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Wireless access?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by rochrunner, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. rochrunner

    rochrunner AllStar

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    My 722 is in a location where it would be very difficult to get an Ethernet cable up to my router. Is there a way to get the DVR onto my wireless network? That is, a type of box that would connect to it with a short Ethernet cable and then communicate wirelessly to my router?
     
  2. Jim5506

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    It's called an ethernet bridge.

    I do not use one, so I can't detail the set up, but search for "ethernet bridge" and there are many descriptions.
     
  3. SaltiDawg

    SaltiDawg New Member

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    Another name is "Game Adapter."
     
  4. speedboat

    speedboat AllStar

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    Wireless Game Adapter should work, but also creates another small mess of wires in your cabinet.

    Another option is that the VIP722 (and many other Dish Receivers) has a Zyxel Powerline adapters built it.

    I picked up a PL-100 for $18 and plugged it into a spare output on my router, instantly my VIP 722 and both my VIP211K all had internet access. The 211k's don't seem to use it, but my VIP722 can now download and I can program it remotely.

    NOTE: These do not work well with surge protectors, so you may have to plug your 722 directly into an outlet.
     
  5. slickshoes

    slickshoes Legend

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    So would you need two of these then?? I'm in the exact same boat, already tried a buffalo access point and had to send it back to newegg. A netgear is on the way, but this sounds too easy. And where'd you pick em' up for that price!?
     
  6. SaltiDawg

    SaltiDawg New Member

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    Just one. The VIP receivers have the unit built into them. Again, you may not be able to go this route if you use a surge protector or UPS.
     
  7. speedboat

    speedboat AllStar

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    Should of looked it up, sorry. Failed Memory.


    First one I got for $23.99 (minus cashback) from buy.com.

    I got a 2nd one for my Hava on eBay for $21 (minus eBay bucks).
     
  8. slickshoes

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    Crap wish I would have checked this thread before I grabbed the Netgear router...Oh well, hopefully that works and if not I absolutely know what to get, thanks!!
     
  9. ChuckA

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    If your receiver is plugged directly into the wall you can make use of the built in HomePlug adapter. That way you only need one adapter plugged in near your router. If you can't plug the receiver directly into the wall or don't want to, you can use a second external HomePlug adapter plugged into the wall somewhere near your receiver and run an Ethernet cable from it to the receiver. With that technique you need two adapters. Another option is to get a power strip that has a specific outlet that supports HomePlug devices. They are not easy to find but do exist. With one of those you can plug your receiver into the HomePlug outlet and use just one external adapter.
     
  10. saiyan

    saiyan Mentor

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    I recommend D-Link DAP-1522 which can be used as either a wireless AP or bridge and has a 4-port switch. I use one in my living room to connect my ViP622 and a VoIP phone to my wireless home network.
     
  11. sremick

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    I use an Asus WL-330gE, set to ethernet adapter mode, connected to a switch mounted in my AV cabinet:

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    http://usa.asus.com/Product.aspx?P_ID=9H8EmdWucHDpYOb8

    This allows all the devices in my AV cabinet to connect online.

    PS: the thing is ridiculously tiny. An amazingly versatile little device, as I'm only using it in 1 of the 4 ways it can be used.
     
  12. CoriBright

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    Brilliant piece of kit. I use one to connect not only the 722 but also the BluRay DVD player to my network. Easy to setup and very secure using WPA2.

    Have another one connecting several desktop PCs and a third connecting the XBox360, because they are all in rooms too far away from the router and I didn't want cables trailing through the house.
     

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