Installation protocols

NETWORKING DIRECTV RECEIVERS

  1. All of the receivers should be HD and MRV compatible and connected via SWiM by the BBDECA Gen1 or Gen2, CCK, or W-CCK* (physical LAN connections work too) *not recommended
  2. The network connection of the SWiM should be to the same WiFi router broadcasting in the venue (preferably on a admin network protected)
  3. Once all receivers are connected to the network, changing the dynamic IP assigned by DHCP over to a static is done through the advanced network settings.  (MENU>SETTINGS>SETTINGS>NETWORK>ADVANCED).  The last digit of the top IP address should be changed to a number in some order or designed fashion (192.168.1.xxx).  Change the xxx to a number that is not assigned to anything else on the network and preferably in an order for each receiver.
  4. Once you have changed it to a static IP from dynamic, select continue and this will save the settings
  5. Next step is to change the external device settings all to ALLOW.  MENU>SETTINGS>SETTINGS>WHOLE HOME>EXTERNAL DEVICE> ALLOW, ALLOW, ALLOW
Once all these steps have been done, the receivers are ready to be controlled by K4D
 
 

SETTING UP K4D WITH RECEIVERS

  1. Download K4D from the App Store (or receive a free one by activating DIRECTV service with Konex)
  2. Select the SETTINGS panel and press the + button in the upper left corner.
  3. Enter into the “Location Name” field, the TV location name, number, or any identifying character pattern.  
  4. The “Receiver Name” field is not required, but is useful when trying to determine receiver selection in a multi-box environment (access card number, RID, or serial number)
  5. “Group” is a required field because it’s acts as a divider that separates receivers into a room, grouping, or maybe a floor of HD receivers that can be selected simultaneously by pressing the named divider separating the receivers (in Blue) in the receiver population (if only 1 group is desired, enter “general receivers” and assign all receivers into that group.
  6. IP address is the most critical field to populate correctly.  This will be where you enter the static IP that corresponds with the HD receiver that was just named above (192.168.1.xxx).  It will 99.99% of the time be port 8080
  7. FInally, select if the newly populated or updated receiver is a dedicated VIDEO feed, a receiver where AUDIO is tied into an amplified system, or a it’s a SONIC Tap receiver
  8. Press UPDATE & SAVE, and this will populated the receiver into the list on the left

Once all the receivers are populated… select any of the control panels, select receivers, and GO!!