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HR44/200 wired versus wireless - Better Speeds & MRV?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by PremierAV, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

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    I opted for wired because I use a hard-wired ethernet Whole Home setup. I installed my Genie yesterday and all was well. The 44 saw all other receivers, and other receivers saw the 44. Today that all inexplicably changed.

    My HR44 has lost Internet connectivity. It's connected via an ethernet cable directly to the Internet and was working fine last night. It saw all other receivers for MRV and other receivers saw it. Connection tests indicated "your receiver is connected to the Internet." By this morning, however, that mysteriously changed. Every test I run tells me it's not connected to the Internet, and its presence is no longer seen in my MRV setup. I've rebooted the thing, but that hasn't worked. Any idea what could have happened and how to resolve this?

    BTW, when I reran satellite dish setup, Slimline 5 was showing, as it was yesterday. However, yesterday the SWM setting directly below the dish type was showing. Today, that has been grayed out entirely, and I'm not even able to "recheck SWM" in the menu options shown. All connections remain unchanged and operable.

    I can't for the life of me figure out how to fix this annoying issue. Why would setup indicate that there is no SWM present when there is?
     
  2. The Merg

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    I opted for wireless because I use a hard-wired ethernet Whole Home setup. I installed my Genie yesterday and all was well. The 44 saw all other receivers, and other receivers saw the 44. Today that all inexplicably changed.

    My HR44 has lost Internet connectivity. It's connected via an ethernet cable directly to the Internet and was working fine last night. It saw all other receivers for MRV and other receivers saw it. Connection tests indicated "your receiver is connected to the Internet." By this morning, however, that mysteriously changed. Every test I run tells me it's not connected to the Internet, and its presence is no longer seen in my MRV setup. I've rebooted the thing, but that hasn't worked. Any idea what could have happened and how to resolve this?

    BTW, when I reran satellite dish setup, Slimline 5 was showing, as it was yesterday. However, yesterday the SWM setting directly below the dish type was showing. Today, that has been grayed out entirely, and I'm not even able to "recheck SWM" in the menu options shown. All connections remain unchanged and operable.

    I can't for the life of me figure out how to fix this annoying issue. Why would setup indicate that there is no SWM present when there is?


    Wait! Are you trying to use the wireless functionality of the HR44 and Ethernet on the HR44? You need to use one or the other. Once you plug in the Ethernet cable and rerun Network Setup or reset the receiver, it should disable the wireless.


    - Merg

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  3. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

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    Typo on my part. I meant to say I opted for wired and not wireless. So, I have a wired setup that worked just fine for the first 12 hours, but now it's totally inoperable on the 44.
     
  4. PremierAV

    PremierAV New Member

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    Hmmmm, have you tried powering down all the receivers (pulling the power cord) then bringing them all back online one at a time?
    Were you (or have you) ever running static IP addresses via manual setup? I mention that because any connectivity problems I've had was when there was some problem with rebooting one receiver and not all then the last remembered IP address had changed.

    I didn't do "static" but did do "DHCP reservation" in my router (the HR44 is hard wired to the router now) not only for the DirecTV receivers but for a few other devices, including a surround processor, one of my (3) DVD players in the main system, plus an iPad and two PC's. They are a mix of wired and wireless as well, but since I went to "reservations" they've all played very well together.

    FWIW, if they decide not to, (play well) then I'm going to run static addresses in a range that places them all consecutively together.
     
  5. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

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    I did essentially what you did. Mine are all hard-wired.

    So this afternoon before running out, I noticed the Genie still is able to see all the other receivers for MRV purposes, but the other receivers don't pull up the 44 in their list of networked receivers. However, the recordings on the 44 are viewable in the other receivers' playlists. In addition, I decided to try and download an On Demand show to my 44, figuring that if it wasn't connected to the Internet, it wouldn't download. Well, much to my (pleasant surprise), the show did, in fact, download. Moreover, when I got back this evening, connection tests run on the 44 now show it's connected to the Internet.

    Don't ask me what's going on. One day it works; the next it doesn't; the next it does. Weird.
     
  6. PremierAV

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    Just throwing this out there. Mine lost connectivity both wireless and since I plugged it into the router. Seemed if I had to reboot a receiver, (thus getting a new IP address), or had a power flicker, OR had to reboot the modem and/or router that I ended up having to go in and shut down all the DtV units and bring them back online one at a time to get new DHCP assigned addresses that they (and the router) worked with.

    Before I went in and assigned everything static addresses (outside the normal range of my LAN) I decided to just go in and reserve IP addresses instead. Especially as I have not just the DtV boxes, but a DVD player and a Yamaha RX-A3010 all interconnected. Not to mention the wife's iPad and three smart phones that also control the Yamaha and DVD player via apps (that mysteriously would stop working).

    Since 'reserving' IP addresses been working like a charm. :yesman:
     
  7. The Merg

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    Just throwing this out there. Mine lost connectivity both wireless and since I plugged it into the router. Seemed if I had to reboot a receiver, (thus getting a new IP address), or had a power flicker, OR had to reboot the modem and/or router that I ended up having to go in and shut down all the DtV units and bring them back online one at a time to get new DHCP assigned addresses that they (and the router) worked with.

    Before I went in and assigned everything static addresses (outside the normal range of my LAN) I decided to just go in and reserve IP addresses instead. Especially as I have not just the DtV boxes, but a DVD player and a Yamaha RX-A3010 all interconnected. Not to mention the wife's iPad and three smart phones that also control the Yamaha and DVD player via apps (that mysteriously would stop working).

    Since 'reserving' IP addresses been working like a charm. :yesman:


    I highly recommend reserved DHCP addressing. As for losing connectivity when you plugged in the hardwire and getting new IP addresses, whenever you need to do what, just use the menu option to Reset Network Settings. It's a lot quicker than restarting all your receivers.


    - Merg

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