I can log into my home computer remotely using the Splashtop software. I found a Windows 8 app in the store, aptly named "DIRECTV Remote" which allows me access to every function on the HR-44, over the home network, but it has no option or ability to r control the client, and that is what I need to do. Does anyone know of such a software solution? I notice that there is a MAC address for the client when looking at the whole home settings, but no IP address. Even if one could be found, there does not appear to be an option in the software to manually set it up to access the IP address for the client. I am hoping someone has an answer.