2483 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 18, 2011 11:50 AM by pville1
Actually, the 'solution' to all this is far simpler than one would have imagined (and is quicker than reading this posting).
After spending 90 minutes on the phone with Linksys (what a waste of time). I arose this morning and realized I (we) never attempted a clean reset of the WET610N without Linksys tapped in via the Internet. I did it and it worked!
Here's the 'hard' part. When reseting the WET610N (pushing a paperclip in the little red hole on the back of the unit) you need to press the hidden button for at least 10 seconds. After about 5 seconds the power light on the front starts to blink with the additional amber glow — you haven't fully reset the wireless bridge just yet. Keep holding down the reset button and you will see a blue "line" light appear under the the rectangular mode change button on the front. Once this starts to blink you have completed a reset successfully. I then did the additional step of power cycling (unplugging for 10 seconds) the unit.
I completely skipped any Linksys "wizard' crap (which it is) and simply went to the set-up screen on my DirecTV DVR. This time DirecTV's set up recognized the TC's dual bands. I chose the 5Ghz network. The system did its thing and everything is right with the world (as far as downloading DirecTV On Demand at 802.11n speeds).
Hope this helps anyone with similar set-ups. I just wish DirecTV and Linksys would get their respective acts together.