Will a wireless phone jack work?

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I am getting my DTV HD DVR installed today. I understand that I need to have a phone hooked up at all times to get the required updates. I have two options for this. Run a phone line under the carpet and to the jack. Use one of those phone jacks that plug into the house power. I think I would rather run the wireless jack if I can. Has anyone tried these yet?

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blitzpb said:
I am getting my DTV HD DVR installed today. I understand that I need to have a phone hooked up at all times to get the required updates. I have two options for this. Run a phone line under the carpet and to the jack. Use one of those phone jacks that plug into the house power. I think I would rather run the wireless jack if I can. Has anyone tried these yet?

Nick


I've been using the house power phone jacks for nearly six years and haven't had any trouble.
 
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I suggesta MODEM QUALITY jack.
 
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they work great used them for years also
 
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blitzpb said:
I am getting my DTV HD DVR installed today. I understand that I need to have a phone hooked up at all times to get the required updates. I have two options for this. Run a phone line under the carpet and to the jack. Use one of those phone jacks that plug into the house power. I think I would rather run the wireless jack if I can. Has anyone tried these yet?

Nick

I just went throught this myself. I bought the RCA wireless phone jack setup and it did not work. I then found out there was a difference between wireless phone jacks and wireless modem jacks. I bought the RCA wireless modem jacks and they worked like a champ.
So like the other poster suggested about "modem quality" is correct. Make sure you get a wireless modem jack and not just wireless phone jacks.
Hope this helps,
Randy
 
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The local install company in Columbus (Bluegrass Satellite) carries wireless phone jacks. When we got a HR20-250, we bought one from them for $35. It said nothing about modem quality but it worked and it seemed like a good price so I'm glad I got it. It has worked for over a year so I might recommend a GE jack. Home Depot carries GE wireless jacks.
 
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I have an RCA wireless modem jack in one of my rooms as well. Never had a problem.
 
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