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Urgent Beg for Tech Help (need today)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by bigds01, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. bigds01

    bigds01 Cool Member

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    I have one more day at my inlaws and I have to get their ondemand working. What the setup is a Asus RT-N13u wireless router/access point that I want to plug into the directv unit. I need that to wireless connect to the dsl modem/wireless router.

    I am at my wits end. Here is what I have done, I hardcoded addresses in the directv unit, and set the asus to not be dhcp, but I can't get it to work.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated. Idiot proof directions encouraged.
     
  2. matt

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    What receiver(s) do you have and what is the setup?
     
  3. evan_s

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    First thing I would do is take it a step at a time. Make sure the Asus RT-N13u is configured correctly to bridge over the wireless using a computer etc. Once you have done that then hook up the receiver and get that up and working. It's hard to troubleshoot something when you don't know which of several things is not setup correctly.

    I'm not familiar with the Asus RT-N13u so I don't know if it can even be used for what you are trying to do. DD-WRT does support that router and I know it can do what you want.

    http://dd-wrt.com/site/index

    They even have a tutorial for configuring it.

    http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Client_Bridged

    This does require flashing the device to a custom Firmware and for the Asus routers it can be a little tricky to do the first time.
     
  4. dalto

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    So, are you trying to use the ASUS as a wireless bridge to connect to your wireless router? If so, make sure the ASUS supports this mode. Most wireless routers cannot be used in this way. I downloaded the manual and did not see any way to set this up but that doesn't mean it is not possible.

    What do you have the operator mode switch set to on the bottom of the router?
     
  5. bigds01

    bigds01 Cool Member

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    I have had it set to both access point and router.
     
  6. matt

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    See post #2. How do we know it's not a bunch of Hx24s using DECA and it's just not working because the ethernet is disabled?
     
  7. BattleZone

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    Right, but neither of those modes are correct when you need to use it as a *client* of another router, as both of those modes are "servers" in a sense.

    Again, if that router supports being used as a Wireless Bridge, then you should be able to use it to connect a computer (with all other wired and wireless connections disabled) to the home WiFi network. If you can't do that, then you know where your problem lies.

    My post here might help a little:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=150751
     
  8. bigds01

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    I honestly forgot the model, but I think it is a hr-21. It is two years old. Other problem is I can't get dd-wrt to flash the darn unit even though it supposedly supported/
     
  9. armchair

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    Did you get the flash to work?

    Seems there has been problems loading DD-WRT on that router. Last ticket was closed back in June; may still be an issue for some.

    I found an Oleg f/w link:http://code.google.com/p/wl500g/downloads/detail?name=RT-N13U_1.0.1.2.trx&can=1&q=RT-N13u; I think they use the Asus Firmware Restoration Tool to flash it since it's a .trx file. Some like the Oleg better than Tomato or DD-WRT but I've only used OpenWrt and Tomato.
     

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