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Will a wireless bridge work to provide internet access to MRV


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#1 OFFLINE   mongo

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:49 AM

I have an MRV install being completed today. Does anyone know if there Is there any reason why a wireless bridge would not work to hook the MRV into my home network for my internet connection?

Also, the installer told me that I would not have to have phone lines hooked up to each machine after the install. Is this true?

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:56 AM

Phone lines are not required, only if you want callerID to work on that tv. The wireless hookup should work fine as long as there is no interference or the unites are not to far away from each other.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:59 AM

It will work, but is not the recommended setup.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:01 AM

Any idea why it would not be recommended? The only thing the internet will be used for is on demand downloading (I think), and my wireless network is a lot faster than my internet connection?

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:02 AM

Not quite sure what the question is.

If it's can I use wireless for MRV? the answer would be: it doesn't always work well.

If it's can I use wireless to bridge from my DECA/connected home network to my home network for internet access, then YES.
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:04 AM

The question is the latter. Thanks.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:43 AM

Any idea why it would not be recommended? The only thing the internet will be used for is on demand downloading (I think), and my wireless network is a lot faster than my internet connection?


I assume you mean that your wireless is faster than your LAN connection? Most people have 100 Mbps wired home networks while wireless can now get upwards of 300 Mbps when using Wireless-N. However, don't forget that you are ultimately limited by what your actual Internet connection is, so you won't really gain much benefit with DirecTV on Demand by using your network wirelessly over wired.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:45 AM

I assume you mean that your wireless is faster than your LAN connection? Most people have 100 Mbps wired home networks while wireless can now get upwards of 300 Mbps when using Wireless-N. However, don't forget that you are ultimately limited by what your actual Internet connection is, so you won't really gain much benefit with DirecTV on Demand by using your network wirelessly over wired.

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Answered above. This was to "hop" to the home network from the DECA network.
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:55 AM

Answered above. This was to "hop" to the home network from the DECA network.


Correct. I was just pointing out that going wireless is not really going to be a benefit over going wired even if wireless is faster on your home network.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 10:01 AM

Correct. I was just pointing out that going wireless is not really going to be a benefit over going wired even if wireless is faster on your home network.

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Guess this kind of comes down to the what your sending over the wireless hop. Most internet would be much slower than even wireless, so the user wouldn't see any difference/problems [unlike within the home traffic].
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 10:03 AM

Guess this kind of comes down to the what your sending over the wireless hop. Most internet would be much slower than even wireless, so the user wouldn't see any difference/problems [unlike within the home traffic].


Yup. Exactly my point!

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