Sling Adapter & USB Wi-Fi Connector

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panz32

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I have the Sling Adapter hooked up to my VIP 722 DVR and since I cannot get a wired Internet connection, I bought the USB wi-fi connector and my connection signal is dreadful (about 10-25 on the meter). I use other wireless devices in my house all the time throughout the house, including nearby where my Dish adapter is and have no problems.

Has anyone else experienced problems with their USB wi-fi adapter? I am wondering if I have a defective device.
 
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YourHero101

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Just try moving the usb cord around or try to get a longer one those things are hit or miss on the recv in all honesty if its getting any signal it should still do want you want it to
 
fbara

fbara

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Dec 15, 2008
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I received mu USB wireless connector last week (thx to Speedy Gonzales!). If I move it around the back of the tv my signal strength varies from 10 to 55. I'm just talking about moving it about a foot from one side of the receiver to the other.

I move the USB, then wait about 30 seconds for the signal meter to settle down and report a consistent number. Then I move it about a foot, in either direction both horizontal and vertical, and do the process again. After a few min I found the location with the strongest signal and used the included Velcro to attach it there.
 
DustoMan

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There's a program on the PC called inSSIDer that shows you what the wireless spectrum is like where you are. Download and run it on a laptop near the box and look to see if maybe you should change to a different frequency channel.

http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider/

You also might want to use the USB extension cord that came with the adapter to position it better.

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panz32

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Just want to say thanks to vash, I had not heard of the SlingLink before but after no success trying multiple times to reposition my wireless adapter, I bought the SlingLink and it works like a charm. No more having to worry about a connection.
 

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