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HR44 wifi better than usual bridge?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Ed Campbell, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. Ed Campbell

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    Not pressing; but, when HR44 installed, installer said since game bridge working fine no need to setup internal wireless. Any advantage to setting it up?


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  2. jimmie57

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    I have not read any complaints of the wireless operation of the HR44 unless they were too far from the router.
    I would hook it up, if for no other reason to remove a piece of equipment from the line and another item to transfer data to and from.

    If possible, I would plug an Ethernet cable directly into the HR44.
     
  3. Hoffer

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    I had ethernet plugged into my HR21. When I recently got the HR44, the installer said WiFi worked better. Coming hear, everyone says that is non-sense, which I'm sure it is. I haven't bothered to hook the ethernet back up, because I've had zero issues with WiFi. I connected to my 5GHz 802.11n network and it is more than fast enough for streaming On Demand or whatever.
     
  4. jimmie57

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    Just as an example / similar but not exactly the same.
    I have a laptop that when I run a speed test on it I get 17mbs download, when I plug in an Ethernet cable into it I get 56 mbs.
     
  5. Laxguy

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    Interesting! Repeatable? Can you use the speed in excess of 17 Megs?
     
  6. inkahauts

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    And that could be the laptop or his payout at router causing the speed difference.

    And DIRECTV will never need more than 17 so.....
     
  7. jimmie57

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    Comcast upgraded the speed from 25 to 50 and I was just testing. Before they upgraded I was getting 13 on the laptop wireless and not having any problems.
    Just for the heck of it I tried it both wireless and wired to see if it was the wireless part or the super cheap laptop I bout a couple of years ago.

    My desktop, hardwired, was getting 23 and now it gets 56.

    I checked the router specs this morning and it says it is supposed to be capable of 300mbs thru the wireless n version . It is a 2009 gigabit ( wired ).

    Edit: I can tell a difference between the 13 and 17 when I try to play an HD video, and a huge difference wired. The 13 is jerky and pauses, the 17 still does it but not nearly as much, the 56 is almost instant and never stops.
     
  8. Laxguy

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    Hmmmm. I would have thought a true and steady 13 down would give an excellent picture. Are you testing speed only with Speedtest.com?
     
  9. jimmie57

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    Yes.
     

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