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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022 3:47 PM

Add 2nd wvb to hs17-500

Hi. I just had a hs17-500 with 6 wireless minis installed. 2 have a weak signal and one won’t connect. Can I install an older  wvb from Amazon

DIRECTV Wireless Video Bridge for C41W C61W Genie Mini Recievers (Require HR34, HR44 or HR54)

to extend the signal?  If yes, I just split the incoming signal and run one cable to the hs17 and one to the 2nd wvb?

thanks

Juniper

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2 months ago

You can have an external WVB along with the Genie-2's built-in one. You cannot use a "generic" one as DirecTV only uses their proprietary equipment.

Other than it must be wired on the coax, and provides up to 80 feet range (in ideal conditions), I am not sure of the exact wiring setup on it. Hopefully others who have done the install themselves can give clarification on that part.

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2 months ago

Ok. So any directv WVB?  The one on Amazon says “Require HR34, HR44 or HR54”. Is there a newer model you know of?  I have not had directv in quite awhile when I was using multi-switches. 

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litzdog911

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44K Messages

2 months ago

There's only one WVB model. It will work fine with your HS17.

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2 months ago

Thanks

And that’s this one?

DIRECTV Wireless Video Bridge for C41W C61W Genie Mini Recievers (Require HR34, HR44 or HR54)

 https://a.co/d/eu73mXd

and I split where it comes into the house. One to HS17 and one to the other WVB?

shannon02

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17.4K Messages

2 months ago

You need a SWM splitter and you have to connect the red power pass through port to the HS17.  Doesn't matter where you put it.

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