Linksys WET610N..Anyone using these with the HR2X?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by gio12, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. dels28

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    Having only one ethernet port is the only minus I've had with this bridge, I investeed in a couple of netgear ports to connect other devices.
     
  2. Spanky_Partain

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    I have used the SMCWEB-N bridge device as well with good luck and it has multiple ports in a bridge device configuration.
     
  3. slimoli

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    I returned my DAP1522. Couldn't get it to work further than 15 feet at decent speed. It has everything to be better than the WGA or the WET and my router is the DIR655 also from DLINK. I probably had some conflict and there is more than 100 wireless networks in my building. I also tried the Hawking Range Extender, as far as I know the only N extender available, and the result was similar to the DAP1522. Wireless in a condo is like lottery.
     
  4. dave29

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    That's good to know, I was hoping that the range would be better on this unit.
     
  5. techm8n

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    Wow, 100 wireless networks, that's quite a lot. I have about 8 wireless networks in my area. I get around 55% signal strength.

    Did you try using channels that wireless networks nearby didn't use?
     
  6. slimoli

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    180 units in my condominium, my guess is at least 100 networks. From my unit, the WGA600N is in the range of more than 40 of them.

    I tested all the channels and ch 3 is the one with best results. The recommended 1,6 or 11 are the worst because those are what almost everybody use.

    One thing I am yet to try is to use a 5 Mhz router. I am not sure if I can get better speed from 20-35 feet and 4 walls.
     
  7. techm8n

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    5ghz has less interference from other WAPs. I'd give it a shot. Try the Dlink DIR-825 Dual Band Router. I'm using 5ghz frequency and definitely has more bandwidth compared to 2.4ghz N. I've done benchmark testing on it.
     
  8. Richierich

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    Peachtree...
    I thought the same thing about using "G" Speed but the average is like 27.3 Mbps of TCP payload throughput so you may want to check out this article and see what you think. And with Protection it can be less. That 100 Mbps is a Maximum Throughput Speed under Perfect Conditions.

    http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/wireless/2003/08/08/wireless_throughput.html
     
  9. slimoli

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    Just a new feedback on the WET610N:

    -Range and speed is definitely better than the WGA600N. That's the good news.

    -As a CE member, I have been testing the MRV using 1 client and 2 servers. The server linked through the WGA works like a charm and never gave me any trouble. The server attached to the WET works for few minutes until a msg "unable to access media" comes up. I swapped the adapters and the problem seems to be only with the WET. To make things a bit worse, Directv2pc also stops working with the same server as soon as I get the msg. I can look at the playlist but when I hit play the msg comes up. After the msg I can no longer play anything from the server, it's like something is blocking the MRV access.

    All other network functions work fine with the WET, inclusing VOD and media sharing (photos,music,etc...)
     

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