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#1 ONLINE   B Newt

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:47 PM

What is the latest greatest wifi adapter for HR20 series receiver. I just got a smart phone so I might as well set my house up for wifi , for the phone and my laptop comp and the ps3.


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#2 OFFLINE   litzdog911


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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:10 PM

This probably belongs in the HD DVR Forum since the HR20 is an HD DVR.

Check your DirecTV.com account. One of the best deals is their Wireless Cinema Connection Kit. It can be configured directly from the DVR's setup menus. Otherwise you can use just about any ethernet-based wireless network adapter (sometimes called "gaming adapters").
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#3 ONLINE   Laxguy


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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:30 PM

If you don't have WiFi currently, can you not set it up to run an ethernet cable to the receiver??
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#4 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:28 PM

I'm moving this to the HD DVR forum.
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#5 ONLINE   B Newt

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:24 PM

If you don't have WiFi currently, can you not set it up to run an ethernet cable to the receiver??

Nope no Ethernet plug near my receiver.

HR20-100 s/w version 0x192
au9 dish NO multiswitch or diplexers.
Internet connection via WIFI.

#6 OFFLINE   allenn



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Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:06 PM

I suggest you look into wireless bridges. In simple terms, you setup a main N (5 GHz) wireless router near your computer, and you add a N wireless bridge near the DVR. I have this setup for my home, and it works great with the iPad and iPhone. I have had success with Media Sharing, On demand, Pandora, YouTube, D* Apps, DirecTV2PC with this arrangement. I think the key is good signal strength, low noise levels, and selecting a channel your neighbors are not using. I could not run Cat 6 cable where the DVRs are located, so wireless fills the bill. Best wishes!

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#7 OFFLINE   iceburg02



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Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:26 PM

Not to hijack the thread, but would the combination of an H24 and a wireless bridge (like a WET610N) allow the DIRECTV iPad app to work? I'm trying to hook up my father for his birthday, and his infrastructure is archaic.


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