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wifi connection options- 722k

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by aaronbud, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Mar 3, 2014 #1 of 11
    aaronbud

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    I just ordered a sling adapter for my 722k. I currently have it connected to wifi via a netgear usb router (the one the dish guy installed). I understand the sling adapter is usb, so I need to switch to a router connected via Ethernet connection. Any suggestions on what the best ones to buy are?

    Thank you in advance for any info.
     
  2. Mar 3, 2014 #2 of 11
    aaronbud

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    It occured to me that there is a usb port on the front of the 722k. Can't I just connect the sling adapter to the front usb port and keep my current wireless set up?

    Thanks again for any comments/wisdom.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2014 #3 of 11
    thomasjk

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    I believe you can do that. If that doesn't work use a Ethernet over Powerline Adapter. The VIP series have this built in so you only need by one. I t does have to be the 85MBPS though.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2014 #4 of 11
    aaronbud

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    Sweet. Thanks for the tip!
     
  5. Mar 4, 2014 #5 of 11
    harsh

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    Few will actively recommend using a wireless configuration for streaming but you can certainly use the existing setup and see if it gets you where you need to go.

    A properly configured (full duplex) Ethernet setup will probably a lot less trouble and bring more reliable streaming.
     
  6. Mar 4, 2014 #6 of 11
    Mike.H_DISHNetwork

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    [SIZE=medium]aaronbud,[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]Like thomaskj said you can connect the Sling Adapter to the open port on the 722k. If one of our DISH technicians’s installed the Wireless Adapter, it will allow you the ability to Sling to your mobile devices.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]Thanks [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=medium]aaronbud,[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]Like thomaskj said you can connect the Sling Adapter to the open port on the 722k. If one of our DISH technicians’s installed the Wireless Adapter, it will allow you the ability to Sling to your mobile devices.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium]Thanks [/SIZE]
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  7. Mar 4, 2014 #7 of 11
    aaronbud

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    Thanks guys. Wireless setup is really my only option right now. If the existing one isn't fast enough, I will try the Powerline Adapter. I am able to stream video on demand fairly well, so I am hopeful I'll be good to go.

    One more question, does the Dish Anywhere app allow you to put video from a ipod touch 4 to a tv? I would love to be able to use this in the garage or on the back patio, etc.

    Thanks again, everyone!
     
  8. Mar 5, 2014 #8 of 11
    Mike.H_DISHNetwork

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    [SIZE=medium]aaronbud,[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=medium]You will be able to use your iPod Touch on DISH Anywhere App as long as it has the correct software.[/SIZE]
     
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  9. Mar 9, 2014 #9 of 11
    aaronbud

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    Thank you, Mike, I was able to get it to work, but I have a question:
    Today I was recording the NASCAR race while I was at work. I went on my phone to show a coworker how my new "toy" worked, and watched about 2 minutes of the race. When I got home, I discovered the timer had stopped I believe around the time I tuned it to it. Is this something I should expect to happen? Is there anyway to not have the recording stop while you watch it? My 722k is only hooked to one tv, and noone was home at the time to have stopped the recording. Any tips you can give would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  10. jsk

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    Did you tune to a different channel than what you were recording? If so, it would have warned you that you were going to stop the recording and you would have had to click Yes for the recording to stop.
     
  11. aaronbud

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    I was watching the channel that was recording. I just disconnected, and later found the timer had stopped at the point I stopped watching.
     

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