I have done alot of searchign and cant seem to find an answer, can Genie server support a client over wireless network in the home versus the coax DECA network. Reason I ask is I really would like to get rid of some of the funky external to house cabling I have to get all my DVRs hooked up onto the DECA network.
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Genie to client over wireless?
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:41 PM
Look, I'm not saying it won't work. However, you would have to have a really good quality wireless network and it would be completely unsupported. I have personally tried hooking a wireless DECA to a C31 client and it did work ok for about 15 minutes. It did not work well enough to watch a whole show or use trickplay.
There have been some rumors of a wireless client coming from DIRECTV dealers lately and something was mentioned in a conference call. You might be best advised to wait until something like that happens.
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:51 PM
There are usually too many dependencies in wireless. It may work fine at one point in time and die when someone decides they want to download or transfer a big file over wireless.
It is unfortunate that when cabling is required, DIRECTV forces you to use the one that is arguably the most troublesome to fish but that is the choice that they made. MoCA exclusivity appears to be unique to DIRECTV as all non-DIRECTV client devices feature RJ45 and wireless LAN connections. I suppose there's still the option of using a DECA broadband adapter at the back of the TV/client.
I have to admit, it does seem odd that nobody seems to offer MoCA (high band nor low band) on their home entertainment gear.
Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:38 PM
It would also seem odd that Harsh hasn't tried it himself instead of just speculating about it.
Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:59 PM
It is unfortunate that when cabling is required, DIRECTV forces you to use the one that is arguably the most troublesome to fish
Why would coax be any harder to fish than ethernet?
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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:14 PM
2 C41W-100 Wireless Genie Minis and WVB