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Switching from 4 cable to SWM

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Mack50036, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Mack50036

    Mack50036 New Member

    Jan 12, 2014
    Central Iowa
    I have a Slimline5 dish with a four cable LNB with two HD receivers (H21-200 and H24-700) and I want to add a third receiver.
    Simple enough except that when the dish was installed we had to put it on the garage and I buried conduit with two coax cables and am unabe to get another cable thru the conduit so I am looking at switching to the SWM lnb, power inserter and splitter.
    So far I removed power from everything changed the lnb, ran the cable from the dish to the power inserter then to the input side of the switch then from the #1 output to one receiver, removed the b band converter, powered up the power inserter and the receiver. Changed the dish type from slimline5 to slimline5(swm).

    I have signal strenghts in the 90's on sat 101 and 119 but the reciever says message 771 can't find satelite.

    Not sure where to go from here, any guidance would be helpful.
  2. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    what is the model of receiver you are adding ? not all receiver are SWM compatible

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  3. Mack50036

    Mack50036 New Member

    Jan 12, 2014
    Central Iowa
    I have not ordered the third receiver yet, I wanted to make sure I could make the SWM set up work first
  4. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Hit "-" on the remote and make sure it reports "SWM connected". It might not have saved it.

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