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HR20 and Wireless gaming adapter..HELP!!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by urfast1, Nov 15, 2007.

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  1. gmac

    gmac AllStar

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    I need some help and advice.

    Using Linksys WRT150N, game adapter WGA54G.(are these compatible?)
    HR20-100. On the HR20-100 screen it recognizes everything except internet.
    Internet failed.
    Do I have to set up the wrt150n to let it know I'm using a gaming adapter or does it find it on its own?
    The main router is approx. 15 feet from the gaming adapter.
    IP:192.168.1.250
    subnet mask:255.255.255.0
    defualt gateway and dns are the same.

    Thanks
     
  2. urfast1

    urfast1 Mentor

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    Since you're using an N router you will need to make sure it's in mixed mode, or whatever the setting is to allow it to see a G device such as your gaming adapter.
     
  3. Spanky_Partain

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    The default gateway and dns should be the same as the router IP, like 192.168.1.1, not 192.168.1.250.
     
  4. gmac

    gmac AllStar

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    It is in mixed mode.
    default gateway and dns the same as the router on the HR20 screen?

    changed all three on hr20 screen did not work.
    internet not connected
     
  5. gmac

    gmac AllStar

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    :) read alot of the posts and some of reading of my on and figured it out.

    the WGA54G is working and connected to the HR20-100S.

    What was hanging the connection up was the type of encryption I was using.
    WPA, the game adapter is not compatible with it. Had to change the main router to WEP and it worked. Before that I tried various IP address etc, rebooting, on and off. Once all three lights came on the game adapter I was close, the HR still did not connect to the internet. I changed the settings on the HR screen a million times and nothing would not connect to the internet. Went back to computer ran link advisor and it recognized the game adapter. I'm so close, went back to HR, ran again, still internet not connected. Changed settings again on HR, but to no avail it did'nt work. Went to advance set up on HR and hit RESTORE SETTINGS.
    AND YAHOOOOOO ITS CONNECTED. JUST WAITING FOR DEMAND TO UPLOAD UNDERSTAND it takes awhile.
    thanks for your help and posts, if any one needs help i don't mind sharing my experience.

    THANKS
     
  6. gmac

    gmac AllStar

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    :) read alot of the posts and some of reading of my own and figured it out.

    the WGA54G is working and connected to the HR20-100S.

    What was hanging the connection up was the type of encryption I was using.
    WPA, the game adapter is not compatible with it. Had to change the main router to WEP and it worked. Before that I tried various IP address etc, rebooting, on and off. Once all three lights came on the game adapter I was close, the HR still did not connect to the internet. I changed the settings on the HR screen a million times and nothing would not connect to the internet. Went back to computer ran link advisor and it recognized the game adapter. I'm so close, went back to HR, ran again, still internet not connected. Changed settings again on HR, but to no avail it did'nt work. Went to advance set up on HR and hit RESTORE SETTINGS.
    AND YAHOOOOOO ITS CONNECTED. JUST WAITING FOR DEMAND TO UPLOAD UNDERSTAND it takes awhile.
    thanks for your help and posts, if any one needs help i don't mind sharing my experience.

    THANKS
     
  7. johnd55

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    I have tried evrything to get Media Sharing to work with no success.

    This is what I have:

    Windows XP Home SP2
    WMP 11
    2Wire 2700HG-D Modem/Router (Qwest)
    Buffalo WLI-Tx4-G54HP Ethernet Converter

    My HR20-700 indicates Network and Internet connected.

    I have tried everything that's been suggested on these forums including shutting down the Firewalls and Anti-Virus temporarily.

    Please help.:confused:
     
  8. barrytest

    barrytest Cool Member

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    I had a wga54g and took it back. I tried several things and it would not work with WEP enabled..

    Initial setup:
    - configed wga54g without WEP and connected to my laptop.
    disabled wireless connection on my laptop
    was able to access internet from laptop via wga54g-->wireless router
    hooked up wga54g to hr20, it worked fine
    hooked up wga54g to laptop again and enabled WEP on wga54g and my router
    nogo - tried many things cycled power on wga54g rebooted laptop disconnected and reconnected cable still did not work
    turned off WEP on router and wga54g connection works again.

    Conclusion: wga54g does not like to play with my Westell router. Before starting all of this testing I have had WPA-TKIP set up on two laptops and a pocketpc and they have worked flawlessly. Is the a wireless game adapter or other device that works with WPA-TKIP? Micro Center has some that claim in their specs they have this capability. However MC is not real close to where I live. If anybody here has their HR20 wirelessly networked using WPA-TKIP please let me know what device you are using. It would be much appreciated.


    Thanks,

    Barry
     
  9. flmilkfarmer

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    I am using my laptop as a wireless bridge and was able to get my HR21 connected to both the netwaork and the internet but that does not offer Dod yet so I connected the same way to the HR20-100 and it will only connect to the network and I get a message like not connected (22) for the internet. I have done nothing different then I did when I tried the 21. I have done restarts and resets several times with no luck either
     
  10. gcisko

    gcisko I am Iron Man!

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    When you start WMP11 sharing, you need to go to the next screen and check the box to allow everything to see your media server. If you have your network setup properly this only includes machines in your home network and not freaks from cyberspace. Do you see the "unknown device" show up?

    Also as I requested in the other thread, please include your complete network setup (including any encryption). Maybe we can spot something.
     
  11. gcisko

    gcisko I am Iron Man!

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    The HR20's DNS and gateway settings need to be the IP address of your router.
     
  12. gcisko

    gcisko I am Iron Man!

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    I am not surprised. I think it probably best to go with the same MFR for all the equipment. I read something similar in another thread and decided to go with all linksys. It was more for compatability reasons rather than picking the best one out there.
     
  13. flmilkfarmer

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    I tried that but I get a YELLOW ! next ti IP Addree 168.254.10.223 and default Gateway 192.168.1.1
     
  14. gcisko

    gcisko I am Iron Man!

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    OK maybe if you list your complete network settings....
     
  15. flmilkfarmer

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    IP now says 169.254.10.223
    Sub 255.255.0.0
    Gateway 192.168.1.1
    DNS 192.168.1.1
     
  16. dbhsatx

    dbhsatx Guest

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    I have DSL so I have an internet connection everywhere there is a phone connection so this may not be possible for you.
    My setup:
    HR20 is connected to Buffalo Technologies router with cat5, router connected to DSL modem, all computers are wireless to router using WPA-TKIP. In other words you do NOT have to keep your router connected to a computer once it is setup. Because the HR20 is hardwired to the router there is no wireless encryption.

    My router is setup to be configured wirelessly so I have changed the admin password to a very stronge password. You can set it up so it cannot be configured wirelessly and just connect a laptop to it when you need to change the configuration.
     
  17. gcisko

    gcisko I am Iron Man!

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    The IP address does not look right to me. Your laptop is bing used as a wireless bridge. Does that mean the network RJ45 of your laptop is connected to your HR20?
     
  18. flmilkfarmer

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    Not sure what the RJ45 is but I have it connected with a network cable the same way I connected with the HR21 that does work. The IP for the 21 that will connect is 192.168.1.5
     
  19. dbhsatx

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    That looks the IP of your ISP. It should be 192.168.1.X The X must be a unique number on your network, something that no other device is using.
     
  20. gcisko

    gcisko I am Iron Man!

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    Right and I think your HR20 will not work until you use something in the 192.168.x.x range. Did you give it a static address? The RJ45 is the name of the jack the network cable is plugged into. A normal telephone line/jack is a RJ11...
     
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