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SWM-8 Install with an AU-9

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by FunkyMonk93, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. FunkyMonk93

    FunkyMonk93 Cool Member

    Jan 30, 2007
    I'm installing a SWM-8 with an AU-9 with built in multiswitch.

    In looking at the diagrams for the SWM-8, I see that there are 4 - RG6 connectors for Sat 99/101 18V, 99/101 13V , 103/110/119 18V, and 103/110/119 13V.

    My question is - do I need a non - multiswitch LNB to use with the SWM-8 that outputs discrete sat signals, or can I use my existing LNB with the built in multiswitch (and just randomly connect the 4 outputs to any SWM-8 port)?

  2. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    All the LNB units have a switch builtin. So any port on the LNB can connect to any regular port on the SWiM (but you do have to connect all four.) :)

    The only time you need to worry about which port connects to something is when you have two or more switches in parallel (I have 3 right now). There I had to be very careful that all the same ports were connected to the same splitters.

  3. FunkyMonk93

    FunkyMonk93 Cool Member

    Jan 30, 2007
    Thanks Tom. Also, thanks for the expansion tip!

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