Connection HR20 to network (from VOD thread)

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  1. mikeny

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    I believe WPA-AES is even better if your router supports it.
     
  2. JVM

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    This is kind of confusing since the Linksys wireless game adapter I saw has WEP security, and the Linksys wireless bridge has WPA and WEP, I didn't see WAP.
     
  3. dobbs

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    I have used a Linksys WRT54G router that I flashed with new firmware from dd-wrt.com and followed some cryptic instructions. Definitely research before doing this, that's all I will say, but it worked for me.
     
  4. Jeremy W

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    I made a typo, I meant to say WPA-PSK.
     
  5. PoitNarf

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    I thought so, haha. It was either a typo or I have been out of the loop about new wireless security protocols :lol:
     
  6. Jeremy W

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    You mean you haven't heard about Wireless Access Protected? :lol:
     
  7. JVM

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    Okay, but the wireless Linksys game adapter shows only WEP security. The only alternative I've seen so far is the Linksys wireless bridge that offers WPA, which is quite expensive.

    I don't see why DTV can't utilize the USB port for Internet connection so we could use a wireless USB adapter.
     
  8. etavares

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    I've had good luck with the wireless game adaptor WGA54G from Linksys. No issues so far. I agree with the previous poster though...probably best to stick with the same brand for all networking components on your network....same specs for sure and they're tested together.
     
  9. Jeremy W

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    Go with a different company.
    It would require drivers, and it's more of a pain to do it like that. They may do it eventually, though.
     
  10. mikeny

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    Thanks, I didn't know you needed one with that. I don't have an ethernet port next to the HR-20.

     
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  14. Jeremy W

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    You don't need one with WPA. WPA is just encryption to make the connection more secure from people who are trying to access your network.
     
  15. JVM

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  16. nick1817

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    So, if I use comcast for internet, and can't string Ethernet, what solution do I have for getting some broadband hard wired to my TV?

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    Crap, can't post pics...anyhow, you can hit the properties and get the idea....
     
  17. Jeremy W

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    If you can't string Ethernet, you can't be hard wired. The ability to get the wire to the HR20 is kind of a pre-requisite. :)

    You'll need to use wireless.
     
  18. nick1817

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    Crap, figured....I didn't know if that earlier linked Powerline Bridge worked kinda like those old(er) Powerline Phone connector things (they turned any power outlet into a phone jack)
     
  19. Jeremy W

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    That's exactly how they work. I don't consider that to be "hard wired" but you could certainly use it. It's more expensive than wireless, though.
     
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