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Burkhardi
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Linksys WUSB11 for wireless [HD1000]

Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:27 pm

Has anyone had any luck with versions other then V2.6 (Linksys WUSB11 V2.6)?

I have a V2.6 plugged into the USB port on the back of the HD1000 and it works well.

I know I can't stream HD content, but it's doing a great job with my WMA music and my photos!

This will make it do-able for my parents house now. They have not ethernet connections where their TV is located, but now I can use the WUSB11.

So I am using a V2.6 now, I have a V2.8 that doesn't seem to work and a Netgear M101 in the mail heading my way too (via eBay).

So what other USB Wi-Fi adaptors and versions have people had good luck with?

TIA, Matt
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dgburns
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Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:19 am

Hi Matt.
I haven't used an USB wireless adapters, but essentially ANY wireless "bridge" device should work, and if the WLAN in the home is 802.11g youshould be able to get full g speed with a "bridge" plugged into the PB's 10/100tx port.

I've also seem raves (and boo's) about the most recent generation of Ethernet over power adapter setups. Letting you put the PB essentially anywhere there's a power plug in the house.
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Visco 32" LCD
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wiser
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I use a wet54g with no problems

Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:06 am

Hi,
I haven't used a USB adapter, but I have used a WET54g with success. This also supports power over ethernet which I haven't tried out but which might make the installation neater.

A.
Now:
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Burkhardi
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Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:12 am

I'll have to check into the gaming adaptor route. With the USB one, it's simple, works fine for pictures and music. It's just the HD content that is an issue. I can get normal video tot he unit w/o issue. The USB dongles I have been getting for less then $15 to the door.
If I were to do one for my own use, I would go with the gaming adaptor route since its so much more robust since it hooks to the HD1000's ethernet jack.
Thanks for the feedback guys!

So for my parents house, the USB dongle will work for what they need and I went with the Netgear MA101.

THe funny thing is that when you set up the USB dongle, the HD1000 says it can't do it right (after you set the ESSID and password). But once you reboot, you have the wireless conection up and working.
Roku3 and Roku HD1000 [Rev B] on a Samsung HLP5674W DLP in the living room; a Roku2 and two Roku XS and a few SoundBridges.Win7; Kubuntu and XP via RT-N66U, E2000 and a switch or two. I own stock in Roku, it's just all in the form of hardware.Viva la Roku
 
dgburns
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Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:07 am

Glad it's working for you Matt.
The problem with anything USB on the HD1000 is the port is USB 1.1. So it's "stuck in the mud" slow. It will be just fine for pictures and music, but for anything close to a pleasant video experience you'd want either wired or an 802.11g "bridge" deivce on the wired ethernet.
HD-1500 RevB #1 (media room)

Mitsubishi WD-62528 62" LCD RPTV

Kenwood VR-407 receiver w/PSB Alpha's

PS/3 60GB (now 250GB) w/750GB Seagate ext

M1000 (upstairs)

HD-1000 RevB #2 (bedroom)

Visco 32" LCD

AR 2.1 audio system

PS/2

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