. And what would matrix switches have to do with anything, some commercial places use those, some use a receiver per TV, but you get the same set of channels either way.

    DRE uses H25s running modified firmware, so they will need to support clients for DRE eventually unless they come out with a new standalone receiver (which seems highly unlikely at this point)
     
  13. inkahauts

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    I only take the modem from my cable company. I do not take their WiFi router.

    Different companies have different policies.

    Some force you to use their own modem and pay a monthly fee...

    some offer a free modem or a monthly fee WiFi router/modem (charter does this which is what I have, and I chose to take just their free modem)

    Most let you buy your own modem and router... but some force the lease fee either way, or still offer a free modem, so why not just use their free modem I’d say.

    A modem is what makes you able to get the internet, a router is what allows you to get your signal to all your devices in the house assuming you have more than one wired device you want to connect to the internet.

    Cable companies modems are of course cheap if it’s from the cable company, but generally they either work or don’t and in my experience I haven’t seen a “good” one vs a “bad” one make any difference as long as it just works...

    Routers cable companies use are always going to be the cheapest product they can get their hands on, where as a good router you can buy yourself generally has a lot more settings and has the ability to have a lot higher speeds and other things.
     
  14. ejbvt

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    Thanks for the detail. I have an "Xfinity Wireless Gateway" and it seems stable, for ancient Adelphia lines. The fastest Internet available here from Comcast is 50/5 and I have that. There is a second ISP available here, Fairpoint, but I have not heard good things from them.

    With a speed of only 50, would there be any benefit of my own?
     
  15. P Smith

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    can we stay with the topic?
     
  16. ejbvt

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    The OP is the one who went into the world of Internet. I am experiencing the little drops and blips too and am trying to rule out anything connected to the unit, and it appears to me that the OP is too.
     
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    Message at 6 am.
    I have seen routers that you could set the "Lease Time" of a connection. Has anyone checked your router to see what it is set for ?
    Basically each time you connect you will be allowed to stay connected for that time period and then it will disconnect.
    Most of them can be set to NOT do what I just described.
     
  18. P Smith

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    this one begin devoted the tread
    I don't see that
     
  19. Rich

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    I've had many problems with modems and never had random reboots. Is that normal?

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    You probably should be looking for a better router if that is anything like the routers Optimum gives its customers.

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