Networking Your HD-DVR+

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  1. bhelton71

    bhelton71 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '09

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    I am the first to admit I had no idea what was being discussed. That sounds even less likely to be available on the current models.
     
  2. Coolio

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    Hi,

    thanks for your answers. For understanding:

    In the manual stands:
    12. ETHERNET 1 & 2 (RJ45) – Provides connectivity to your home network, and to the Internet, so you can access your Music & Photos from your DIRECTV Receiver and access DIRECTV On Demand broadband programming. (Note: Th is socket provides 5 Volts DC Power. Please ensure your equipment is compatible prior to connection.)

    But the IEEE-802.3af standard says 48V power supply over the ethernet cable.
    So you can plug switches (with the PoE function) without an own power supply.

    In the IEEE-8023af there is a feature that is named "Resistive Power Discovery". The device that supplies first have to check with a small test current, that all pluged devices can handle the power supply. If not the 48V won´t be enabled.

    I will try it with a WLAN bridge.

    Thanks
     
  3. bhelton71

    bhelton71 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '09

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    I thought originally you were talking about Homeplug but you are asking if the port can power another device - and I am pretty sure that is a no.
     
  4. zuf

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    I'm pretty sure the 5V DC referenced in the manual is simply the nominal low-voltage that is present on an Ethernet line. It has nothing to do with power-over-Ethernet.
     
  5. Coolio

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    Ok, thanks. I thought it has because of the warning (Note: Th is socket provides 5 Volts DC Power. Please ensure your equipment is compatible prior to connection.)

    Now I´ve ordered a Linksys WET200 and try it.

    Thanks for your help
     
  6. zuf

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    I thought the warning was odd the first time I saw it. I have not seen that type of warning with other Ethernet equipment. But 5V is far too low for PoE.
     
  7. bobnielsen

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    I used my HR21-700 with a Buffalo bridge before switching to the powerline adapter. No compatibility problems (I switched because I had to poor of a RF path for wireless and as losing packets).

    I guess I missed the warning on the manual.
     
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    DJ iD4

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    can't wait to give this a try.. hopefully its not so hard. i was just able to pull media from my laptop to my ps3, so this shouldn't be as hard.
     
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    Spanky_Partain

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    Take a look at the link in my signature for network help for more information on equipment and how-to step-by-step instructions.

    Good luck and have fun!
     
  10. jtm1631

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    I switched to an Airport Extreme router a couple of months ago and lost internet connection with my HR20. I use a linksys game router and have tried to reconfigure everything but still get no internet connection.

    It shows network connection but fails on the internet.

    I have tried to read as much of the info on here as I can, but I am getting frustrated in not being able to figure this out.

    Any way someone can point me in the right direction?
     
  11. CJTE

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    How do you normally connect to the airport extreme? Do you have a laptop, or a desktop thats wireless?

    Last I hear, the Apple Airports were very touchy about compatibility. I thought I heard wrong because alot of people here use them appearantly.
     
  12. jtm1631

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    I connect with a PC laptop wirelessly, a PC desktop wired, an iMac wirelessly and an iPhone and iPod touch wirelessly.

    It says it connects to the network but no internet.
     
  13. CJTE

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    That means its not getting an IP Address.

    Take the adapter off the HR20 and hook it up to your wired PC.
    (So, unplug the cable from the back of your PC, and plug the adapter in)

    Try getting online. You probably wont be able to. This will be a good chance to, once again, reconfigure your gaming adapter to hook up to the airport extreme.

    Once you can get back online, put the gaming adapter back on the HR20, and plug the original cable back into your desktop.
     
  14. Spanky_Partain

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    You are not the only one who has had a problem getting the Linksys WGA54 to work. Some have had no problems at all and others have tried everything.

    Take a look at this link and look at the settings for the WET54 and try to set them the same on the WGA54 to see if you can get it going.

    Click here. It is on page 17.
     
  15. lucky13

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    Linksys devices can be tricky to configure with a non-LS IP address. I had a similar problem with a LS GA and a LS print adapter when I switched from LS to a. Buffalo router.

    I finally got them configured with help from LS support. If you can successfully rerun the setup on the GA and put in a new IP, it should work. Remember to reboot everything after the change: GA, router, modem.

    If it still doesn't work, try LS support. The techies won't care that you have a different router, and they can be very helpful. I've personally found the chat support easier to deal with than phone support, if you can access 2 computers at the same time (one to chat on and one to connect to the GA).

    If you get a tech who seems clueless (I had one who insisted the GA would not pass through an internet connection), just say thanks and call back or log on again.

    Good luck.
     
  16. jtm1631

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    Well I got it to see the internet from my desktop using the Linksys to connect. Switch it over to the HR20 and still nothing.
     
  17. dennisj00

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    Do you have a static address on your HR20? I've seen some devices have trouble getting an address assigned (DHCP) through some of the bridges like the GA.

    I like to set static addresses on most everything (except visitors) and keep a log (notepad) of them for future troubleshooting.

    You should also be able to ping the HR20 address from your PC.
     
  18. jtm1631

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    I finally got it working. I reset the network settings to default a couple of times and after the second time around, it connected. It seemed to be running painfully slow the first time around but after another reset, it is working.

    Thanks for all of your help.
     
  19. road3682

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    Does the HR20-21 see a DTV tivo on the network?
     
  20. bobnielsen

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    No. Only a computer running media server software at this time. When MRV is enabled, it will show other HR2x DVRs on your network.
     
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