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Discussion in 'DIRECTV - Wireless Networking (private)' started by Greg Alsobrook, Sep 5, 2009.
Did you press the down arrow instead of the right arrow after entering the key passphrase?
BTW, I am trying to get it connected via the network and computers and I'm not having any success there either. ARGH!
Is there a firmware update?
Those of you that are having problems, how are you connecting the WET610N? Are you connecting ethernet first, then powering it up? Or are you powering up the WET610N, and then connecting ethernet?
Also, I don't believe DIRECTV wants any "Plan B's"... They would like these to be set up through the receiver. If you're not receiving the pop-up, make sure to send a diagnostics report and log it in the issues thread.
Greg, if I can not setup, I can not send a report. No network connectivity.
Anyhow, upon further review, I finally was able to do a network connection with new firmware (not through the HR20-700, on the network setup). So now I will start the reset process and connecto the the DVR and check it again.
Some people have reported that the right arrow adds a space at the end of the passphrase.
Another thread mentioned an update, but I recall it was only related to language support.
If your router supports WPS, that worked quite easily for me.
Ok, I retried the encryption and it failed again. :nono:
The DVR pops up and recognizes the bridge, sees my network's SSID, but when I enter the security passphrase, it fails.
I got it to work on my network, only after updating the firmware from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206. I was able to get 100% signal strength, but only 13 Mbps.
Bob, you mentioned hitting the right arrow key, I haven't tried that, but based on what it does, I get the impression it would fill those empty space with spaces and be wrong?! :scratchin I've been hitting the down arraw to get to continue. If that is wrong that doesn't make any sense to me. I will try the right arrow until it goes to continue.
I'm unfamiliar with WPS, but a quick look doesn't show where I can change the codes on either device (router or bridge), assuming they are required. Do you just push the two buttons (one on the router one on the bridge) and let them connect? Does that connect the DVR to the network?
Ok, I'm near positive I have a defective bridge. Upon a second try to connect, the bridge reports (via the DVR) a linksys SSID (none in my area BTW). This happened during my first attemps before firmware update. I will reset everything once again and try once more.
I think what Bob meant was that if you hit the right arrow after entering your passkey (thinking that it will put you on Continue below), and you then hit down, you may leave an errant space in your passkey and cause the passkey to fail.
I'm gonna guess I waited "about" 3 minutes, so if I have time, I'll reset it and try again for it to Auto-Detect.
So I guess what we're saying here is Auto-Detect is not missing from this CE if at least Smiddy was able to eventually see it.
A couple of things I noticed: the light on the bridge blinks for quite a while before it stablizes to solid blue; the DVR takes about a minute to recognize that the bridge is connected, after you connect the ethernet cable, after teh bridges light stablizes. It is tedious but it is consistantly working for me, though I can not connect to my router via the DVR using encryption.
I went ahead and did a restore default settings on the receiver to remove any remaining information about the network before rerunning the setup.
I didn't try it with both buttons, but brought up the WRT160N router in my browser and there was a screen for WPS under "wireless". I pressed the button on the bridge and clicked on the screen to enable it on the router. The bridge picked up the SSID and encryption key and also got an IP address via DHCP. It only took about 30 seconds to do that.
I will try the button later on this evening.
I finally had time to get mine set up today, and decided to start it out on the hr21-100....
Here is my experience so far, and I did send a report and post in the issue thread about it...
I plugged in the unit today to one of my HR21-100's. I had actually just added a new esata 1.5tb drive, so absolutely nothing was set up on it at all...
I plugged in the unit, and waited, and waited.. no pop up ever came, after about 15 mins. At that point, I consider it a failure for the pop up.
I then went in and selected network setup in the menu.. Followed the steps, and it worked very easily!
I then decided to change the encryption method on my wireless system.. I had been using WEP which I set up a long time ago.... and this is what I first used when I set this bridge up...
SO I went into the router setup, and changed it to WPA2 Personal AES. Then I went into he dvr, and went to network setup again.. and selected repeat network setup. It said it couldn't connect or something like that in the first screen, and asked if I wanted to set it up again, I did and followed the same process I did last time, only using the new pass code.... And bam! Worked like a charm immediately....
SO everything worked very easily for setup, and even changing encryption methods, but I did have to go to network setup, and the pop up asking me to set it up never came up...
Greg said a while back that he wanted us to test the adapters on the receivers that we originally picked in the poll. If the H21 doesn't get the code next week, I will try it on one of my HR2x's, then move it to an H21 when they get the code.
Sounds good. I did the setup on channel 201. I reset all the bridge and did all the steps the same again and plug in play worked perfect on HR23.
Ok, I did it again,
I reset the WET610N and the HR22-100 back to thier DEFAULT Settings. I put the HR22 on Live TV,
After resetting the WET610N, I waited for it to settle down to just the power light lit.
I plugged in the Cat5 Cable from the HR22. In less than a Minute, The onscreen prompt came up saying it detected a wireless device. In less than 5 minutes it was all setup and connected to my wireless network.
I also put the Network Services back to Automatic, then checked them too. They also passed the connection test.
TvApps worked no Problem, I downloaded a VOD program immediately afterwards. I had no problems there either.
My router has no ports forwarded to the IP address that was assigned to the HR22-100. I did nothing special to make it work as it should. The HR and the WET610N did all the work with a little bit of input by me of the Security Phrase. And clicking the prompts as needed.
Thats All for my latest report on the WET610N. Still a very easy setup. I do wish that LINKSYS would make it discoverable in our Network Maps like the WGA600N is. Maybe they will. I don't like not having access to the unit. But if I can't access it on my own network, I guess no one else will be able to either.
I had no trouble with my HR22-100 recognizing the bridge. I did have some trouble connecting to my network however.
First, the key bounce in very frustrating. Extra characters, lots of do-overs.
Second, I couldn't, for the life of me, get the thing to connect to my hidden networks. I tried both my 2.4 and 5 GHz networks. I double checked the name and password and tried many times. As soon as I set my Airport Extreme Base Station to broadcast the SSID, I could connect on the 1st try.
I was thinking that the security settings weren't getting set right when my network was hidden. Not sure how to change that though. :shrug: