PDA

View Full Version : Wifi Options For Mag 254



1969z
01-01-2015, 05:14 PM
Here are some of the wifi options for the Mag 254. Hope this helps those in need.
http://wiki.infomir.eu/doku.php/en:stb_webkit:faq:wi-fi?rev=0&do=export_pdf :o

elena
01-01-2015, 06:16 PM
Very good info. Thank you. Any feedback for any of these units? My be it will be wiser to choose a 5Ghz one?

Captainkangaroo
01-01-2015, 06:54 PM
Thanks 1969z. Very useful info...:)
I stickied it.

theone
01-01-2015, 09:31 PM
I personally am using a Dlink DWA 160 for over a year and works great. It has both 2.4 and 5.0 GHZ. Why is it better? Most Electronics in the house use 2.4 GHZ which may cause interference with the reception of the router so its better to run on 5.0 where it would be clear of any disconnects or interferences. Your router must support both 2.4 and 5.0 GHZ.

elena
01-01-2015, 09:35 PM
I personally am using a Dlink DWA 160 for over a year and works great. It has both 2.4 and 5.0 GHZ. Why is it better? Most Electronics in the house use 2.4 GHZ which may cause interference with the reception of the router so its better to run on 5.0 where it would be clear of any disconnects or interferences. Your router must support both 2.4 and 5.0 GHZ.

Good to know. Thank you.

theone
01-01-2015, 09:49 PM
Good to know. Thank you.
Its so funny, at times my computer would not log on to the internet and I couldn't figure out until I realized that when I turn on my wireless stereo system and noticed that it wouldn't work lol, my stereo runs on 2.4 GHZ.

Satking
02-01-2015, 03:30 AM
Used my jynxbox usb antena

Marley
02-01-2015, 04:26 AM
same here but need 300 one for distance

piyaksuba
02-01-2015, 09:42 PM
Tenda mini wireless usb works great even on live tv.

kriskar73
02-09-2015, 06:04 PM
hey folcan99..is there a trick to setting up the dlink dwa 160? does it have to be configured through a computer first or anything? any help or advice would be greatly appreciated :)

klama
02-11-2015, 06:09 PM
293Vonets VAP11G - works great and have two options -USB an Ethernet (ebay- free shipping)
After testing over 2 months, for now ,this is the best wireless connection with my Mag254..

maxluna
02-11-2015, 06:42 PM
I have a niceEshop 150 Mbps sub wifi adapter and it works great on a laptop. My question is how do you connect it to a mag 254. Others have said it works good on the mag but when I go to settings then wifi it says ( wifi not connected ) Any help would be appricated

vashira
02-11-2015, 10:27 PM
I received the Mag254 yesterday. It came with a WiFi adapter. It sees my dd-wrt but not dd-wrt50 which is what I have set up. I've not been successful at connecting via Wifi but works fine hard wired.
Also, the Wifi adapter becomes burning hot very quickly when inserted in either the front and rear usb port. Does anyone else have these problems? I'm wondering whether I got a defective box or defective adapter.
Thank you for any advice.

vashira
02-12-2015, 09:21 PM
I received the Mag254 yesterday. It came with a WiFi adapter. It sees my dd-wrt but not dd-wrt50 which is what I have set up. I've not been successful at connecting via Wifi but works fine hard wired.
Also, the Wifi adapter becomes burning hot very quickly when inserted in either the front and rear usb port. Does anyone else have these problems? I'm wondering whether I got a defective box or defective adapter.
Thank you for any advice.

Hi all. I contacted the mag box seller and this is the reply I received. Hope it helps others with the same issues.

"The heating issue that you mentioned with the wifi adapter is quite normal with mag 250 and mag 254. As far as its showing available wifi connections under wireless settings the box and wifi adapter are working normally.

The wifi however may not support all security settings of wifi bands. Make sure your router is broadcasting a 2ghz signal and not 5ghz. Also what kind of encryption you are using to lock your Wifi? WPA, WEP, AES etc? I find that WPA works best. Sometimes the other encryptions do not show."

remmirt
02-14-2015, 12:54 AM
I too just purchased the dlink dwa 160. When I plug it into the usb port on the Mag 254 it doesn't recognize it. Any help from folcan99 or anyone else would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

remmirt
02-16-2015, 01:12 PM
Which usb adapter is the most efficient to work with mag 254? I travel a lot and would like to link up to wifi.

djgates06
02-27-2015, 03:04 AM
hey thanks piya i took your advice and got this brand also of the cost works great...

bingolong
02-27-2015, 02:43 PM
what model number dj on the tenda mini

K00lKatT
02-27-2015, 02:55 PM
you might want to check out the source for guaranteed compatible products....

/
www.infomir.eu/eng/products/accessories/

polosj
02-27-2015, 09:58 PM
Tenda model: w311MI , 150Mbps Wireless N Pico USB Adapter on Amazon. Work good so far even when traveling ( I have my own Verizon VPN).

sugarmtn
02-28-2015, 12:31 AM
(openbox/eyebox/alphabox) RalinkRT5370 USB 2.0 /1.1 Type A IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 150Mbps is identical to the Infomir and works exactly the same

coolfiger
03-03-2015, 04:44 PM
i used a generic next nano USB wireless and it works perfectly on my mag254

mikey432
03-08-2015, 01:52 AM
Need some advice guys I need a good adapter with good distance. I live in a 2 story house what do you guys recommend???

redhawk
03-16-2015, 05:37 AM
Tried to use the Realtek adapter, works great in my laptop but does not seem to receive in my mag 254, anyone tried this adapter?
Thanks
redhawk

smallyjohnso
03-18-2015, 12:26 AM
I too just purchased the dlink dwa 160. When I plug it into the usb port on the Mag 254 it doesn't recognize it. Any help from folcan99 or anyone else would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

I am also having problem with getting the adapter recognized..did not see a response ..any help out there ? thanks

mikey432
03-18-2015, 01:41 AM
I personally am using a Dlink DWA 160 for over a year and works great. It has both 2.4 and 5.0 GHZ. Why is it better? Most Electronics in the house use 2.4 GHZ which may cause interference with the reception of the router so its better to run on 5.0 where it would be clear of any disconnects or interferences. Your router must support both 2.4 and 5.0 GHZ.

Great little unit thanks. Set it up right on the box.

Marley
03-18-2015, 05:36 AM
it should see it Wireless Security: 64/128 bits WEP WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES)

moskivb
03-18-2015, 11:03 AM
Full list of WIFI adapters STB MAG-200/245/250/254/255/270/275 according to infomir.

http://wiki.infomir.eu/doku.php/stb_webkit:faq:wi-fi

Mandzs
03-19-2015, 01:11 PM
Hi,
I have an Edimax 7711uan but the mag doesn't recognise it.I plugged the adapter in a computer first,everything is working bit when I connect it to the mag 254 it says wifi adaptor not connected.Does someone know the solution?

dontgetit
03-20-2015, 02:33 PM
wish I would have read this sticky before buying my wireless adapter.this trendnet is not recog nized by my 254.

saqeeb90
03-23-2015, 11:03 PM
hi guys i am using this jadoobox wifi adapter it doesn't seems to work
how can i check what kind of wifi adapteri it this it says 802.11 N wps

daversv
03-26-2015, 07:20 PM
would you guys recommend more the thing that goes trough electrical wires more than wireless?

K00lKatT
03-26-2015, 07:23 PM
are you referring to powerline adaptors??

daversv
03-26-2015, 07:49 PM
are you referring to powerline adaptors??

that is the word I was looking for lol

saqeeb90
03-27-2015, 12:44 AM
hi guys i am using this jadoobox wifi adapter it doesn't seems to work
how can i check what kind of wifi adapteri it this it says 802.11 N wpsy r

what is my mag254 not picking up wifi adapter while same adapter working with jadoo box

catz
03-27-2015, 12:48 AM
Different chip sets, the jynxbox wifi antenna works well.

redhawk
03-27-2015, 01:41 AM
hi There
with respect to youe wifi adapter, I bought same unit, but cant seem to load into laptop, it aborts the install after asking to plug adapter into USB ,Will not go to the next stetup screen for aircard router connection info? any ideas
thanks
redhawk

Marley
03-27-2015, 03:55 AM
may be dont like win8

zhong
03-27-2015, 08:34 PM
This wi-fi adapter- Aura HD air Wireless N USB Adapter 150Mbps was included in the price with my Mag. 254.
It has specifications in Ukrainian and Russian on the package so assume it is somehow associated with Mag boxes since they made in Ukraine, so it would be the most compatible with AuraHD MAG250 or other Mag boxes.

Works like a charm. Video on channels played with hardly any freezing was like if I was connected using ethernet cable.

zhong
03-27-2015, 08:41 PM
are you referring to powerline adaptors??

Isn't that the same as Network bridge ?

Sonofadigger
03-29-2015, 08:23 PM
Does anyone know if this would work

Optimal Shop 300Mbps 300M USB Wireless Adapter WiFi LAN Network Card IEEE 802.11b/g/n Antenna

Cd001111
07-05-2015, 03:51 AM
Does anyone know if this would work

Optimal Shop 300Mbps 300M USB Wireless Adapter WiFi LAN Network Card IEEE 802.11b/g/n Antenna

Maybe, depends on distance & how strong the signal is, there is an android app that helps find a good place to locate the wifi router.
Think power line adapter, cheap and efficient.

indio17
07-23-2015, 02:11 AM
Dwa 160 wireless manager is not compatible with windows 8, so there's no way of saving your wireless information on to it. So I would not recommend this unit if running Windows 7 or above.

wildbill
07-29-2015, 05:56 PM
I have performed a lot of tests and lan is best. I use a alpha r36 router with USB antenna to boost range. You can connect into lan port
too. It uses rtl8187l usb any transceiver with this chip set will work up to 15 ft. do not use a extension cable. get adapter with wire 15 ft. I use outdoor antennas and indoor. I was just in a RV park and the above worked really good. I have a vertical antenna mounted on top of trailer connected to adapter inside. Keep coax short if you go this way. I have 2 r36 routers. One is for home use.

Digi X
08-05-2015, 01:08 PM
Dwa 160 wireless manager is not compatible with windows 8, so there's no way of saving your wireless information on to it. So I would not recommend this unit if running Windows 7 or above.
I beg to differ.
I am running a D-LINK DWA-160 Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter on my mag 254.
I am running Win 10.
That adapter not only works on my mag but also my computers.
Don't need the wireless manager all you have to do is plug it into a pc, go to router and push the button on the router to find the D-LINK adapter.
Works very well on a 5GHz on my mag 254 anywhere i put it in my house.

storm44
09-14-2015, 02:14 AM
I have performed a lot of tests and lan is best. I use a alpha r36 router with USB antenna to boost range. You can connect into lan port
too. It uses rtl8187l usb any transceiver with this chip set will work up to 15 ft. do not use a extension cable. get adapter with wire 15 ft. I use outdoor antennas and indoor. I was just in a RV park and the above worked really good. I have a vertical antenna mounted on top of trailer connected to adapter inside. Keep coax short if you go this way. I have 2 r36 routers. One is for home use.

The RV park I go to has a weak wifi signal and I get a lot of freezing I will have to try the Alfa AWUS036NH/r36 combo. Which outdoor antenna would you recommend for a RV?

Nadman
09-15-2015, 08:12 PM
Hi Captainkangaroo
I have a mag 254, and bought a wireless adaptor. Is there any instructions posted on how to set it up or do I just plug into the mag 254.
Any help appreciated .... Thanks Nadman

sean067
10-25-2015, 05:41 PM
I'm using the Dlink 160 with my Shaw internet but it's freezing a lot - we have two laptops, an ipad and two phones on wifi.

Will an ethernet cable solve this problem?

My Shaw modem is the Touchstone SBG6782

Very frustrating but I'm sure there is a solution

Thanks for any help

Syaoran
10-26-2015, 01:48 AM
Do any of the AC adapters work? I saw a D-Link one at Staples for a decent price AC 600, I believe.

ChrisLV
11-03-2015, 02:21 PM
If it helps anyone, I bought a cheap generic dual band USB wifi adapter from Ebay and it's working fine with my Mag 254 box. The product description said it used the Ralink RT5572N chipset and supported Linux, so I expect any USB wifi adapters which use that chipset will work fine.

mishtag
11-11-2015, 04:48 PM
Although that I am still waiting to receive my MAG254, I try to be prepared, and I am trying to collect info for setting up the Wi-Fi adapter (I have one setting aside with no use), and people talking about the OS running their computer, so what that has to do with the Wi-Fi adapter set up if we can directly stick it in the MAG254 USB port, then do the set up from the menu?

Thanks for the help in advance,

Marley
11-11-2015, 05:32 PM
yup a cheap one works great and setup in menu then wifi very ez to do

mishtag
11-11-2015, 06:55 PM
asft, would you please provide an example for cheap one that works great and ez to set up.

ChrisLV
11-14-2015, 09:04 PM
Yes, you set it up from the menu. It's nothing to do with the OS running on your computer, it's that the MAG box runs Linux, so whatever wifi adapter you buy needs to support Linux. It doesn't matter what brand or price, as long as it uses one of the chipsets listed in the link in the first post, then it'll be fine.

roadrunneric
01-24-2016, 03:32 PM
My 254 is not seeing available wifi networks when I hit the refresh button. Is there something I have forgotten. I'm in the Philippines on vacation and I have public and private wifi here and using it on all my other devices. Thanks for any help.

SPEEDER
02-19-2016, 07:20 AM
Will my MAG 254 work with D-Link DWA-172 wireless adapter? I have plugged in the dongle in both usb ports but it always says device status DOWN. Am I doing something wrong or this adapter is not compatible?

aniceto1783
02-22-2016, 03:53 PM
Univision ,unimas channels down.anyone have any idea how to fix.or what might work.already reset mac,and box and reload portal.channels still down

Laser
02-22-2016, 04:02 PM
Univision PR is working!!please start a thread do not hijack this one!!

minonano
04-08-2016, 02:30 PM
If it helps anyone, I bought a cheap generic dual band USB wifi adapter from Ebay and it's working fine with my Mag 254 box. The product description said it used the Ralink RT5572N chipset and supported Linux, so I expect any USB wifi adapters which use that chipset will work fine.

Chris
Do you still recommend your usb dongle with Ratlink 5572N as I need to buy one for MAG254?
Please reply Thanks

debug337
04-15-2016, 02:29 PM
I personally am using a Dlink DWA 160 for over a year and works great. It has both 2.4 and 5.0 GHZ. Why is it better? Most Electronics in the house use 2.4 GHZ which may cause interference with the reception of the router so its better to run on 5.0 where it would be clear of any disconnects or interferences. Your router must support both 2.4 and 5.0 GHZ.


HOW did you get this to work ? I plug mine in and nothing happens

wickedjoker
04-15-2016, 03:15 PM
HOW did you get this to work ? I plug mine in and nothing happens

Try the other usb port!

debug337
04-19-2016, 06:57 AM
I did that , I think I may have the incorrect version. No big deal

lovetv
01-21-2017, 07:21 PM
all, I have a problem. When I first picked up my IPTV box, I connected to my wireless network no problem. I then picked up a powerline Ethernet kit and hardwired the IPTV box to it. I now only works when it is hardwired to the network and wireless adapter is not working. There is error message on the screen. hxxps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn7vTNXSMdw
I've to go into network to find wifi dchcp doesn't even allow me to choose wireless network. nothing works. any suggestions?