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Changing HR44 from wireless Connection to Ethernet

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by litig8r187, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    IIRC the techs are being told on HR44 installs that using wireless is the preferred connection method.
     
  2. peds48

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    Wireless is the first option to connect if this is the first time an HDDVR is connected to the internet in a customer set up. If a customer already has a Broadband DECA, that is to be used first. if the customer has a WiFI DECA, that should be removed and use the HR44 built in WiFi
     
  3. inkahauts

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    I have my HR44 and 24 Ethernet wired connected, the same way I had the HR22 connected also, So the tech should just connect the Ethernet that was already there for both boxes and leave it at that, I don't think the tech went on the menu for network setup since it was already configured with an IP address, It so much faster on MRV from 44 than the HR22 playing back on the HR24.


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    You know that there is zero reason to hook up the Ethernet cable to the HR24 if you already have your hr44 Ethernet connected. And I hope you have a bsf on the HR22. If not that could cause issues down the road.
     
  4. Laxguy

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    Yes, you can use the DECA, or simply ethernet into the '44, but not both!
     
  5. goinsleeper

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    That device should still work fine though you could eliminate it if you want.



    Is that built straight into the firmware?
     
  6. acostapimps

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    I replace the HR22 for the 44, but your right that the HR24 shouldn't need to be on Ethernet, since the HR44 acts as a bridge to the other boxes wirelessly, or am I wrong?
     
  7. inkahauts

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    No that's almost exactly right. And its the better way to do it as well.

    It doesn't do it wirelessly, it actually runs the signal over the coax, the entire point of the deca system which is based on moca, that DIRECTV uses.

    Just unplug the Ethernet cable from the HR24, reset network settings and reboot the HR24, and you should be good to go.
     
  8. HDJulie

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    I have a wired CCK. When I got the HR44 I just plugged in the cables from the previous DVR. If I wanted to get rid of the CCK, I would remove the CCK & just plug in an ethernet cable to the HR44 & then maybe reboot all DVR's?
     
  9. Laxguy

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    Julie-

    You've got that right.
     
  10. HDJulie

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    Excellent, thanks. I'm going to do that this weekend. The CCK is mine, right -- I could give it to someone else?
     
  11. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I do believe so! I have mine in a box in the closet, don't think anyone will ask for it back....
     
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  12. Bill Broderick

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    It is your and you can give it to someone else. However, I believe that I've read here that it needs to be reset in some fashion before it can be used with an account other than the one on which it was originally installed. Hopefully someone who knows more about this can point you to the reset instructions or tell me that I don't know what the hell I'm talking about and I'm remembering things that didn't actually happen.
     
  13. peds48

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    The CCK is not tied to an account. In order to be used on another network, they unit must be reset by pressing and holding the red button on the back 30 seconds
     
  14. I WANT MORE

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    Is there any advantage in using the ethernet connection as opposed to the cck?
     
  15. Laxguy

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    Yes: Power consumption. If ethernetted directly to the box you can —and should—remove the CCK.
     
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  16. RAD

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    A downside is if the HR44 is down then any other boxes (non RVU clients) that might be using something from the internet, like YouTube, Pandora, DoD, or GenieGo transcoding something from a HD DVR other then the HR44 will be interrupted.
     
  17. litig8r187

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    Well, I got mine working. I had to shut everything down (modem, router, HR44). My wireless router was also my wired switch and I couldn't figure out if/how to turn of the wireless and keep the wired switch working. So, I put a switch I had laying around in the line and connected the Ethernet starchy to the HR44. I left the wireless off. Turned the modem on and booted up the HR44 and it connected via Ethernet. I turned on my wireless router and everything else connected up to it. So far so good.
     
  18. litig8r187

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    But as long as the HR44 was "seeing" my wireless network, I could not get it to connect via Ethernet.
     
  19. jimmie57

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    Excellent.
    Thanks for the update and glad it is working for you now.
     
  20. bryanw3535

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    So my HR44 was installed using DECA even though I have ethernet hookups at each receiver location. Should I just stick with the DECA or would I see an improvement in speed/performance by switching to ethernet?

    If I would, what's the process for doing that myself?

    Thanks!
     

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