Wi-Fi Adapter

Dah-Henny

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May 12, 2007
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Ok, forgive the noob question, I'm new to the idea of going wireless with a receiver, but why hook the 722(k) to your home network? I'm thinking of getting a Sling adapter at some point in the future so know I'll need it for that, but what about before then? Does it mean I'd just get access to on-demand programming or would I able to watch the 722's content on a PC that's on the same home network?
I clicked on BlockBuster Movie Pass today, selected an HD movie, and was streaming within seconds. That's why I am connected. :)
 

downriver

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Dec 16, 2005
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Has anyone tried using the adapter in a 2.0 powered hub along with EHD's ??

It hooked right up to the hub........configured in minutes...worked fine

BUT this morning I had to reboot the 722 to obtain an internet connection even though it was connected to the network. It seems from reading other posts that this is not uncommon...is there a fix coming?

If not. it's not worth the effort...to me, anyway.
 

GaryPen

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Ok, forgive the noob question, I'm new to the idea of going wireless with a receiver, but why hook the 722(k) to your home network? I'm thinking of getting a Sling adapter at some point in the future so know I'll need it for that, but what about before then? Does it mean I'd just get access to on-demand programming or would I able to watch the 722's content on a PC that's on the same home network?
It makes it much easier to manage your recordings, especially if you have a lot of them.

Also, if you forget to set your DVR, or hear about a show you want to record, while you're away from home, you can set your DVR remotely, as well.
 

lazydogmot

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Jan 27, 2009
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It hooked right up to the hub........configured in minutes...worked fine

BUT this morning I had to reboot the 722 to obtain an internet connection even though it was connected to the network. It seems from reading other posts that this is not uncommon...is there a fix coming?

If not. it's not worth the effort...to me, anyway.

One of the DIRT members sent in a report for the same problem that I was having so maybe there will be a software fix coming "soon".
 

ZachS@DISH

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Jun 14, 2011
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Denver, Colorado
It hooked right up to the hub........configured in minutes...worked fine

BUT this morning I had to reboot the 722 to obtain an internet connection even though it was connected to the network. It seems from reading other posts that this is not uncommon...is there a fix coming?

If not. it's not worth the effort...to me, anyway.

As lazydogmot said I submitted a report for him. Can you please send a PM with your account information so I can submit one for you as well? Can you also please include your software version.
 

TerriT

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Jun 7, 2009
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I expect a sad reply to this, but does anyone know if Wild Blue (thru Dish) is apt to be fast enough to support streaming? Fingers and eyes crossed.
 

satnewb

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It will support it. But it's painfully slow. I connected an existing WB customer to a 722 (had to set up a wireless router, and a wifi adapter first), and it did connect to Blockbuster, but it was giving an estimated time of like 2 hours to download an sd file. It really isn't practical.
 

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