Need some tailgate setup help, please

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by aubie71, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. aubie71

    aubie71 Cool Member

    May 4, 2010
    I have an OLD tailgate setup that I need to upgrade a little. 18" round dish, dual lnb, D11-100 receiver. Dish is mounted at a permanent location and gets a 96/97% signal on the 101(a). I guess this was from an old multi-switch system at the house. I have a D12-100 receiver that I would like to use, Only interested in SD and everything I need is on the 101.

    When I hook up the D12, it searches for signal for several minutes and finally shows a message that it needs a power inserter ( i don't even know what that is). I know this is from a SWM system at the house.

    What do I need to do/get to make the D12 work with with this dish. TIA
  2. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    The D12 will work with the old dish. Go into satellite setup and tell it the correct dish type. You might have to go through a reset or two to get it to change configuration and work.
  3. b52pooh

    b52pooh Cool Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Southern Oregon
    The important thing to change is the switch type, from SWM to multiswitch. If the D12 was connected to a SWM system previously, it may take a few reboots before it gives up and allows you to change the setting from SWM to multiswitch.

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