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Directv install today and want to get OD

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by CalGal, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. CalGal

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    I see that I need something else to get connected to On Demand.

    I have a router....it is a DLink.

    What is the least expensive way to make this work?

    FWIW: My TV/HD receiver is downstairs and my wireless router is upstairs.

    The Directv site says I need 2 internet connection wall mounts. Is this correct? Can I get them just anywhere?

    Is there a less expensive way?

    Thank you!,

    Dawn
     
  2. harsh

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    The DIRECTV HomePlug solution is among the least expensive and the easiest to set up.
     
  3. Michael D'Angelo

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    Your other option would be to get a wireless adapter with an ethernet connection, not USB.

    BTW :welcome_s to DBSTalk!
     
  4. CalGal

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    Easier is better! :D

    So, can I get this at Home Depot? I don't have to order it do I?

    Dawn

     
  5. CalGal

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    Thank you.

    I know that if you get Tivo, they sell a USB thingie to connect, I just wondered if Directv had anything like that?

    BTW: I want another HD DVR, but I am waiting for DTV Tivo to come out before getting one.

    Dawn

     
  6. Michael D'Angelo

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    DIRECTV sells the Linksys WGA600N wireless adapter and the Powerline adapters.
     
  7. CalGal

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    I see that, just wondered if I could get it locally today instead of waiting, and if I could avoid paying $10 for shipping.

    Thanks,

    Dawn

     
  8. Michael D'Angelo

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    You could get them from places like Best Buy. I know that have the Linksys WGA600N. But I am not sure what powerline adapters they sell.
     
  9. BattleZone

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    Keep in mind that it typically takes 12-24 hours from when the DVR gets connected to the Internet before the OnDemand content is available.
     
  10. Michael D'Angelo

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    For it to be completely available.
     
  11. Richierich

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    I would go with the WGA600N Adapter as the Powerline I have does not work and others have reported spotty results. It all depends on how your house is wired and if the two lines are on the same system.

    The WGA600N is sold by Directv and Linksys got it to work very easily as far as connectivity goes.

    You didn't mention whether you Router was "G" speed or what but the DVRs transmit in up to 100 Mbps speed so "G" is fine but "N" will not gain you anything.
     
  12. CalGal

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    I didn't mention it because I have NO idea!

    The box says DLink, DIR 625 on it. Does that tell you anything?

    I went to Directv and tried to order the wireless adapter from Directv and it says, "Sorry, this product is not available for your system." Could this be because I have only been a customer a few hours?

    If the wireless will work, I would prefer that.

     
  13. Richierich

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    What kind of Directv Receiver or DVR do you have. For example, an HR21 or HR22 or HR23 or whatever?

    Your DIR625 is an "N" speed Router which is top of the line as far as speed and is backware compatible with "G" speed so you are okay but if Directv is telling you that it is not compatible then maybe they don't know that you have upgraded to a device that is compatible.
     
  14. CalGal

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    My DVR is an HR22 it says on the box.

    Dawn
     
  15. Richierich

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    Well, you should be able to buy it and you should be Good To Go!!!

    Call Directv and tell them what you have and what you want and ask them why it says not available to you. It is a piece of cake compared to others I have installed. The Powerline may or may not work as they pick up alot of interference and may not work if on a separate system or line if it is on a different breaker.
     
  16. SDizzle

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    The HR22 is compaible with the wireless game adapter. As far as the powerline setup, since your router is upstairs and the 22 is downstairs, that doesn't look good. My 2 story has separate breakers for each story and when I tried the powerline for my slingbox, no luck. I'm not sure how much D* sells the game adapter for, but I bought mine at BB that I use on my HR20 in my bedroom.
     
  17. BattleZone

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    The Linksys WGA600N will be easily found in any electronics store locally, as well as online. It is the only wireless product that is natively supported by the HR2x-series receivers, which allows you to configure it directly from the receiver on-screen, instead of having to pre-configure it at the computer.

    It sounds like that's your best option.
     
  18. Richierich

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    The Directv Price is $84.98 which is $79.99 plus shipping which is $4.99.
     
  19. CalGal

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    Thanks. I think the other was $10 because it was $5 for each item.

    Any idea how long it will take to get here?

    Dawn

     
  20. Richierich

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    Depends on how they ship it and where they ship it from. Probably 3 to 5 business days.
     

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