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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 #21 of 174
    dmurphy

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    Excellent job on the First Look document! That's about all there is to say about the WGA600N.... it "just works" :)

    I can confirm that the WGA600N works great with the R22 receiver. I'm using it attached to an R22-200 and it's been awesome .... one of those "set it and forget it" devices.

    The built-in setup software in the R22/HR2x receivers makes it so super easy to configure!
     
  2. Oct 22, 2008 #22 of 174
    LameLefty

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    Good work on the First Look folks. I'm glad to see Directv working on a relatively simple "plug in and forget" type networking solution for those who have wireless LANs already.
     
  3. Oct 22, 2008 #23 of 174
    Tusk

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    Does that mean you can plug the WGA600N into one of the ports on the first HR20, and then plug your second HR20 into the second port on the first HR20 and have connectivity for both units? Hopefully that question is not too confusing.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2008 #24 of 174
    Michael D'Angelo

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    The HR20-700 only has one network connection. The HR20-100 has two but the 2nd one does not work.

    If you had two HR21/22's that would work because they have two network connections and they both work.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2008 #25 of 174
    gio12

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    Great job! Now, what N-Router to go with it?
     
  6. Oct 22, 2008 #26 of 174
    thumperr

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    Has any tried out putting a linksys 5/8 port switch behind one of the WGA600N wireless gaming adapters? The WGA600N should be acting as an ethernet bridge, so this should be possible.

    I'm curious because i have a Buffalo wireless g bridge for my entertainement center now and all 4 ports are in use. (Xbox360, HR21, WII, LG BH200). and i'd like to upgrade to N at some point. I did a chat with Linksys and the rep said a switch behind the WGA600N would work.

    Just curious if anyone has tried this. I'm going to say this will work since WAYNEBTX said he can use the pass through port on the HR21.
     
  7. Oct 22, 2008 #27 of 174
    Stewpidity

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    yes it will work, i was going to do that until i found a different solution
     
  8. Oct 22, 2008 #28 of 174
    L2BENGTREK

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    Really?? That blows. I was planning on plugging my Sony Blu-ray into the 2nd jack so I wouldn't have to buy another ethernet switch. I wouldn't be able to use it that way?
     
  9. Oct 22, 2008 #29 of 174
    dave29

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    i had the linksys wt300n at first and it worked great. then i upgraded to the wrt350n because it has 1000mb ports. i am a fan of linksys and i recommend any linksys N router:)
     
  10. Oct 22, 2008 #30 of 174
    dave29

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    no you wouldnt, but you could get a 5 port switch and plug it in to the back of the adapter
     
  11. Oct 22, 2008 #31 of 174
    fluffybear

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    Am I understanding this correctly!

    With this device or with HR2x connected to a wired connection, the 2nd port can be used a bridge to another device?
     
  12. Oct 22, 2008 #32 of 174
    Cable_X

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    The reviews on Newegg are pretty good for this adapter. One reviewer even mentioned hooking it up to his Directv HD-DVR.
     
  13. Oct 22, 2008 #33 of 174
    Stewpidity

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    I have mine hooked up my HR21 in my bedroom and it works great, the added feature that you can set it up via the HRxx is great..
     
  14. Oct 22, 2008 #34 of 174
    Spanky_Partain

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    Great work. I haven't seen that nice of work since the last one I saw that was that good!

    Keep it up everyone!
     
  15. Oct 22, 2008 #35 of 174
    Spanky_Partain

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    Not with the HR20-100. The HR20-100 also has a second ethernet port on it that was never turned on. All the other two port HR21-xxx DVR's have bridge chips so both ports can be active when one is plugged into the home network.
     
  16. Oct 22, 2008 #36 of 174
    spartanstew

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    Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get mine to work for the last several weeks. I get the "Wireless Adapter Found" screen as soon as I connect it, but when I select "Configure Now", nothing happens. The screen goes away and the next screen never comes up.

    When I try the standard network setup menu, after I select "wireless", it always goes back to the previous screen "Before you connect, you will need....." and every time I hit continue that same screen just keeps popping up.
     
  17. Oct 22, 2008 #37 of 174
    Michael D'Angelo

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    Try disconnecting it from the HR2x and press and hold the reset button on the back of it for 10 seconds and see if that helps.
     
  18. Oct 22, 2008 #38 of 174
    spartanstew

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    I tried disconnecting it from the HR21 and pressing the reset button (but don't think I held it for 10 seconds), to no avail. I'll try it again when I get back home on Saturday.
     
  19. Oct 22, 2008 #39 of 174
    Grentz

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    Spartanstew, that problem happened to me quite a bit when my static ip settings were the same as the WGA600N.

    Easiest thing to do is go into the network settings menu on the HR2x and restore defaults, then connect the WGA600N again after reseting it with the reset button.
     
  20. Oct 22, 2008 #40 of 174
    Smuuth

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    I am using 3 WGA600Ns with a WRT310N Router and it works flawlessly. Setup was simple and easy, even before the HR2x DVRs had the support built in. Another advantage to the WGA600n is that they support WPA2-PSK security, which is a whole lot more secure than WEP.

    If you want a dual band router, the WRT610n is the next step up from the WRT310n.
     
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