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MRV Authorized but not working

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by dsw73, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Without the router in the loop with the DECA bridging, I'd reset the network defaults, let them use their internal IP and settings and re-run the SAT setup to get them back on the internal DECA [after removing all ethernet cables].
     
  2. dsw73

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    So by using ( I assume an external DECA devise which ties into RG-6 cable and has an ethernet port) this to piggy back into the system it will treat the receivers as if they are all in series. Allowing them all even access into the DECA unit into the router. Will there be special needs for the addressing of this DECA unit?
     
  3. azarby

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    Actually is is like a star connection with the SWiM acting like a pseudo hub. Once you have the DECA internet and PI, connect that up first and then you could either power off each receiver and power them back up and they would now find the proper IP through the DECA connection back to the router, or you could just try to re-run the network connection on each device. I find it is cleaner to power them off then back on. The trick is to get the internet DECA up and stable first so there is a defined path to the router.
     
  4. veryoldschool

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    :confused: Not quite sure what your question is.
    You have a DECA coax network between the 24s. Adding a broadband connection [a separate DECA & PI] to the coax network, will have the router handle all the traffic routing, give you internet access along with access to your home network.
    The receivers can either work as an extension to your home network, or work independently of your home network, but in this case you should let each receiver use its internal IP and network settings.
     
  5. dsw73

    dsw73 Cool Member

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    Thank you to both, atleast it is in some working order. Better than the nothing I had. I just wanted to make sure you were speaking of an external DECA adapter (the one with the ethernet plug) inline. Sounds like it to me. Can I use the existing PI which comes from the 8 way splitter into the PI into the HR24 DVR, if I use a quality splitter.

    I could split the "to ird" line on the output of the PI, one going into the HR24, the other going into the DECA adapter, capping the end of the adapter, and plugging in the ethernet plug. The other end of the ethernet into the router.

    This should allow the system to access the router, Correct?
     
  6. lzhj9k

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    Here is an Example of a system connected to the Internet with a separate External Deca Module...
     
  7. azarby

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    No you can't use the existing PI and share the power. The PI is specifically made for the DECA.
     
  8. veryoldschool

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    There isn't a way to "leverage" your SWiM PI for the DECA to router.
    You need this:
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  9. scottb8888

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    Well, DTV has been in and out of my house for the laste few weeks to upgrade and install MRV. They upgraded the regular receivers to H24's and the DVR to HR24. They told me I could connect my home network to the rj45 on the DVR.

    As they left today they said everything is working. no Mrv.. The H24's don't see the HR24 . I read that I can't connect any receiver to the internet except through a DECA adapter, so I disconnected the rj45 and restarted the receiver.

    Show I be able to start the services, cause that does not work.

    Help!
     
  10. lzhj9k

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    You will have to rerun the initial sat set up on the machine that HAD the Cat5/Cat6 plugged in...

    Main Menu---Parental Favs & Set Up---System SetUp---Satellite--- ReRun Satellite SetUp..

    Try this........
     
  11. Winston_Smith

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    I was actually told that you can use the SWM PI to power the DECA unit. Granted not in the fashion he wants to, but you can run from the LNB output on the SMW PI into the DECA unit. The problem he would have is I know of no possible splitter that passes the power to both outputs, they all only pass power to one of the outputs (the red line output).
     
  12. Manctech

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    You can use the 21V SWM PI with a deca unit and it works just fine.
    You CAN'T use the 29V SWM Multiswitch PI to power a DECA (without frying it)
    You can use the 29V SWM PI to power a SWM LNB though. (Or so we were told when we were out of 21's)
     
  13. veryoldschool

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    You can take that to the bank, because I'm been powering my LNB with one since the first day of testing [2 years ago], as that's what they sent with it.
     
  14. azarby

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    Same here. Used the 29v PI with SWMLNB from day one of testing. No problems what so ever.
     
  15. hatchet

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    Not sure where you read that :nono:.

    I have an HR24 and two H24s hooked up via ethernet to my home network and MRV is working as intended.
     
  16. HoTat2

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    Unless the poster was speaking in the context MRV through DirecTV's officially supported DECA coax network. In that case the ethernet ports on the H/HR24 receivers cannot be used for MRV or to access to the home network/internet except through a broad Band DECA dongle connected to the coax network some how and router.
     
  17. PokerJoker

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    They were incorrect (wrong, ignorant, idiots, fill in your choice). You cannot do that on an HR24. This is a common piece of misinformation.

    To connect to your router/home network you need a separate DECA module with its own separate power supply, connected to a separate coax from the splitter. I believe a diagram was already posted.

    And as was stated, once you plugged that ethernet cable into the HR24, it disabled the DECA/MRV networking, and you can't get it back without re-running Satellite Setup. It does not come back automatically when you unhook the ethernet cable.

    All this chasing of IP addresses, etc. is a red herring. Re-run Satellite setup on your HR24. Make sure there are NO ethernet cables plugged into ANY receiver at ANY time.

    Keith
     
  18. john18

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    ... and ** if ** that doesn't work have D* reauthorize your services and try again.
     

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