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DBSTalk.com First Look: Cisco/Linksys WGA600N


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:40 AM

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DBSTalk.com, in cooperation with DIRECTV, is proud to provide our readers an exclusive first look at the Linksys WGA600N, the first Wireless Adapter to have support built into the HR2x and R22 DVRs!


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#2 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:41 AM

Please use this thread for all discussion related to WGA600N support on this DVR.
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Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:48 AM

I am using two of these in our motorhome right now Stuart. Both setups were very easy.

I am very much a fan of wired networks, but there are instances that make it impossible to put wires in place. Our motorhome is one those.

There has been one time in the last two months I had to re-enter a security key (for my router to communicate with the WGA600N, and I was able to do this via on-screen prompts on my TV).

The software in this latest release (to my HR21-700 and HR22) makes this unit a breeze to set up.

Mediashare works great as well as DIRECTV2PC from both DVRs.
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Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:52 AM

I guess I don't understand what this means. I have one of these running on an HR22 and have for months. Can some one fill me in on what this is about?

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:56 AM

I guess I don't understand what this means. I have one of these running on an HR22 and have for months. Can some one fill me in on what this is about?

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Mav: there is now built-in support for setting up the WGA600N. It was included in this latest software release.
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Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:58 AM

I guess I don't understand what this means. I have one of these running on an HR22 and have for months. Can some one fill me in on what this is about?

--Mav


When you connect one to a HR2x now you will get a pop up that will allow you to configure the wireless adapter through the HR2x. You will not need to use a PC anymore for this adapter.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:59 AM

I am curious if these will be avail for purchase via DirecTV? They are available elsewhere, but I was hopeful that DirecTV would help cut down some of the cost etc.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:02 AM

I am curious if these will be avail for purchase via DirecTV? They are available elsewhere, but I was hopeful that DirecTV would help cut down some of the cost etc.


DIRECTV does plan on selling these, yes. I haven't heard the final cost yet but I understand it to be very competitive ..
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Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:02 AM

Very nice. One question I missed in the First look. With the WGA600N hooked to one Ethernet jack on the HRx does that allow the second jack on the HRx to work as a port for another device as it does when hooked to a wired LAN?

and btw

Good job!

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:09 AM

Guy’s, I can only say that I am continually amazed at the quality of the “First Look” documents and they are only getting better. Great job!

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:19 AM

I've been using it, with my HR20-700, for awhile and it's worth the money. It's a breeze to setup. I highly recommend it.
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Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:21 AM

Very nice. One question I missed in the First look. With the WGA600N hooked to one Ethernet jack on the HRx does that allow the second jack on the HRx to work as a port for another device as it does when hooked to a wired LAN?

and btw

Good job!


Yes have my HD-A30 hooked up that way works great.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:23 AM

Yes have my HD-A30 hooked up that way works great.


Thanks! Thats perfect!

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:30 AM

Thanks for the first look! You've convinced me to pick one of these up... While it's a bit pricey, the easy setup as outlined in the document won me over. Great work!

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:35 AM

DirecTV should have co-ordinated having the WGA600n avail form their website with this release, bet if the price was good they could have had a nice sales spike.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:41 AM

DirecTV should have co-ordinated having the WGA600n avail form their website with this release, bet if the price was good they could have had a nice sales spike.


Exactly... and I for one would be more interested in this product if I coulud order via DirecTV at a reduced cost over what it is avail for elsewhere.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:42 AM

Very nice. One question I missed in the First look. With the WGA600N hooked to one Ethernet jack on the HRx does that allow the second jack on the HRx to work as a port for another device as it does when hooked to a wired LAN?

and btw

Good job!


Just to double confirm, yes it does work great this way :D

Overall a very nice piece of tech and it is very reliable with the HR2x receivers. It also fits in quite nicely with the HR21 and HR22 since they are black.
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Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:44 AM

Very nice. One question I missed in the First look. With the WGA600N hooked to one Ethernet jack on the HRx does that allow the second jack on the HRx to work as a port for another device as it does when hooked to a wired LAN?


Yup, it sure does.
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Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:44 AM

Exactly... and I for one would be more interested in this product if I coulud order via DirecTV at a reduced cost over what it is avail for elsewhere.


I am sure they will have it available soon and I bet the staff around here will throw up another announcement when it is found to be purchasable from Directv. ;)
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Posted 22 October 2008 - 11:04 AM

Doh! I just bought the powerline adapters about two weeks ago!




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