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HR34 Error 47 (was CCK Weak Connectivity)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by jimlenz, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Jan 5, 2012 #61 of 129
    veryoldschool

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    "Resistors" not transistors are used in the terminations.
    In the matrix of PHY Mesh, it looks like the nodes have changed from your earlier picture, but the values are about the same.

    Changing the splitters will drop some of the loss, and these "should improve", but there may need to be some more work, as even low fifties just aren't that good, "but" should improve your Mesh.
     
  2. Jan 5, 2012 #62 of 129
    jimlenz

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    Yes, you are correct, my error.

    If the splitters don't do anything, what is the next step.

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  3. Jan 5, 2012 #63 of 129
    veryoldschool

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    The splitter "will do" something, but your next step will be "if they don't do enough", which then shifts to finding where the loss is coming from and trying to make changes for less of it.

    While I know doing a "fancy layout" isn't very easy, if/when we get to this point, you'll need to guesstimate from each splitter, how long each coax is.

    "Oh yeah" what about that mysterious "sixth coax"????

    Have you removed it terminated the port and not had tuner errors???
     
  4. Jan 5, 2012 #64 of 129
    jimlenz

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    Going to work on the sixth coax when the kids go to bed. Should have an update in a couple hours.

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  5. Jan 5, 2012 #65 of 129
    veryoldschool

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    I'm kind of expecting the terminations to "cure" that problem, while I didn't have much hope for the loss/mesh problems.


    Also the DECA networking pdf here has been changed/updated in hopes of helping to understand: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=200024
     
  6. Jan 5, 2012 #66 of 129
    Shades228

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    I have only read this page and VoS is much smarter than I am when it comes to the RF stuff but the only question I have is why does it look like you have a jumper cable with a ton of spool?
     
  7. Jan 5, 2012 #67 of 129
    jimlenz

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    Interesting development. I took the sixth unknown coax off but did not have a terminator for it. Still, I reset a couple boxes and ran system test with the only problems being the 48-190 home network interference error on the two upstairs boxes. The HR34 which has had this before and a hr20 that didnt before.

    What is interesting is that the numbers are higher with 60's when I took the 6th coax out. Maybe you can better decipher the numbers. I will go out and by a resistor tomorrow and see if it makes a difference.

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  8. Jan 5, 2012 #68 of 129
    veryoldschool

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    I think what you're seeing is that "the numbers" do vary between tests.
    This weekend I did some further testing for the pdf updating, and noticed the loss between two nodes increased by 3 dB, but the cabling hadn't changed "one bit" :lol:
    Mid to high fifties, can read high fifties to low sixties just as easy.
    Now if these readings were being taken by calibrated test equipment, I'd be "bitching like hell", but instead I'm happy DirecTV engineering has given us what they have to get "some idea" of the status of our systems. ;)

    With all the open ports, the SWiM signals were reflecting back and forth, which seems "reasonable" for the odd reaction to the "sixth coax". By terminating what you have, even with not all terminated [it seems] the signals have stabilized enough so the SWiM/receivers are no longer giving you the "very strange" error about tuners not being available.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2012 #69 of 129
    jimlenz

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    Tomorrow I will have the 2 way and 4 way splitters and will install them and all will be terminated. I will update you then.

    I would still like to get the network issue taken care of.

    Jim
     
  10. Jan 5, 2012 #70 of 129
    veryoldschool

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    "And here I thought" that was the point of this endeavor. :lol:
    Your installer hasn't done you any favors, so there has been some cleanup needed along the way.
     
  11. Jan 6, 2012 #71 of 129
    krazyrs

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    with the wireless CCK we've had issues where just the small coax run that comes in the kit just needs to be replaced with RG-6

    dunno if that's the problem for your network though.
     
  12. Jan 6, 2012 #72 of 129
    jimlenz

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    Ok, I'm back and I think you are going to be shocked by the results. I installed the 2 way and 4 way with the 5 coax. No 771 issues.

    Attached are the screen shots for the coax stats. The levels are significantly reduced.

    Note that when I ran the test on the hr34, I continue to get the Network interference error on both of the upstairs tv's

    I think the phy levels are back where they should be? Now, back to the original post, what is the next step on the wcck?

    Thanks

    Jim
     

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  13. Jan 6, 2012 #73 of 129
    veryoldschool

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    Node 2 still has a problem. Which receiver/location is Node 2?
     
  14. Jan 6, 2012 #74 of 129
    jimlenz

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    How do I know which receiver/location is node 2?
     
  15. Jan 6, 2012 #75 of 129
    veryoldschool

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    The first screen calls out:
    node 2 Master bedroom HMC N/A
    ^
    It may now be a good idea to run this test from other locations.
     
  16. Jan 6, 2012 #76 of 129
    jimlenz

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    Yes, that is my hr34 and where I am having the network interference problem. If I remember correctly it will not measure the device you are doing the test from?

    How can I run the test from other boxes? It is my understanding that my hr20 and hr20 will not do this, only the hr34.
     
  17. Jan 6, 2012 #77 of 129
    veryoldschool

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    "Right", and I forgot all your others have white DECAs.
    Check "their" LEDs and make sure the cLink is solid green.
    Next it to move the HR34 to another port off the 2-way and repeat the tests.
    The last step would be to move it to the other SWiM output [which may mean moving/disconnecting others] and run the test from there.

    What I'm trying to get you to do is:
    check the coax that the HR34 is using now, then check the HR34 "itself" by testing on the other side, where you already have good readings.
    It is so much easier when this test can be run on more than one receiver.
     
  18. Jan 6, 2012 #78 of 129
    jimlenz

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    Okay, I checked the 3 boxes with white decas and the link is green.

    I switched the hr34 and hr20 on the 2 way and here is the results.

    If you need me to move the hr34 and hr20 to the other side and switch the other 3 boxes to this side, I can do that next. If needed. Of course wouldn't it be easier to switch the one coax that is connected to the swim on each instead of each of the connectors?

    Jim
     

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  19. Jan 6, 2012 #79 of 129
    veryoldschool

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    So Node 2 is still the problem with Phy Mesh below 220.
    "Hopefully" this test was done by moving the receiver and not the coax. If so then this isn't a bad coax drop.
    Next is to move it [not the coax at the splitter] to the other side [yeah PITA] so you can connect it to a "known good" splitter/coax group.
    If only the node 2 has these low numbers, then since the HR34 is reporting good numbers between all the other nodes, it looks like the HR34 is what is having the problem.
     
  20. Jan 6, 2012 #80 of 129
    jimlenz

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    I misunderstood you, I only moved the coax. If you want me to move the receiver, I will do that now. I assume, I will switch it with the one that is on the same splitter? Do you want me to do this first before I move to the other side.

    Jim
     

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