: SW44 switch discussion
2011-05-14, 11:20 PM
I wish it was just the power supply cable, but no, that is in there fine. I tried just replacing the RG6 Cable that goes between the power inserter and the switch - didn't work.
My 9200 is working fine, no check switch problems without the power inverter, its just my non-HD receiver that fails the check switch.
Is it possible to just by a new power supply? Or should I just buy the whole SW44 package on Ebay?
2011-05-15, 07:18 AM
too bad you didn't have a multimetre to test the current power supply/inserter, if you can find just the power supply it would be o.k. i see one on ebay for 33 bucks. but you can buy the whole thing including the sw44 for that as well.
2011-05-15, 06:51 PM
CanucksRock,My 9200 is working fine, no check switch problems without the power inverter, its just my non-HD receiver that fails the check switch
Before you buy a new power inserter, as You say your 5100 is getting no signal, Pinza often suggests running check switch with no cable attached to receiver, then attach coax and run the check switch again, as it clears problems.
If that does not work, try moving the 5100 to the location of the 9200, or just swap cables on the SW44 around, to check if the problem is location specific.
The fact the 9200 is working fine I would suggest it may be the 5100, or cabling problems.
2011-05-17, 01:51 PM
I woke up this morning with no signal coming into my 9200. I took my 9200 to another room and hooked up the cable and it works and conversely the single receiver from the other room did not work on the 9200 feed.the 9200 is on its own sw44 and the other rooms cable is coming from a different sw44. i feel i have a failed sw44 switch. is this possible? i have 24 volts coming out of the cable out, on the power inserter. is there any way to test a sw44? signal output from a sw44? i am about to go up on the roof and see if i am getting 24volts on the roof or not, then i guess swap cables around to see whats up. any other suggestions
2011-05-18, 09:43 PM
Hello im new here and i am having an issue finding a signal this is what i have
dish network power inserter
20 inch dish
dish network digital lnbf on the 91 side on the dish
dual lnbf on the 82 side
i went over the manual and im under 30 meters of cable
i started pointed the dish according to the satellite location table
i clicked on check switch and it said evrything was connected i clicked on test and it told me that satellites have changed do you want to save new changes
i clicked ok thinking that was my problem and saved it and now when i click on check switch and it tells me
im also just on the basic plan and wanted this all for future hd channel hookup
im going to check my cables to make sure they are all good but i just installed those too, i hope someone can help me .....Thanks
2011-05-19, 07:38 AM
Go back to the basics, aim the Dish using just the 91 LNBF and NO switch's.
SEt the Skew before aiming.
Peak signal on 91, add in the switch, Power Inserter etc, run Check Switch.
2011-05-24, 02:54 PM
Hi I get signal on 82 but for 91 it says wrong sat 82 on 91, i do a check switch and it says missing port 1b i have checked all the cable's changed the power box, it this a switch problem, is it the reason why it wont find 91, it does sometimes only find 91 then says on 82 wrong sat 91, iam lost i cant figure this problem out the box is a 9200
2011-05-24, 04:01 PM
did you do this install yourself? is this a new setup or a new problem with an existing setup? do you have 4 runs of rg6 coming from your lnb's 2 from 91 to 1a 1b and 2 from 82 to 2a 2b?
how many receivers do you have?
do you have a power inserter hooked up, if so what port?
2011-05-24, 04:33 PM
Hi its a old set up, worked fine for years then all of sudden stopped working, i have rg6 same hook up as your saying the power box going to number 1.
2011-05-28, 03:18 PM
Here is what I have, two 6131 receivers hooked up to seperate wall jacks in my condo.
I would like to hook up a 5900 SD receiver in my bedroom. How do I make this work?
Note: I have a bell dish, dual LNB with two S21 switches installed by bell.
I have been told many different setups. I believe you guys have the answer that I need.
2011-05-28, 03:19 PM
Replace the 2 x SW21's with an SW44, then run a 3rd line for the 5900.
2011-05-28, 03:31 PM
Thanks for the info Pinza. one problem though. The condo board says no holes to be drilled in walls.
Can I use the switch inside the condo? If there is another way please inform me.
The condo board is anti satellite,this bell system was installed prior to a rule change regarding dishes.
2011-05-28, 04:56 PM
The SW44 must be fed by 4 lines, so if you currently have 2 lines coming into the Condo, to feed the 2 x 6131's, then the only other suggestion I have is;
Swap out the 2 x LNBF's for a DPP Twin LNBF, then sell 1 of the 6131's and get a 9242 or 9200, connect this to the old feed for the 6131 with the addition of a DPP Seperator.
Then from the TV2 outlet on the 9242/9200 run a cable to the 3rd TV location.
2011-05-29, 08:27 AM
I have a few basic questions
1. I see on most diagrams that the sw44 switch is installed outside but is it ok to have it inside the house.
2.Is it better to have the Power Inserter near the receiver or near the switch.
3.Does anyone see anything wrong with the way i have my setup
1 with inserter to a 6131 receiver
2 to another 6131 receiver
3 and 4 to an Aspen DTV3x4 splitter and then into 3 4100 Receivers
Everything works but don't want to have any problems.
2011-05-29, 08:53 AM
I don't see anything rite about your setup and find it hard to beleive "everything works"
every single aspect of your setup is backwards and wrong, starting with the fact your using the sw44's inputs as outputs. and ending with the fact your using a multiswitch off the sww44's inputs.
unless hooking the sw44 up backwards gives it magical combining power that can then be split...."everythings working".....hmmmm
2011-05-29, 09:04 AM
Sorry installer i just worded it wrong
I have 4 lines from the dish into the 1B,1A,2B and 2A inputs
I have edited my original post.
2011-05-29, 09:14 AM
the shorter any run of rg6 can be the better.
your setup should be as follows:
from the lnb's 91-2 ports to 2x4 multiswitch
82-2 ports to another 2x4 multiswitch
from 91's multiswitch to 1a 1b of 1st sw44 from 82's multiswitch 1 to 2a 2b
then the same for the second sw44.
you then have 8 outputs from the 2 sw44's with both 82 and 91 combined.
power inserter on both sw44's to port 1
here's a link: http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showpost.php?p=682376&postcount=3
2011-05-29, 10:57 AM
If you do not require 82 signals to all of the 4100's, just use your 3x4 Switch on the 91 degree LNBF outputs, with 2 of the outputs of that switch going to 1a & 1b of the SW44.
You can then feed your 6131's and 2 of the 4100's from the SW44, with the 5900 being fed from the 3x4 switch, which will only get 91 signals.
2011-05-29, 11:12 AM
This seems to work , I have hd on the hd receivers and all the other receivers work also.
If everything works they way it should would you still recommend switching it around.
2011-05-29, 11:42 AM
I understood exactly how you had it wired.
Yes it should be changed as the way you have it will NOT work 100%. You cannot ever run a Switch AFTER an SW44, you WILL have problems with those receivers off that switch if all are in use at the same time.
Run all 4 lines into the house, it makes it much easier for troubleshooting when it is Minus 30 outside.