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Discussion in 'DIRECTV - Coax Networking (private)' started by 66stang351, May 30, 2009.
SWM5 & SWM8 have flex ports for the 72.5 & 95 SAT/dishes [just like the WB68]
There are just so many possibilities! Does the SWM connection requirement mean that the SWM will be active or passive? Is it required so that the coax coming to the box is sure to have a certain frequency range free so that a retail Netgear MCA1001 will work with it? If so, will we be receiving 3 MCA1001s to connect to the H2x, and two HR2xs?
If so, there would be no "master adapter" needed. However, maybe the capability is designed into the receivers to access the networking data directly from the coax, no dongle required. In this case, one master adapter is all that's required to bring broadband into the SWM (hopefully through a new power inserter with ethernet port) and the ethernet ports on the receivers can then be used to connect AVRs or Blu-ray players, etc.
I've spent some time examining the SWM signal strength, since with DoublePlay it is a little easier to control both tuners and I wonder how many channels are used and in what ways. I can occupy 7 tuners at once and I want to do some more research to see if there are some channels that aren't used yet at all.
SWM is needed because multi-switches don't work like splitters do [the MoCA signal won't be passed to other receivers]
DirecTV MoCA frequencies will need to be different than CATV, so that means the Netgear won't work.
Current receivers don't have the ability to output MoCA, so dongles are needed.
Here is what SWM uses:
That leads me to believe we'll all see 1 main "adapter" and 3 "dongle" type devices for testing....just speculating.
So SWM allows the MoCA signal to reach all SWM-connected receivers. Couldn't specialized firmware for the Netgear MCA1001 adapters be all that is needed for them to work with DIRECTV SWM?
"Main adapter" would be to the ISP router.
"Dongles" for each receiver [and I'd better get four]
After reviewing my mistakes on losses using my "adapter T", it still seems like a viable method for MoCA and overcoming the inherent isolation losses of splitters.
Agreed on all counts (including the "desire" for four "dongles" ).
Yours may be a desire, but mine is more of a need.
Mine's actually more of a "lust"....but that's kinda the same as others...
With 4 HD units in play here, figured 4 "dongles" matched up well.
Now, I wonder what the package is for MDU Tom? :lol:
Do I hear 5...5 dongles anyone...I need to update my signature don't I...
I lust as well, for 10 dongles
My guess is 8 would be tops (SWM8)...but likely the number will be more like 3-4 as testers....
But then again....
There is nothing wrong with dreaming:lol: (or thinking out loud)
Don't you guys have any of your DVRs networked today?
3 wired, and the H21 via a WGA600N, per the signature.
I've got a couple of Buffalo Ethernet Converters (802.11g) and another WGA600N (802.11n) to connect for comparison if needed.
We don't need no stinking network! :lol:
...and for those who need 8 of the thing of ma jigs, have I got a deal for you! :lol:
Perhaps! Other OEM's are doing work in MoCA as well.
All wireless networked here...
I am about half and half. (wireless/wired)