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Local CC has 4504 for $175 no rebates. Sonic Blue's website says they are "working on" a wireless connection. Anyone know if the 4504 will connect to a wireless network?


BTW--I'm going to wait to see if SonicBlue goes in the tank before I jump on this,although it does seem like a dael to me.


Thx in advance,


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The 45xx series replays do not have the usb port that SB was planning on releasing software for. So no SB software updates will enable the 45xx series to use usb adaptors.


However, people have used Wireless bridges with success. Wireless bridges are essentially just wireless adaptors that plug into the ethernet port.. Linksys makes the WET-11, and I know Dlink also makes a model.


Note that people have reported problems streaming at high quality using 802.11b, there is simply not enough bandwidth.
 

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JHawk...check PM.
 

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Scyber--thanks for the info.MY son uses the WET-11 to wirelessly play his PS2.Looks like it will have another use now.
 

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I did a search and found this. I have similar questions.


Currently I have the old showstopper with just the phone line, but since I don't have a phone jack near my TV, I have to run a cord across the room. I was considering buying the home wire phone jacks, but many people seems to have issues with it.


Now, I'm considering buying a 5000 series and using the ethernet wirelessly. Currently I only have one computer directly connected to my cable modem. Would I just need a wireless router and wireless bridge in order to get the ReplayTV on the network?
 

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Yes. All you will need a wireless bridge and a wireless router to connect it to the network.


Note: The 5k series is supposed to be getting a software update that allows the use of usb wireless adpators. These are typically cheaper than bridges. But the software is late and no one is sure when it will come out.


Note 2: If you plan on streaming between multiple units, 802.11b only has the thoroughput for low quality (there are mixed reports of success on medium quality) recordings. Do not plan on streaming high quality recordings with 802.11b from one replay to another.
 

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Now, I'm considering buying a 5000 series and using the ethernet wirelessly. Currently I only have one computer directly connected to my cable modem. Would I just need a wireless router and wireless bridge in order to get the ReplayTV on the network?
Yes you can. I have my cable modem connected to a Linksys WRT54G wireless router. My PCs and a RTV5060 are connected to the router via CAT5 cables. My other Replay, a 5040, is connected wirelessly using the Linksys WET11. It connects to the internet for updates and was easy to setup. I can stream shows between the two units as long as the shows are recorded at Standard quality.


Linksys has announced a WET54G ethernet bridge to be released soon. I am looking forward to getting one of them and hopefully being able to stream shows in Medium quality.
 

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Just a word of possible warning about 802.11g, the spec is still not finalized so most products out now do not guarantee that they will support the final spec.


I feel like I say it all the time, but I wouldn't buy 802.11g until this summer when the spec is finalized (June I think).
 

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Just a word of possible warning about 802.11g, the spec is still not finalized so most products out now do not guarantee that they will support the final spec.


I feel like I say it all the time, but I wouldn't buy 802.11g until this summer when the spec is finalized (June I think).
True, all "G" products out right now are based on the draft standard for wireless G. But all manufacturers are stating that once the standard is finalized it will most likely only take a driver or firmware update to make their draft products compatible.


And two companies, Buffalo Tech and Belkin, are guaranteeing that their current wireless G draft products will work or they will replace them with new equipment. See: Toms Hardware 802.11g: Need-To-Know article . I wish Linksys also provided a guarantee, since I have invested in their product. But I am optimistic that my WRT54G will continue to work with the finalized standard after a firmware update.


For me, I believe the risk in investing in wireless G today is fairly low. If one wanted to eliminate all the risk they could purchase the Buffalo Tech or Belkin products and enjoy the benefits without having to wait a few more months.
 
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