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Will USB adapters such as the Linksys WUSB54G work?
 
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I have a Linksys wireless-G router and use the Linksys wireless game adapter WGA600N
Dual-Band Wireless-N Gaming Adapter and it Rocks..
But this may not the right Place to bitch about this BUT!!!!!! What is up with NBC VOD charging for there VOD!! It is NOT R I G H T!!!!!!!!
 
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Will USB adapters such as the Linksys WUSB54G work?

nope. the hd-dvr boxes do not have the USB drivers for those. You'll have to use the hard wired ethernet port in some way.
 
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I see the WGA600N is the concensus winner for wireless. Anyone else have any other cheaper models. I already have a line in from my router thru the walls over behind my tv to my 360. Is there splitters out there for Ethernet that wont degade the signal? I have one single Cat 6 line i think
 
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I see the WGA600N is the concensus winner for wireless. Anyone else have any other cheaper models. I already have a line in from my router thru the walls over behind my tv to my 360. Is there splitters out there for Ethernet that wont degade the signal? I have one single Cat 6 line i think

If you have a HR21, you can connect the ethernet line to port 1 and run another from port 2 to your 360. Otherwise, an ethernet switch will work and is fairly inexpensive. I used an old Linksys EZXS55W after I ran out of ports on my router.
 
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Then forget the wireless stuff and get the Home Networking kit from DirecTV. It's a pair of HomePlug 85Mbps Ethernet adapters. Just plug one into the Ethernet port on the receiver and into an electrical outlet and do the same with the other at your router. Done.

Is this a wireless connection? I can get the VOD working if I run an ethernet cable from my router to the receiver but I could not get it to work using a wireless usb adaptor. I need to go wireless because I lose range on the wireless if I set it up in the media room.
 
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Is this a wireless connection? I can get the VOD working if I run an ethernet cable from my router to the receiver but I could not get it to work using a wireless usb adaptor. I need to go wireless because I lose range on the wireless if I set it up in the media room.

You can't use USB adapters on the HR2X/R22 receivers for a wireless network connection, the boxes don't have the drives for it. The powerline adapters from DirecTV use the electrical wiring in your home to pass the signal between the boxes, not radio waves like the 'wireless' adapters you're thinking of.
 
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Those are rated at 14 Mbps, but you probably can't transfer data that fast. The ones sold by Directv are 85 Mbps (as are the Netgear XE103/XE104) and the price was dropped recently to $24.95 each, shipping included. For On Demand, the limit is probably your ISP connection (or Directv's servers). XE102s might be a bit slow for Media Share videos (or eventually MRV).
 
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Check those out:
add2moreWs.directron.com/blpa100kta.html
$38 + S/H

[FONT=arial, helvetica]Panasonic HD-PLC Ethernet Adaptor Powerline Network Starter Pack, Set of 2 10/100Base-TX Network, 190Mbps[/FONT]


[FONT=arial, helvetica] BL-PA100KTA[/FONT]



Cheap and good reviews on amazon.com.
 
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Check those out:
add2moreWs.directron.com/blpa100kta.html
$38 + S/H

[FONT=arial, helvetica]Panasonic HD-PLC Ethernet Adaptor Powerline Network Starter Pack, Set of 2 10/100Base-TX Network, 190Mbps[/FONT]


[FONT=arial, helvetica]BL-PA100KTA[/FONT]



Cheap and good reviews on amazon.com.

Any problems getting high definition content to play through these?

Phil
 
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No,
this thingies rock!

Plugged it in, and was connected.
I watched Transformers from a HDDVD thru network: no problems.

And for $42, you can't go wrong.
Other places sell them for $100 and up.
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I wonder why Panasonic advertises them with 190Mbps, and then writes:
Actual rate
:
- Maximum 70 Mbps (UDP)
- Maximum 42 Mbps (TCP: when using Linux)
[/FONT]
 
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Phil Monty

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No,
this thingies rock!

Plugged it in, and was connected.
I watched Transformers from a HDDVD thru network: no problems.

And for $42, you can't go wrong.
Other places sell them for $100 and up.

[FONT=arial, helvetica]I wonder why Panasonic advertises them with 190Mbps, and then writes:[/FONT]
[FONT=arial, helvetica]Actual rate[/FONT][FONT=arial, helvetica]: [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, helvetica]- Maximum 70 Mbps (UDP) [/FONT]
[FONT=arial, helvetica]- Maximum 42 Mbps (TCP: when using Linux) [/FONT]

Great, Kline. Thank you for the reply.

Phil
 
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No,
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I wonder why Panasonic advertises them with 190Mbps, and then writes:
Actual rate
:
- Maximum 70 Mbps (UDP)
- Maximum 42 Mbps (TCP: when using Linux)
[/FONT]

190Mbps is the maximum physical signal rate. Remember that in networking, any protocol (Ethernet, Wi-Fi, powerline, etc.) sends more than just the data. There is a bunch of overhead for a header (source address, destination address, etc) and error correction. So out of every packet of bits sent over the network the actual data might only be 50% (or less) of the bits sent. Then you throw in things like latency and packet collisions and you'll soon see that 42 to 70Mpbs is realistic for the actual data throughput.
 
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Just add a switch

I see the WGA600N is the concensus winner for wireless. Anyone else have any other cheaper models. I already have a line in from my router thru the walls over behind my tv to my 360. Is there splitters out there for Ethernet that wont degade the signal? I have one single Cat 6 line i think

I have a similar setup... One network cable that runs to my Xbox 360. I plugged a inexpensive 5 port ethernet switch into the cable, and then ran two lines. One to the Xbox and one to the D* receiver.

Worked like a charm. Got the switch at Bestbuy on sale for $15.00.
:)
 
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Just bought a new Super G access point, configured it, tested it by unplugging my PC from the router and plugging it into the access point. It worked great.

I plugged it into the Directv receiver and it won't work. It says it is not connected to the internet, but it does give me the IP address, subnet mask, etc. and it says it is "connected" next to "network." I could be too far away from my wireless router. But, I don't think so. Is there something I'm missing? Any ideas to try?
 
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Does the IP address shown fit within the range of your network. Sometimes the DVR will show an odd address if it isn't really talking to the router (something like 164.x.x.x). The "connected to network" indication is often false. I had problems with wireless to my bedroom and switched to powerline networking (using the adapters that Directv sells). The distance isn't that far, but the path goes through a couple of exterior walls with foil-backed insulation, which made it difficult to get a good signal. The powerline adapters work flawlessly.
 
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sdsat

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Does the IP address shown fit within the range of your network. Sometimes the DVR will show an odd address if it isn't really talking to the router (something like 164.x.x.x). The "connected to network" indication is often false. I had problems with wireless to my bedroom and switched to powerline networking (using the adapters that Directv sells). The distance isn't that far, but the path goes through a couple of exterior walls with foil-backed insulation, which made it difficult to get a good signal. The powerline adapters work flawlessly.

The IP address is within the range of my network. And, I just connected the access point to my slingbox an it is working flawlessly. Is there something I need to configure on the satellite receiver?
 
Bob Nielsen

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Under System Setup -> Network, you should select "Connect Now". If that doesn't work, you can manually enter settings under "Advanced Setup" (selecting this will also display the various settings).
 
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