Connect your DIRECTV HD DVR to the internet

Connect your HD DVR (HR20, HR21, HR22, HR23, HR24, HR34, or R22 models) by setting up the Wireless CINEMA Connection Kit.

ArticleINSTRUCTIONS & INFO

Learn how to get online with an HD DVR

Make sure the DVR is not connected to the Internet already. Press the dash (-) button on the remote control. If you see Internet: Not detected on your screen, follow the instructions below.

Before you begin, you must have the following:
  • Wireless DIRECTV CINEMA Connection Kit
  • Wi-Fi router connected to your home Internet service
  • An Internet connection speed of at least 2Mbps or higher

Connect to internet with the Wireless Cinema Connection Kit

  1. Press and hold INFO on your remote until the Info & Test screen appears on your TV.
  2. Locate your model number next to Receiver. Continue to step 3 if you have one of the following: HR20, HR21, HR22, HR23, HR24, HR34, or R22.
  3. Press dash (-) on your remote. 
  4. The message SWiM Connected should appear on your screen.

Setting up your HD DVR

If you see SWiM Connected on your screen:
  1. Select Settings > Internet Setup.
  2. Select Yes – I have a Wireless DIRECTV Cinema Connection Kit.
  3. Follow on screen instructions to complete.
Heads up: If you don’t see SWiM Connected on your screen, follow the steps in Set up your Wireless DIRECTV CINEMA Connection Kit.
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