I have been hooked up to a Linksys router that was made into a wireless bridge. Seems to work fine.
Hmm yeah I have a USB Wireless card was just wanting to know if I could plug it into the 922 to connect to my wireless router. At one time I thought Dish was going to have some kind of adapter or something.
For video streaming, anytime I try anything besides a wired cat5 I end up disappointed. I'm now playing with some Homeplug AV. Again, the problem is that Video streaming requires a very stable connection.
Powerline can be picky. It can't go through a UPS. Actually any power filter can mess up the signals. Even being plugged in near a UPS/Filter can mess it up. Also, crossing the two 120v phases causes problems (half your plugs are on 1 120v phase, and half are on the other, both phases are used to get 240v).
I picked up a Powerline phase couple for $30 from microcenter. It has helped, but certain outlets around the house are still unusable (large motors like your fridge tend to throw a lot of noise back onto the power lines).
Ugh, think I'll pull some more cat5 this weekend.
I doubt the receiver has drivers for a USB wireless adapter. Something that connects into the Ethernet port would work though. Like a wireless gaming adapter or some other device that will work in wireless bridge mode. It's not cheap, but I use a D-Link DAP-1555 to bridge 4 devices including my 922 into my home network. Streaming HD video is a breeze with that bridge connected to my Netgear WNDR3700.
Just guessing here, but, the VIP 922 uses a modified Linux operating system, and so should have some level of support for wireless USB adapters. Linux has always had enough problems with wireless support; the big question is how much did Dish lobotomize?
The 922 was installed and it would not connect using the Netgear powerline/ethernet so the tech gave me a Slinglink and it connected almost immediately. I've had it slingin' to a couple of my computers already.
I was watching Men in Black II this afternoon sitting in my wife's sewing room. Using a 17" lap top so it was pretty good. I did have some stops and stutters at first. Maybe that was due to the thing only being up and running about 4 or 5 hours? The search didn't work until tonight and all I can say is Wow.I'm glad everything went well. My 922 is very stable (knock on wood) and I hope you have the same experience I have. Have you tried streaming a movie on the 922 yet with the SlingLink? It rocks, I have 15/5 internet and I get download speeds of between 12-13Mbps through the SlingLink. I'm very impressed!!
I can't wait for them to add more free HD content and change the 922 DishOnline user interface (which was announced at Team Summit). That's one of the very few complaints I've had about the 922.
I was watching Men in Black II this afternoon sitting in my wife's sewing room. Using a 17" lap top so it was pretty good. I did have some stops and stutters at first. Maybe that was due to the thing only being up and running about 4 or 5 hours? The search didn't work until tonight and all I can say is Wow.
And I will be happy to see the Dish-on-line also.
I had missed the history bit. That was useful.My search didn't work the first day either, but yeah, it's fantastic. The only thing I miss from the older ViP boxes is that they had a history of what you searched for, which I used a lot to frequently look up movies that I wanted to record but were not in the 9 day search schedule. I wish they would add your search history back.
The 922 DishOnline is a mess. It gives me a headache just thinking about going in there, so I hope the talked about new UI for that portion of the 922 is coming soon, as well as more free HD content. It's next to nothing right now.
Also, I hear they are going to have apps and a browser, etc. for the 922, possibly added over the summer. I really think the 922 will be a incredible receiver once they get everything squared away.