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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by akw4572, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Nov 3, 2008 #1 of 10
    akw4572

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    If I connect with an ethernet cable, and get a connection, can I then disconnect the cable and maintain my connection? Or does the cable have to stay in?
     
  2. Nov 3, 2008 #2 of 10
    bobnielsen

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    Bainbridge...
    Yes. The connection comes through the cable.
     
  3. Nov 3, 2008 #3 of 10
    Kansas Zephyr

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    You'll need a wireless Ethernet bridge or "gaming adapter".

    There is no WiFi connectivity built into any D* product.
     
  4. Nov 4, 2008 #4 of 10
    akw4572

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    Ok, thanks. I guess I won't be using it then........my modem and wireless router are in a different room.
     
  5. Nov 4, 2008 #5 of 10
    BubblePuppy

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    Why not? Just buy a wirless gaming adaptor and connect it to the dvr and, other than setting it up, you will be all set.
    My wireless router and modem are in another room, and the gaming adaptor works great for VOD and Dtv2PC.
    Or am I missing something here?
     
  6. fratlord

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    Any suggestions on a wireless gaming adapter? Anything specific I should look for in one? Or all they all the same/similar?

    Thanks,
    Steven
     
  7. Stuart Sweet

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    Personally I think you'll be very happy with the Linksys WGA600N. It requires no PC configuration... plug it into the DVR and it is autorecognized and lets you configure it there.

    Check out the review here:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=143300
     
  8. Dec 2, 2008 #8 of 10
    Richierich

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    Go with the Linksys WGA600N as Stuart says. I followed his advice after having days of problems with my WGA54G and it worked flawlessly the first time.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2008 #9 of 10
    BattleScott

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    I picked up a Linksys WGA54AG on ebay for $20. It was easy to configure and works great. They are basically the same hardware as an access point or wireless router, so there's nothing really specific to look for.
     
  10. Justin23

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    You can also use the Powerline Etnernet Adapters as well for the DoD.

    J
     

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