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Airport Extreme/DECA help

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by jchall30, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. jchall30

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    Ok. Just got back from dinner. What do you need to know about the cabling to help out there. All cable is ran in the walls and as far as i know is RG-6. Sat signal levels are all in the 90's and all boxes have a good picture. If I were to take pictures what items would you need to see to possibly help? I have faith that you guys can help me get this solved :D

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  2. HoTat2

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    OK, though I wonder would it have been really cost prohibitive and or cause a problematic increase in circuit complexity to incorporate some method of "adaptive equalization" into DECA to help compensate for such muliti-path effects as with digital wireless systems?
     
  3. veryoldschool

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    I've got to ask if this is a house install with a dish on the outside or is this a apt/condo on a MDU system?
    This really sounds like it has cable TV being added into the coax and needs the bandstop filter to block it out.
    DECA is in the same frequency range as UHF channels 14 to 40.
     
  4. jchall30

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    This is a home install with cables ran in the wall. I do have cable internet but it has a separate line into the house. Or at least as best I can tell. I do have a couple barrel connectors in the loop but they were all changed today to newer ones as well as the ones on all the wall plates. Tech even changed several connectors on a couple cables that looked older to newer ones


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  5. veryoldschool

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    You have a problem I simply haven't seen before. "I know" what is wrong and the cLink is showing the right status, but "the cause" is what is not understood.
    I would check to see that the cable internet isn't connected to the SAT coax in any way. This simply seems the most logical reason for this.
    Next I'd look to see if one or more receivers were the cause. Pull the power cord on one or more and look at the cLink LED on DECA. "Maybe" one of the internal DECAs is spitting out noise.
     
  6. jchall30

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    If I go pull the power on each box is there a certain way I should power them back up?

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  7. veryoldschool

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    Maybe go with the DVRs first on power up and the receiver first for powering down. Keep an eye on the DECA at the router after each one.
     
  8. jchall30

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    OK. So far the 2 h-24's are unplugged and the cLink went to orange.
     
  9. veryoldschool

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    You don't live next to a TV transmitter do you? :lol:

    Do you know of any thing in the 500-600 MHz range around the house?
     
  10. jchall30

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    No No TV transmitter close :lol: I have all boxes unplugged and the power led is on and cLink is blinking and no network light
     
  11. jchall30

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    Unplugged DECA and plugged back in and still cLink blinking and power on and nothing else
     
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    OK, now starting with the DVRs first power up each receiver one at a time and check the status lights of the internet DECA dongle each time you add another receiver.
     
  13. jchall30

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    OK First DVR up and network light is on and cLink is yellow already
     
  14. veryoldschool

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    Yes follow through with these steps, "but" I'm starting to think this isn't going to show the problem.
    Next would be to go to the splitter and make sure there aren't any unused cables connected to it. Seems like you have an 8-way splitter and five coax drops coming off it. There should be terminations on the three unused ports, but even if these aren't there, I'm not sure this would cause the problem this bad, however if there are any cables that aren't being used [open other ends] this could be the cause.
     
  15. veryoldschool

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    "Yeah" what I just posted ^.
    You've got some strange cabling issue it looks like. Check the splitter and take a photo if you can.
     
  16. jchall30

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    Ok Unplugged the one dvr and tried the other first and the same result. I am almost sure that the unused ends are terminated and nothing unused hooked to it. I can look again to make sure I guess
     
  17. jchall30

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    Ok Going out to take a picture of the switch. Not sure how to post it but we'll cross that bridge after I get the pics :lol:
     
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    And btw with just both dvr's up I have already lost the cLink light already
     
  19. veryoldschool

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    Please do.
    It's going to get real strange real soon to troubleshoot this, since it's looking like the cables are the problem.
     
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    Look for the paperclip at the top of the posting window. You'll need to upload the image and then paste it into the post.
     

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