Running a hard Ethernet cable from the switch to the HR44 is sufficiently complicated/complex to really discourage that option. Furthermore, the quality of signal, speed, etc., with my in-place WCCK is very good - no problems at all. So I at least need to give the wireless option a try here. Over on the HD forum there are some comments about the HR44 internal wireless being not all that great. And at least one post suggests staying with the WCCK because the wireless adapter is so much better. But, if I disable the wireless in the HR44 will I then need a DECA for it to use the WCCK? That is to say, the wireless adapter and DECA on the HR44 are paired/co-exist or whatever and to disable the wireless is to also disable the built-in DECA. Bummer, hadn't counted on that but I have an extra that I can use. How about using the spare ethernet port on the WCCK and just running cat5 from the HR44 to that port on the WCCK? Is that an option? Finally, can I use both the wireless in the HR44 and the WCCK at the same time on the same SWM-16? That would be the most straightforward of all. Leave everything as in, keeping the rule of 8 in mind, and just put the coax in the HR44 and use the wireless to get that STB to the router with everything else going through the WCCK as it does now.
Thanks a lot.
I think your biggest "hurdle" is to make sure not to over subscribe the SWM. the internet connection is a piece of cake