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DBSTalk.com First Look: Cisco/Linksys WGA600N

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 22, 2008.

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  1. Oct 22, 2008 #1 of 174
    Stuart Sweet

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    DBSTalk.com, in cooperation with DIRECTV, is proud to provide our readers an exclusive first look at the Linksys WGA600N, the first Wireless Adapter to have support built into the HR2x and R22 DVRs!


    WGA600N First Look
     
  2. Oct 22, 2008 #2 of 174
    Stuart Sweet

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    Please use this thread for all discussion related to WGA600N support on this DVR.
     
  3. Oct 22, 2008 #3 of 174
    barryb

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    I am using two of these in our motorhome right now Stuart. Both setups were very easy.

    I am very much a fan of wired networks, but there are instances that make it impossible to put wires in place. Our motorhome is one those.

    There has been one time in the last two months I had to re-enter a security key (for my router to communicate with the WGA600N, and I was able to do this via on-screen prompts on my TV).

    The software in this latest release (to my HR21-700 and HR22) makes this unit a breeze to set up.

    Mediashare works great as well as DIRECTV2PC from both DVRs.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2008 #4 of 174
    Maverickster

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    I guess I don't understand what this means. I have one of these running on an HR22 and have for months. Can some one fill me in on what this is about?

    --Mav
     
  5. Oct 22, 2008 #5 of 174
    barryb

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    Mav: there is now built-in support for setting up the WGA600N. It was included in this latest software release.
     
  6. Oct 22, 2008 #6 of 174
    Michael D'Angelo

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    When you connect one to a HR2x now you will get a pop up that will allow you to configure the wireless adapter through the HR2x. You will not need to use a PC anymore for this adapter.
     
  7. Oct 22, 2008 #7 of 174
    kruegs

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    I am curious if these will be avail for purchase via DirecTV? They are available elsewhere, but I was hopeful that DirecTV would help cut down some of the cost etc.
     
  8. Oct 22, 2008 #8 of 174
    Doug Brott

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    DIRECTV does plan on selling these, yes. I haven't heard the final cost yet but I understand it to be very competitive ..
     
  9. Oct 22, 2008 #9 of 174
    rahlquist

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    Very nice. One question I missed in the First look. With the WGA600N hooked to one Ethernet jack on the HRx does that allow the second jack on the HRx to work as a port for another device as it does when hooked to a wired LAN?

    and btw

    Good job!
     
  10. Oct 22, 2008 #10 of 174
    Draconis

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    Guy’s, I can only say that I am continually amazed at the quality of the “First Look” documents and they are only getting better. Great job!
     
  11. Oct 22, 2008 #11 of 174
    BubblePuppy

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    I've been using it, with my HR20-700, for awhile and it's worth the money. It's a breeze to setup. I highly recommend it.
     
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    waynebtx

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    Yes have my HD-A30 hooked up that way works great.
     
  13. Oct 22, 2008 #13 of 174
    rahlquist

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    Thanks! Thats perfect!
     
  14. Oct 22, 2008 #14 of 174
    uncouth

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    Thanks for the first look! You've convinced me to pick one of these up... While it's a bit pricey, the easy setup as outlined in the document won me over. Great work!
     
  15. Oct 22, 2008 #15 of 174
    rahlquist

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    DirecTV should have co-ordinated having the WGA600n avail form their website with this release, bet if the price was good they could have had a nice sales spike.
     
  16. Oct 22, 2008 #16 of 174
    kruegs

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    Exactly... and I for one would be more interested in this product if I coulud order via DirecTV at a reduced cost over what it is avail for elsewhere.
     
  17. Oct 22, 2008 #17 of 174
    Grentz

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    Just to double confirm, yes it does work great this way :D

    Overall a very nice piece of tech and it is very reliable with the HR2x receivers. It also fits in quite nicely with the HR21 and HR22 since they are black.
     
  18. Oct 22, 2008 #18 of 174
    RunnerFL

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    Yup, it sure does.
     
  19. Oct 22, 2008 #19 of 174
    Grentz

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    I am sure they will have it available soon and I bet the staff around here will throw up another announcement when it is found to be purchasable from Directv. ;)
     
  20. Oct 22, 2008 #20 of 174
    whereami

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    Doh! I just bought the powerline adapters about two weeks ago!
     
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