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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Oct 29, 2009 #41 of 130
    spnkzss

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    Is this also a repeater?

    Wireless in basement, DVR in basement and DVR on main level, computer in office upstairs. Trying to boost signal to computer up stairs while converting to hard wire on main level for DVR.
     
  2. Oct 29, 2009 #42 of 130
    Stuart Sweet

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    I do not believe it can be used as a repeater.
     
  3. Oct 29, 2009 #43 of 130
    hdtvfan0001

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    It's not a repeater...but you can cetainly improve things by using the WET610N at the location furthest from your wireless router to improve the reception.
     
  4. Oct 29, 2009 #44 of 130
    cbearnm

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    I found it at around $50 (inc shipping, online, refurb) and it works great. I was a tiny bit concerned because I want to use it with an old 4 port switch (linksys) so I can connect both DVRs, my HD-DVD and BluRay.

    I first hooked it up directly to the receiver and ran the setup. Once I allowed the MAC address to access the router (I set up the wireless net with 'opt-in' security) I entered the 26 bit key and it found the net. I tried an On Demand selection and it streamed as fast as wired.

    I then hooked the cable from DVR1 to the switch then cabled the switch and 610 together. I tried another On Demand and it worked, then checked the other equipment and had no problems.

    THIS is the way this sort of stuff should work. Thanks D*.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2009 #45 of 130
    yankeegreg

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    I have an Apple are there any issues for me.

    I checked the web site and it appears that the software is windows only

    Greg
     
  6. Oct 30, 2009 #46 of 130
    tonyoci

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    I haven't read the whole thread so apologies if this is answered.

    Is this one unit per DVR ? I have 3 HR2x' in the same room, can I purchase one of these and then plug a hub or similar in ?

    Thanks
     
  7. Oct 30, 2009 #47 of 130
    Stuart Sweet

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    What's nice is, you don't have to use the software to configure it. Plug it into the DVR and it will ask you some simple questions.
     
  8. Oct 30, 2009 #48 of 130
    yankeegreg

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    Thanks,

    I was in Best Buy and this is the one they recommended


    Greg
     
  9. Oct 30, 2009 #49 of 130
    yankeegreg

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    P S to Stuart :

    With my last name being LAMONT I have been called "The Shadow" for about fifty + years.

    Its OK for you to use it !!!

    Just a side bar I always referred to myself as the Shadow, around 1982 I was trying to explain to a young lady on the phone how to spell LAMONT (CRANSTON) when she shouted out, LAMONT like SANFORD and SON .

    It was an eye opening moment.

    Just some fun for the day,

    LAMONT Cranston
     
  10. Nov 4, 2009 #50 of 130
    ziggy29

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    Excellent. Just picked up a refurb for one of these and plugged it right in. A few minutes later it was downloading a movie.
     
  11. Nov 5, 2009 #51 of 130
    Brit_in_WV

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    I ordered a refurb. yesterday evening and hopefully my installation
    will go as smooth as yours. I switched from DSL to cable so speed should
    not be an issue.
     
  12. Nov 10, 2009 #52 of 130
    Sim-X

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    So has anyone actually tried the gaming adapter vs the wet610n and measured performance? From what I have read these are pretty much the same thing but was wondering if someone had a chance to test them side by side
     
  13. Nov 10, 2009 #53 of 130
    Stuart Sweet

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    Yes, the WET610 has about 7 feet more range in my house and tested speeds are about 5Mbps faster at the same distance.
     
  14. Nov 10, 2009 #54 of 130
    Brit_in_WV

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    To follow up, my WET610N refurb arrived and was a breeze to install,
    all one has to do is simply follow the onscreen directions and of course
    some good advice from this site.
     
  15. Nov 10, 2009 #55 of 130
    hdtvfan0001

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    Great to hear!

    That goal - a simple install - was the ultimate goal for everyone on the WET610N test team and all contributors to the First Look.

    Your testimony of accomplishing that will be appreciate by all those folks.
     
  16. Nov 14, 2009 #56 of 130
    JerryMeeker

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    I must be missing something. I purchased a new WET610N, hooked it up to my HR20-100 with x0368 software, and waited for it to discover the device. Waited 5 minutes, and nothing happened. So I hooked it up to my HR20-700, also with the x0368 software, and the same results--it never autodiscovered the device. So, I ran the Linksys setup wizard, configured it successfully, and then re-attached it to the HR20-100. This time the HR20 recognized the device and started using it immediately, with no additonal configuration requirered (other than run "Test connection" under Network Settings). Why would my experience be so different from the other reports in this thread? Having said that, the WET610N is performing just fine now.

    Jerry
     
  17. Nov 14, 2009 #57 of 130
    hdtvfan0001

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    Per the First Look content...the HR20-100 setup is "unique" in some way to other devices...has to do with the way the Ethernet is set up in it.

    In any case...glad you are up and running on your HR20-700.

    You should see some nice wireless performance with the WET610N.
     
  18. Nov 14, 2009 #58 of 130
    Movieman

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    Your not having a different experience than others. With the receivers you mentioned that seemed to occur. Thanks for posting it cause it might help the next person with the same STB.
     
  19. Nov 14, 2009 #59 of 130
    Drew2k

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    I did my WET610N testing exclusively on my HR20-100 and when I plugged in the device to the HR20-100 it took approximately 30 seconds for it to to be discovered. One thing I remember is that I had to wait for the WET610N to initialize itself - sometimes that took 5 minutes, but once it was initialized (the light on the front stopped blinking) the HR20-100 detected it.

    (I can't remember if I had to go to Network in the settings screen first, or if it popped up a notification on its own.)
     
  20. Nov 15, 2009 #60 of 130
    smolenski

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    Other than cost is this a good solution for MRV? Linksys has these (refurb) for 49.99 w/ free shipping.
     

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