How Do I Hook Up Direct TV On-Demand to a Wireless Router?

By Jason Taetsch

Hook up your DirecTV receiver to your wireless router to unlock thousands of additional on-demand movies and shows for your TV service. To make the wireless connection, order the DirecTV Cinema Connection kit which enables the receiver to establish a connection to a network. The kit is available free-of-charge, and you don't need any tools to install it.

Things You'll Need

  • DirecTV Cinema Connection kit

Step 1

Insert the power adapter cable into the port on the rear of the wireless adapter. Plug the other end into a power outlet.

Step 2

Plug the Ethernet cable included with the kit into the port on the adapter and plug the other end into the "Ethernet" port on the rear panel of the DirecTV receiver. The connection wizard appears on the screen.

Step 3

Use the remote to highlight the "Set Up Now" option and press "Select." Highlight the name of your wireless network in the list of available networks and press "Select." Highlight "Continue" and press "Select." Enter the security key into the prompt that appears and click "Connect."

Step 4

Highlight the "Connect Now" option and press "Select." The "Congratulations" screen appears once the connection is established. It can take up to 24 hours for the additional on-demand titles to become available.