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Options for Getting Ethernet to my Home Theater Setup

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by jedorf, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. vict

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    In my setup, the DECA cloud (MRV, VOD, TV Aps) is isolated to coax. I have three blu-ray players that we mainly use for streaming netflix/Amazon. One is hardwired from my router. The other two are connected via wirless n bridges, and seem to perform OK, even streaming high def stuff, but Netflix will usually start in SD until it builds a bit of a buffer then switch over to HD.

    I guess one of the main reasons i went this route, is because I already had the bridges, and didn't really want to split the coax to add another DECA at each reciver to bridge the blue rays
     
  2. vict

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    If they're installing a CCK, why would they need to run coax to his router? Isn't the CCK really a wireless bridge from the router to the DECA cloud? Sorry, I have a BBA, not a CCK, so maybe my understanding of what this does is wrong.
     
  3. veryoldschool

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    The "term" CCK, has two different devices:
    1) the old BB DECA
    2) The new wireless (BB) DECA.

    The installers may not have the wireless on the truck.

    Wireless is the self install CCK off the website, which works with or without DECA.
     
  4. jedorf

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    Thanks again to all for the help and feedback. I'll get DirecTV out here asap, as I certainly like the idea of having the office wired for DirecTV, along with Comcast. I'll report back when I get it all up and running. Or, actually, probably before, as I'm sure I'll need some more guidance. Thanks again!
     
  5. Rtm

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    8-way splitter(does it have a green label) has 3 free ports?
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    this power inserter is with your HR24?
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    you get a wireless-cck and hook it up to your 8-way splitter(green label)
    and connect the wireless-cck to your wireless network
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    or you find a way to use the wired broadband deca(ethernet from router
    plugged in and coax from 8-way splitter(green label) plugged in probably the best
    situation if you plan to have all these devices on ethernet connecting to the internet
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    get 3 decas off ebay but plug the ethernet from the deca into a switch(in the places you want
    to connect other devices via ethernet than just the box) and then plug another ethernet in the
    switch and into your directv box and then connect the rest of your devices

    you leave the hr24 alone because of the built-in-deca

    picture of deca:
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    everything listed here can be had for around $50 on ebay if you use the wired
    broadband deca or a little more if you get the wireless-cck
    please correct me if i'm wrong or further simplify it for him,
    but i really don't see him connected all these wired devices to his
    deca cloud and than just using a wireless-cck to get back to the router (whether directv installs it or not)
    i would think he should definitely use the wired broadband deca if at all possible
     
  6. veryoldschool

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    Not exactly sure what here is wrong or needs correction, "but" the wireless CCK will be faster than the internet connection, so it won't be the bottleneck.
    If the traffic was say between computers and moving files, then hardwired would make more sense.
     
  7. Rtm

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    I was thinking if he used some type of DLNA/AirPlay on the receiver for music or the xbox or blu-ray that the wireless CCK might not be that great if its close to the outside of the house and only getting maybe 50mbps if that.

    sounds like his wifi router is from comcast it might not even be wifi-n or am i missing something
     
  8. veryoldschool

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    "I'm sure" anyone could overload a network, but if it's coming off the internet, the wireless CCK won't be the limiting factor.
    Now if there's a lot of other traffic from the home network passing through the wireless hop, there could be problems, but music wouldn't be it.
     
  9. veryoldschool

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    This may be a bit off topic, but how well WiFi works can make a difference.

    Here's what they look like here [right now]:

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    As you can see there are many networks.

    Now to look a bit closer to see who's using what channel of the 2.4 GHz band:

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    Want to guess which one I'm using? :lol:
     

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  10. Rtm

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    2Wire199 you turned the power up to 100%? Wait no your Machu_Boom with the most free space

    Is that the networks around you? I'm the only network here :) just me and my 2.4 and 5ghz

    What program is that though I've only ever used http://tools.meraki.com/stumbler
     
  11. veryoldschool

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    The power level is: Default: 400 mW

    This software comes from: http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider/
     
  12. Rtm

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  13. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I'm the 2Wire199.
    One of the things I like are the readings in dBm.
     
  14. jedorf

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    I have a SWM8 outside (not green label) with 5 open ports. The power inserter is with my HR24, yes. Neither are very close to the router in the house, which is capable of b/g/n wireless. I have a wired DECA and a green label 2-way splitter on hand that was ordered several weeks ago to attempt this on my own.....
     
  15. Rtm

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    What DECA of those 3 pics do you have?
     
  16. jedorf

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    Last, bottom picture....the white DECA box.
     
  17. Beerstalker

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    Dang Dorf, is that you, why didn't you just call/text me. I can get you up and running if you still need help. I wired Carlson's whole house for this stuff after his fire, I'm sure I can get you up and running.
     
  18. jedorf

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    Text sent! :)
     

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