20 Most Recent Linksys DMA 2100 Media Center Extender (DMA2100) Questions & Answers


Did you install DMa software in your machine ? if you did and is not working .Try this install windows 7,8 and it will pick the signal

Linksys DMA 2100... | Answered on May 18, 2017

I doubt very much that a change to an "N" router would help unless you are using the max bandwidth or have a low signal on the recieving end of the "G" router.

I have a windows home server that streams to 6 devices in the house. It used to be a "G" devicee and i never had issues except when large amounts of internet traffic were happening and then it was not sync issues like you have but small blocks of LAG.

Steaming media via wirelss is not really reccomended and a WIRED connection is much prefered.

your sysnc issues are more likely to be the computer or device that is feeding the media.
I suspect a probable CODEC issue especially if they are MKV files that have this type of problem irrespective of overall speed.

Your media extender may also pay a large part in the issue too.
I use an MVIX ULTIO and a PATRIOT BOX OFFICE as two of my media players without any problem

I did extensive research to find a cheap but suitable player and western digital and linksys were almost at the bottom of my list due to player issues with file formats.

Most of these devices are capable of firmware upgrades and i think you may be better looking at that aspect first off before spending money on a new router.

From there you may want to take a hard look at cable to the box.
Some of the larger players in the extender/player market use a short sighted approach with limited playlist for formats etc.

If it is only one type of file that causes the issue consider installing a simple media transcoder software at the source that would convert on the fly to a more suitable format

Linksys DMA 2100... | Answered on Feb 16, 2011

This problem has affected many Linksys DMA extender owners in the US and Australia since 4 November; European users are unaffected.

Cisco (owners of Linksys) took an update server offline which the Linksys tries to communicate with; when it can't reach it, it fails to startup correctly.

The solution is to block the Linksys from accessing the Internet, at least until Cisco get the server back online -- apparently they are working on this and it should be fixed soon.

There are a lot more details in this discussion thread on The Green Button and I've also written a blog entry with more details.

Linksys DMA 2100... | Answered on Nov 10, 2010

See here for existing solutions to this problem.

Linksys DMA 2100... | Answered on Nov 08, 2010

To the best of my knowledge Netflix will only work on the actual computer that it runs on and not an extender. The reason is that netflix uses internet streaming and Silverlight neither of which an extender can use.

Linksys DMA 2100... | Answered on Nov 06, 2010

Ok you must do a Format of the drive first, when XP Setup, comes up, go through until it asks you if you want to use same partition etc, go through until it asks you if you want to Format, Format Full NTFS, then simply install right until the end.

Linksys DMA 2100... | Answered on Feb 09, 2010

The PC must have a cable tuner card installed and connected to be able to record and show TV.
The extender uses the PC for showing the (recorded) TV.

Linksys DMA 2100... | Answered on Aug 12, 2009

Yes; the pass phrase is only about 9 digits long. Go back to the router and setup the WEP security again. You are possibly trying the long version that sometimes is displayed, but that is not the one. Enter a pass phrase (this is used to generate the code), then hit the 'Generate' key, and the code will be listed.

Televison &... | Answered on Oct 06, 2009

Hi there

It appears that somebody at Technika thought it would be a wonderful wheeze to the box ask for a PIN when retuned. My daughter had the brainwave of putting in four zeros and voila!!!

Hope that solves your problem

Televison &... | Answered on Oct 02, 2009

It has nothing to do with the brands. I do have different peripherals of different brands and they work well.

Maybe your son's laptop is more recent than yours. When you connect the wireless adapter to your laptop, does it detect the wireless network? I remember having a similar problem on vacation. At the hotel, I could'nt connect to the wireless network. The tech support told me to adjust some settings on my laptop. He said to go to the Network connexions, right-click on the wireless connection and selection Properties. Click on Configure...And select the Advanced button. Then on the list select Power on saving Mode. Other than Max power save mode.

Televison &... | Answered on Sep 06, 2008

Luxor would be a possible source.

Televison &... | Answered 10 hours ago

In many instances this problem is caused by a bad driver board,and LEDs, or possibly a faulty T-Con board in the TV. It might also be a problem with bulging capacitors or either a loose cable or ribbon connector. You will have to take the TV apart and diagnose the problem.

Televison &... | Answered 16 hours ago

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