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Wireless Ethernet adapter list

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Amon37, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Aug 14, 2007 #1 of 168
    Amon37

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    Like many I don't have a phone line hooked up and am stuck paying 5$ a month. Now that Ethernet has been enabled it gives us hope to hook up to the internet and get rid of the monthly fee.

    However this poses another problem for some. Having to run a super long ethernet cable. What I would like to do is have a thread that people can search on that has a good list of adapters that plug into the ethernet port but allow you to connect to an exisiting wireless network.

    So please feel free to get a list going that way people can weigh the cost of an adapter vs. a monthly fee and also so we can know what is compatible and what isn't.
     
  2. Aug 14, 2007 #2 of 168
    tnsprin

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    Note they mentioned HomePlug solutions as another way to get this to work. Homeplug near your router, not near your receiver. Your builtin DishComm is a HomePlug device.
     
  3. Aug 14, 2007 #3 of 168
    sthor

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    kckucera

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    Not a fan of any product that screws with your power, x-10, homeplug etc they all add noise and even though most products has some level of filtering to overcome this they are not perfect.
     
  5. Aug 14, 2007 #5 of 168
    lukin4u

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    have they (dish) said whether this will be an alternative to the phone line for the $5 dollar off??
     
  6. Aug 14, 2007 #6 of 168
    ChuckA

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    Yes. They said it could take a few months for the $5 to drop off your bill but it will be removed if you are Internet connected.
     
  7. Aug 14, 2007 #7 of 168
    Jim5506

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    Yes, onlast night's Tech Chat they specifically said the ethernet connection could replace a phone line.
     
  8. Aug 14, 2007 #8 of 168
    RLMesq

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    The ethernet bridge sthor suggested is a nice product, but kind of expensive if you don't need multiple ports on the other side. I have a Logitech Play Link (<---clicky) for my Xbox 360, and tried it with my 622 for dial-out. It works just fine.

    It's a set of two small boxes; one connects to your router, and the other connects to your remote device (computer, game console, DVR, etc.). The boxes are paired to each other, so there's no need for additional security settings.

    [​IMG]

    You can find them for around thirty bucks on Amazon or buy.com, shipping included.
    It's slower than wireless G, so it wouldn't be a good choice for large file transfer... but for a simple dial-out, who cares?
     
  9. Aug 14, 2007 #9 of 168
    cornflakes

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    I connected my Netgear WGE101 802.11g Ethernet Bridge and the diagnostic tests show it's ok. It's able to get an IP from DHCP and seems to be able to communicate with the outside world.
     
  10. Aug 15, 2007 #10 of 168
    jltv

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    Many cheap wireless routers, can be configured to be a wireless bridge. If you see one on super sale, then download the manual from the manuf. site and see if you can configure it that way. You don't need high speed, so look at close out specials at the big box stores.
     
  11. Aug 15, 2007 #11 of 168
    kmcnamara

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    My problem is that my network is configured for WPA2 which restricts the number of units that will work for me. Consequently I can't use the older/cheaper units. It's a problem I'm willing to deal with for the extra security.
     
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    thefunks67

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    CoriBright

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    http://games.dlink.com/products/?model=DGL-3420

    This one works with WPA2..... and it runs at 108 (super-g) as well. If you're running -n, it might bring the whole network down to 108 so check your router first.

    This one also does WPA-TKIP and WPA-PSK - and it's $30 cheaper.
     
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    thefunks67

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    ssmith10pn

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    Are we a little anal? :D National Security secrets on your computer? :D
     
  16. Aug 16, 2007 #16 of 168
    Jim148

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    Hopefully this isn't straying too far off topic. I have a laptop computer and I am interested in being able to connect to the internet via wifi. I don't have a CD-ROM drive, so being able to use something like the Linksys Wireless-G Gaming Adapter WGA54G would be great if I don't need to load drivers. Does anybody know if this would work for a laptop computer without having to load drivers?
     
  17. Aug 16, 2007 #17 of 168
    ssmith10pn

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    Yes it's driver Free.
    You connect it to your existing network configure it through your web browser, and then go plug it into the ethernet port of your laptop when done.

    It's just a fancy name for a wireless bridge.


     
  18. Aug 16, 2007 #18 of 168
    tnsprin

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    May well be even more important info, at least to him. And some people have restrictions placed on them by the company they work for that mandate the use of the highest security on their home pc's.
     
  19. Aug 16, 2007 #19 of 168
    spawnman

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    So on my home network I don't use DHCP for wireless security and such. Is there a way to assign the 622 an IP address??? Also I use MAC filtering. Can you see what the MAC address is on the 622??
     
  20. Aug 16, 2007 #20 of 168
    ChuckA

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    Your router should show you the mac address of the 622. Display the ARP table. Depending on your router/DHCP Server, you can set it up to assign a specific IP address to the 622 via its mac address so you can still have it ask for a DHCP address. There is currently no way to specify a static IP address through the 622.
     

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