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DirecTV Wireless network Connection Kit

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by johndoe1000, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. johndoe1000

    johndoe1000 New Member

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    I am wondering if this is worth the $75? I'd really like to take advantage of the On Demand features.....but I'm wondering if its possible to get the kit at a discount somehow?? I can hook it up myself, but I don't want to get tied in to another 2 year contract just for buying equipment from them.

    I have an HR24/500.
     
  2. BetterThanMost

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    Got mine off the 'bay. They are pretty inexpensive there. Installed it myself in a couple of minutes.
     
  3. inf0z

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    There is no contract for a wireless connection kit. It depends on the person if it's worth it. I personally think it's worth it because I like to watch things on impulse, I also like to download entire seasons of shows I haven't watched yet. You might be able to get one cheaper used somewhere.
     
  4. Lugnut

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    DirecTV has a running promotion where you can get one shipped to you for $25 plus $6.99 S&H ONLY IF you have a SWM with whole home dvr service active, have wireless internet, have never had a kit ordered and your receivers have never been connected to broadband for the time they have been on your account.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2013 #5 of 30
    peds48

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    Or if somehow a tech goes to your house, either by service call or upgrade, they will install it FREE
     
  6. Mar 1, 2013 #6 of 30
    briarnh

    briarnh Cool Member

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    The Directv installer confiscated my purchased ($75.00) wireless adapter during a recent update to SWM,WH,HR34. I was wondering if this was normal procedure for the installer to take the adapter even though I purchased it from DTV? Is it fact that my purchase of this adapter is regulated under the equipment lease agreement and still belongs to Directv?
     
  7. Mar 1, 2013 #7 of 30
    Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Confiscated, really? Or did he just take it along as you'll not need it? Was there any discussion with him?

    If you purchased it it's yours. Could have been a simple mistake, even an oversight.
     
  8. Mar 1, 2013 #8 of 30
    briarnh

    briarnh Cool Member

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    Installer was informed that I had paid $75.00 for the CCK. Giving him the benefit of doubt I would assume that he figured that I would not require it anymore. if it is my property I would have liked to retain the unit.
    Perhaps a call to Directv will get me a reimbursement of some sorts?
     
  9. Mar 1, 2013 #9 of 30
    Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    But he didn't confiscate it, then. I'd try to reach him to have him return it on his next pass through your area.

    You'll not need it, so it's not a real issue, is it?
     
  10. dettxw

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    Really? I paid the $25 plus shipping for the last three I bought from DirecTV.
    But then maybe I'm special. :lol:

    edit - looks like they fixed this, now the website wants me to add a receiver first before they will put the WCCK in the cart.
     
  11. briarnh

    briarnh Cool Member

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    I do not require CCK any longer but seeing I paid $ $79.95 perhaps
    I can give it to a friend that may require a CCK.
    I will attempt retrieval. If not, no big deal. Appreciate your assist
     
  12. HarleyD

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    If nothing else you can sell it on eBay...if the Tech hasn't already done that.

    Something is feeding the 'gray market' on this stuff. It's probably stuff like this.
     
  13. johndoe1000

    johndoe1000 New Member

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    I'm not sure if I have a single wire multi-switch....where would I look to know?

    It probably doesn't matter because I don't have the whole-home DVR service (though I do use the DVR a LOT on my main set with the HR24). I only have HD in one room, and the other three TVs are still using old SD phillips boxes originally from '02 when I signed up (all 3 TVs are old Tube style sets), if you can believe it.

    I do network wirelessly in my home, and have smartphones, a tablet, and PS3 that access the network, which I set up myself, but I guess I haven't felt the need to upgrade the other TVs. I will probably get around to it someday. But I still want to add the D* to the network.

    No its never been connected to broadband and I've never ordered a kit before, but I obviously don't meet all of those requirements.

    Thanks for the info, though.
     
  14. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    You do still have an option and that would be to hook the HR up directly to the network. Hardwired would be best but you can use wireless using an access point in client mode. The CCK (either wired or wireless) only work in a SWM/DECA environment
     
  15. samrs

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    The WCCK works just like any wireless adapter, no SWM or DECA required.
     
  16. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Thank you for the correction, I was not aware of that. I was under the impression that it worked just like the wired kit, taking a network signal and feeding it into the DECA network
     
  17. samrs

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    Without SWM it dosnt connect to the coax and only provides service to one HR via Ethernet.
     
  18. Bill Broderick

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    Yep. This happened at a friend's house recently. Something needed to be done to fix a problem in his son's bedroom. During the visit, my friend asked how he could access VOD on his DVR and the tech installed a wireless CCK for him at no charge.
     
  19. briarnh

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    Contacted technician he was in the area and he promptly returned My CCW. (Latest model CCW)Technician advised that my unit was solely configured to my router network and that it would only be a paperweight for anyone else attempting to connect wireless at their location. He stated that it would have to be reconfigured for use at a different subscribers location and that he has never performed reconfiguration of a CCW for usage elsewhere. What about used ones purchased via E-Bay? Technician did a great installation,appeared knowledgeable,and I would like to believe his statements. Comments appreciated.
     
  20. HarleyD

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    This reconfiguration issues line he is giving you is essentially hokum.

    If the new location has WPS it can be configured with a pushbutton. If not it's no more difficult to manually enter a different wireless encryption key than it is on a first time setup.

    I seriously think this guy planned to sell it himself. He's sure going out of his way to make you believe it is worthless. I mean, what does he care? It's yours. If you want it and it really is worthless why does he care and why did he take it in the first place?
     

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