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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by hbkbiggestfan, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. hbkbiggestfan

    hbkbiggestfan Godfather

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    He is saying it will cost an additional $49 to drill an additional hole for the living room. Cable internet router needs to be connected to deca... router is across the room due to current wall cable holes. I told him to just use a long cat5 instead. Is he right about the $49 charge? Because my wife isn't going to be very happy about the cat5 cable across the living room.
     
  2. BobStokesbary

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    Is there a reason he cannot install the wireless CCK? No wires. If he can't do it you can get it on the DirecTV site for $31 including shipping. No reason for holes today.
     
  3. jdspencer

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    Have the long cable run and then after everything is working and the installer has signed off the installation, you can rerun the cable where you want. For $49 you can drill your own holes, etc.
     
  4. hbkbiggestfan

    hbkbiggestfan Godfather

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    Wireless CCK? What is that exactly so I can ask him. Thanks
     
  5. JcT21

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    not sure what the correct answer is, but when my directv was installed i wasnt charged anything for the additonal work/cable runs required to connect everything with my router.
     
  6. BobStokesbary

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    That is the name: Wireless Cinema Connection Kit. Connects your D* network to the internet. I am assuming a SWM network here which is almost standard today.
     
  7. hbkbiggestfan

    hbkbiggestfan Godfather

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    Is that supposed to be included free with my Whole Home installation? Yes SWiM 16.
     
  8. Alebob911

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    WCCK= wireless Cinema Connection Kit

    It uses your wireless router to provide internet to the DECA cloud. Connects via wifi to your router then connects to the DECA cloud via RG6. Works very well for situations like yours. I believe that the price from Directv's site is 39 or 49.

    EDIT The price for the WCCK is 25 + 6.99 shipping for a total of 31.99 I just logged into my account and confirmed.
     
  9. BobStokesbary

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    I think so. It was supposed to be included on most installs during 2011. I have not read the recent policies on this.
     
  10. BobStokesbary

    BobStokesbary Legend

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    Read this page. It says it should be free.
     
  11. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    NY Hudson...
    Nothing wrong with that.
     
  12. svtcobra1998

    svtcobra1998 New Member

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    If you want a wire fished through the wall then yes he can charge you for that. If not he should use the wcck or drill a hole for the wire to be ran up through the floor.
     
  13. ccueball

    ccueball Cool Member

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    Only 49 if wall fish otherwise it is included in standard install. Also cckw is included at no charge as well.
     
  14. jdspencer

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    Of course, the WCCK will only work if he has a wireless home network!!
    But, doesn't everyone now days? :D
     
  15. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Well it still has an ethernet port, so it could work without, but then so does the BB DECA.
     
  16. The Merg

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    I would have thought so except I just picked up a job to set up a laptop for someone to use wirelessly in their house. This is their first wireless device.

    - Merg
     

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