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Wireless Router needed?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Forsberg21, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Jun 5, 2013 #1 of 11
    Forsberg21

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    If I can connect an ethernet cable from my HR24-500 to my Comcast router, will I be able to rely on this connection to get live TV thru my iPad 4? Some things state I need a wireless router to get the ability to watch Live TV on my iPad 4, but others seem to say I just need to be "connected." I only have 1 DirecTv DVR in my house, so the whole home thing I don't need, I just want to be able to watch live TV on my iPad 4.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jun 5, 2013 #2 of 11
    veryoldschool

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    I think your iPad needs to connect to your home network.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2013 #3 of 11
    Forsberg21

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    Thanks for the reply, and I believe it does as well.....I am just trying to figure out if I my HR24-500 is "connected" with an ethernet cable, and if so, does that mean I can watch live TV with my iPad or will this not work? If not, does that mean I must have a wireless router?
     
  4. Jun 5, 2013 #4 of 11
    veryoldschool

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    The DVR can be hardwired to your network.
    How does your iPad connect to your home network?
    This is why/where the wireless router is needed.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2013 #5 of 11
    Forsberg21

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    I have Xfinity Wirelss Gateway, so I was told it would allow me to have wi-fi access using my home network. I thought if I hooked up my HR24-500 with an ethernet cable and then rely upon my Wireless Gateway, I would then be able to watch live TV with my iPad......is this wrong?
     
  6. Jun 5, 2013 #6 of 11
    veryoldschool

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    It sounds like your wireless "Gateway" is a wireless router. [problem solved]
     
  7. Jun 5, 2013 #7 of 11
    lugnutathome

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    In your iPaid, go into settings, Wi_fi and see the networks appear in the Wi-fi pane you may see a number of these depending on your neighborhood. Look for one that doesn't have a lock symbol in front of it that has 2 or 3 bars in the signal meter "cone" and choose that. Note if you get a number of unlocked networks well. . . Your broadband installer may have givern it your last name or some name you told them to use.

    Another way is to use the web browser on your computer to go to http://192.168.1.1 where it should ask you for a password (most default to admin/admin or admin/(hit enter) and you should be able to poke around, find your wireless network, name it as you see fit and embed WEP2 encryption (to password protect (IOW lock) your network from outsiders).

    Once you have accepted the network in your iPaid (and provided the password) it will no longer prompt you to join this "known" network it will auto connect for you

    Don "hope this helps" Bolton

     
  8. Jun 6, 2013 #8 of 11
    Forsberg21

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    Thanks for the info guys, I really appreciate it. Can someone tell me what the DirecTv Cinema Connection does? What purpsoes would this be needed? If I connect via ethernet from my HR24-500 to my Xfinity Wirless Gateway (Router & Modem in one) and get it all "connected," I should be good to go with ordering On Demand and with using my iPad as well, right? I just don't know what the DirecTv Cinema Connection kit does......?
     
  9. Jun 6, 2013 #9 of 11
    Jacob Braun

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    You would want to use a Cinema Connection Kit instead of a direct ethernet connection if you had whole home, or if your router/gateway was not within cabling distance of your HR24. For your setup you don't need it if you're ok with hooking up an ethernet cable. You'll have the ability to get OnDemand and watch live TV on the iPad as long as your HR24 is connected to the router and your iPad is connected to the same router.
     
  10. Forsberg21

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    Wow, that was a quick response. Thanks for the info JBv, I really appreciate it!
     
  11. Laxguy

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    You'll also need to go into your Settings Menu and authorize additional devices (the 'Pad). Sounds like everything else is good to go.
     

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