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Can you recommend wireless adapter for my HD-DVR?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by train21reb, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Jul 8, 2010 #1 of 13
    train21reb

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    I'm looking to connect my DVR to my home network. I'm not sure on the model number but it is one of the newer (not the newest) black HD-DVR models. I think I got it about 6 months ago.

    I have Comcast cable internet and my wireless router is by Netgear. I've seen wireless-to-ethernet port adapters, wireless USB adapters, and powerline adapters.

    I've seen some on Newegg for as little as $25 and others that were closer to $80-$90.

    Just looking for something that will allow me to have on-demand services. Hard wiring my DVR to my router is not an option, obviously.
     
  2. Jul 8, 2010 #2 of 13
    hilmar2k

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    Linksys WGA600N

    I have a couple for sale. If interested, send me a PM.
     
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    jimmie57

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    It would be a mistake to get one that is cheap. This is the one that DirecTV is selling and using now. http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Linksys-Dual-Band-Wireless-N-Gaming-Adapter/dp/B001QVQ7JU
    It is custom built for streaming video.
    Lots of complaints about speed with inferior units.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2010 #4 of 13
    train21reb

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    And no problems having that Linksys adapter "talk" to a Netgear router? I think that's my biggest worry.
     
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    hilmar2k

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    Nope.
     
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    mobandit

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    They both talk "wireless" so it should be OK...
     
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    jimmie57

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    I do not have one and can not answer that from personal experience.
    I studied these a lot and it appears to be the best one to me.
    Did you watch the Videos on the Amazon site ?
    It sets up from your DVR since DirecTV worked with Cisco for this model.

    My DVR is not that far from the router and I would hardwire it if I ever hook it to the internet.



    Good luck.
     
  9. Jul 8, 2010 #9 of 13
    train21reb

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    That one on Amazon is $85 without shipping. I wonder if Newegg will have it for cheaper. Was hoping to spend no more than $75 including shipping.
     
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    I can help you with that. ;)
     
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    If I am not mistaken, the shipping from Amazon is FREE.

    Here is another link with a Video showing how to set it up.
    This is a DirecTV link.
    http://support.directv.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2807
     
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    I agree with hilmar2k; there were less complaints with wireless MRV with the WGA-600N as opposed to the WET-610N. Internet only use would level the comparisons, IMO.

    DECA or Whole Home DVR with Internet Connection Kit (WHD w/ICK) is another option for you but that depends on your preferences.
     

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