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Hampton Bay Windward remote repair

Hampton Bay Windward fan thumbnail

We recently installed some new ceiling fans in our house which really help to keep things cool in the summer time. I installed a white Hampton Bay Windward in our old house and we never had problems with it for 6 years. So, I decided to install the Hampton Bay Windward IV in our new place. These fans are good quality and pretty easy to install. I did the close to ceiling install which is a little trickier, but if you take your time and make sure you hide the wires properly, the close to ceiling install turns out quite nice. Once we were done, the remote had about a 1-2 foot range only! Talk about frustrating. So, as with most similar issues I went online to see if we could find a solution for a Hampton Bay Windward remote repair, plus we also contacted Hampton Bay.

remote ceiling fan

All put back toge...

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How to add a wireless bridge network connection to your Uverse router for under $30

Wireless Bridge example

If your entertainment system is anything like mine, at least one of your devices can be networked. We have a Samsung LED TV with built in wireless, but we also have an older XBOX, a DirecTV HR34-700 receiver, and our Pioneer 1021K receiver. The last three devices only have ethernet network support by default, and there is no easy way to get a network cable to their location. You could spend upward of $75 just to add wireless support to one of these devices, but ideally it makes sense to plug all these devices into a wireless bridge that connects to your home’s Internet router. We have Uverse and DSL at our house, and I found it difficult to find an inexpensive wireless bridge solution that would play nice with our 2Wire 3600HGV. After digging further, I found a great solution to connect all three devices to my router via a wireless bridge, and it cost me only $20. If you are looking for a similar solution, you found the right article.

An ordinary WLAN router that’s been turned into a super router

My basic router that I turned into a super router

The Cisco Linksys E1000

Where do I start?

There are certainly inexpensive wireless bridges out there like these found on Amazon. But be careful, some of these won’t be compatible with your router, and others require you buy a pair of devices – one that plugs into your router via ethernet cable and the other you plug your devices into. That’s a lot of configuration headache, my approach requires you only buy one device and I can confirm it works with our Uverse 2Wire 3600 router.

The solution: Purchase an inexpensive WLAN (wireless) router that supports DD-WRT...

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