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NOMAD FAQ

Discussion in 'Tips & Resources Collaboration' started by Steve, Nov 20, 2011.

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  1. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Here's my first crack at a Nomad FAQ.

    I decided against screen shots, because there will be multiple clients (Mac, Windows, iOS, Android), each with different GUIs. I wanted to focus on a set of FAQs that would be evergreen, even if the GUIs go through changes at some point in the future.

    Please let me know what you think, and TIA for the feedback.

    I made a couple of notes on the last page. I'm hopeful Scott or Stuart can get some more clarification from the developers on what two of the device status lights indicate.

    The PDF is available here.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I'd change: Note that if using DECA, the WHDVR “cloud” must be able to see the internet, via an internet connection kit adapter.
    To Cinema Connection Kit, as that's what it is being called lately for DECA.
     
  3. Steve

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    Ya. I struggled with that a bit, which is why I lower-cased ICK. I did so because some prospective Nomaders may be early MRV adopters who are still using vanilla DECAs to connect, like me. Your point is taken, though, that it may still cause confusion.

    Maybe I'll just say: Note that if using DECA, the WHDVR “cloud” must also be connected to the public internet.
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    "must be connected to your home network for internet access". :shrug:
     
  5. Steve

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    How does this sound?

     
  6. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Guess what I'm having issues with is "public".
    There's a "private" internet? :lol:
     
  7. Steve

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    There may be potential customers sitting behind company or educational firewalls, e.g. :shrug:
     
  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Would Nomad even be used there?
     
  9. Steve

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    Who knows? But I figure the language covers it, just in case.
     
  10. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    It's your show.
    It just seems more complicated than needed.
    "Public Internet" causes me to think of an internet cafe.
     
  11. Go Beavs

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    Wouldn't that be "intranet"?

    IMHO, I would lose the "public" because the "internet" implies the public portion.

    Either way though, I think it would be fine.

    Nice work!
     
  12. Scott Kocourek

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    I sent off your questions and am looking for a good photo of the nomad. The document looks great and answers a lot of questions, it covers the questions I have.
     
  13. Steve

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    Thanks, Scott!
     
  14. Steve

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    Post #1 now links to a revised PDF (Nomad 1120.pdf).
     
  15. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Steve,

    It should always be DIRECTV, not DirecTV.

    Also, should it be nomad, instead of Nomad?
     
  16. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Steve, please pm me if you need photos. I've got leftovers from the first look.
     
  17. Steve

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    Good pick-ups. Thanks!

    Updated PDF available in post #1 (Nomad 1121.pdf)

    Will do. Thanks.
     
  18. Steve

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    I've updated the post #1 link to what will be the "final" version, for now. If Scott is able to get any further clarification on what the blinking lights mean, I'll update that last page.

    I also attached a copy of the original Word doc to post 1, in case I get hit by a truck! :p
     
  19. Scott Kocourek

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    Here is what I have so far:

    Yhe network light, fairly sure it indicates wan connectivity. The Nomad must be connected to the wan. It will not function without it.

    Blinking or throbbing lights indicate nomad is doing something. But I don't think it's always accurate. I wouldn't delve too hard into that.
     
  20. Steve

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    Thanks, Scott!

    I tweaked the language on lights a bit, and added a link to the User Manual PDF for troubleshooting tips. Post one has a link to the latest PDF.

    I think we can stick a fork in it for the time being. If they come up with any new features, I'll update it at that time.
     
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