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HELP! ASAP! networking, I'msetting up...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Tiger Tony, Aug 10, 2007.

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  1. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

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    OK. Do a restart recorder and also unplug you modem and router. Wait about 30 seconds and plug the modem back in. Once that starts all the way up plug the router in.
     
  2. Tiger Tony

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    I entered the numbers for Default Gateway and DNS that I got from Linskys customer support. The IP address and Subnet Mask were already there.
     
  3. Tiger Tony

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    I tried what you said and thought for certain that you might be on to something, BUT it didn't work. I still can't connect to the internet.
     
  4. Spanky_Partain

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    What is the IP address of the router?
    What is the DHCP range set for on the router?
    What type of router and model is it?

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  5. Tiger Tony

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    The IP address of the router is: 192.168.2.1

    Not sure what DHCP is. If range set means distance or strength of signal. Then I don't think that is a problem. I get excellent signal from the router to my lap top anywhere in the house.

    The model number of my router is USRobotics 5461
     
  6. Spanky_Partain

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    Well, did you get it going?
     
  7. tfederov

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    I believe he's going to run and get a cable today that reaches between his HR20 and router so we can rule out network in general on his box and focus on wireless.
     
  8. Spanky_Partain

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    I know you'll were working pretty hard on it. Just wanted an update. Thanks.

    FYI
    I have witnessed these WGA54G's being bad right out of the box.
     
  9. Tiger Tony

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    OK guys I bought a 25 foot Ethernet cable today and hooked from the HR20 to the wireless router and YES it connected.

    I tried and tried again with your help to get the Linksky WGA to work with my US Robotics wireless router and it just won't happen.

    So what does the fact that I can connect to the internet when it's hard wired and not connect with the WGA tell me?

    What is my next step to get wireless working. Hard wiring the system would be a major problem, it's not an option.

    Here is a picture of the connection with the ethernet cable hook direct.
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  10. tfederov

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    Well we know that the HR20's networking works. For some reason like you said, that WGA doesn't like talking to your router. The fact that you have three lights on your WGA tells me that it's on your wireless network (For everyone else, the three lights correlate to Power, Ethernet, and Wireless-G). I'm at a loss to explain this. If it were a security issue, you wouldn't be getting the Wireless-G (light) working. Last night though you weren't able to get the WGA working from your laptop either. I don't want to keep sending you to the store to buy stuff but Spanky may have something when he says he's seen them come bad from the box. Do you have your receipt? If so, you could possibly take it back and look into the USR wireless game adapter (I belive it's the 5430). At least that way you'll have one throat to choke instead of two. Vendors love pointing the finger at someone else if there's an issue.

    Another option would be to change your security by a) disabling it or b) chaging it to WEP instead of WPA (WEP and WPA are wireless encryption methods). By doing that, you would lose connectivity to your wireless devices until they are all configured the same way. Since this is a little more intrusive, I'd recommend you get someone that is familiar with networking to help you in person since you would have to make changes on your wireless computers as well. I don't remember asking this last night but I believe you called Linksys, have you tried calling USR? Might be worth a shot to call them before trying anything else on the wireless network.

    I'll be around this weekend and will continue trying to help you as long as you need
     
  11. Michael D'Angelo

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    I have to agree with tfederov. I think the next step would be to exchange it. I know it sucks having to go through this but you had some great guys that know what they are doing trying to help you last night and if they could not get you up and running then something is wrong.
     
  12. Tiger Tony

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    That exactly what I am going to do. I'll box it up and return it to BB with the receipt and buy a USRobotics G-adapter.

    Everyone here has been great. You don't know how much I appreciate the help!
     
  13. hdtvfan0001

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    I feel your pain - I spent 2 weeks trying to get a Linksys wireless-G Game adapter (WGA54G) working here and never could - despite some thoughtful and kind help from our fellow CE'ers.

    I finally returned the unit and got a Buffalo Wireless Ethernet Converter WLI-TX4-G54HP.

    It set up with the install disk and my PC in 5 minutes. I plugged it in and connected my HR20-700 DVR and also an HD DVD player (Toshiba A2) and it immediately worked for both (network and Internet connectivity).

    I use WMP11 and have not had any issues since that original install.
     
  14. Spanky_Partain

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    Yep, take it back!

    I have the same issue with a hardwire scenario. I have to use a wireless on a few different cases.

    Now I am considering buying a new house just for the new hard wire upgrade! How geeky is that!
     
  15. houskamp

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    Well we can't win em all (but you guys have won most of them :) )
    Spanky_Partain: You can't have to many cat5 cables in a house :D
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

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    Plus...you'll have a jump on hanging more Xmas lights. :lol:
     
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