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Cisco Linksys E3000 Router?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by ahrjmr, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. ahrjmr

    ahrjmr Legend

    Nov 17, 2004
    I have a WET160N Ethernet adapter hooked up to my Cisco Linksys E1000 router, but the WET160N has trouble downloading ONDEMAND shows. I called Cisco and they said I need a E3000 router because it will handle 5 Gigabyte downloads because I have two desktop computers and two Powerlinks hooked up to my router as well.

    Does this sound like it will correct my trouble i am having with my WET160N?

  2. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2007
    Lake Norman, NC
    No. I also suppose you're talking about a WET 610N -- it can do G or N, but you'd typically need N.

    The E3000 is a simultaneous dual-band router. I've put several in and they work fine, but I also put dd-wrt firmware on them before installing.

    Can you hook up a PC to the WET and surf? if so it should handle your VOD needs.

    I've had both the WGA600N and the WET610N in wireless links to my WRT600N router (also with dd-wrt). Great wireless performance, but my 610 would lock up occasionally.

    They're both gathering dust now.
  3. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007
    I think you mean 5 GHz, not 5 Gigabyte. The dual band routers support 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz simultaneously so you can separate traffic and increase performance.

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