Yes, there should be a DECA bridge from each SWiM-16. Can each receiver see the internet?
Hmmm...that is what I have, but each SWM16 seems to be on its own network.RAD said:Doesn't solve your problem but I have a SWiM16 and a SWiM8 and use a BB-DECA on each that connect to a switch and everything can see everything else on both SWiM modules.
Check your networking as "I bet" you'll see IPs starting with 169, which are their internal ones. Reset network defaults and go from there, which "should get" them to pick up the IP from your router.dinotheo said:I'll need to get back to diagnose this. Going from the diagrams that I've seen, my DECA is hooked up without the "SWM splitter". He has the DECA connected directly to the 8 way coming off of the SWM16 and the network cable is going into a network switch I have right next to my DTV equipment.
I cut the guy loose. He did a bang up job on everything else and I am very happy. I am sure I can knock this DECA issue out. I just don't understand it. My receivers can't get an IP address but they can see each other. (Not across the SWM's, just local).
that was very cool of you to cut him loose at that point. you have a very complicated network and seem very capable of finishing from here !! now that you found that unplugged wire are they seeing each other yet ??dinotheo said:Sorry for the bother folks. I found the problem. I hooked up a laptop to the switch where I plugged the deca into. Lo and behold my laptop wasn't pulling an IP address. It turns out somehow the uplink cable from that switch to the next switch was disconnected. I have no clue how this would have happened. Maybe it was knocked loose during the install.
As is my DTV setup, my network setup is quite complex. I have 3 servers (HP Proliant) running in a rack. A mail server (Exchange), a file server and my legacy file server (I am moving off of that one). They have teamed nics with redundant paths back to my network. (So they can survive a switch or nic failure). I run DNS and DHCP from my servers. I have 6 "routers". 5 are running solely as access points and 1 is the actual router. I have 12 network switches. (Mostly gigabit).
I just checked my DHCP server. I have over 60 IP addresses. That doesn't include my DTV receivers as most of them are running static IP addresses. I had done this back when I was first beta testing whole home on ethernet. It was suggested that running static IP's would make it more stable.
So, yes, I am quite nuts.
Yeah, the kid busted his hump. Since my install was so big and he cleared his schedule to have only my install for today, I made sure to compensate him for the lack of additional install trips. I also left great feedback with his supervisor.wallfishman said:that was very cool of you to cut him loose at that point. you have a very complicated network and seem very capable of finishing from here !! now that you found that unplugged wire are they seeing each other yet ??
Ahhh...time to update the sig.west99999 said:Your signature says WB616 and SWM16 parallel is that correct or do you have 2 SWM16s?
You haven't forgot an old diplexer on that line have you?dinotheo said:Everything can get out to the internet and they can all see each other. Except for 1 box. That is an HR20-700 and the C. Link light is flashing. I swapped that deca module to make sure it wasn't bad and that c.link light is flashing on the new one as well. Also, there are other receivers that work on the same 8 way splitter as that box. So I will troubleshoot a bit more.