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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by KsBillsFan, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Absolutely nothing!
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    I would never take wireless over wired. and the tech should have not charge you anything (unless wall fish) to tun the cable for the CCK
     
  3. n3vino

    n3vino Godfather

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    Line would have had to be fished. In my case, wireless would be best. I stream Netflix with wireless all the time with hardly any issues. Other than that, I really have no need for a CCK. To answer the other posters question. The tech asks that I keep a phone line connected to a receiver for at least 48 hours after installation of equipment. Other than that, I don't know why that is.
     
  4. Datagg

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    Wireless works great for me also. Cathedral ceilings here. I Stream to just about every device I have. DTV always has told me a phone wire is required at all times. few years back, they made me buy one of those wall routers for the phone line. I still have it in use, yet truly have no idea why. They used to say it was for dumping PPV orders to them, the days when you could go as far as 10 PPV's until it dumped the info or it locked purchasing. That was a long time ago. Anyways, I digress.
     
  5. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    I felt the same way a couple years ago but now, with the strength of wireless signals, I've had no issues with wireless. I get the same up/down speeds(and server latency) whether wired or wireless.
     
  6. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    Technicians are expected to get a call back from the receivers shortly after installation. They can get dinged by their HSP if they don't. Not all areas work like this but most do.
     
  7. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    That is still the reason. Receivers do a "callback" once a month to dump the PPV's ordered. If the phone line is connected for 2 days then removed, you'll get errors ordering movies in the future. If you plan to order online then this should not really matter to you.
     
  8. Volatility

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    that may have been true years ago, but with the advancements of wireless technology it works just as fine. You will need a decent wireless router though nothing too out of date.
     
  9. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I say: Phone lines schmone lines. Haven't hooked one up in years. But then I prefer caller ID on the hand set, not on the screen. (Embarrassing when the ID says "$5.99/minute Hotties returning your call")...... :eek2:


    !rolling
     
  10. peds48

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    In my case I would fish the line if it came down to that, there is no replacement for a wired connection. As you said, you Netflix streams (adaptive streaming) DirecTV downloads, big difference, I mean HUGE
     
  11. peds48

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    It is NOT about speed, or latency. Unless you have Google fiber, your network speed will most likely will be higher than your internet speed. It comes down to RELIABILITY and here, wired wins hands down.
     
  12. peds48

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    While there has been "advances" in wireless technology as of late, nothing change the fact that it is still wireless and susceptible to drop packets and interference from many factors.
     
  13. goinsleeper

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    But that's heavily dependent on the router you have. I have an Asus RT-N56 and I've had to reboot it twice in 2 years(one time was my fault and had to use WPS). Other than that, it's been flawless.
     
  14. SkyHunterSky

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    Regardless of all these fine comments . If you are bb eligible they should had offered you a wireless if that was what you needed to get a broadband connection. But since you was willing to hookup a phone line temp for 48 hours he may not had cared.
     
  15. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Exactly, and that same router depends heavily on the wireless technology (for wireless devices of course). we could go in circles all day long…. :hurah:
     
  16. Volatility

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    packets can drop on a wired connection......
    Absolutely. It is defintely dependent on the router you have. you get what you pay for. too many times people look at how cheap something is when their savings long term is more to just buy the more expensive equip anyways. But sometimes its hard as i can not possibly afford the router you just mentioned lol
     
  17. Datagg

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    I have this router also.... Without a doubt the best router i have ever owned. Streaming is flawless to all my devices.
     
  18. goinsleeper

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    It's pretty aweomse, even aesthetically pleasing, but I really want to try the RT-AC66R to see if I notice much of a difference with wireless-ac. I doubt I would but at the same time, I love new technology. :)
     
  19. acostapimps

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    I would definitely prefer wired than wireless especially whole-home and on demand but everything else should work fine regardless YouTube,Pandora,TV Apps.
     
  20. Jacob Braun

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    This is off topic but since it was already opened up, I have an RT-AC66R and I love it. Best router I have ever owned. It runs circles around my old Linksys dual band router. I don't have any .11ac devices but since this was $30 over the RT-N66R I figured I would build a bit of a buffer in for future equipment I will own. The wireless distance is fantastic, even the 5GHz distance! I love it.
     

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