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DECA - Issues

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - H24/HR24 Field Trial (private)' started by Doug Brott, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    It was an entire H24 box swap ..
     
  2. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Ok, I sat and watched my DECA module yesterday between coats of paint (I know, what a pun, eh?) on my son's Pinewood Derby Racer and I noticed that the c.Link light sometimes is on or off, and when it is on, it is either yellow or green. I haven't notice any issues with trying to get content via the network at all, and the other two lights are solid green. Can anyone tell me how this is supposed to work, is this indication ok?
     
  3. houskamp

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    Mine are always green now.. the one in the middle (c-link) flashes like it shows traffic..
     
  4. Spanky_Partain

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    What houskamp states is expected behavior.

    Any other LED activity other than how houskamp indicates, may be a problem. I had a CLNK go yellow on my the other day. Turned out my wife had moved some stuff upstairs and I lost my uplink to the home network. All of the DVR's took on the new 169.xxx.xxx.xxx IP address scheme and MRV was still working as expected. I didn't even know it happened for a couple of days. I fixed the uplink connection and had to reboot the system that had the yellow CLNK on it before it changed back to green. All other DECA CLNK modules stayed green during the IP change and recovery.
     
  5. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    c.Link isn't in the middle on mine (photo to follow).
    Here's the thing, I have one module to support both the H24-100 and HR24-500. I assume the c.Link is an indication of traffic over the coax. The NTWK light, my assumption again, indicates traffic over the RJ-45 connection. The other light, again my asumption, is the power indicator. Both the NTWK and PWR lights are solid green. c.Link will vary from no light, yellow, or green. It is never consistant. So both of you have solid green c.Link lights, is that correct?
     
  6. houskamp

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    Had the positions right just not the names.. clink and pwr are steady green, network is flashing (showing traffic)
     
  7. inkahauts

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    ARGH!

    I'm jealous! I am going to try what he did in that long post latter today and I will let you know the results...
     
  8. inkahauts

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    Ok, I tried what smoke tried on his unit... I do not use static anything at this time... Letting the system set everything all on its own...

    Here is a shot at what smoke did on my h24...

    Confirm you're running 0x390 software. I'm actually on 0x395 now...

    Remove Ethernet cable. done

    Reboot (do not reset everything, just regular "Restart Receiver" menu reboot) done

    Confirm network is not working on MoCA. If possible, take pic of More System Info screen where the IP address, and Network: Coax Connected, etc. is shown.

    Still not connecting right...
    It is getting ip address or 169.254.5.220
    It did somehow find the dns address, although could that have been from the past?
    Network says coax connected... Internet says not connected....


    Go to "Network Setup" menu
    Choose "Restore Defaults" done

    Choose "Connect Now" done
    Should be prompted to name the box. done

    Confirm failure to connect. bad IP address And the next screen it says can not connect, and advanced through the screens, and it is still showing the bad ip address....

    Plug in Ethernet cable to H24 port.
    Reboot (again, do not reset everything, just a regular "Restart Receiver" menu reboot).
    After reboot, submit logs immediately.

    report id 20010117-58b
     
  9. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    That's a self-assigned IP address correct?

    If so, the DHCP doesn't seem to be able to give the box an assignment. This may be the time to try to assign a static IP while maintaining the DNS settings that are correct.

    The DNS should reflect your router's IP I assume?
     
  10. houskamp

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    dns was problably a leftover from before...
    he's getting same thing I was..
     
  11. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    ok so maybe a change in Advanced to only an IP for the box within range and that's it?
     
  12. inkahauts

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    I tried a static assigned ip address a couple ce's ago.. same results.. that didn't work either.. and since I have an hr working on the exact same deca... I don;t think its anything i can fix at this point...
     
  13. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    This was after you got a self-assigned IP using DHCP?
     
  14. houskamp

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    Think the "break" is somewhere between the network card and the radio part.. radio connects but system never sees actual network..
     
  15. inkahauts

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    Yeah, what I did is I hooked it up ethernet, got a ip, then when i set it up deca again, I had tried static using the ip that had been assigned at the time... Didn't work.. I took it off, went back to Ethernet, and lo and behold, it was fine again.. never changed the ip address, so static isn;t going to fix this issue.. And frankly, shouldn't be needed to...
     
  16. inkahauts

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    I'll buy that... :(
     
  17. Spanky_Partain

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    I have a yellow CLNK on the HR20-700 currently. Everything is still working as expected. This is a DECA module connection to the DECA cloud and with a DECA uplink to the home network. I will check the other mocules tonight.

    I will upate the issues thread in the DECA forum when I finish checking everything.
     
  18. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    The one I have between the HR24 and H24 the c.Link is off most of the time, on yellow or green some of the times. Everything seems to work without issue though.
     
  19. Spanky_Partain

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    All DECA modules, except the uplink to Home Network, show Yellow LED on CLNK. Put this issue in the DECA forum issues thread.

    Smiddy,
    Seems something is giong on. Wonder if the Hx updates are messing with these things!
     
  20. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    I don't know the answer to that. I will have to spend an ordinate amount of time watching it Friday assuming we get another update as we have in the past on a Friday night.
     

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