With all the way to connect your Dish Network receiver to the internet, how about connecting with a 2wire wireless gaming adapter. I will be using the 2wire wireless adapter from the 1022 At&t Homezone on a Vip 612 receiver.
What I am showing you will also work with all the Vip and K series Dish Network receivers. This 2wire gaming adapter can also work on your Xbox, PS3, Pc, laptop etc. To setup you 2wire gaming adapter with your Dish Network receiver you will need the following:
• 2Wire Wireless Gaming Adapter
• Wireless Router "I'm using a 2wire 2700 HG-B
• Vip, K series or receiver with ethernet
The first thing that you must do to setup your dish network receiver with the wireless gaming adapter is to configure the gaming adapter to be able to talk with your wireless router. So what you will need to do is plug the 2wire wireless adapter directly into your router and power the wireless adapter on. Then point a web browser to your routers default gateway. This will usually be 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.254.
Once your web browser open up your wireless router's default gateway screen look for an option that will allow you to see the ip address of 2wire wireless gaming adapter. Once you find the wireless located in the list, click on view details to see the ip address.
Now that you have the ip address of the gaming adapter, you will now need to type this address into your web browser. You should now see a screen that resembles the image below, which will allow you to change setting on the 2wire gaming adapter.
Open up the wireless setting option from the list on the left side of the screen. Within screen you can now see a list of all the local wireless networks within range of the adapter. Pick your wireless network from the list and fill in the detail for you security encryption. The only problem is that 2wire gaming adapter does not work WPA2, but works with WEP and WPA.
After you have configured you wireless adapter, unplug it from you router and now plug it into your Dish Network receiver. Once you plug in the power cord, press the menu button on your dish network remote. Then press:
• #6 for system setup
• #1 for installation
• #8 for broadband setup
• #1 for Network Setup
Now all you have to do is reset your connection to acquire the ip address from the gaming adapter for the dish network receiver. If you see a 0.0.0.0 then there is a problem.
Your Dish Network receiver is now online and ready to begin downloading content from Dish On Demand. Just press the DVR button and press #5 for Dish ONLINE. If you have any problems make sure that you have setup port forwarding for the port range of 2200 - 2299.