I forget the error message, since I am not in front of it, but it seemed to relate more to a connection issue than anything. I will check that, though. The CCK works on either frequency. I put it on the 5GHz band for the purposes of isolating it, which seemingly hasn't done the trick. Even more so, it is primarily for the use of someone who is bed-ridden, so they don't have the option of getting up and fussing with things. I mostly mentioned the Belkin part just for completeness, but I will take that into account. The access point and both devices are all in one (big and strangely shaped) room, so it doesn't seem like it should be an issue, but it could be. I didn't buy the router, but I'm 99% sure that it doesn't support DD-WRT or Tomato. I think I checked that first thing when I saw it. There is only one DVR, HR20, so no swim. I've told her that if she wants to stick with DirecTV (well outside of contract) that she should ask for a newer model, but we want to make sure that this iPad part works before she commits to them for another 2 years.