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First Impressions Review: WGA600N

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - Wireless Adapter Discussion (private)' started by Grentz, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. bakers12

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    I entered a WPA key (only 9 characters) but it worked fine. Upper-case, lower-case and digits.
     
  2. RAD

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    No problems with a WPA2 key.
     
  3. RunnerFL

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    I'm using 192.168.1.0/24
     
  4. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    That makes complete sense.

    But... My DNS was changed to a 10. IP.
     
  5. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    I used WPA here. No problems. I just wish we could use a usb keyboard to enter the key. lol
     
  6. RAD

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    My HR2x's have done that every now and then for months.
     
  7. WERA689

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    No problems with (incredibly LONG) wep128 key here. Upper case and numbers only, and it seemed that for many of the characters, the HR20-100 seemed to list the character required first....did that make sense?:confused:
    Try again::sure: If the HR 'expected' a number, the numbers came up first. If it 'expected' an alpha character, they came up first. I only had to scroll through one to get to the other if the required character could've been either alpha or numeric. That was needed for no more than 3 of the 26 characters.
     
  8. WERA689

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    This happened ONLY on my HR20-100 after each of the last 2 CE's. The installation of the WGA600 did not cause said issue.
     
  9. RunnerFL

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    I've had it happen once before so I can't say it had anything to do with the WGA600N being added.

    I do think you're on to something about the subnet used for static IP causing problems or not based on the subnet used.
     
  10. Grentz

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    I hope to add some looks at the security setup and key entry as well to my first post, just ran out of time today ;)
     
  11. OverThereTooMuch

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    Wow Grentz!!! That's a great report! The performance testing was awesome. Makes me feel shame for the lame one I submitted on the other thread (and I test for a living) :bowdown: :p

    Very cool! I missed that when I went into the UI.

    Whoa. That's gonna be a deal breaker for a lot of folks. The routers have NVRAM (or something like that), why doesn't this adapter?

    I understand that this is a hardware limitation. Is it true for all bridges?

    Perhaps the DVR can save the settings and automatically re-populate them after the device is found again?
     
  12. RehabMan

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    The device (WGA600N) that I have seems to retain it's settings after power cycle. Just for grins, I did a manual install with my laptop, then moved it over to the HR20 and it retained the settings just fine.

    I haven't tried doing a power cycle of the bridge to see if the HR20 tried to re-configure, but I'll give it a shot soon...

    I do know that the HR20 did not try to re-configure after doing a setup on the laptop. Maybe the HR20 stops short of configure if the setup "looks foreign", where maybe the test should be whether the "device is already setup."
     
  13. dave29

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    when i configured with the hr20 and then removed power from it, and then plugged it back in, the hr20 reconfigured it again
     
  14. azarby

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    I did the same thing and configured mine from my desktop system. I then unplugged it and moved it downstairs and both the HR21-700 and the HR20-700 came to life with no further intervention or re-set up. They just thought it was another wired connection.

    Bob
     
  15. Grentz

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    Aye, got side tracked a bit this week, still working on the security part :p
     
  16. jdmac29

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    So far I am impressed with the 600N. It did fine with my dod download last night, I will test the speed against my other hard wired dvr hopefully tonight. I used directv2pc with it and it did fine with an hd 1080i spike hd ( Movie was Rudy) I am only running wireless G( netgear wgr 614) but it is harwired to my pc ethernet port. Can't get media share to pop up on my hr21 works fine on my hr20. Installation was an issue with my settings on my router wanted oustide devices to have access control with a mac address. I turned that off and it finally connected with my key. Considering that I am only running wireless G I am impressed with quality of video and sound from hd, it should have no problem with photos and mp3 music through media share. Funny thing this afternoon I turned on my hr20 and it detected my 600n but I was in the middle of changing channels and it disapeared. I keep thinking if the both dvrs will communicate with each other we are very close to mrv.
     
  17. Grentz

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    Security section added to review ;)
     
  18. azarby

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    After this weeks CE, I factory reset tehe WGA and connected it to one of my HR20-700s. It found the network, I entered the WPA key and it kept saying the key was not valid. This thing needs some attention. Give us a manual set up screen that has all of the WGA set up parameters. Right now I 'd say this is a no-go situation.

    Bob
     

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