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Connecting HR22-100 to a Cisco E100 (w/ Netgear Wgt624)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dcmidnight, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. dcmidnight

    dcmidnight Mentor

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    Is it possible to use this older Netgear router to wirelessly connect the HR22 to my home network (Cisco E1000 / Cox Cable)?

    I've tried manually setting this up for a couple of hours tonight. On the connection screen it shows all OKs and that it connects to the network but not the internet - and repeatedly I get Error 22. Is part of the reason that I have not been able to set this router up with my network key to connect?

    I consider myself pretty technically inclined but this has been a real hassle. Would like if possible to avoid paying DTV another $100 if I can use this old Netgear router.
     
  2. cherry919

    cherry919 Cool Member

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    That unit is a router only. I don't see any custom firmware that might convert it to a bridge or access point. You need a wireless bridge and/or a "gaming adapter" to connect your unit without wires. Powerline adapters are an option too. If you plan on using MRV, YMMV with powerline or wireless. With wireless, N is much faster than G. If you only want to add internet access, wireless or powerline will probably be OK. Don't spend $100 -- this is only $43 w/ shipping.
    http://www.amazon.com/ZyXEL-WAP3205-Wireless-Access-Ethernet/dp/B002LITI7K
    I have used ZyXEL products in the past and found them to be reliable.
     
  3. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    You can also look at getting the Linksys WRT160N router. With DD-WRT firmware, it works well as a wireless bridge. Just make sure to NOT get v2 of the router as that is the only version that DD-WRT firmware does not work with. You can get it refurbished or used for around $30 or so.

    I have two that way and am very happy.

    - Merg
     

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