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MRV with only Wireless Internet

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by druwhall, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. druwhall

    druwhall New Member

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    I am getting my system installed tomorrow. I am supposed to be able to get MRV and On Demand through my wireless internet. I do NOT have a router. I explained this to the Directv Representative and they guaranteed me that I would be able to get MRV and On Demand just through a wireless adapter the installer would install free of charge. Does this seem right? I've tried to reading about MRV and the Wireless adapters but I'm having a hard time understanding. :confused:
     
  2. mdavej

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    Without a router, nothing in your house can connect to the internet besides the PC your modem is directly connected to. Take the free wireless adapter by all means, but I'm very surprised that's being offered at all as it's an unsupported connection method for MRV since SWM and DECA came on the scene. If I were you, I'd push for a SWM/DECA install and the ICK (internet connection kit). But before they show up, I'd buy myself a router.

    I'm 99.9% certain they won't install in a way that you'd have to use wireless for MRV.

    Are you certain you don't have a router and that nothing else in your house has wired or wireless internet access at all? Who is your internet provider and what model modem do you have?
     
  3. druwhall

    druwhall New Member

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    I pick up wireless internet in my house. I just don't have a router in my house. My computers and my PS3 pick up a great signal. I stream movies on my PS3 excellent.
     
  4. mdavej

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    In that case a wireless adapter will work with MRV and OnDemand just like your other wireless devices. You'll have call DirecTV and have them activate MRV on your receivers. MRV is $3/month and OnDemand is free (except for PPV). If they're willing to give you a wireless adapter, that's a great deal since they can run about $100.

    BTW, you have some awesome neighbors.
     
  5. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    druwhall, it sounds like what you're saying is that you're using someone else's internet. You use wireless adapters in your home to connect to someone else's router. Clearly you've had some success with this, and I make no judgment except to say that I presume the person providing the internet service knows what you're doing, right?
     
  6. lesz

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    I could be wrong, but I assumed that he/she is talking about wireless service from one of the mobile phone carriers, such as Verizon, AT&T, etc. If that is the case, I have no idea how MRV would be possible without having the DVRs networked with each other via a router.
     
  7. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    That is also certainly a possibility, via a microcell or 3G adapters.
     
  8. camattin

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    If the OP's PS3 is picking up the signal w/o an external adapter, then it's almost certain we're talking 802.11x here.

    As others have said, I sure hope your neighbor knows about this (and that you have good security on your own equipment).
     
  9. capecodsooner

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    And the ISP might become interested if the data xmission usage increases dramatically.

    but +1 on the nice neighbors:)
     
  10. Justin85

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    They won't be so nice once they get a letter from their ISP letting them know they went over the "acceptable" data usage amount!
     
  11. CCarncross

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    Which neighbor are you stealing your Internet from?
     
  12. slo_dave

    slo_dave Cool Member

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    Let's not jump to conclusions. There are several cities now offering free wireless internet. Or he could possibly live next to a coffee shop or fast food joint offering free wifi.
    However, unsuspecting neighbor sounds more like it ;)
     

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