OK, so I was having a discussion (more like a disagreement) with a friend of mine (we are both network engineers). I was talking about DECA, signal loss, etc. I came up with this idea. I am 99% sure it will work as when I had HR2x units in the past I used ethernet networking for MRV, not IP over COAX (DECA). Now, I get this would not be supported by DirecTV, and I would be reliant on the ethernet switch to be functioning for my clients to work. But what are the pros/cons? Again, just a fun discussion I am not sure I have the energy to mess with my system that works perfectly fine as-is using all DECA and DirecTV supported networking and configuration. I know that the clients would be able to see the HS17 as all of my RVU enabled TVs that are only Ethernet connected can see the HS17. I will say I have not tried connecting them but I can't imagine DirecTV blocking client attach from Ethernet and not from the COAX/DECA. L2 filters are not very common even in high end ethernet switches. PROs--I only have 1 : <--this is really the main I was hoping for input on. Signal strength for the HS17? Without any splitters would it be safe to assume the signal strength is higher? Question is would it even be noticeable, or even matter? Would it be enough to combat some rain fade? CONs: Not supported by DirecTV More parts to fail, add to complexity, points of troubleshooting. Basically more things to worry about DECA to ethernet bridges are 100Mbps Ethernet right? I honestly don't know as I don't have one plugged in right now. I have the gen 1 bridge and I think a gen 3 in my inventory. I think with the C51 in my network I am probably running at 175Mbps (DECA 1.1), if I switch that C51 to a C61 then everything is DECA 2.0 (500Mbps). Not sure things would run that way. Plus 100Mbps might be fine, I have no idea what a HD or 4K stream uses bandwith wise but 100Mbps is probably enough for now. The shade that is going to be thrown over me for even suggesting that on this forum. Again, just having some fun, I am almost certain I will not even try this but wanted to get some thoughts to settle my bet. Thanks in advance for the input/thoughts!