Directv on demand w/ wireless usb adapter

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Hey guys,

I have DVR now, and I want to use the on Demand Channel, but I can't get a hard wired connection near the box, is there a way I can use my netgear wireless usb stick w/ the box?
 
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Hey guys,

I have DVR now, and I want to use the on Demand Channel, but I can't get a hard wired connection near the box, is there a way I can use my netgear wireless usb stick w/ the box?

Nope. Your two best bets would be a wireless bridge for game consoles (they're basically wireless to ethernet bridges) or powerline adapters.
 
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Phoenix1

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You can get two powerline bridges from DirecTV for $70. Much easier to setup than wireless.
 
enoree

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Linksys Extreme-N Wireless Gaming adapter works great, 300 MB/s speed.
 
BMcKen1912

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How exactly does the Powerline thing work? I don't really understand from reading the descriptions.
 
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How exactly does the Powerline thing work? I don't really understand from reading the descriptions.

You plug one into the Ethernet port on your HR20/21 then into an electrical outlet. Plug another one into an open Ethernet port on your router and into an electrical outlet. They communicate by sending signals through the electrical wiring of your home.
 
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You plug one into the Ethernet port on your HR20/21 then into an electrical outlet. Plug another one into an open Ethernet port on your router and into an electrical outlet. They communicate by sending signals through the electrical wiring of your home.

Thanks..that sounds like the way to go for me.
 
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Speed is not as good as wireless n
 
goober22

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Since cable is only pushing 12 Mbps. a wireless G connection is fine (54Mpbs) While there is wireless N (even faster) remember modem speeds are only between 3-12Mbps currently. A wireless G or above is fine.
 
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Speed is not as good as wireless n

If he spent the money on HomePlug AV it would be better than wireless n. In any case, the speed of the Internet connection is going to be the limiting factor in DOD.
 
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Since cable is only pushing 12 Mbps. a wireless G connection is fine (54Mpbs) While there is wireless N (even faster) remember modem speeds are only between 3-12Mbps currently. A wireless G or above is fine.

Does this mean that i can get a wireless G game adapter and plug it into my HR20??
 
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I can plug the Wireless-G adapter into the USB port, but the Directv setup is looking for something in the ethernet port instead - how do I get from one to the other?
 
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I can plug the Wireless-G adapter into the USB port, but the Directv setup is looking for something in the ethernet port instead - how do I get from one to the other?

welcome

No you can't
 
Zynergi

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You have to use a bridge.. ie into the #1 Ethernet port, the USB is for future use and AM21 OTA Tuners.
 
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I use the Linksys WGA600N Wireless Gaming Adapter which Directv sells and therefore Linksys has written code for it into the HR2X DVRs so they instantly recognize that it is attached and then they provide the instant connectivity for it to your router.

There was a problem with it Verifying the WEP Passkey but Linksys has since fixed that problem after I brought it to Directv's attention. If you have a "G" Speed router which I have you will be fine. I will be upgrading to a WRT610N "N" Speed Router for the future but it will not give me anymore speed than the DVR will output.

I am Networking all 5 of my HR2Xs so I can use MRV (Multi Room Viewing) which is in testing phase and should be Active by March 1, 2009. That way I don't have to record certain things on all 5 DVRs so I can watch it on whatever room I am in. I simply record it on one DVR and send it to the DVR that I want to watch it with. Very Cool!!!
 
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I just got a new directv HD DVR, and want to start using On demand....I would like to go the wireless route, but my router may be an 802.11B router, or at least I may have a device or two on my network, throtteling it back to B speeds....is that an issue? Do I need G as a minimum?
 
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