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HR 34/New router

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by akw4572, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. akw4572

    akw4572 Legend

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    I currently have an HR 34 that is hardwired via connection kit to my wireless router. I'm going to be installing a new router in the next couple of days. Will I just go to Menu/Settings/Network Setup/Repeat Network Setup? Will it automatically recognize the new network, and ask me for the SSID password? I knew I should have watched the tech set it up the first time. After I connect it, will the genies auto recognized and be connected? Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. Diana C

    Diana C Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

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    If you use the same SSID and password as the old router, everything should "just work" without any other configuration changes.
     
  3. akw4572

    akw4572 Legend

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    Since I'm changing manufacturers on the router, it'll be a different SSID. I just use the default (i.e. belkn.ebf.....etc.)
     
  4. Dradran

    Dradran AllStar

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    Assuming it is a new router, you should be able to use the WPS button on the ICK and the router to establish the connection.
     
  5. hdwannabee

    hdwannabee Cool Member

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    If it is hard wired via an Ethernet connection, it won't matter what your SSID is. SSID comes into play when you connect wirelessly.
     
  6. akw4572

    akw4572 Legend

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    Even if it's wired to the wireless router, that is connected to the cable modem?
     
  7. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    HR34 doesn't require the CCK. You can run an ethernet connection straight to the back of it. After getting a new router I would restore network defaults, then use "Connect Now" or "Repeat Network Setup", whichever is available.
     
  8. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    SSID is the name of your wireless network. If you are hardwired, you're not accessing the wireless network.
     
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  9. akw4572

    akw4572 Legend

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    Never thought of that. So no password. Great, thanks.
     

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