I have a Multi-switch satellite that originally had an HR20 and a H21 connected to it. I had the MRV service enabled on it and has worked fine for quite some time until.... My HR20 died and I got a new HR24-500. I hooked up the HR24 (with the B-Band converter on each coax going into the receiver) and plugged in a CAT5 into the ethernet connection in the back of the receiver. Its been my understanding that if a live network ethernet is directly connected to an HR24 during receiver boot-up, it will disable the internal DECA and allow it to connect to the other receivers via MRV and internet. I spoke with a DirecTV technician (and his supervisor) and he said that a recent firmware update made to just HR24s (not HR20s) outright disables the receiver's ability to use MRV going forward. If I wanted to avoid having to go to a "whole-home" SWM setup (and buy all of the addt'l equipment), I would need to go to a pre-HR24 receiver. ---> If this is not true, I assume there is a problem with the HR24 not allowing a direct ethernet connection. When I boot up with the ethernet plugged in, the ethernet light quickly blinks once right at startup, but then the ethernet jack power and network actvity lights don't ever light up again. I've also tested the CAT5 by plugging it into a laptop to ensure Internet connectivity exists and it works fine. --->If it is true, is there any other work-around to allow the HR 24 to talk to the internet and use MRV with the other H21?