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Tip: Those on ethernet MRV switching to DECA - No internet

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by lincolnnellie, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. lincolnnellie

    lincolnnellie Cool Member

    Sep 4, 2007
    I had my HR-34 install with a switch to SWiM and DECA. My install was an hr-34, HR-21, HR-22 and a H-23. I also have a slingbox 500 and a google TV hooked up to the repeater ethernet jacks on the HR-22 and HR-21. After the install was done, we hooked the DECA broadband module up to my network. For full disclosure, I have quite an involved network. 2 cable modems, 3 routers, 2 switches, whole house audio, home automation etc, about 40 devices with IP addresses. Once the DECA broadband module was hooked to the network it instantly halted internet access for anything on the network. My devices using WIFI were dropped from the wifi connection and unable to reconnect. I noticed increased activity as per the router activity lights. Unplugging the DECA broadband module instantly brought internet access back. None of the DVRs were able to connect to the internet with the DECA plugged in. The installer started telling me we would have to reformat all DVRs and I would loose all programming.

    Long story short, I decided to disconnect the slingbox and the google tv from the repeater ethernet jacks on the non hr-34 dvrs. That did the trick. For some reason (maybe someone knows why), having anything hooked up to those network ports with SWiM and DECA introduces some major interference throughout the whole network.
  2. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    The Ethernet ports on the HR2X's are not to be used when you're using DECA. You can either use the Ethernet ports OR DECA but not both. Even when using only Ethernet you should only be using port 1.
  3. lincolnnellie

    lincolnnellie Cool Member

    Sep 4, 2007
    Actually, port 2 has worked as a repeater for your Ethernet connection for quite some time now. I used it for years, even with MRV enabled. It only became a problem when I switched to DECA on Saturday.
  4. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    It may work but its not a supported setup. That was the point the previous poster was trying to make. DECA and ethernet cannot be used at same time is the other point.
  5. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    The issue with using the second ethernet port on the receivers is that there is no bridge built into the HR2x receiver. In that case, the receiver CPU has to handle the processing of the bridging between the two ethernet ports. This can and has been shown to severely affect MRV capabilities of the receivers.

    If you really don't mind having other devices within your DECA cloud, which also is not supported, have a switch connected to the DECA that is behind a receiver. The switch is then connected to your receiver and to your other devices that is nearby. Just be aware that having other devices using your DECA cloud has the ability to affect how efficient MRV is.

    - Merg

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