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#21 OFFLINE   coota

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:51 PM

I have an HR20 with a wireless Directv adapter to receive the internet. Can I connect another another wireless adapter to an HR24 box in another room?

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#22 OFFLINE   rayjoe2

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:10 PM

+1 simple and works well
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:07 PM

Those are some good deals. Although the op doesn't mention if his current router and modem are wireless. If he has to buy both, hes probably going to be over $50.

For $15, I might have purchased that Asus access point, just to have on hand. I don't see any rebate on any of them. And the lowest shown is $30 on eBay, but it looks like an error and its actually $40 for a refurbished.

Yep, you're right, rebate is dead and prices are back up. Got mine a few months ago for $30 minus the rebate. D-link makes something similar that may be pretty cheap by now, but I forgot the model number. I've actually taken the Asus out of service in my house and take it with me now when travelling so I can use a Roku and laptop on a hotel TV for Netflix and Slingbox.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:24 PM

I may be wrong, but you probably can get them to set up a DECA network pretty cheap, but look at directv connected home

They set up DECA as part of their Whole Home DVR Service and that's running around $200 (assuming that you qualify).

Doing DECA assumes that the OP is already set up with SWiM. Given the complete absence of details about the OP's setup, that must be established first.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:26 PM

I have an HR20 with a wireless Directv adapter to receive the internet. Can I connect another another wireless adapter to an HR24 box in another room?

If your goal does not include setting up Whole Home DVR Service, yes.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:46 PM

I use powerline adapters. You plug one into a wall outlet near youir router and run an ethernet cable from the adapter to the ethernet port on your router. The other adapter you plug into a wall outlet near your receiver and run an ethernet cable from it to your receiver. (you can't use a powerbar)

Amazon sell these; last time I bought a pair it was $70


Same here. Just bought 2 from ebay ($30 total) to replace one I bought a few years ago when D* sold them. Easy Peasy and I have a spare. Works great.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:33 PM

Thanks everyone.... I'm thinking I'll by some power line adapters. Now, here is a dumb question. If I do get them, will I be able to use all the "apps" that D* has/will have?

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:27 PM

They set up DECA as part of their Whole Home DVR Service and that's running around $200 (assuming that you qualify).

Doing DECA assumes that the OP is already set up with SWiM. Given the complete absence of details about the OP's setup, that must be established first.


Mine was free, I got a new HR 24 (essentially free as well) to replace an H22 and they threw in DECA for free. I had the SWIM but they also gave me a new one. :)

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:46 PM

Thanks everyone.... I'm thinking I'll by some power line adapters. Now, here is a dumb question. If I do get them, will I be able to use all the "apps" that D* has/will have?


I recall reading some real cautions about using those. I'm sure you can find the threads if you care to.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:14 AM

I recall reading some real cautions about using those. I'm sure you can find the threads if you care to.


It's hit or miss. I bought them and they worked great...for everything but DTV. The DVR would not connect with them. If you're going that route, then buy them somewhere with a good return policy.




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