- edited 08-31-2015 7:16 AM by davidbk
08-28-2015 1:30 PM
It's always best to use a direct ethernet connection whenever possible. More reliable than WiFi.
What model DirecTV DVR do you have (label behind front panel access card door, or on rear panel)? Unless it's a newer HR44 Genie DVR, you can't connect directly with WiFi unless you get a wireless Cinema Connection Kit from DirecTV.
What model network gateway/router do you have? If it doesn't have WiFi built-in, then you'll need to add a Wireless WiFi router.
08-30-2015 7:56 PM
08-30-2015 11:01 PM
The HR24 does have an ethernet port. Is it close enough to router to simply use an ethernet cable?
09-01-2015 9:50 PM
Ok, first things first .... you'll need to get WiFi in your home before you can connect anything via WiFi. You said you have a "ADSL2+ router model #6200". Who is your internet service provider? I can't find any information on that model using Google. If your router doesn't have WiFi built-in, contact your ISP for an upgrade. Post back once you have WiFi and we can help you add a Wireless Cinema Connection Kit to enable WiFi connections for your HR24.
01-07-2016 9:00 AM
@ibrinkley, please start your own new thread with more details about your equipment ....
01-07-2016 9:01 AM
I CAN'T DOWNLOAD THE MOVIES. I HAVE A MODEM ABOUT 20-30 FEET FROM THE TV. I USE COMCAST AS MY PROVIDER & MY MODEM IS AN XFINITY. I TRIED PUTING WIRELESS RANGE EXTENDER IN THE LIVING ROOM BUT IT DOESN'T WORK. MY DIRECT TV GENIE IS HR54.
01-07-2016 9:03 AM
AM NEW TO ALL OF THIS. I'VE ONLY HAD DIRECTTV A MONTH. I THOUGHT WHEN THEY INSTALLED IT THEY WOULD PUT SOMETHING FOR THE INTERNET.
01-07-2016 9:04 AM
@ibrinkley, yes, the installer should have completed the installation with a connection to your home network for internet access. Call back DirecTV and request a service tech visit while you're still covered by the 90-day installation warranty.
01-07-2016 12:02 PM
To start a new thread you can click on 'Ask a Question' at the top right on the blue bar.