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Remote Control Extender from Radio Shack

My antennae (wireless extenders) have stopped transmitting. The LED lights are working fine, but the wireless signal suddenly stopped working...any ideas?

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Re: Remote Control Extender from Radio Shack


To determine if your PC will simply not connect or if really your wireless AP/Router, please download NetStumbler, install and run. The software will determine if there is an AP within your immediate area (including yours/high signal strength), if there is & it is yours, then it is configuration problem, it none or some but weak (low signal/not yours) then it is a hardware problem and would most probably require replacement. Most of the time, the cost/time of repair would make the purchase of a new one more reasonable. If your Wireless Ap/Router was detected by NetStumbler, then perhaps what you need is to re-configure your system/set-up again.

Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional; information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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I have placed my receivers in a cabinet. I know there is some type of booster I can hook up so my remote will work with the door closed. Can you tell me where I could find one and what it is called?

Hi there Bridgette, my name is Kimberly and I form part of the Social Media Department with DISH. It is my pleasure to assist you today. Please follow this link to obtain the information you need regarding the UHF Antenna Extender procedure. Feel free to email me at: if you have any additional questions or concerns.

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WE just purchased the Radio Shack IR Remote Extender today and cannot get it to work. the red lights blink on both pyramids and the little IR repeater but it will not turn on the cable box in the...

I have read some very bad reviews about that product, you may be better off returning it to the store and asking for a replacement, and maybe you could ask the guys at the store if you set it up correctly first.

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My Harmony 890 remote seems to be working fine, but I am trying to use the wireless extender for my Receiver and DVD player in the closet. However, nothing seems to work when I try this.

Make sure you assigned your devices to the Extender. This can be done by the following steps:

1) Go to "Device" tab
2) Beside the "Add device" there should be an "Assign devices to..." or something to that extent
3) Select which devices to be controlled by extender!
4) Update extender and remote - make sure you do the extender first!

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My Harmony 890 won't exit USB mode. I made some changes in the software, updated the remote, and when I unplug the USB cable, the remote continues to think it is still connected to USB, until I remove the...

  1. Ensure your are using the latest version of the Harmony Client Software. (Pairing is done in the software and the newest version is needed) 7.7.0 if you dont have it, see below
  2. Ensure that the `Control Devices` are assigned correctly to the Remote & Extender
  3. Update the Firmware in the extender and remote
  4. Update the configuration
  5. Test the remote
Did this fix the problem? If no, see below

Do the `Status` and `RF` lights on the RF Wireless Extender blink when you start an activity or press buttons in a device assigned to the RF Wireless Extender?

if no, Please try the following:
  1. Plug the RF Wireless Extender in AC power only
  2. Reset the RF Wireless Extender by holding down the `Connect` button on the RF Wireless Extender until the `Status` and `RF` lights start blinking back and forth. (This process takes longer than 60 seconds, and the `Connect` button will need to be held down for the entire time)
  3. Once the `Status` and `RF` lights start blinking, let go of `Connect` and unplug the RF Extender from AC power
  4. Upgrade the firmware on the Extender
  5. Update the configuration
  6. Test the remote
Do the `Status` and `RF` lights on the RF Wireless Extender blink when you start an activity or press buttons in a device assigned to the RF Wireless Extender?

if no, contact logitech.

1. Log into the Logitech Harmony Remote Software on your computer
2. Click on the Downloads button at the top-right corner of your screen
3. Click on the Firmware button. Follow the onscreen instructions to upgrade the firmware on your Harmony remote
4. Once the firmware upgrade is complete, click on the Update Remote button
5. Test your remote.

1. Go to
2. Hold your mouse over the Support Tab.
3. Scroll down to Product Support.
4. Choose Harmony Remotes.
5. Choose your brand of Harmony Remotes.
6. Click on Downloads on the right side of the screen.
7. Choose your Operation System (OS)
8. Click on the Download Software button on the bottom of the page.
9. Choose Run.
10. When the software is completed downloading and installing, please open the software.
11. Once the software is open, click on Update Remote.
12. Follow the on screen steps to complete the update.

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IR doesn't transmit

I suggest that you contact Logitech to see if the remote is replaceable. are you out of your warranty period? (This is 90 Day free support and 1 year for the Warranty period) Also, when contacting them, have this information ready:

The PID of the remote:
*found under the battery.
The P/N of the remote:
*also found under the battery.
The PID of the RF Wireless Extender:
The P/N of the RF Wireless Extender:
Full Name:
Phone number:
Zip/Postal Code:

also let them know that you have already updated the firmware.

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RF works when 2 feet or in cabinet

Could be one of two reasons:

1. Interference : Try to remove the Apple Airport Express from the room and see if this makes a difference. If it does, then that is your problem.

2. Weak battery: It is possible that the battery is growing weak and will need to be replaced. you can get one from logitech here:

Hope that helps!

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Jensen - Wireless Infrared Remote Control Extender - JDSC-IR100A

I have also purchased one of these over ebay without a manual. I have gotten it to work as an extender from my basement satellite receiver to the upstairs living room theater TV. I use a channel converter to remote the RF audio and video and this Jensen IR remote to allow control from the living room.

There should be five items in this set. Two dome shaped items, two power supplies and a hockey puck looking IR emitter.

First locate the dome that says transmitter on it. This you want to put at the remote location. This is the dome that you point your remote control at to do your bidding. Make sure its little antenna is extended and the power supply is plugged in. You should be looking at the dome with the antenna tail behind it. The range that you can operate this seems to be somewhat limited. More on this later.

Second, locate the receiver dome. It says receiver on it and has two plug jacks, one for the power supply and one for the IR emitter. Don't worry about that yet, you don't need to plug it in. Raise its antenna, connect its power and set this in front of the devise that is being controlled remotely. You do not need the hockey puck for this to relay your IR beam. Make sure it faces the device being controlled. The antenna tail should face away from the device being controlled.

You should now be able to relay the IR signal. Start by being close to the transmitter. Try a simple on off to verify you have a connection. You can then work at moving away a bit to get an idea on the range capability. I have read several reviews that say this range is very limited, maybe only 5 feet ! I am not sure if this is true in all cases, but be aware of it. Secondly experiment with the receiver placement to get reliable relay to controlled device.

The hockey puck can be used to put the signal in a closed in spot like behind a door in a cabinet etc. In this case, plug it into the receiver and stick it over the IR led on the item being controlled. By the way, I have not gotten this to work on the unit I have. Not sure why. I am also clueless on the visible red LED in the receiver. It seems to glow when I pass my hand around the antenna and does flash when a signal is relayed. It would be nice to know what this is intended to do.

I hope this helps.

If anyone has the manual, I would be interested as well.

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Cannot interface with harmony rf wireless extender

the One doesn't have rf capabilities, so you can't use an rf extender

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Wireless remote control extender

Possibly your new equipment doesn't use IR (infared) as the media for the remote. I have used the pyramid and different versions of it for DirecTV/Dish and most everything else for years with no major problems. occasionally a unit will fail, but that happens. If the red light blinks on the "transmitter" (no antenna) it should indicate that it is receiving IR from the remote. The "receiver" (antenna) has to be oriented correctly in front of the unit to be controlled. I put the receiver no closer than 5' to the unit. The signal coming out is a cone shape and it's easier to aim the further away you are. As a test, you could try using the remote to control a stereo or something else, even a fan. If the remote has a led or a dark red plastic cap on the front end, it should be an IR unit.

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If this happens often enough, it would be fairly simple to troubleshoot. Remove the batteries from your remote, if the problem persists, the problem is not the remote. Next step would be to unplug power to the transmitter, if the problem persists, the problem is not the transmitter. Next step unplug power to the receiver, this should undoubtedly make the symptoms stop, but try it anyway. If it does, it doesn't necessarily mean that the unit is bad. The remote extenders work on radio frequencies. If you have the paperwork for yours, look to see what frequency range it uses. Many other devices use radio, too. Cordless phones, especially the "frequency jumpers" constantly seek around for unused spectrum space and will jump right in somebody elses' space. If you have neighbors, their equipment can interfere with yours and vice versa. I've had microwave ovens with leaky door gaskets interfere with 2.4ghz signals. The new(relatively) incursion of home wireless broadband is another local spectrum user, I can pick up as many as nine of them at once. And the lot size here is about 1/2 acre. I shudder to think what it's like in an apartment/condo environment.

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