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Discussion in 'DIRECTV - Coax Networking (private)' started by johern, Jun 22, 2009.
You may as well add the R22 to the DECA setup if it is on the same SWM. (like VOS did)
OK, I'm a sucker for new electronic toys so I bit the bullet, rewired my SWM's and installed everything.
I've connected three adapters to a HR21-100/AM21, HR23-700/AM21 and H21-200/AM21 and the one left over for the network connecton to a Linksys 8 port 10/100 switch off the same run as coax run as the H21. All connections were made with the boxes powered on.
For the install I only ran into one problem, on the red connector on the output side of the 2-way splitter provided the threads were stripped (or just messed up) and couldn't get any connector to screw down, only about 1 1/2 turns and it stopped. I dug out one of mine and used it, no problem.
After everything came up the C.LNK LED on the DECA on the H21-200 was a solid orange but everything was working on the network and satellite signals. I did a reset of the H21 and light after reboot completed light was solid green.
So far no problems playing MRV content between the boxes on the MoCA network or off network (beside the normal MRV issues). I had three HD streams going over the MoCA network at one time (H21/client to HR21/server, HR21/client to HR23/server and HR23/client to ethernet connected HR20/server), didn't see any problems (besides normal MRV issues). Was also able to access Media Share content again without any problems. Tried the applets function on the two HR's on the net and they also worked as normal. Check sat readings before and after installing the filter and then again after the DECA's were installed, only thing I saw was an occasional 1 point drop on a Ka transponder.
Bottom line is once everything is installed I can't tell a difference between the ethernet and MoCA connections.
Great report and that is good news.
I'm hoping that since I'm wireless...I see a more significant improvement here.
Now if I can only get to this stuff....darn work....gets in the way....
The SWM Filter, can it be connected outside? Seems like a lot of folks are hooking it up at the PI. My PI is after the splitter near the HR21, my SWM is outside
It can be mounted at the dish.
I mounted mine at my first splitter [with the PI down stream of it].
Can't get it to power up on either of my HR20-100's. The H21-100 works fine. Did exactly as the instructions said and still no power... Tried swapping connectors still no luck. I have the most recent CE download! Rebooted both units and still not working. Anyone get the HR20-100 to work correctly?
I have the same problem on my HR20-100
I just installed all my dongles.
I didn't power anything down, hooked up the power dongle first, then the other 3. Network found immediately on all.
I only checked each receiver for a minute to make sure MRV was available, and it was on all.
No problems with receivers not in the same DECA network either, streams fine both ways.
Will do actual viewer testing later tonight.
Did I read correctly that you hooked up an 8 port switch to one of the DECA's?
If so, what else is running off of the switch?
This is good info, and also a test that I haven't got to try yet.
Yep, here's what else is on that switch:
- Uplink to the 'core' switch that everything (all the other switches/devices) connecto back to
- Slingbox Solo
- DirecTV Powerline adapter that connects to a H21-100
- Windows/XP/Dell desktop that acts as my web/mail/media server and runs Playon and my my weather station software
- Vista 64/HP desktop for my normal work and alternative media server and Playon
- Windows/XP/Dell desktop, normally off backup server
- HP Officejet Pro L7590 all in one
Wow, impressive. That is alot of "stuff" off of that DECA unit.
You should try "clogging" up your network with your computer and see how MRV acts.
Ah, I think we misunderstand the connection. The DECA connects to the switch as the access from the DECA network (with only the HR21/HR22/H21 on it) to my ethernet network and that switch then connects to the rest of my network via ethernet. So there's not alot of stuff off the DCEA unit, just the three DirecTV boxes.
Dang! It's 100 degrees out there and even hotter in my attic! :eek2:
Everything is connected and working, all lights are green (or green and blinking).
MRV works. Detailed testing to come.
Ended up splitting the line between the SWM PI (located at the LR HR20-700) and the LR HR20-700 to also feed the HR22-100. This way I still have an OTA feed to the LR.
Instead of using the DECA PI on a line to the router, just used the LR HR20-700 to power a DECA then connected both the DECA Ethernet output and DVR to a switch, which is then wired to the router in the study.
This leaves the HR22-100, Master BR HR20-700, and H21-200 connected directly with DECAs. As explained above the LR HR20-700 powers a DECA but is connected through a switch that also connects the DECA network to the router.
The HR23-700 is connected to the SWM as a single tuner unit and wirelessly to the router with a WGA600N.
The filter is connected in the attic directly between the SWM and the splitter.
This should have been an easy job but it was really really hot in that attic and I realized too late that my meter was hosed - led me astray when I was verifying which coax was OTA and which was for the SWM. Ended up with no power to the SWM. Had to run down to Lowe's and buy another one. :lol:
But I got straight with a new meter and I might even label cables next time.
Well that was a long lunch, gotta get back to the office. I'll draw up a diagram soon.
I thought that you had a switch that was fed by the DECA unit, that in turn supplied internet to all of those devices.
Has anyone tried a DECA network off of a wireless adapter yet?
I know hdtvfan is going to have his hooked up this way, just wondering if anyone else will have this scenario.
That would have been impressive wouldn't it.
Yeah, I am going to test it though.
5 port switch- 2 HR2x's, BD player, and HDDVD player off of a single DECA.
I will be hooking mine up off of a wireless N adapter...will be a couple of days though as I am away on business. I could hook it up hardwired, but I am trying to cut down on the wires that are behind my entertainment cabinet...some of you have seen that picture...
Everything is working here. All lights are green and all units connected to network and internet fine. I test MRV for a minute and that work fine.
I do need to make a new coax line that is longer to run from my network switch to the splitter. I will probably do that in the next couple of days.
Mine started all green, but over time C.Link first started cycling green/orange and finally solid orange.