My DTV Configuration

 I've listed information here, highlighting what I think is important/interesting. I document the settings for my 4 hardware items first (Genie 2 server, Gemini client, Genie Mini client, and Wireless Video Bridge - WVB)

After that I document settings that are common to the whole system, which are most likely in the Genie 2 server or the WVB, but can be accessed from any Client.


Client/player – “GEMINI” C71KWBPX-400C – in family room

This client has android TV (v11) and apps, can be sideloaded, quad core 1.6 GHz, 16 GB

This is in a cupboard in the family room, with all the rest of the components

main screen from “info & test” from main menu-settings

(no header)

Client: Directv C71KW-400

Client location Name: FAMILY ROOM

Client software: release-r-wnc-0x1966-8

Server Receiver ID: 0224-4686-7008 (id of Genie 2)

Server Access Card: 0046-0106-0942 (card in Genie 2)

There are several sub menus:

  • Run system test
  • This device settings
  • This device info
  • Genie 2 info

“This Device Settings” Menu (note: some of these items can be changed)

Device name: family room (this can be changed here)

Status:  (select to expand)

IP Address:

    • fe80::b22a:eb7:8a55:4774 (ipv6 clearly)
    • 192.168.10.23 (ip address on local network, WiFi in this case)
    • 169.254.128.95 (ip address on DECA system)

Device MAC address: 78:67:0E:9C:F6:37 (this is Gemini wifi MAC)

Bluetooth address: 78:67:0e:9c:f6:38

Serial Number: X71VH3AE002449

Up time: hhh:mm:ss (good to look at to see when last reboot)

Model: DIRECTV (doh!)

Android TV OS Version: 11

Android TV OS security patch level: July 5, 2023 ( was May 5, 2023)

Kernel version:

    • 4.9.333-1-27-abrelease-r-wnc-0x1966-8
    • #1 Wed Aug 30 18:19:46 UTC 2023
    • (was 4.9.333-1-27-abrelease-r-wnc-0x1966-7 #1 Tue Aug 1 21:41:18 UTC 2023

Android TV OS build:

    • RTT4.220824.001.release-r-wnc-0x1966-8
    • (was RTT4.220824.001.release-r-wnc-0x1966-7) (not sure what the RTT part means)

Open settings: (click to  open to a more detailed menu)

Network & Internet

WiFi on off switch

Available networks

shows WVB connected, but shows all WiFi networks 2.4 and 5 gig

shows the WVB, and has ip addresses on internal network and the home wireless, shows MAC of Gemini

Other Options

Add new network

Scanning always available on/off READ this, lets other apps and location services work even if WiFi is off !!!

Ethernet - must mean wired connection

not connected (mine is not connected, but assume settings here)

Proxy settings

IP settings

can set DHCP or static here

accounts & sign-in

shows accounts, mine is just the required google

apps

(list of apps at top)

typical android list of apps, and you can uninstall and force stop (important) an app, disable, etc. protect yourself!

Permissions

Special app access

Security & restrictions

device preferences

typical list of android TV stuff, where you can setup a keyboard,

remotes & accessories

shows paired remotes, and you can name them, also see battery percentage

 

Notes:

You can see list of wifi SSIDs and turn off wifi!, Ethernet status, proxy settings, and where to set static or dhcp (man is this buried deep!)

Also android app settings and permissions, you will be surprised at all the apps that have phone access!

The dang thing is like a wide open phone!

There are also listings for remotes that are paired and keyboards, you can unpair remotes, rename,  and even see battery level

 

“This Device Info” menu

(no header)

Client: Directv C71KW-400

Client location Name: FAMILY ROOM

Client software: release-r-wnc-0x1966-8 23/08/30 11:23:04

Client Internal Temp: 161.6 F (good to check)

Remote Type: Bluetooth

Client Video Network

Connection type: Wireless

Connection status: Connected

AP MAC address: 78:67:0E:9C:F6:37 (this is Gemini wifi MAC, note: referred to as an Access Point)

AP Signal Strength Excellent (this and below don’t mean a lot, because it may be receiving from multiple devices)

AP Historical RSSI Min Excellent

AP Historical RSSI Max Excellent

AP Historical RSSI Average Excellent

Disconnections: 2 (good thing to monitor)

Client Parental Controls

Not worth detailing here

Client Ratings

I had some blocked here, will investigate where to set

Client Favorites

Lists any favorites and number of channels in them

Client Display Preferences

I have always hidden the SD duplicates

Client Captioning

Lots of settings here but you cannot change here

Client HDTV

Here is a good place to see what the Gemini thinks your tv can do… you should check often, the dang thing will change it..

Also “HDMI Control” show up here (CEC) you cannot change anything here

Native: off

My HDMI control is set to “on”

Client Audio

Again, you can check to see if dolby audio is on

 

Other Notes:

 Server Receiver ID: 0224-4686-7008 (id of Genie 2)

Server Access Card: 0046-0106-0942 (card in Genie 2)


Server: HS17R1 – 500 - DirecTV Genie 2, (Tower) wireless server

(this info from the “Genie 2tm Info" menu from the Genie 2 Info screen from the settings menu on ANY client)

Genie 2TM Info (from "system info & test” from main menu-settings on ANY client.

(no header)

Server: HS17R1/500

Server Receiver ID: 0224-4686-7008

Server access card: 0046-0106-0942

DVR Status: DVR Mode (what other modes are possible?)

Server Software

Software:

      • 0x19e8, Wed 12/6, 2:49a
      • (was 0x1987, Wed 9/20, 2:56a, 0x1986, 8/21 3:02a, 0x1983, Wed 8/16 3:32a, 0x1981, Tues 8/8 2:02a)
      • (date and time here is when installed)

Scheduled Upgrade: Not Scheduled (does this ever show?)

Status: 0x19e8, Service 2, Fri 12/1 12:27a (I believe this is the time of release or attempt)

Satellite Setup

Dish Type: SL3 LNB

Switch Type: SWM LNB

RB/INTL: None Selected (what is this?)

SWM Channel Count: 8 (are there different ones?)

Manufacturer: MTI

WM Serial No.: FFFFFFFF

SWM Firmware version: 2.0.0.24 (is there any relevance here?)

SWM Library verion 2.0.0.24

(not labelled)

Completion Code: 9181 (??)

Servernal Internal Temp: 117 F (good to watch)

Zip Code: 00000 (clearly worthless)

Clock

Daylight (DST) : Auto (Yes)

Time Zone: Auto (Pacific)

Date/Time:  (note the time is when you entered this menu)

Over-the_air (OTA) Antenna

Nothing connected, but there should be a device coming

Server Network

IP Address: 192.168.10.26 (IP address on your home network)

Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway: 192.168.10.1

DNS: 192.168.10.225 (my windows domain controller)

STB Services  Port: N/A(818) (has an orange triangle with an exclamation mark)

Status: - [blank] (from STB port?)

Audio Services Port – [blank] (ditto)

Wireless: Connected (does not say what networks here)

Ethernet: Not connected (I don’t have my Genie 2 hardwired)

MoCA Network: Coax Connected (very telling it is streaming via coax and MoCA)

Wireless Network Name: (SSID of my 2.4 network)  (Note: the idiot Genie 2 does not have 5 gig Wi-Fi !!)

Wireless Signal strength: Excellent (Note it does not tell WHICH wireless network, the DECA one or to the home Wi-Fi)

Internet: Wireless Connected (I do not have my Geni 2 hardwired)

QoS: Disabled (would probably only be enabled if they added phone or similar)

Wireless Video Bridge (very interesting stuff here, tells a lot about DTV networking)

Video Bridge 1

MAC Address: a4:43:8c:95:76:60 (seems to be MAC of external WVB)

Status: Active

Video Bridge 2

MAC Address: c6:fc:d0:63:27:32 (also needs checking)

Status: Active

Client Locations

Family Room

Device: DIRECTV C71KW-400 (Gemini)

MAC Address: 78:67:0E:9C:F6:37 (this is the Wi-Fi MAC for the Gemini)

Status: Wireless (wonder if it would change if more things hardwired, or through MoCA)

RSSI: Excellent (be sure to check this)

Average RSSI: Excellent (be sure to check this too)

Connection Speed: 1 Mbps (huh? the damn thing is inches away!!)

Disconnection: 0 in last 7 days (another thing worth checking)

Garage

Device: DIRECTV C41W-500 (this unit has wireless)

MAC Address: 40:3d:ec:52:53:4c (need to check which mac)

Status: Wireless (over internal interface or via wireless video bridge?)

RSSI: Excellent

Average RSSI: Excellent

Connection Speed: 495 Mbps

Disconnection [] in last seven days (never seen a number in the braces)

Features

Tuner – shows 15 tuners, all are SAT, tuners some have "record" in addition

Scheduler

Upcoming recordings

History

Purchases

 

Misc Genie 2 Notes:

s/n: D55LK2NW110630

mac: D0:FC:D0:63:27:31

Can watch/record 7 programs at a time, 2 of them 4k

450 hours of hd content (2 TB hd)

DVR to every tv

Built in wireless video bridge

Bridge 2 mac: c6:fc:d0:63:27:32

dish: sl3 lnb, swm lnb

android ver 11

patch april 5, 2023

bsl ver 2.2.7.1

bsu ver 3.16

bfw ver 4.2.5


Genie Mini -C41W-500C-R - Genie Mini

wireless client – advanced whole home client

located in garage, where I distribute the video in several ways, coax ch 3 and mpeg streamer

“System info & test” - (menu button on remote, then settings, then Info & Test)

(1st screen, no header)

Client: Directv C41W-500

Client Location Name: GARAGE

Client MAC: 40:3D:EC:52:53:4C (this is WiFi MAC)

Client Software: 0x198c (not complete info, and no date)

Server Receiver ID: 0224-4686-7008 (the genie 2)

Server Access Card: 0046-0106-0942 (the genie 2)

sub menu: “This Location Info”

(no category header)

Client: DIRECTV C41W-500

Client Location Name: GARAGE

Client Software: 0x198c 2023/05/26 22.52;l42 (was 0x1929 2023/04/01 00:22:44)

Client Internal Temp: 154 F (good to check)

Remote Type: RF (IR still works, I have 1 RF, and 2 in IR mode)

Client Video Network menu

Connection type: Wireless

Connection Status: Connected

AP MAC Address:  40:3D:EC:52:53:4C (this is Genie Mini wifi MAC, but apparently functions as an AP)

AP Signal Strength Excellent (this and below don’t mean a lot, because it may be receiving from multiple devices)

AP Historical RSSI Min Excellent

AP Historical RSSI Max Excellent

AP Historical RSSI Average Excellent

Disconnections: 0 (good thing to monitor)

Client Parental Controls

Not worth detailing here

Client Ratings

I had some blocked here, will investigate where to set

Client Favorites

Lists any favorites and number of channels in them

Client Display Preferences

I have always hidden the SD duplicates
see the banner display timeout here

Client Captioning

Lots of settings here but you cannot change here

Client HDTV

Here is a good place to see what the Gemini thinks your tv can do… you should check often, the dang thing will change it..

Also “HDMI Control” show up here (CEC) you cannot change anything here

Native: off

TV Resolution: 1080i

My HDMI control is set to “on”

Client Audio

Again, you can check to see if dolby audio is on

 


 “Internet Setup” - (from main menu setup from any client)

(I believe this refers to the server)

Run Speed test

just gives you horizontal segmented bar with indicators for HD, HD1080p and 4k, no specifics

Reconfigure Connection

Admonishes you to use a wired network

You can set up wired or wireless

Wireless is only 2.4 Gig

Repeat Internet Setup

Advanced setup

in general you can set static or DNS

Under wired, I was able to do a speed test, but there is NO wired connection, that is very strange.It is indeed wireless, but maybe it is interpreting the WVB as wired... which is also strange.


Whole home settings (from main menu setup on any client)

(several items but the Video Bridge is the interesting one)

Video Bridge

Video Bridge Status

Network Name (SSID): DIRECTV_WVB_4116BBF3

Wireless Video Bridge 1: GARAGEWVB

Status: active

MAC: a4:43:8c:95:76:60 (mac address of the external box I guess)

IP Address: 169.254.7.211

WiFi Channel: 132 (this is 5 GHz Wi-Fi channel)

software version: 00.06.65

connected Clients: 1

Client 1: GARAGE

Signal Quality: excellent (has a little wireless “fan” icon)

MAC address: 40:3D:EC:52:53:4C (this is MAC address of Genie Mini, the client)

 

Wireless Video Bridge (internal) 2:

Status: active

MAC address: c6:fc:d0:63:27:32

Ip address: 169.254.6.92

wifi channel 132

software version: 0.01.065

connected Clients: 1

Client 1: FAMILY ROOM

signal quality: excellent (has a little wireless “fan” icon)

MAC Address: 78:67:0E:9C:F6:37 (this is the Wi-Fi MAC for the Gemini)

s/n: D35HW5RN912163

id: 022446867008

 

 

 


 

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