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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Aug 25, 2007.
You will need a network connection
Is there a way to connect the HR20 to a wireless network?
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Yes you just need a wireless adapter with a ethernet connection instead of a USB connection.
so you want be able to do anything on VOD without a network connection. what about the stuff pushed over the sats will non connected HR20s be about to access that stuff?
Correct... User selected VOD content, pretty much is going to be entirely via network.
The stuff via SAT, is going to be high profile, highly requested material.
Thus it may or may not be something you want.
All these new goodies, guess I'm going to finally break down and order a HR20.
Great job on both reviews Earl.
well done earl, cant wait for it to appear, love my hr20
Just ordered one on Amazon.com for $58.13. There were 70 reviews, and I'd say at least 95% of them were absolutely glowing, a rarity for Amazon. (Usually the reviews are across the board in my experience.) It's got four ports, so if I ever get a gaming machine like XBox 360, I can connect it to that. We'll see how it goes.
this may be a dumb question. but i know you want be about to download anything with out the network hooked up but i was wondering if you could still look through the VOD UI without a network hooked up?
Looks AWESOME, thanks for the preview. Sorry about your White Sox. I saw you
where recording them on your playlist
I got channel 1000 to come in but the rest of the VOD doesn't seem to work, is there some thing else I have to do or just wait? and I can only download certain movies not all of them?
Possible... haven't tried it.
See the threads in the CE forum.
Slightly off topic
I have a 4 port wireless router. Currently 3 of the ports are being used and I'm going to need at least 2 more ports if I want to connect my HR20 use a wired solution.
Any suggestions or recommendations for a 8 or 16 port wireless router?
You could pick up a 5 or 8 port network switch.
Would I connect that directly to my router?
Yes connect one of the outputs on the router to the network switch and you are good to go.
I'm using a Wireless Access Point, which connects to my 8 port and a 5 port switch, which are daisy chained, which I also have my DSL Modem connected to. I have a Wii, XBOX 360, and four computers connected to the switches, and plan on connecting the HR20 to when I get it in two weeks. (I assume it will be recognized the same as the computers and game consoles)
If I understand correctly, my DSL acts as a router. Someone with more knowledge can either correct me or elaborate on this so that I and maybe some others who are interested can understand this better.
if you need to continue discussing networking equipment, we have the computer sub-forum.