Media Link HD - Questions and TroubleshootingSupport


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  1. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    Today I connected the media link and the One X without my WiFi home network.
    Link and phone can be connected directly via WiFi.

    I had the impressions that the direct WiFi connection had a better quality than the WiFi connection by home network.

    So, I think my home network isn't the best ;)

    Harry

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  2. Sauske

    Sauske Well-Known Member

    ?!?....Could you break it down more about what your saying!?
  3. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    Well, with Media Link HD connected in the standard way to the One X (by home network via WiFi) I had a few disconnects between Media Link and phone, and I had some lag between the screens of TV's and phone's.

    So, I tried the direct connection by WiFi between Media Link and One X.
    To simulate a hotel room without WiFi ;) I shut off my home network, did the Media Link reset and let it re-configurate.
    The Media Link became a WiFi hotspot and connected with phone.

    With this direct connection I hadn't any disconnections and I there was less lag between the screens :)

    Harry
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  4. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    in other words, the link has an ad hoc connection that will totally bypass your hone network. if your home network is slow or has multiple devices streaming, etc, this can reduce the quality/bandwidth reserved for the link. using the ad hoc mode will cure that.
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  5. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I think too :)

    To avoid to have shut off my network I'll try now that the Media Link becomes a hotspot with a different ID address range.

    Harry
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  6. Sauske

    Sauske Well-Known Member

    So when I get my phone, would it be best not to hook it directly to my home network? It would be best to hook it up to the media link first!?
  7. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    its designed to use your home network so try both first. its super easy to do either one.

    if you use ad hoc first, the default password to connect to the link is "1234567890HTC" case sensitive. you are free to change the settings once you log on.
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  8. Sauske

    Sauske Well-Known Member

    I'll try the original setup first and if any issue persist, I'll try the ad hoc way!
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  9. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    Now after a few changes and resets I can't connect to the Media Link anymore. I completely reset the Media Link and started from scratch and the Media Link pulls and IP from my router but my phone will never connect. Worth noting that every time I initialize the setup both screens have the configuring screen and almost finish but them the media link screen goes back to the 3 finger screen and my phone says unable to connect. Also during setup it continually drops my WiFi connection on my phone and re connects.
  10. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    can you connect to the link DIRECTLY using the ad hoc method? if so it could be your network.
  11. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    Yeah I can ad hoc but I was connecting fine yesterday and restored all settings. No doubt it is my network but I can't find the issue.
  12. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    change your channel on the router. are you on 2.4 or 5ghz?

    reboot the router.

    reset the media link again.
  13. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    Interestingly I switched my phone to 2.4ghz SSID ran through the setup and it connected. However my Media Link has my Evo listed as the SSID and on odd IP Address. Still it worked. Then for giggles I connected my phone to the 5ghz SSID and then swiped up and low and behold it connected to the media link and everything seems to work. Still have the odd IP but streaming video seems to work better. It's as if my phone is acting as a bridge between the media link and my router (Media Link is not pulling an IP from my router).
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  14. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    media link IS using your phone as the " go between".

    you connect the phone to media link. it reads the wifi SSID and secure info and then connects after this handshake is done. so you are pretty much correct.
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  15. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    I think, this way I want my Media Link to act too :)

    Harry
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  16. WifiMaxed

    WifiMaxed Well-Known Member

    I'm out of town atm and have not played with my media link hd yet. Question I have, maybe someone already experienced this? If you go the adhoc route (direct connect) does this disable 3G data connection? I was hoping Media Link HD would still be able to use 3G and connect to HDTV. Thanks.
  17. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    No unfortunately it uses the WiFi radio which disables the 3g. I tried it just to see and couldn't stream anything.
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  18. WifiMaxed

    WifiMaxed Well-Known Member

    Yup, looking at previous posts was looking that way. No biggie, I'll tie into my internet at home and should be good to go. :D Either way being wireless and full mirroring is a plus.
    Thanks :)
  19. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    Worth noting that the HTC Watch streaming works flawlessly. Go figure that HTC makes sure that doesn't stutter and stall.
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  20. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Most likely superior buffering because they have faith in their DRM, while everyone else makes sure that they have their knickers in a twist over it.
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  21. WifiMaxed

    WifiMaxed Well-Known Member

    I wanted to follow through from my Unboxing vid, to a demo vid. Maybe, it was just dumb luck ;) The length of the vid was all it took to be up and running :) Any who :) EM, is it cool to close the vid with the tag line "AF, The place you want to go, when you want to know, all things LTEVO ;) ? Wanted to toss out some luv to the mods & members making LTEVO special :D

    EVO 4G LTE "LTEVO" Media Link HD demo - YouTube

    Good piece of LTEVO swag :cool:
  22. Holeshot88

    Holeshot88 Active Member

    I just picked my HTC media link from my local sprint store and this little gadget is awesome. The playback res from watching YouTube video, and recorded videos and pictures are amazing. It took no longer then 3 minutes to get it up and running. It also comes with a USB charge cable that's literally twice as long as the charge cable that comes with the ltevo, so Iam now using the long cable for charging and short to power the media link, you also won't have all the excessive wire behind your big screen. My only question is, how do you multitask? everytime I start a video and back out my tv follows my every move. With this media link your supposed to beable to watch videos while checking your facebook and so on.
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  23. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    You can play media files via DLNA media sharing while doing other things.

    Streaming to HDMI mirrors your display.
  24. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    In the video above, in post # 4, the gent starts a video and while it is playing hits the home key to get out into the menus while the video is still playing. (note: he is using a One X)
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  25. skpd

    skpd Well-Known Member

    meaning that is not possible on the LTEVO? I tried this today and I guess you can't multitask while watching a video unless I am missing something

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