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Can you recommend wireless adapter for my HD-DVR?


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#1 OFFLINE   train21reb

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 07:37 AM

I'm looking to connect my DVR to my home network. I'm not sure on the model number but it is one of the newer (not the newest) black HD-DVR models. I think I got it about 6 months ago.

I have Comcast cable internet and my wireless router is by Netgear. I've seen wireless-to-ethernet port adapters, wireless USB adapters, and powerline adapters.

I've seen some on Newegg for as little as $25 and others that were closer to $80-$90.

Just looking for something that will allow me to have on-demand services. Hard wiring my DVR to my router is not an option, obviously.

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#2 OFFLINE   hilmar2k

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 07:43 AM

Linksys WGA600N

I have a couple for sale. If interested, send me a PM.

#3 OFFLINE   jimmie57

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:06 AM

I'm looking to connect my DVR to my home network. I'm not sure on the model number but it is one of the newer (not the newest) black HD-DVR models. I think I got it about 6 months ago.

I have Comcast cable internet and my wireless router is by Netgear. I've seen wireless-to-ethernet port adapters, wireless USB adapters, and powerline adapters.

I've seen some on Newegg for as little as $25 and others that were closer to $80-$90.

Just looking for something that will allow me to have on-demand services. Hard wiring my DVR to my router is not an option, obviously.


It would be a mistake to get one that is cheap. This is the one that DirecTV is selling and using now. http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/B001QVQ7JU
It is custom built for streaming video.
Lots of complaints about speed with inferior units.

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#4 OFFLINE   train21reb

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:09 AM

And no problems having that Linksys adapter "talk" to a Netgear router? I think that's my biggest worry.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:23 AM

And no problems having that Linksys adapter "talk" to a Netgear router? I think that's my biggest worry.


Nope.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:24 AM

It would be a mistake to get one that is cheap. This is the one that DirecTV is selling and using now. http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/B001QVQ7JU
It is custom built for streaming video.
Lots of complaints about speed with inferior units.


Many people have had better results with the older WGA600N.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:24 AM

And no problems having that Linksys adapter "talk" to a Netgear router? I think that's my biggest worry.


They both talk "wireless" so it should be OK...

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#8 OFFLINE   jimmie57

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:25 AM

And no problems having that Linksys adapter "talk" to a Netgear router? I think that's my biggest worry.


I do not have one and can not answer that from personal experience.
I studied these a lot and it appears to be the best one to me.
Did you watch the Videos on the Amazon site ?
It sets up from your DVR since DirecTV worked with Cisco for this model.

My DVR is not that far from the router and I would hardwire it if I ever hook it to the internet.



Good luck.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:28 AM

That one on Amazon is $85 without shipping. I wonder if Newegg will have it for cheaper. Was hoping to spend no more than $75 including shipping.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:29 AM

That one on Amazon is $85 without shipping. I wonder if Newegg will have it for cheaper. Was hoping to spend no more than $75 including shipping.


I can help you with that. ;)

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:41 AM

And no problems having that Linksys adapter "talk" to a Netgear router? I think that's my biggest worry.


If I am not mistaken, the shipping from Amazon is FREE.

Here is another link with a Video showing how to set it up.
This is a DirecTV link.
http://support.direc...etail/a_id/2807

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 04:14 PM

That one on Amazon is $85 without shipping. I wonder if Newegg will have it for cheaper. Was hoping to spend no more than $75 including shipping.


Newegg is 81.75 and free shipping.

http://www.newegg.co...338&Tpk=wet610n

If it were me, I'd talk to hilmar2k if he has some for sale.
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 01:09 AM

Many people have had better results with the older WGA600N.


I agree with hilmar2k; there were less complaints with wireless MRV with the WGA-600N as opposed to the WET-610N. Internet only use would level the comparisons, IMO.

DECA or Whole Home DVR with Internet Connection Kit (WHD w/ICK) is another option for you but that depends on your preferences.




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