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Downloads not happening

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Dominic26, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Dominic26

    Dominic26 Cool Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    Due to circumstances beyond my control (we just moved in), my two HR-21's are currently on the network at half duplex (using 4 wires from the Cat 3, not being used by the phone, currently in the walls). My receivers do show as being on the network, but I am having trouble downloading movies. Could this be the problem? I will be fixing this problem over the next couple of months when I rewire the phone and data networks separate from each other this Spring.
  2. Yoda-DBSguy

    Yoda-DBSguy Hall Of Fame

    Nov 4, 2006
    A Galaxy...
    Yes; most liekly this is your issue.

    You also have 2 more choices to correct the issue:

    1. Powerline ethernet adapters
    2. A wireless game adapter with ethernet output like the linksys WGA600N
  3. Dominic26

    Dominic26 Cool Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    Thank you. I just started yesterday and have made a total separation between my phone and DSL. This will eliminate some phone issues and speed up downloads (the phone wiring is a mess in this house). In April I will start running cat 5 wiring all through the house. This will put things back to full duplex like at our last residence.

    I know wireless has gotten a lot better, but call me old fashion. There is still nothing better than a hard wired network. Especially for the file sizes we are getting into these days.
  4. Spanky_Partain

    Spanky_Partain Active Member

    Dec 7, 2006
    I cannot agree with you more. Hardwire everything if you can.

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