Connect a receiver to a wireless network

Learn how to get online with a Genie or HD DVR without a WPS router.


Verify router type and connect a receiver

Follow these steps to get connected using the Wireless DIRECTV CINEMA Connection Kit. Then you can start enjoying features like On Demand programming.
  1. Check that the router does not have a WPS logo. Below are examples of the WPS logo.

    WPS logos

    If you see the logo follow the steps in the article Connect your DIRECTV Genie or HD DVR to the Internet.
  2. Connect the Wireless DIRECTV CINEMA Connection Kit device to the receiver. Within one minute the message Connection has been detected appears on the TV. Follow the steps in the article Set up your Wireless DIRECTV CINEMA Connection Kit if you need help.
  3. Use the DIRECTV remote control to select Set Up Now on the TV.
  4. Choose your wireless network from the list and select Continue.
  5. The prompt to enter the Security Key (your network password) appears. Enter the Security Key and select Continue.
  6. Select Connect Now.
  7. Select Continue to scroll through the details of your wireless connection. Click on Done when finished.
  8. The setup is complete. It may take up to 48 hours for all On Demand programming to become available.