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Xbox 360 and Directv wireless together?

by paqrmatt / March 22, 2010 6:18 AM PDT

Hi! I'm trying to find out if there is one solution/product I can buy that will allow me to hook up my Xbox 360 and Directv HD DVR box wirelessly. Currently neither are hooked up to the internet and my wireless router (2wire) is on another floor.

Directv pushes you to the "Linksys WET610N DualBand Wireless N Ethernet Bridge", and I believe it would allow me to hook up both boxes to it.

Would I need any other equipment with this product (ie. for the router)? Are there other better products out there you might recommend?



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my router...
by paqrmatt / March 22, 2010 6:51 AM PDT a "2Wire - Wireless-G 802.11g ADSL Gateway", and my wireless provider is AT&T.

I meant to include that information in my initial message.

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by paqrmatt / March 23, 2010 5:17 AM PDT

I've got to believe this sort of thing is done all the time. Doesn't somebody know about this?

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I used a bridge.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 23, 2010 9:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Anyone??

There are many to choose from. And what many use to do this is a bridge.

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This is what I use:
by cmb4747 / March 25, 2010 7:38 AM PDT
In reply to: I used a bridge.

TRENDnet 200Mbps Powerline AV Fast Ethernet Adapter Kit TPL-302E2K

This will get internet from your upstairs router to the back of your TV using the electrical wires in your house. You cannot use a surge protector.

Then I use a simple Netgear switch that I already had to go from the adapter to up to four other sources. It fast enough to stream HD video for me.

A better, cleaner solution might be:

NETGEAR Home Theater Internet Connection Kit

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that's right power line
by kelo360 / March 25, 2010 10:25 AM PDT
In reply to: This is what I use:

That's the exact one I got. It has four holes for four different items to hard line into an internet connection. So one unit goes by your router. The other into a wall power outlet near what you're trying to hook up. I've got my xbox, ps3, and direcTV box all hooked up to lightning fast internet. Don't forget the ethernet cables. I'd get at least 6ft for each depending on distance from wall outlet to whatever you're hooking up.
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Wireless acces point
by wreider / March 25, 2010 11:05 AM PDT

I would sugguest using a D-Link Xtreme N Duo Wireless-N Bridge/Access Point.
Best Buy has it for $100.
Operates on both 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz bands
So you can check e-mail and browse the Internet while simultaneously streaming HD movies and other media.
Provides 4 wired Gigabit Ethernet ports
In addition to wireless connectivity for expanded connectivity.

This is cheaper than buying a wireless adapter for each device.

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