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.


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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