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How would you do it?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Snapaniac, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Snapaniac

    Snapaniac Mentor

    Sep 14, 2010
    I just built a new house and had the entire place wired for CAT6 networking. I have a Genie in the living room and 3 HR24s in other bedrooms. I have SWIM 16 installed. The installer left without installing the "connected home adapter" (I'm guessing it's the DECA Broadband).

    Question is, can you (and would you) just plug the ethernet cable into the back of the Genie for internet access? Or would you use the DECA Broadband adapter? If you used the ethernet cable to the back of the genie, would I need to plug in other ethernet cables into the back of each HR24?

    Currently my internet acces is 110 down and 11 up

  2. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    Yep, just plug in the ethernet and run the network setup on the Genie. The other units should pick it up over the coax.
  3. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2007
    Lake Norman, NC
    I'd second that. I've been using an Ethernet connection from a small switch in my LR entertainment center plugged into a 34.
  4. Bill Broderick

    Bill Broderick Icon

    Aug 25, 2006
    Long Island
    When I had my HR44 installed, I removed my CCK and connected Ethernet directly to my Genie. I then used the Ethernet wire that was previously connected to the CCK (in a different room than the one where the Genie was installed) to connect a new GenieGo to my network.
  5. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    I personally like using a wired CCK, which is separate from the Genie and keeps all receivers connected even if the HR44 is restarted, locked up etc.
  6. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    And do not double up by connecting both ways! Your instinct was on the money.


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  7. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    Yep, I prefer this way as well.

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