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WET610N {CE:21:02} 0x0350 - Discission Thread

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - Wireless Networking (private)' started by Greg Alsobrook, Sep 5, 2009.

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  1. Greg Alsobrook

    Greg Alsobrook Lifetime Achiever

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    Dave... Feel free to try on your HR2x for now... Then just reset the bridge and start over when your H21 gets the code...
     
  2. Greg Alsobrook

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    Smiddy... You can connect it back however it was previously to send the report.

    Also, make sure to post your troubles in the issues thread. Good luck and keep us posted!
     
  3. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    If I remove power from teh STB and put it back where it was, does the information get scratched when I disconnect teh power cable to move it back?

    Anyhow, the last time I tried setting it up, it failed. However, letting the system sit over night apparently it figured it out and is now connected. This is very unpredictable behaviour. I'll send a report this morning.
     
  4. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Ok, as I noted in my issues report here, there is so weirdness that has happened, since over night it finally connected after saying it had failed. So, I would hypothesize that you need to give it time to synch up, since it is apparent it does happen right away and seems to time out within the STB. This makes for inconsistancy however, which confuses the user, for all purposes, since it said it failed, it shouldn't have continued to try to connect. Perhaps there is a control issue between the bridge and the STB? Anyhow, telling a user to wait over night for a connection is not the answer.
     
  5. Movieman

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    It wont loose any of the info if you unplug the power from the bridge. It will only loose the info you to press the reset button.
     
  6. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    It would appear that perhaps some routers are "more challenged" with the uPnP sync up than others.
     
  7. Mike Bertelson

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    I'm up and running.

    I ran DirecTV2PC and it was flawless. No difference from my wired receivers.

    I start testing media share todayand all week long. I downloaded some HD (720p) movie trailers and I'll give TVersity a workout.

    Mike

    Bring On MRV Baby!
     
  8. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Not the bridge, the STB. :)
     
  9. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    HR21-100

    Finally got a chance to connect the WET610N for the first time. I've been avoiding this forum and haven't read anything about anyone elses successes or failures over the last week. Since I'm probably the least technically inclined member of this test, I wanted to go into it totally uninformed.

    Opened the box, plugged the WET into a power supply. Waited for the blue light on the front to be solid (about 2 minutes).

    Plugged the ethernet cable into the DVR, then into the WET. No pop up. Waited a few minutes, but a pop up regarding discovering the wireless connection never came.

    Went into Network Setup and selected wireless networking manually. Asked for my key and the first time I entered it, I pressed the right arrow when done and it failed (I'm assuming because it added a space to the end of the number). Entered the password again, this time hitting the down arrow as soon as I was done. Display showed checking password (or something to that effect) for almost a full 3 minutes and then got the success page, showing that I was now connected to the internet.

    So, not as painless as if there would have been a pop-up, but pretty easy so far.
     
  10. Steve615

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    Okay,I finally got around to testing the 610 with our HR23-700.

    Setup of the 610 was a breeze on the first attempt. :)

    Here are the steps I performed in regards to getting it connected.

    1. Plugged one end of the Cat 5 cable into the Ethernet 1 port on the HR23-700.
    2. Powered the 610 up.
    3. Waited approx. 2 minutes for the blue power light/LED to stay solid.
    4. Connected the other end of the Cat 5 cable to the 610.
    5. Waited 2-3 minutes and got the Wireless Adapter Found OSD.
    6. Selected Configure Now and waited approx. 2 minutes for the 610 to find the network.
    7. Selected the network to connect the bridge to and selected Continue.
    8. Entering the security key was not an issue here. Entered the key,got the Congratulations OSD on the first attempt and selected Connect Now.
    9. It took 15-30 seconds to get the Connected via the Internet OSD.

    Total time involved for the process was approx. 8 minutes.
     
  11. bobnielsen

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    Bainbridge...
    The STB shouldn't care. Once things are set up, you could switch between wired, powerline or wireless and nothing should change.

    Unfortunately, both of my DVRs lost internet connectivity with 0x350 and I needed to set them up again. I had to switch from static IP to DHCP (discussed in the 0x350 issues thread).
     
  12. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    My question though is if I unplug the STB after it fails a wireless encryption key, once I plug it back in will it have the failed information to be able to send it or not?
     
  13. bobnielsen

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    Bainbridge...
    I doubt that it stores the key. AFAIK, all the supporting software in 0x350 does is allow the STB to be used as an interface for setting up the bridge (hopefully a one-time occurrence). Once set up, the key is kept in the WET610 and the STB acts as if it had a hard-wired connection.
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

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    I'm pretty sure you are right on with this information.
     
  15. JimMariner

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    This has also been my findings too. The DTV Recievers look at the WET610N in the same way as a hardwire install, AFTER it finishes the instalation of the wireless bridge. The settings are retained in both and remain, even when powered down. When powered back up, there is no need to reset anything.
     
  16. Drew2k

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    Greg - Through your contacts have you heard if DIRECTV is going to remove the limit on the number of characters in the security passhprase during HR2x setup? It currently is limited to 26 characters, my passphrase is 63 characters and has been for three routers now, going back over 4 years, and it's not something I can or will change due to the number of wireless devices in my household.

    As of right now I connected using WiFi Protected setup. If DIRECTV wants users to plug-and-play and configure through the HR2x, I think they would be wise to add a WPS option when the bridge is detected. "Do you have this symbol [WPS symbol] on your router? If so, click WiFi Protected Setup", otherwise skip "Continue" to manually enter your passphrase".

    If they can do this, those with advanced routers can be setup very quickly, with no need to key in the passphrase, and if they don't have an advanced router, can manually configure the bridge.

    Also, if DIRECTV is not going to change the character limit, then DIRECTV needs to add a message advising users with more than 26 characters in their passphrase to use Plan B (CD setup) or Plan C (direct configuration via wired router setup) or Plan D (WiFi Protected setup outside the HR2x) ...
     
  17. Drew2k

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    By the way, I should have mentioned in this thread that on my HR20-100 this week the bridge was detected in under a minute, versus last week after 5 minutes it did not detect the bridge.

    Here's how I did it this week:

    Bridge was unpowered
    HR20-100 was powered
    Plugged the bridge into AC power
    Waited until light on bridge was solid and plugged network cable from bridge into HR20-100
    Less than a minute later a pop-up appeared over live TV telling me the bridge was detected.
     
  18. Drew2k

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    Has anyone noticed anything odd with how their router or PC identifies their receiver when it's hooked up to the bridge?

    Under Network Setup / Advanced I can see the IP and MAC addresses of the DVR, but in my router's DHCP table the DVR is listed with that IP address but the MAC address of the bridge - the MAC address of the HR20 is not being shown.

    Under Media Share, I have two entries for this DVR now: the original entry, showing the MAC of the HR20, and a new entry showing the MAC of the bridge. So what's up with that?

    (The bridge was configured using WPS.)
     
  19. Movieman

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    When I was doing the resets of the bridge I never bothered to check the settings of the STB so I assumed that it was not saving anything. I know that when I took the last CE all my settings did reset.
     
  20. tfederov

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    I reset to my network defaults on my HR21-700, reset the WET610N, plugged it in, and got the popup screen. Some of the things took a while (maybe a minute) to register such as after I entered my SSID or my key but it was a smooth install and everything is working as advertised.
     
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