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922 Installed, advice needed on WiFi bridging

Discussion in 'ViP922 DVR Support Forum' started by cames, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. cames

    cames Mentor

    Jan 18, 2006
    We had our 922 installed Friday. The installer admittedly had little experience installing this receiver, but managed to get all the sat functions working. The rub is our home wifi network. He said, via phone because I wasn't home at the time, that the wireless adapter he had with him did not work with the 922.
    Our house does not have an Ethernet port wired to behind the TV--we were so myopic in 2004. I'm looking for suggestions on using a router of some kind to bridge our wifi network to the 922 via Ethernet. I has a first-gen Apple Airport Express that did this great, but it's since burned out and I'm not interested in paying the Apple premium for a new one. Furthermore, the gaming wifi extenders on Amazon, et al, seemed way overpriced. I understand that many basic wifi routers will do bridging, whether or not they advertise this function, and would appreciate recommendations for a good cheap one.
  2. 356B

    356B Icon

    Oct 11, 2008
    I believe you're thinking of Slinglink Homeplug. The device is suitable for wireless.
    This link may help, http://www.satelliteguys.us/dish-vi...69-broadband-slinglink-homeplug-question.html

    From what I get the Slinglink Homeplug is what the installer should have or recommend. You can google and find much info.
    My receiver, TV and Blu-ray is hardwired from a Airport then split with a Netgear switch. Personally I like the physical connection with major downloads like movies TV shows or whatever.....call me old school; although I do use a wireless network for most of my computers via the Airport Time Capsule coupled with my old Airport Extreme to extend the service, seems to work well.
    Best of luck
  3. cames

    cames Mentor

    Jan 18, 2006
    What I ended up doing was getting a WRT54G Linksys router off Craigslist. I flashed it with the "Tomato" opensource OS to enable bridging. After a little fumbling around, it's working fine. My bandwidth bottleneck won't be wifi but my DSL.
  4. DustoMan

    DustoMan Godfather

    Jul 16, 2005
  5. bimmerbenz

    bimmerbenz Cool Member

    May 26, 2004
    I have been using the Buffalo WLI-TX4-AG300N Ethernet converter. It also has four Ethernet ports and not just one which is a huge plus for me as I have a 922 receiver, a Blu-ray player, an HD-DVD player and occasionally an XBOX 360 connected to it.

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