How to Install the SWM Multiswitch

By Jason Taetsch

SWM multiswitches work with your DirecTV Satellite system to distribute the TV service to multiple receivers in your house. The SWM, or single-wire multiswitch, installs directly to the feed from your satellite and can be positioned both indoors and outdoors. Once your multiswitch is hooked up, you can connect the line to a splitter to connect the receivers throughout your household.

Things You'll Need

  • Coaxial cables

Step 1

Connect the feeds from your satellite dish with the coaxial cables to the "18V+13V" threaded jacks on the side of the switch.

Step 2

Fasten a coaxial cable to the "SWM/PWR" jack on the side of the switch. Connect the cable to the "SWM" port on the included power adapter and plug the power adapter into a wall outlet.

Step 3

Connect a coaxial cable to the "IRD" port on the power adapter and attach the other side of the cable to a splitter or to the "Satellite IN" jack on the rear of your receiver.