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DirecTV Wireless network Connection Kit

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by johndoe1000, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. briarnh

    briarnh Cool Member

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    . Based upon my previous success in setting up wireless equipment the statements from this technician did not make any sense. Realizing that I'm never too old to learn and to give the tech the benefit of doubt I posted this thread hoping some feedback would verify my thoughts. I do not want to criticize the technician but it appears that he has never attempted to set up a wireless connection manually. His advice surely had me guessing. You may be correct HarleyD
     
  2. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    Agreed. The wireless connection kit just allows the receiver to access the internet. It does not get set to specific network and then become useless. It's more-or-less a bridge for the receiver to access the wireless network(the network settings affecting the receiver not the connection device).
     
  3. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    Unless you have a separate dish/switch running your Phillips receivers, you don't have a SWM.
     
  4. HarleyD

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    I would probably be best advised to stick to the factual and stay away from speculation...especially where it maligns someone I don't actually know anything about.

    So, the facts are the CCK-W it just as transferable and re-configurable as any piece of wireless equipment. There would be nothing to prevent a subsequent user from re-configuring it for their wireless network.

    If this were not the case, what would happen if your own wireless router failed and had to be replaced with a new one with a new encryption key? Would the CCK-W then need to be replaced as well? No. It's essentially the same thing from a technology implementation point of view.
     
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    As HarleyD has pointed out, this tech wasn't up to speed with the WCCK.
    There's a factory reset button above the connectors, but to change networks you simply rerun the network setup from a receiver.
    I had to do this when I moved and changed from DSL to U-Verse and a new router.
     
  6. Tisby

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    It's been several months since I've run into a situation like this, but I've had problems getting a WCCK to connect to a different network if the network it was originally connected to is still present. IE: Customer connects to neighbors unsecured WIFI and then wants to switch it to their WIFI instead. Saw this on a service call and even using WPS couldn't get that sucker to connect to the correct network. Grabbed another one out of the truck and connected like a charm.

    Also, as far as that the technician taking the WCCK... My office has a huge bin of reclaimed equipment (LNBs, multiswitches, CCKs, WCCKS, DECAs) that goes back to DTV. Hopefully that's where this one was headed. I always ask customers before I take equipment and maybe 1 in 20/25 wants to keep it. The reality for most people of it collecting dust on a shelf is usually why they give it up.
     
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Should you run into this again, the factory reset [small recessed button above the connectors] will return the WCCK to the same condition as pulling another off the truck.
     
  8. Tisby

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    Tried that, didn't work. As soon as it got done resetting itself, the WLAN light illuminated & it was connected to their neighbor's WIFI again. Maybe a one-off... :shrug:
     
  9. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I've been doing this with the WCCK since the early testing days and it's always worked.
    If you went back to the old network, it didn't get reset.
    This is the button that needs a paperclip to press and it may take a press & hold but it's always reset the WCCK back to factory settings.
     
  10. alc965

    alc965 Cool Member

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    I got my kit free. All I did was ask.
     

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