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Would like help connecting my DirecTV HD DVR to the internet useing wi-fi

Would like help connecting my DirecTV HD DVR to the internet useing wi-fi

want to conect my HD DVR to the internet useing wi-fi but at&t internet box is ethernet only .

what do I need and who do I contact to do this?

 

 

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ACE - Expert
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‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

Re: help

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.  

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Message 2 of 19

Re: help

DVR model =HR24-200ADSL2+ router model #6200
Message 3 of 19
Scholar

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well the HR24 does not have WiFI built in, so you would need a CCK from DIRECTV. But you need to make sure your ATT gateway can provide you with WiFI signals
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ACE - Expert

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The HR24 does have an ethernet port.  Is it close enough to router to simply use an ethernet cable?

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Message 5 of 19

Re: help

No its about 50 feet away and I want to use 2 smart tv's also I need Wi-Fi .
Message 6 of 19
ACE - Expert

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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. 

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Message 7 of 19
Tutor

Re: Would like help connecting my DirecTV HD DVR to the internet useing wi-fi

Model # HR54

Message 8 of 19
ACE - Expert

Re: Would like help connecting my DirecTV HD DVR to the internet useing wi-fi

@ibrinkley, please start your own new thread with more details about your equipment ....

  • DirecTV DVR/Receiver model numbers?
  • How connected to your home network for internet access?
  • Has this ever worked properly?
  • What troubleshooting have you tried?
  • What type of internet service do you have?
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Message 9 of 19
Tutor

Re: Would like help connecting my DirecTV HD DVR to the internet useing wi-fi

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.

Message 10 of 19
Tutor

Re: Would like help connecting my DirecTV HD DVR to the internet useing wi-fi

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.

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ACE - Expert

Re: Would like help connecting my DirecTV HD DVR to the internet useing wi-fi

@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.  

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Message 12 of 19
Tutor

Re: Would like help connecting my DirecTV HD DVR to the internet useing wi-fi

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO  START MY OWN THREAD. THIS IS ALL NEW TO ME.

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Re: Would like help connecting my DirecTV HD DVR to the internet useing wi-fi

To start a new thread you can click on 'Ask a Question' at the top right on the blue bar.

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Tutor

Re: Would like help connecting my DirecTV HD DVR to the internet useing wi-fi

my model is H44 700

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