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Is there a Wireless Gaming Adapter for Two or More Devices?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Milominderbinder2, Sep 13, 2007.

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  1. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    I had great success connecting my HR20 using a Linksys WGA54AG Wireless Game Adapter (WGA).

    I added a second HR20 in the family room so that I could have Dual Live Buffers and Picture in Picture (DLB PIP). It works great by the way!

    I need either a second Linksys WGA54AG or a multi-port device of some sort. I would prefer a multi-port device. Can you recommend one? I do not want to spend a weekend reinventing the wheel...

    Does the WGA have a big brother?

    A little background. I have a basic 2Wire DSL Modem/WiFi in another room. A laptop, the HR20, and a PS3 currently connect wirelessly.

    Ideally this new WiFi box would sit where the WGA is now and connect 2 HR20's instead of 1.

    What do you suggest?

    - Craig
     
  2. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Yes:

    Linksys WET54GS5
     
  3. minterca

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    WLI-TX4-G54HP

    This has 4 ports on it.
    $49 at Circuit City
     
  4. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    Have you used it? Do you have a link?

    - Craig
     
  5. houskamp

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    Haven't used any of them, as mine are hardwired.. but I have seen several posts of people doing just that..
     
  6. pete4192

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    I'm using the Buffalo WLI-TX4-G54HP, and love it. I have my HR20 connected and linux box connected to it. I was amazed at how easy it was to setup and I have not had a single connection issue.
     
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  8. Milominderbinder2

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    I can't find it at Fry's, BB, CC... Amazon is $230?

    Any ideas on where to buy it?

    - Craig
     
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    My steps in setting up the Buffalo adapter.
    1. Connected it to my PC and pulled up the web interface.
    2. Inputted the SSID of my wireless network and the IP address of my router.
    3. Unplugged it from the PC, set it next to my HR20, then plugged the ethernet cable into the HR20.

    Only cables are ethernet cables from another Media PC and the HR20 and the power cable.
     
  12. HDTVsportsfan

    HDTVsportsfan Chat Room Moderator

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    As am I.
     
  13. Jeradin

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    I use the Buffalo WLI-TX4-G54HP also, its great being able to connect 4 devices to it.

    Setup is pretty easy, need to upgrade the firmware for the HR-20 to work.

    All in all, top notch product.
     
  14. pete4192

    pete4192 Godfather

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    See the attached for the Quick Setup Guide
     
  15. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

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    I have 3 of the Buffalo units connected to 3 HR20-700's. All work great and installed smoothly. Two of these untis have 2 devices connected each, using only 2 of the available 4 ports on the Buffalo.
     
  16. Strejcek

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    The buffalo works great. If you get the buffalo bridge, you will need to update its firmware which you can get from one of here on dbstalk. I have a HR20, Xbox, and Xbox 360 connected to it and everything works flawlessly.
     
  17. bobnielsen

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    You need to upgrade to version 2.53, which is now available again on the Buffalo website http://www.buffalo-technology.com/support/downloads/wireless-g-mimo-performance-ethernet-converter/.

    I used mine with my HR20 for several weeks. It works great. Prices vary a lot (I got mine from Best Buy, but Newegg hads a lower price the last time I checked.) I recently switched to Clearwire WiMax and had to move router next to the hotspot for the modem, which is a few feet from my HR20. I moved the Buffalo to where the router was proviously located.
     
  18. kevinwmsn

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    Mine is hardwired too. Buffalo one looks pretty nice. I might think about getting one of these when I upgrade my HDTivo in bedroom to HR20 and go wireless on it.
     
  19. Groundhog45

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    I have the Buffalo with two HR20s connected. No problems. :D
     
  20. Milominderbinder2

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    Boom it worked. 2 HR20's no waiting. Room for 2 more. Flashing the firmware was the key.

    THANK YOU ALL!

    - Craig
     
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