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Need a New Router (TV Apps "friendly")

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by sigma1914, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Barry in Conyers

    Barry in Conyers Godfather

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    Earl,

    Thanks, that clears up some confusion and should be a sticky somewhere.

    Barry
     
  2. rahlquist

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    DGL-4500 here and zero problem with the Tv Apps, wife ordered it for me for Christmas for around $89.
     
  3. tsbrady1

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    Sigma, I don't want to hijack your thread but since we are discussing routers I am using a netgear WPN824 and I have to reboot it everyday because it gets too slow, also I tried to download TV Apps last Tuesday and it says it is still downloading so I think I am going to replace it with hasan's d-link 825. The question is when I replace it will I have to do anything to my 2) HR20s and my H24 or will they be automatically reconnected to the new router? I am on DECA MRV.
     
  4. Sixto

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    D-Link DGL-4x00 all good, and perfect here.

    Last booted 279 days ago. :)
     
  5. mobandit

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    Never thought I'd say this, but you, Harsh, are dead-on accurate in this assessment.

    [rant] I used to use Linksys products, exclusively. I no longer am a fanboy of Linksys. Their product support stinks. I was banned from their official Linksys forums for posting about issues concerning my Linksys WRT600N router. Since this router was only available for about 6-8 months its support has ceased to exist. They haven't released a firmware update in two years for this device, and many of the original bugs associated with this router still exist. [/rant]

    Read/research is all I can recommend.
     
  6. dwcolvin

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    Sadly, Linksys has gone significantly downhill since it was bought by Cisco. :mad: My WRT350N (which is a great piece of hardware) wouldn't work in N mode with a Linksys N adapter, and support was abysmal. DD-WRT worked perfectly.

    The 2.4 GHz radio in my WRT600N (another great piece of hardware) recently failed and I called to ask about repair price. All they would say, after making me jump through a few hoops, was "that's not under warranty". I already knew that. Since there's not really an equivalent available, what stock remains is fetching a premium price. I configured DD-WRT to make it a 5 GHz N AP and resurrected an ancient WRT54G as a 2.4 GHz AP.

    I've found D-Link to be doing a better job these days.
     
  7. bobnielsen

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    My WRT160N has twice recently forgotten how to do DHCP. Existing routing still works but it won't make any new DHCP assignments until I reboot the router. I'll probably replace it with a D-Link and go dual-band at the same time. :(
     
  8. dwcolvin

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    There's not a lot available in the simultaneous Dual-Band Router or AP category, but the selectable Dual-Band APs are so cheap, it isn't much of a problem.

    Edit: the D-Link DIR-825 looks awfully good, at an attractive price (and it can even run DD-WRT firmware).
     
  9. Yog-Sothoth

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    I just got an Asus RT-N16 yesterday and loaded it with "Tomato" firmware (VPN version). After enabling DLNA and setting up the shares on the connected USB hard disk (connected to the router itself), my HR2X DVRs, my Xbox 360s, and my PS3 all see/play the media. And, of course, TV Apps works fine. :)
     
  10. -Draino-

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    I have a WRT54GS
    Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp1 (07/27/08) micro

    Since upgrading the firmware I have never had to reboot the router. When I had the "stock" firmware I had to reboot at least 2 time a day!!!
     
  11. samrs

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    D-Link DGL-4500 :righton:
     
  12. caseyf5

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    I have a Buffalo Technology WZR-HP-G300NH NFinity wireless N router that has worked since I first installed it some time ago. Not only TV Apps but also VOD and yes it has uPnP as well as many other features. Good luck with whatever router you decide to purchase. :)
     
  13. tsbrady1

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    Installed dlink DIR825 yesterday and my TV apps finally downloaded! everything seems to be faster and I did not have to reboot to use it this morning. I did have to re-run the advanced settings on Network tab to get my boxes to show up. only problem now is my 2 laptops will no loner connect to my home network, gonna have to figure that one out some time or other.
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

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    Everything's works here as well with my DIR655 (the predecessor to your model). I looked at the 825 recently in action at a friends home - nice unit.
     
  15. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Any big differences?
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Not major ones...a few additional settings, and the UI has better help.

    Both work. VOD, TVApps, DirecT2PC, streaming Mediashare (photos, music, and video)....all work very, very well here.
     
  17. NR4P

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    In my case, the problem wasn't my router but my DSL modem.
    Zyxel modem was blocking things. Had to go in there and open up a few ports.

    If you still have problems, investigate your modem.
     
  18. Yog-Sothoth

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    Set the ZyXel to bridge mode; otherwise, you have two routers going.
     
  19. NR4P

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    That was done long before ever connecting the DVR's to the network years ago. But the zyxel modem was a royal PIA with the default settings.

    Cable modems apparently more "open".
     
  20. RCKYMTN

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    I had a buffalo wireless N router, and seemed to disconnect daily from the internet after deca was installed - not sure if this was a coincidence or not, couldn't figure out the issue after talking to buffalo and qwest.

    I then purchased a netgear wndr3700 dual band router - now marketed as the wndr37av (which is the same exact router - I had the 3700 and exchanged it for the 37av).

    they are marketing it as an "audio video" router for what that is worth, and has worked flawless with my deca, swim 16, etc. I can also tell my wireless pc's have a faster connection as well. For me, it has worked well, and I like the router..

    http://www.netgear.com/Products/WirelessRouter/WirelessRoutersforHighPerformance/WNDR37AV.aspx
     

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