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Success or Failure? Simple Poll.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - Wireless Adapter Discussion (private)' started by Grentz, Aug 21, 2008.

Your setup was..

  1. a success, WGA600N has been working great.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. a failure, cant get the WGA600N to work with my setup.

    44 vote(s)
    100.0%
  1. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

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    This is a simple poll to see how many have had success with the wireless adapter.

    What I mean, is those that have not had issues getting it setup.

    I had to reset my static IP settings, but I would not call that an issue really as just a simple reset, and all is fine.
     
  2. waynebtx

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    Has worked from day one. Only problem was enter security key the first time.
     
  3. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    I had to enter mine twice but I think it was because I put in extra spaces at the end but the second time took and I have hadn't had any problems since. I didn't even have to go thru set up again when I lost power for a few minutes.
     
  4. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    It took me several tries to get the encryption key recognized, but it has been working great since.
     
  5. HDTVsportsfan

    HDTVsportsfan Active Member

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    Once I realized i had to put the MAC addess of the HR21 and not the 600N it went fine.
     
  6. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    works fine here!!
     
  7. MIAMI1683

    MIAMI1683 New Member

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    Works excellent here. Even with our power outages.
     
  8. tonyd79

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    Working so well (even though a reboot and the CE update) that I forgot it was wireless.
     
  9. jdmac29

    jdmac29 Godfather

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    Works great with music/photos, directvpc app, dod, etc.
    Installation would have been perfect if I would have turned off access control to my wireless devices. That was my error.
     
  10. bakers12

    bakers12 ΔS > 0

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    I have mixed results. It worked fine when I first installed it. Later, in order to provide more testing and information, I reset the adapter. I haven't gotten it re-installed yet.
     
  11. azarby

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    I can get it to work, but I have to take it off line to my desktop and connect it to the router for a manual configuration. Once connected, it works ok for most things, but has problems serving a high def file to my PC.

    Bob
     
  12. Newshawk

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    Broken...
    I'm not in the DirecTV2PC test group, and I don't have a computer that can handle it, so I can't speak to that issue. On all other aspects, the WGA600 has been bulletproof to date.
     
  13. wilbur_the_goose

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    Failure - can't enter valid WEP or WPA key.
     
  14. drx792

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    So far everything has been a success for me with the device. Of course occasionally network services fail, but that varies by CE :lol:
     
  15. leww37334

    leww37334 Hall Of Fame

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    Mine works fine, I even had my wife do the initial setup, worked like a charm

    Have been sending VOD, music, photos, video, DIRECTV2PC and everything I can through it with zero issues (every thing except network services, but that is another story. In fact, it is another whole thread). Now if I could get in the widgets trial I would try that too.
     
  16. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Dripping...
    Only problem I had was if I had a 192.168.10.X/24 IP address coded as the address in the HR21 I couldn't get to the box, it would only work if I went back to DHCP on the HR21.
     
  17. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

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    Yup, thats the only issue I encounted and why I suggest Directv add a reset network to defaults as part of the process.
     
  18. gulfwarvet

    gulfwarvet Tips & Resources Collaboration

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    +1

    getting the timing down on entering the "0" in the key, without getting a bunch of spaces was the hardest part.
     
  19. BudShark

    BudShark New Member

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    worked on HR20-100 and HR20-700
     
  20. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

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    When it's working, I think it's great. Far superior to Power line adaptors. I stream HD MPEG2 and MPEG4 to my PC, Directv2PC with no dropouts.

    The installation does need some improvements for the average joe, or jane. Many nuances on the installs and some headaches with keys not being accepted. I'm confident that it can be a good product.

    I still have one HR20-700 that it hasn't worked with at the other end of the house. That's this weekend's project to figure out what the issue is. Signal is good enough for a PC to get about 5mbps on G network and that may be too low for the adaptor? Will report back.
     

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