This week's ice storm in PA fried my old DTV powerline Ethernet adapter. I was using this to connect my HR34 to my wireless router in another room. I also have a HR20-700 that connects to MRV via DECA. I know this isn't a recommended setup, but it has worked flawlessly for me since May 2013. That is when my Genie was installed, as part of a free upgrade. Prior to the Genie install, I also used the powerline adaptor to connect the HR20 to the internet, and I didn't have MRV. This worked for me for many years.
By "fried" I mean that the powerline adapter (power strip) has power to the unit (red power light is on), but the little green light doesn't light up when an Ethernet cable is connected. The powerline adapter on the router side is still working, all lights are on. I have repeatedly tried to connect to the internet, with no success.
The tech that installed the Genie didn't install the CCK, he just connected the Genie to the powerline adapter. Then he put the DECA on the back of the HR20, which was moved to a bedroom from the family room. The HR20 has dropped from the network a handful of times in 9 months, but always reconnected with a reboot. The HR34 never had a problem with the network connection. My son uses VOD a lot on one of the Genie clients, and while I don't have any basis of comparison regarding speed, it worked fine.
My question is, do I now need a wireless CCK to connect the Genie to the internet? Do I need anything else? Is that a plug and play item that I just connect the Ethernet cable to, and then re-run the network setup? Will anything have to change with the HR20 in the bedroom?
It is not an option to hardwire the HR34 to the router. Is the wireless CCK as good or better of a connection as the powerline was?