DirecTV broadband much slower when HR44 connected to router vs Cinema Connection Kit

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  1. tivoreno

    tivoreno AllStar

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    So I have an HR44 Genie directly connected to my router with a RVU TV and a couple other clients. I am also using the broadband wiring in the home to extend my "wired" ethernet to another room with a powered broadband ethernet adapter (Gen 1). When performing a speed test with a laptop plugged into this adapter I am only getting about 17 Mbps down out of the 50 Mbps available. However, if I plug an old Cinema Connection Kit I had lying around into the main 8-way splitter, and that into my router instead of the Genie, that same speed test goes up to 45Mbps. What gives? Why is the network performance so much worse when Genie is the "Cinema Connection".
     
  2. compnurd

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    I had noticed similar. I get faster network performance with use the CCK over having the HR44 act as the bridge
     
  3. veryoldschool

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    Not sure of "the why", but I had the same thing when the 44 first came out.

    "Could be" the 44 does what it needs to and doesn't do as well for things it wasn't intended to.

    In my case I was using HR24s and VOD, but the CCK was still better.
     
  4. sangs

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    Ditto. Attempted to tidy up some wiring a few months back by removing the CCK and using the HR44 direct connection. Downloads seemed to bog down to dial up speeds. (An exaggeration, but you get my point.) Put it back the way it was and everything went back to normal.
     
  5. Laxguy

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    Since I get a whopping 3-4 Mbps, it's of academic interest, but of real interest. Anyone say why this is so?
     
  6. peds48

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    I guess I am not surprised by the results, since direct ethernet connection was never an "approved" DIRECTV® way of connecting to the internet
     
  7. dennisj00

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    but Wireless on the 44 was???
     
  8. veryoldschool

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    "Yeah" the wireless CCK out performed the 44 WiFi, where they both were next to each other and just a few feet from the router.
    "It seemed" the 44 was choking the VOD to the HR24s.
     
  9. dennisj00

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    The wired or wireless CCK are still probably the best connection to the internet, although I've used the 34 as my bridge with no speed problems.

    I remember 3 HR44 installations I attended for friends / family 2 summers ago (I think) that included CCKs on the order ($19 - I think) that were connected wireless on the 44 . . .
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    "It seemed" the 44 handles internet [to itself] fine, but degrades doing this to other things on the DECA network.
    The CCK "plays nice" with everything.
     
  11. Shades228

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    The easiest "guess" is that the CCK has a dedicated processor with custom software to only do one overall task and the cpu's in dvr/genies have other processes going on as well. Of course this is an oversimplification as the units are powerful enough to do this appropriately if they were configured to do that as well.
     

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