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New Install - Powerline connection with Whole House DVR??
Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:23 PM
What is my best option for connecting to the internet? Should I go wireless, or is the powerline system more reliable? I have read many pros/cons for each. Is this something the tech will decide when he gets to my house, or do I need to specify during my order what type of internet connection I would like to use? Are there any other options available?
Thanks for the help, looking forward to getting some answers before I pull the trigger!
Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:29 PM
Whole Home DVR will stay in the coax, for the best performance, while the internet will work fine with wireless.
This is exactly how mine is and works great.
Posted 02 August 2011 - 03:07 PM
If you use the 85Mbps adapters, then SD works "ok" but HD is a disaster. To be honest, wireless is not really much better. If you're really savvy, you can set up a separate WLAN on the 5GHz band with 40MHz channels, and then so long as you're lucky, you should get decent performance, but it's a lot of work.
I tried every unsupported method there was before I broke down and paid the $149 for the whole home install. I'm a DBSTalk moderator and networking professional... if anyone can make this work, it would be me, that was my feeling. But nothing worked really well short of a direct point-to-point ethernet cable run from room to room. And that wasn't going to work because I'm clumsy and I would trip on it.
Bottom line, go the DIRECTV-approved route and you'll be glad you did.
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 04:32 PM
While powerline networking isn't very good for streaming video, you could have the receivers networked via WHDVR/DECA and use a wired Cinema Connection Kit (DECA adapter with power supply) to connect to your router via powerline. However, unless you have a very poor RF path to the router, wireless would be preferable for the router connection and probably less expensive.
Posted 02 August 2011 - 07:28 PM
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