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Possible to register device -desktop pc- that is not at home?


The tech said I must bring my OFFICE PC home to let it be seen by the geniego on the home network.

Then I can take it back to work and watch the DVR programs recorded.

I think there MUST be a way around that.

Any computer far away would not be able to register.

I am asking this forum for advise because the tech must be uninformed.

(I registered a laptop to geniego at home.)

(I downloaded a single show onto the geniego.)

How do I setup my home hardware to be able to allow my

away from home PC to see my geniego?

I loaded the geniego app on it but it can't find the geniego!

Thanks in advance.


The tech said I must bring my OFFICE PC home to let it be seen by the geniego on the home network.

Then I can take it back to work and watch the DVR programs recorded.

I think there MUST be a way around that.

Any computer far away would not be able to register.

I am asking this forum for advise because the tech must be uninformed.

(I registered a laptop to geniego at home.)

(I downloaded a single show onto the geniego.)

How do I setup my home hardware to be able to allow my

away from home PC to see my geniego?

I loaded the geniego app on it but it can't find the geniego!

Thanks in advance.

Possible to register device -desktop pc- that is not at home?

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Mar 22, 2014 2:22:09 PM
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In order to activate the GenieGO OOH (out of home) feature, the computer and the GenieGO must be on the same LAN (network) when the activation occurs.  The Tech was spot on.  Understand that were any computer anywhere able to access the GenieGO OOH then folks would be sharing the Directv programming with the entire dorm, or city of Cincinnati etc.

In order to activate the GenieGO OOH (out of home) feature, the computer and the GenieGO must be on the same LAN (network) when the activation occurs.  The Tech was spot on.  Understand that were any computer anywhere able to access the GenieGO OOH then folks would be sharing the Directv programming with the entire dorm, or city of Cincinnati etc.

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Anyone else?... Anyone???

Despite the fact that your response includes a sarcastic, demeaning, patronizing slap of words,

I would only say that it would again point out the ineptitude of the techs I spoke to- and there were maybe a dozen.

Noone said there would be any problem; It would just have to be "fixed" still. (Until the last "tech")

As I understand it, only 5 devices are allowed to play the Direct tv programming from my geniego.

Therefore I discount your argument and await a reply from someone who might know a thing or two more than you.

There are a good number of posts in this forum which direct users to work the problem in various ways.

I hoped to get solid direct info if it is available.

Any help to make progress would be welcome. Others need not apply.

I can plod along on my own if none is forthcoming.

Thanks again in progress.

Anyone else?... Anyone???

Despite the fact that your response includes a sarcastic, demeaning, patronizing slap of words,

I would only say that it would again point out the ineptitude of the techs I spoke to- and there were maybe a dozen.

Noone said there would be any problem; It would just have to be "fixed" still. (Until the last "tech")

As I understand it, only 5 devices are allowed to play the Direct tv programming from my geniego.

Therefore I discount your argument and await a reply from someone who might know a thing or two more than you.

There are a good number of posts in this forum which direct users to work the problem in various ways.

I hoped to get solid direct info if it is available.

Any help to make progress would be welcome. Others need not apply.

I can plod along on my own if none is forthcoming.

Thanks again in progress.

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The reason why you did not get more responses was because dcd provided the correct answer.  Bottom line is the computer needs to be in your home network in order to be paired with the GenieGo for the first time.

The reason why you did not get more responses was because dcd provided the correct answer.  Bottom line is the computer needs to be in your home network in order to be paired with the GenieGo for the first time.

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Mar 22, 2014 8:47:41 PM
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Bottom line, Thanks for your time and efforts,

I do not know your qualifications therefore I wait for progress -still.

tap tap "Is this thing on?"   :  )

dcd... The tech was spot on.     It was the first 11 techs that were ignorant.?   okay....?   maybe   (not the last two!!!!!!  ok!)

Thanks Thanks

Bottom line, Thanks for your time and efforts,

I do not know your qualifications therefore I wait for progress -still.

tap tap "Is this thing on?"   :  )

dcd... The tech was spot on.     It was the first 11 techs that were ignorant.?   okay....?   maybe   (not the last two!!!!!!  ok!)

Thanks Thanks

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Yes, the first answer you received was the correct one.  What more can anyone else add?

Yes, the first answer you received was the correct one.  What more can anyone else add?

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builtmachine wrote:

Anyone else?... Anyone???

Despite the fact that your response includes a sarcastic, demeaning, patronizing slap of words,

My "sharing" comment was an attempt at levity and certainly wasn't intended to insult you in any way.  Just know that on this particular point I gave you the rock solid facts.  The computer must be on the same LAN as the GenieGO in order to activate OOH initially.  Were you to get any number of responses claiming that point was not accurate, it would still be hard fact.

builtmachine wrote:

Anyone else?... Anyone???

Despite the fact that your response includes a sarcastic, demeaning, patronizing slap of words,

My "sharing" comment was an attempt at levity and certainly wasn't intended to insult you in any way.  Just know that on this particular point I gave you the rock solid facts.  The computer must be on the same LAN as the GenieGO in order to activate OOH initially.  Were you to get any number of responses claiming that point was not accurate, it would still be hard fact.

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litzdog911 wrote:

Yes, the first answer you received was the correct one.  What more can anyone else add?

Perhaps is waiting for THAT poster that just comes in and straight out lies.  OP just wants to hear is possible, even though is not

litzdog911 wrote:

Yes, the first answer you received was the correct one.  What more can anyone else add?

Perhaps is waiting for THAT poster that just comes in and straight out lies.  OP just wants to hear is possible, even though is not

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