Connection HR20 to network (from VOD thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Jeremy W, Apr 12, 2007.

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  1. Spanky_Partain

    Spanky_Partain Active Member

    Dec 7, 2006
    Sounds like a setup issue with the Buffalo.

    Remember your DNS and Gateway will be the same IP as the router, like or whatever IP you use to connect to the router for setup.
  2. windycityme

    windycityme New Member

    Apr 26, 2007
    Thanks to all who helped me get the Buffalo and HR20 working. I now have a completed setup on the HR20, however, now I don't see the Music or Video items on the Hr20 Menu. I've tried WMP11 and TVersity.

    When I had the DLink G810 it worked fine. Now with the Buffalo, not seeing the shared files on the PC. Any Help/tips/suggestions?

    Dlink DI-624
    Buffalo Ethernet Converter
    TVersity, latest release with using XBox 360 and transoding set to always
  3. rcoleman111

    rcoleman111 Guest

    Thanks, I'm considering ordering the Slinglink, but I came across some conflicting information. If you look at the specs from Sling Media, they indicate the maximum throughput is 14Mbps. But I found this link that indicates it is "rated at 85Mbps max".

    Do you think 14Mbps is correct? That's about what you would get with a wireless connection. I've seen some other powerline adapters that have much higher throughput than that.
  4. MnGuy

    MnGuy Legend

    Sep 24, 2006
    My connection shows 100Mbps. It's plenty fast.
  5. rcoleman111

    rcoleman111 Guest

    Thanks, that's what I needed to know. I think I'll give it a try.
  6. fl_dba

    fl_dba AllStar

    Sep 28, 2006
    What speed is recommended for VOD? The netgear HD powerline adapter claims to be rated at 200Mbps.
  7. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    That sounds like a good "EARL" question. :)

    (My Buffalo unit is speced at 100Mbps for wireless.)
  8. Spanky_Partain

    Spanky_Partain Active Member

    Dec 7, 2006
    I have not seen a recommended speed. However, the faster the better would be my opinion. A slower connection will certainly slow things down.

    The internal speed to your home network will most likely not be the bottleneck. Consider the fastest speed your ISP can provide, that is where you will see the biggest difference. Even the slowest connection using a wireless 802.11a connection will most likely out run the speed the ISP will be providing.
  9. Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    802.11b is actually the slowest. :)
  10. JFHughes08088

    JFHughes08088 Godfather

    Mar 24, 2007
    True. Fast coble connections run around 5-6 Mbs on the download side. 802.11B is rated at 11 Mbs. The speed inside the house between machines will be faster than the speed of content coming into the house.

    If you want to stream content from what you have stored in the house, go for the fastest gear you can afford. No gear will help download speed from the ISP. For that, inquire about buying faster download speed.
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