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browndk26

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Thu, Sep 4, 2014 12:40 AM

Wireless receiver access point

We currently have 12 mb internet and u200 TV service.There is an INID on the outside of the house and an I38hg access point in the house. If I get a wireless receiver, do I need another access point or can the wireless receiver connect to the I38hg? My plan is to connect it via an ethernet cable but want to know how it connects wirelessly.

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6 years ago

Hi @browndk26,

 

The wireless receiver actually uses a different WAP than a i38hg. It will plug into the Ethernet port in your i38hg and sync with the Wireless Receiver. You can also connect the Wireless receiver via Ethernet cable for a hard wired connection, and you will not need the wireless access point connected if it is connected hard wired.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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JefferMC

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6 years ago

As long as none of the devices you connect to the same switch as your receiver is a wireless access point/router, you should be able to leave them connected to the switch full time.  Nothing you listed would pose a problem.

 

 

 

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6 years ago

Wireless receivers connect differently than wireless internet. A WAP connects up to two wireless receivers. The WAP would connect the same as a wired receiver. The only way to improve range of a WAP is a longer connecting wire to place it better.

 

The I38hg transmits for the internet wi-fi, You can have multiples of these to improve internet wireless.

browndk26

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6 years ago

So I would need an additional WAP if I wanted to use it wirelessly. I presume the wireless receiver and the WAP for it would ship together.
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6 years ago

Yes, the WAP is included in the wireless receiver package. That may be why thet have the one time $49 charge.

Darknessrise

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6 years ago

While you would still need a WAP, you can connect your wireless devices capable of 5 GHz networking to the WAP given to you with the wireless receiver. This is not supported by AT&T.

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browndk26

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6 years ago

Thanks for the responses everyone.

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browndk26

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6 years ago

Ordered the wireless receiver today. Due Monday but maybe it will arrive earlier. Any tips on how to install it?

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6 years ago

I would install it following the instructions to do it wireless. Once you get the wireless aspect of it working, you can just connect the Ethernet cable to it and connect it hardwire as you planned. After that, you can unplug the WAP that came with the Wireless receiver.

 

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browndk26

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6 years ago

Davidt,

 

The wireless receiver will be in the basement about 50 feet away and one level below the I38hg. Should I plug the WAP into the ethernet cable I will be using for the wireless receiver and keep the WAP close to the receiver when I activate it? Or just keep it near the I38hg?

 

 

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6 years ago

The objective is to provide a super signal to the wireless receiver. Since at&t provides a relatively short cat5 cable you can start with that & see if it works well. JUust do not place it real close to the I38hg. There have been posts about interference.

 

If you do not get good service to the wireless receiver, purchase a longer cat5 cable (monoprice.com) & place the WAP closer to the wireless receiver.

browndk26

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6 years ago

What model wireless receiver is being used now? Any photos available?

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The current model is a 7005. Here is a great link that goes over the Wireless Receiver.

 

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browndk26

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6 years ago

Question to aviewer,

 

In another post you said to put the DVR on a less used TV and the receiver on a more frequently used TV. In my case I was going to hardwire a new wireless receiver to the secondary TV in the basement. Davidt suggested settting up the wireless receiver using the WAP first. It sounds like it would be advisable to put the DVR on my basement TV and the receiver on the TV close to the RG. Is that correct?

 

Recording can be set and watched from the DVR or a receiver correct?

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6 years ago

The user facing functionality of a receiver(aka STB) and the DVR is exactly the same. This was deployed with "whole house DVR". Prior to that feature the DVR was usually connected to the most used TV to get the most out of live trick play.

 

When that consideration went away, other considerations come into play. One is that the DVR is recording multiple streams - why add another to watch. Also, the DVR can accept four streams, but the last one must be SD/ So, if you are recording 3 HD the fourth watched on a DVR is SD. You may have 4 HD to the house & you can watch the fourth on another TV.

 

Also, the DVR feeds recordings to the rest of the house. This is why cat5 is recommended & a wireless DVR is not possible. If cat5 conflicts with least used, you have to select which is best for your case. Everything is relative & these particular recommends are not cut & dry. Just adders that must be balanced against other things.

 

Possibly, one reason DavidT recommended you try the wireless just to be sure it is working. I would do that.

 

If there is no problem, DVR not on the least used TV is not a biggie. If there is a problem, it may be a solution to that problem.

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