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#1 OFFLINE   aleicgrant

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:05 AM

Is a wired connection to the cck preferred over wireless? I have a 5gHz wireless set up and its about 40 feet.from.the cck. I can run a cat 6 to a gig switch also. Just want to get the fast connection

Or: I am having a hr34 installed this weekend..should I Ethernet to that and let the hr34 do the whole home

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:15 AM

Of course, a wired connection is going to be faster than wireless but wireless should be just fine for downloading VOD. You can use the HR34 as a bridge too. Doing it that way, you could eliminate a piece of equipment, ie. the CCK.

Really, either way will work.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:24 AM

Be careful about using the HR34 directly connected to a router. Myself and at least one other member here have experienced freezing and skipping on VODs downloaded after we removed the CCK from the configuration. These problems were not present when the CCK was used.

If you decide to forego using the CCK and use the HR34's ethernet port, download and watch a full-length movie and see if you experience any problems. I'm curious to know, thanks.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

Be careful about using the HR34 directly connected to a router. Myself and at least one other member here have experienced freezing and skipping on VODs downloaded after we removed the CCK from the configuration. These problems were not present when the CCK was used.

If you decide to forego using the CCK and use the HR34's ethernet port, download and watch a full-length movie and see if you experience any problems. I'm curious to know, thanks.


Ok I will.test and report.back.. Thanks

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:28 AM

Is a wired connection to the cck preferred over wireless? I have a 5gHz wireless set up and its about 40 feet.from.the cck. I can run a cat 6 to a gig switch also. Just want to get the fast connection

Or: I am having a hr34 installed this weekend..should I Ethernet to that and let the hr34 do the whole home


Wired connection is always superior to wireless, even though the CCK-W is a good piece of equipment. Keep in mind that some D* techs have reported some wifi issues with connectivity during install, and would much rather ensure a good connection by doing wired CCK, even though more work.

Good luck!

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:48 AM

Wired connection is always superior to wireless, even though the CCK-W is a good piece of equipment. Keep in mind that some D* techs have reported some wifi issues with connectivity during install, and would much rather ensure a good connection by doing wired CCK, even though more work.

Good luck!

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Setting up WiFi takes a bit of tweaking as you can see here:

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:46 AM

Over Christmas I upgraded my Directv analog box to HD after buying a new television. The tech took my old receiver and old directv sat dish down and put up a new sat dish. They installed a SWiM and an HR-24 500. The coax comes from my wall into the SWiM, from the SWiM into the wireless CCK, then the coax goes from the CCK into the coax 1 in on the rear of the HR-24. The tech also installed an ethernet cable from the back of the HR-24 to the CCK.

I also added NOMAD to my setup and eventually moved my router modem downstairs to my television area but left the Directv equipment set up as it already was. Everything worked fine until yesterday when NOMAD suddenly could not "see" my DVR. A quick call to Directv and I found they had just put out a software push that resulted in a hardware conflict being seen.

Long story short, they had me disconnect the ethernet cable completely. The techs were originally told to use it but I guess that was not correct. They told me yesterday that all the information required was passed through on the coax line and with the new software, the ethernet cable was screwing up the CCK. Everything works fine again. Other than this one tweak, my wireless CCK has worked great for the 5 months I have had it.




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