How to Hook up DirecTV On Demand to a Wireless Router

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DirecTV can connect to your wireless router.

In an effort to stay competitive with cable companies, DirecTV has introduced a number of new services, from high-speed Internet via satellite to digital video recorders, or DVR. One of the newer innovations in the field is On-Demand programming. This allows viewers to select movies or television shows and watch them on their schedule. Networks like NBC and HBO have used the service to offer full seasons of shows, allowing viewers to call them up when they want and without the trouble of remembering to set a DVR. DirecTV has rolled out its own service, which can be serviced over an Internet connection and is only available to its high-definition television customers.

Step 1

Power off your DirecTV converter box. Plug your Ethernet cable into the back of your HD DVR receiver.

Step 2

Plug the other end of your Ethernet cable into the back of your wireless adapter.

Step 3

Connect the wireless adapter's electrical plug. Wait for the wireless adapter to signal a positive connection.

Step 4

Select "Configure Now" and select your wireless network. You may need to enter a username and password to connect to the network.

Step 5

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.

Things You'll Need

  • DIRECTV High Definition converter box

  • Wireless Ethernet adapter

  • Ethernet cable

  • Internet connection

  • Wireless network


In the case that your converter does not recognize the wireless connection, the connection wizard will appear on screen and prompt you to manually select the connection type.