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How are you gonna set yours up?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - Wireless Networking (private)' started by Mike Bertelson, Aug 24, 2009.

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  1. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    Is there any official guidance as to how DirecTV wants it setup up or are we to determine that ourselves.

    Preliminarily, I’ve decided to use a switch to connect the two receivers in the living room (leaving the one in the bedroom hardwired). I'll connect one first directly (to test it out) and then both via the switch.

    If that works out I’ll add the Blu-Ray and my TV to the switch.

    I’m pretty sure that I’ll be going with a Linksys gigabit switch.

    What are you gonna do? :)


    Edit: I will start out with my HR21-100. If that works out I'll add my HR23-700 via a switch.
  2. Huskie_2009

    Huskie_2009 Icon

    Jan 12, 2009
    I guess it depends on what they send us.

    I just installed a new Belkin N Wireless router and also had my DSL modem replaced. My old one was a dinosaur.

    I just assumed they were shipping us wireless N adapters that go into the LAN port on the receivers and using our existing wireless N network. :confused:
  3. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    From what I can gather, it's a wireless N bridge. It will have only one RJ45 port on if we want to connect anything else it has to be via a swtch.

    What I wonder is if we're just supposed to test it with one receiver connected to the single port or can we have multiple receivers via a switch.

  4. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    I have no idea.

    All my equipment is hardwired currently, so I'll just have to see what we get.

    Does anyone know how different this is than something like the Gaming Adapter? Completely different?
  5. Greg Alsobrook

    Greg Alsobrook Lifetime Achiever

    Apr 1, 2007
    MicroBeta... Great thread! You beat me to it! :)

    If you guys don't mind, please post the receiver you plan on testing the wireless adapter with. Thanks!
  6. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    I have an HR20-100 in my unfinished basement that I plan on connecting with it. If it works well I may end up switching it to one of the main receivers that just has a temporary ethernet cable running to it and then hardwire the basement when I finish it.

    I'm curious... what's the current wireless solution? Is it G?
  7. dmurphy

    dmurphy Active Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    I'm going to test with the R22-200 ..... I currently have a Gaming Adapter there, so I can compare/contrast the two most evenly.

    I can also test with the HR20-700, but that bad boy is hard-wired... maybe I can move the gaming adapter to the HR20 and then see what it looks like all-wireless!

    I have a Netgear WNR2000 router today - I've never been a big fan of Netgear, but I have to say, this thing's pretty stable.... less hassle than my old Linksys WRT54g, which is impressive (because the WRT54g worked so well for me :)
  8. msmith

    msmith Icon

    Apr 23, 2002
    I currently have an HR20-700 in the family room that is the heaviest used and most likely candidate. I have a Linksys WGA600N there now.

    I also have an HR22-100 in the bedroom, also connected via WGA600N. If we're supposed to be testing throughput then DirecTV may want to send me TWO of the new box.

    The N router is an WRT610N acting as a switch, plugged in via the first numbered port (with DHCP turned off) to an Actiontec MI424WR Verizon FIOS router (which only has G).
  9. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    Unless something brand new is coming out, I assume this will be the Linksys WET610N, which apparently is replacing the WGA600N. I don't know if this model has any performance differences.

    I'll initially test with my HR20 in the living room (currently hard-wired), but want to also try it with the HR21 in the bedroom, for which the wireless path is much less than optimal (the signal has to travel through several walls, some of which have foil-backed insulation). I'm currently networked to that location with the Directv powerline devices and it has been working fairly well but MRV and Directv2PC performance could still be improved.

    My router is a Linksys WRT160N (S-band only).
  10. Huskie_2009

    Huskie_2009 Icon

    Jan 12, 2009
    Found the specs for the WET610N (if this is what we are getting):
    Tech Specs

    • Model: WET610N
    • Standards: IEEE 802.3u, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, draft 802.11n
    • Ports: Ethernet, Power
    • Buttons: Reset, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™
    • LEDs: Power, Ethernet, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, Wireless
    • Cabling Type: CAT 5e
    • Number of Antennas: 3 (internal)
    • Connector Type: RJ-45
    • Detachable (Y/N): No
    • Modulations:
      802.11a: OFDM/BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
      802.11b: CCK/QPSK, BPSK
      802.11g: OFDM/BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
      802.11n: OFDM/BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
    • RF Power (EIRP) in dBm:
      802.11a: 15dBm (typical) @ 54Mbps
      802.11b: 18dBm (typical) @ 11Mbps
      802.11g: 16dBm (typical) @ 54Mbps
      802.11n: 12dBm (typical) @ 130Mbps (HT20), 270Mbps (HT40)
    • Receive Sensitivity in dBm:
      802.11a: -72dBm (typical) @ 54Mbps
      802.11b: -85dBm (typical) @ 11Mbps
      802.11g: -73dBm (typical) @ 54Mbps
      802.11n: -70dBm (typical) @ MCS15/2.4GHz, -69dBm (typical) @ MCS15/5.0GHz
    • Antenna Gain in dBi: 1
    • Wireless Security: WEP, Wi-Fi Protected Access™ 2 (WPA2)
    • Security Key Bits: Up to 128-bit encryption

    Key Features

    • Add Wireless-N (802.11n draft 2.0) network connectivity to any wired-Ethernet device
    • Complies with IEEE 802.11n draft 2.0 (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), 802.11g, 802.11b and 802.11a standards
    • Wi-Fi certiied to ensure interoperability
    • Works without drivers on Windows®, Macintosh®, Linux® and game consoles—anything with an Ethernet port!
    • Industrial-strength wireless encryption WPA2™ to ensure security
    • Easy-to-use setup wizard
    • Equipped with one 10/100 auto-crossover (MDI/MDI-X) port

  11. Phil T

    Phil T Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Mar 25, 2002
    For now plannning to put it on my HR22-100 on my main TV, to replace an Airport Express wireless g unit.
  12. dave29

    dave29 New Member

    Feb 18, 2007
    H21-100 in a spare bedroom.
  13. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Not sure yet...could be HR21-200 or else H21-100...TBD.

    I may also try at both locations, one after the other, once everything is confirmed and documented as working properly.

    Curious just which device model this will be....
  14. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    Curiouser and Curiouser... :scratchin

  15. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

    Oct 16, 2006
    I currently have a really long Ethernet run from upstairs down to Master bedroom to an HR20-700.

    So I'll probably give the new adapter a spin on that one.

    I currently have 2 x WGA-600Ns in the house connected to Apple Airport Extreme, which is on the 2nd floor in a closet.

    1 x WGA-600N is upstairs (third floor) connected to R22-100, and 1 x WGA-600N is downstairs (on the same side of the house as the router) connected to an HR21-700.

    Both currently work well, including very good HD Streaming to the 21-700 with MRV.

    So looking forward to the new adapter :)
  16. BudShark

    BudShark New Member

    Aug 11, 2003
    I don't know how I'm going to set this one up...

    Right now I have a Linksys WRT54GS in the closet as the main router/switch and serving up the G network the older devices use (iPhones, Touch, Laptop, Wii).

    Off of that I have 1 HR20-100 hardwired, 1 computer hardwired, and in the media cabinet I have a WRT120N. This serves the N network for the new laptop and the WGA600N adapter for the HR20-700. The 3rd HR20-100, PS3, and Denon wired iPod dock are all connected hard wired to the WRT120N.

    The home network just keeps getting busier and busier! :D
  17. Sharkie_Fan

    Sharkie_Fan Hall Of Fame

    Sep 26, 2006
    I'll probably put this in my boys room on the HR20-700 in there. I haven't wired any ethernet in there yet, so theirs is the only HR2x in the house that hasn't been on the network up until this point.
  18. Groundhog45

    Groundhog45 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 9, 2005
    Cedar Park,...
    I'm initially going to try it on the HR20-700 in the bedroom. It's currently on a Buffalo wireless-g adapter. If we need to really stress it. I have a HR20-700, a HR21-700, a media center PC, and a Blu-ray player on a gigabit workgroup switch behind my primary TV that I could plug into the -N adapter. We3'll just have to see how it goes.
  19. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    I'm not sure which of my living receivers it will be connected to, but it will definitely be in the living room. I'll pull either an HR20-700 or the HR20-100 off the D-Link switch and add the adapter to it.

    The router has changed from my diagram below - I now have the Linksys WRT610N - but it's located in the room directly above the living room.

    I'm going to have to update my diagram!


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  20. dave29

    dave29 New Member

    Feb 18, 2007
    Looks like you bought that router just in time, that is, if we get the Linksys Dual band adapters that everyone is thinking.:)
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