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Wireless installation feedback

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - Wireless Adapter Discussion (private)' started by Tom Robertson, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. bakers12

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    That did it! :righton: :joy:

    Thanks for the tip!
     
  2. bakers12

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    Oh, by the way...

    When I did this install, at the "Wireless connection detected" prompt, I selected Configure now. The HR21-700 showed the "Checking Wireless adapter..." message for about 20 seconds, then disappeared. :nono2:

    After a few minutes, the prompt reappeared and I selected Configure now. The rest of the installation was mostly smooth. There were a couple of times underscores were added by themselves when triple-tapping. I had to delete the underscore and the character I was in the middle of tapping in.

    It looks like the 7 key on triple-tap has the right order for its characters now (PQRSpqrs7).
     
  3. tfederov

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    I moved it last night to an HR20 (currently it lives on an HR21) to try the setup again. No issues at all now that I know my SSID needs to be lower case.
     
  4. Draconis

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    Apologies for being late to the party, here is my experience with the unit so far...

    When I received the unit I took my old Linksys BEFSR81 router offline and setup the new TRENDnet TEW-632BRP Wireless N router.

    (Please note that I have had 0 experience with a wireless router until this point, I have always been paranoid about security issues).

    The HR20-700 did not fully recognize the Linksys WGA600N the first time I attached the unit. I resolved this by removing the manual settings I had entered earlier (reset the network settings back to defaults) then resetting and un-plugging then re-plugging in RJ-45 cable.

    From there it worked as advertised with no problems. I even reset the WGA600N and had the computer-illiterate wife and 17 year old niece setup the unit. Even they had no problems getting it online.

    Currently I am running the HR20-700 on the wireless and the R22-200 on a wired connection (to be able to compare the differences).

    Other than intermittent audio stuttering during DIRECTV2PC playback from the wireless unit I have experienced no major issues. (Now that I have updated DIRECTV2PC to v4415 I will see if the audio issues persist.)

    On a side note, I had to manually configure the network when I was using the Linksys BEFSR81 router. Now I am using UPnP with no problems.
     
  5. redram38

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    Starting to have all sorts of problems with the WGA. All of a sudden it will not stay connected. I have reset the router to defaults and reset the adapter to defaults, rebooted everything, it just drops connection every few seconds the reconnects. I could not access Media using Tversity either. I also tried running the setup on the computer. I got a 192.168.1.250 IP this way, however when I connect it to the HR21 I get an IP address that starts with 169.254.3.193. It also does not show up as a attached device in the routers setup pages. Not sure why all the trouble all of a sudden but so far this adapter is not up to what it claims to be. Also when I can get into the adapters setup page, it is only getting about 32 % signal and shows 11g mode. I have a Netgear N router and get an average of 243 mpbs on the computers wireless adapter.
     
  6. Draconis

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    I had some connection issues after I had attached my laptop to the adapter to find out what version of the firmware it was running.

    The HR20-700 would fail the network diagnostics, but the internet diagnostics would pass. While this was happening it would also successfully download the fortunes.

    The weirdest thing was that it was reporting itself to my network as the portable system I had attached earlier, not as a HR20-700. I could watch Media Share content on the HR20-700 but the DIRECTV2PC program would not see the receiver.

    Issue was eventually resolved by resetting the adapter by pressing the front panel button. Then by resetting the wireless router.

    After the double reset it seems to be working well and I was able to watch a 2 hr presentation using Media Share with no problems.
     
  7. wilbur_the_goose

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    I set it up on my PC, connected it, and it didn't work on the HR20

    I think I'll revert to my Buffalo wireless ethernet bridge till I hear it's time to test again.
     
  8. dmurphy

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    So far, nothing unusual to report here... It's working great with the R22-200.

    I had it disconnected for a few days - my livingroom TV cabinet only has 3 power outlets - one for the TV, DVR and DVD. I unplugged the DVD when the Linksys arrived ... of course, my niece comes by and wants to watch her Hannah Montana DVD's. So, the wireless adapter was off the air for a few days until I could get a new power outlet back there.

    Back on the air again, and all's working great. I re-setup the adapter just for the fun of it, and again, it works 100%.
     
  9. leww37334

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    Here's the acid test on performance, was able to play "the Bucket List" 1080p, through the wireless connection. It plays flawlessly.
     
  10. RAD

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    Dripping...
    Ive gone back to my wired connection. I plan on doing this weeks (hopefull) CE and see if there's been any changes made to the setup process which cause me problems before.
     
  11. waynebtx

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    Wasnt able to play it in 1080p on my TV except in 1080i. But thru the Ditrectv2pc it played back in 1080p thru the wireless 600n looked great.
     
  12. Jeremy W

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    I don't know why you would consider that the "acid test." Since it's only 24fps, and it's pre-compressed MPEG4, I would guarantee that there is quite a bit of satellite HD content that is being sent down at a higher bitrate than The Bucket List.
     
  13. Draconis

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    Well that was very disappointing, I just installed DIRECTV2PC v4423 and tried playback from the HR20-700 with 0x026C, and this is all I got.

    Playback from the wired R22-200 was normal.

    I will try resetting the router/adapter and see what happens.
     
  14. Draconis

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    Apologies for the late follow-up. I had some errands to run.

    Update:

    Problem:
    DIRECTV2PC v4423 stutters very badly during playback of recorded content from a HR20-700 with 0x026C. Playback is unwatchable. Media Share video playback works on the same unit normally and a R22-200 hardwired to the same network has no playback issues with DIRECTV2PC.

    Troubleshooting:
    Reset the TRENDnet TEW-632BRP wireless router by unplugging. Also reset the WGA600N by unplugging.

    When the WGA600N was plugged back in the HR20-700 detected it and ran the first-run setup again. Setup locked up after entering the security key. After about 4 minutes of waiting I canceled the guided setup and tried the network functions anyways. Network functions worked normally, so it seems that even though the HR20-700 forgot the network settings the WGA600N did not.

    From this point DIRECTV2PC worked normally.

    Report 20080829-1744 submitted

    Another thing to note, I suddenly got "Searching for Signal (771)" in the middle of submitting the report (which is why I'm mentioning it here). When the report was complete I had "SFSS on tuner 2..." and a black screen. I ran a signal test and all transponders were in the 90's, both tuners. Video resumed when I closed the signal test. I was watching SD channel 249 (Comedy Central) and I would have reported this second error in the HR20 thread but it was closed in preparation for tonight's CE.
     
  15. leww37334

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: you are right, for a minute I bit on the 1080p hype.
     

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