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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Jeremy W, Apr 12, 2007.
I believe WPA-AES is even better if your router supports it.
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.
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.
I made a typo, I meant to say WPA-PSK.
I thought so, haha. It was either a typo or I have been out of the loop about new wireless security protocols :lol:
You mean you haven't heard about Wireless Access Protected? :lol:
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.
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.
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.
Is this one good?
The Buffalo Ethernet Converter supports at least WPA-PSK, possilbe WPA-AES. I don't remember.
It doesn't support WPA.
Thanks, I didn't know you needed one with that. I don't have an ethernet port next to the HR-20.
If you have an electric outlet, you could try a "powerline" ethernet connection like this:
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.
Buffalo Technology AIRSTATION TURBO G HIGH-POWER WIRELESS ETHERNET CONVERTER
This unit costs around $70 dollars (you can shop around for best price) and it supports WPA.
The Buffalo Technology website: http://www.buffalotech.com/products/wireless/wireless-g-mimo-performance/wireless-g-mimo-performance-ethernet-converter/
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?
Crap, can't post pics...anyhow, you can hit the properties and get the idea....
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.
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)
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.