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Another question about networking (Sorry)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dravenstone, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. dravenstone

    dravenstone Cool Member

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    Sorry, this has been covered a few ways that I found via search, but I'm not sure I was able to figure out exactly how the conversations I found would apply to me.

    I just had an outbuilding wired for directTV, there was an additional open port on the 4Way next to the dish (SWM) and the line is run there direct to the outbuilding. The HR24-500 I moved out there is up and running fine and is on my Whole Home as expected.
    My living room HR24 is attached via a wired internet connection kit to my router which I believe is what gives all the HR's "internet access".

    I would like to add a wired ethernet switch in the outbuilding. I ran a line of conduit (at the suggestion of this forum) for the DTV line and I could in theory just run cat 5 through it as well, but I don't have an easy way of getting from the conduit to any part of my wired network outside the house, whereas the conduit was run right from where both my power and the DTV splitter sit, so it was easy to run the second conduit and additional line for DTV.

    So - trying to figure out if I can piggyback on the internet connection that's running through the cable to the HR in the outbuilding.
    I've considered adding a MOCA adapter, but read most don't generally work with DTV in the mix.

    Can I add another ICK at the HR24 in the outbuilding or are there any other obvious ideas I'm missing or do I really need to figure out how to run the coax which is a definitely more of a pain?

    thanks for any help you can provide.
    Regards,
    DS
     
  2. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member

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    You could hook a D* Deca to the RG6 -Thru to the Sat 1-Then run the short Cat5 jumper from the D* deca to your New Switch and your connected.

    Do not hook anything to the RJ45 port of the HR receiver (leave it alone)
     
  3. The Merg

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    And you will need a PI to power the DECA...


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  4. HoTat2

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    Yes, you could add a green label two way splitter and a CCK at the HR24 in the out-building. As was said do not plug an ethernet cable into the HR24 as it will dis-able the internal DECA cutting off whole home service.

    Its not endorsed by DIRECTV as you would now have non-MRV client data running through the DECA cloud, but should work just fine.
     
  5. Beerstalker

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    Buy this splitter:
    http://www.amazon.com/DirecTv-MSPLIT2R1-Approved-Zinwell-Splitter/dp/B003H2HNQW/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1377704818&sr=8-6&keywords=DirecTV+DECA

    Unhook the coax cable from the back of your HR24 and into the In port on the splitter. Run another coax from one of the out ports on the splitter to your HR24.

    From the other port on the splitter run another coax cable to this:
    http://www.amazon.com/DIRECTV-DECA-Broadband-Adapter-External/dp/B004HAOWLW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1377704818&sr=8-2&keywords=DirecTV+DECA
    or this:
    http://www.amazon.com/DIRECTV-Broadband-Cinema-Connection-DECA2PRO/dp/B00DVK1ITI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1377704818&sr=8-3&keywords=DirecTV+DECA

    They are pretty much the exact same thing (actually I think if buy the first one you will end up getting the second one anyway).

    Plug that into power, and run the network cable to your ethernet switch and you should be good to go.
     
  6. The Merg

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    Buy this splitter:
    http://www.amazon.com/DirecTv-MSPLIT2R1-Approved-Zinwell-Splitter/dp/B003H2HNQW/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1377704818&sr=8-6&keywords=DirecTV+DECA

    Unhook the coax cable from the back of your HR24 and into the In port on the splitter. Run another coax from one of the out ports on the splitter to your HR24.

    From the other port on the splitter run another coax cable to this:
    http://www.amazon.com/DIRECTV-DECA-Broadband-Adapter-External/dp/B004HAOWLW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1377704818&sr=8-2&keywords=DirecTV+DECA
    or this:
    http://www.amazon.com/DIRECTV-Broadband-Cinema-Connection-DECA2PRO/dp/B00DVK1ITI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1377704818&sr=8-3&keywords=DirecTV+DECA

    They are pretty much the exact same thing (actually I think if buy the first one you will end up getting the second one anyway).

    Plug that into power, and run the network cable to your ethernet switch and you should be good to go.


    I would use the second DECA adapter suggested. That is the current one being used and has the PI, which would be needed.


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  7. Beerstalker

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    I personally prefer the first one as it is a smaller package and cleaner install, but they are getting really hard to find anymore. I actually ordered two of them from that exact seller on Amazon over the last few weeks and ended up getting the second kind anyway. Either one will work though.
     
  8. dravenstone

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    You guys are awesome. Thank you!
     

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