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I did a search and could not find what I was looking for. I just did the movers connection and upgraded to HD. The house is undergoing a rehab at the moment and when the install was done the two other rooms that would have TV were under construction or ready to be gutted. The installer told me where to connect the boxes and warned never to connect to the red power pass through port.

I have extra boxes and I wanted to send two back but I can't figure out which ones work with this splitter. The dish they put up has one cable and there is one cable that goes to the house. Then it goes into the power inserter and then to the SWS unit. The cable for the one HD box goes is connected. I tried three of my additional boxes and none seem to work. Two can never find the satellites and one finds them but does not load in a reasonable time frame.

The boxes I have are the RS15-100, a D11 and a D12. Will any of these work with this splitter? Or should I send everything back. I do have a SD antenna on the house but in 6 months to a year it will be blocked by trees. Thanks, Rob.
 

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R15 and D11 are not SWM compatible. Not sure why they installed a SWLine LNB when you have legacy equipment. Regardless of the LOS issue you need a truck roll
 

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rjgogo said:
The New HD receiver works just fine. No problems. The legacy equipment does not.

Also, I don't have a SWM but a SWS.
The SWS (single wire splitter) is fed from the SWM (single-wire multi-switch) that's built into the dish.
 

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rjgogo said:
The New HD receiver works just fine. No problems. The legacy equipment does not.

Also, I don't have a SWM but a SWS.
You will need to replace your legacy equipment with newer models (D12, R16/R22, H2x, HR2x) to work with SWM.

The dish you have with a single connection is a SWM dish. The SWS is a splitter to feed the single output to multiple compatible receivers.
 

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I see. I am a little new on all of this. Thanks for the replies.

So the D12 should work but I should send the others back?

Also, I did not get the D12 to connect?

Again the new receiver works well.
 

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rjgogo said:
I see. I am a little new on all of this. Thanks for the replies.

So the D12 should work but I should send the others back?

Also, I did not get the D12 to connect?

Again the new receiver works well.
You mentioned in the OP that the D12 seemed to see the sats but "didn't load in a reasonable amount of time." How far did it get and how long did you wait? The D12 should work, the others won't.
 

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66stang351 said:
You mentioned in the OP that the D12 seemed to see the sats but "didn't load in a reasonable amount of time." How far did it get and how long did you wait? The D12 should work, the others won't.
I am a little impatient so maybe 5 minutes? maybe less maybe more. Probably less.
 

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rjgogo, try this on the D12. Unplug the D12's power cord. Then unplug the power inserter's power cord for about 30 seconds before plugging it back in. Wait a minute, then plug the D12's power back in.

This will fully reset the entire SWM system.
 

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WBHighwind said:
sorry to bring up an old thread, but does this splitter have legacy ports?
the SWS is not a switch and therefore cannot have "Legacy ports"
 
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