How do I use genie with Ethernet connection?

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  1. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Can you describe the rest of your network? Routers switches modems etc?

    I suspect your router may be unhappy...

    And I'd try a DIRECTV Wired Broadband Internet Connection Kit before I went Wired.
     
  2. JDB30

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    OK, well I connected the HR54 wirelessly and everything works fine---internet signal now going to all genie mini clients. So... my conclusion (and my DirecTV tech verifies) that the ethernet port on the HR54 does NOT work properly for sending internet signal to all the clients.
     
  3. poppo

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    I know it was mentioned that the HR54 uses both the Ethernet port AND the coax at the same time, But are we sure that the internal DECA is not disabled when using the Ethernet port?
     
  4. RunnerFL

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    It uses one or the other. If you unplug Ethernet and reboot it uses DECA. If you plug Ethernet back in and reboot it uses Ethernet. If you setup wireless it uses wireless until you reset network config.
     
  5. peds48

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    that only applies to the HR24, the genie does both at the same time, DECA and Ethernet.


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  6. CraigerM

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    I have my HR-44 hooked up to Ethernet. I used the restore defaults in the internet setup section to get it to use the Ethernet connection.
     
  7. JDB30

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    does it give you internet to all the genie clients?
     
  8. CraigerM

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    Don't have clients only tuner based boxes but they are all connected to Internet using coax.
     
  9. inkahauts

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    Yes we are sure both are live always.
     
  10. inkahauts

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    It generally does. I wouldn't be surprised if yours and your router and other stuff on your network don't get along as well as one would hope and that is what is causing the genie to not do its job right.

    You can still get yourself a bbdeca and install it so you are hard wired if you like.
     
  11. RunnerFL

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    Incorrect.... I can see by my network traffic that is not the case. It's DECA OR Ethernet unless you are using the HR54 as your CCK and then it's DECA for internal and Ethernet for Internet.
     
  12. peds48

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    obviously, may be not to you I guess, that if you are connecting a Genie via ethernet you are using it as a CCK as you can only have one connection point to the internet. So having a broadband DECA plus the genie via ethernet is a no-no. Nut thanks bud for proving my point, nailed it!


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  13. CTJon

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    My HR44 is hard wired to eithernet and my mini's have all internet functions and apps.
     
  14. RunnerFL

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    No, it's not obvious. You can use the Ethernet jack and not be using the unit as a CCK. You can prove your point, which isn't possible, by doing the same packet captures I did when I first tested the unit...
     
  15. peds48

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    again, there is no way to not use the genie as the CCK with Ethernet if you have clients. You can connect Ethernet to the genie and use a BSF but that would kill the client's. You can put the BSF before the splitter with the genie and clients, but why would anyone go through all that trouble when connecting an Ethernet cable to the genie automatically makes the genie a CCK?


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  16. inkahauts

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    The cck in the genie is always on though. Not using it requires a bsf and/or to not use deca in the other equipment in the system.
     
  17. JDB30

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    Well, last night I reset the internet connection on my HR54 using wired Ethernet. I then tested the genie mini clients to confirm they were receiving the internet signal (they were). This morning, when I tested my clients, they were no longer connected to the internet. When I looked at my routers DHCP table, it did not show the DVR as being connected.

    Why is this happening? Anyone got a fix?

    Also, can anyone send a link that guides my through the port forwarding steps so I can setup Mobile DVR?
     
  18. poppo

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    Try setting the HR54 with a static IP. That should solve any DHCP issues.

    FWIW, I always use static IPs for everything on my LAN that is hardwired. Much easier to manage IMO, and I never have issues like IP conflicts etc.
     
  19. JDB30

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    Tried that. Same thing happens.
     
  20. poppo

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    Did you try leaving the HR54 on and not in standby?
    Is there any chance your router is scheduled to reboot at a particular time?
     

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