Ok, first off I know that the HR24 does not require the use of the white DECA adapter. But I was wondering if there was a way to make it work with it. The reason being is that I have other components in my family room that I would like to connect to my home network. Unfortunately due to it being above my garage, whose ceiling is enclosed, it would be extremely difficult for me to run a cat5 cable from my family room back to my router. So what I would like to do is use the DECA adapter such that it connects to the HR24 via coax. Then the ethernet port of the DECA adapter gets connected to a switch I have in the family room. Then from the switch I connect it to the ethernet port in the HR24 and to my other networkable components. The problem seems to be that when I connect the DECA adapter to the HR24, it won't power the adapter, and not sure why. Is there any way to make my scenario work, or am I just spinning my wheels?