One other question. Once I get my genie (rescheduled for July 25) can I continue to use my belkin gaming adapter to connect to the Internet or should I use that directv cinema connection kit?
Let's see if we can clear some things up for you...
The Genie and the mini client communicate over the coax cables installed in your house. Internet access does not come into play here. Whole Home (or MRV) among your receivers, DVRs, Genies, and clients is all done over this coax network.
In order to get Internet to your receivers, you need a bridge from your router to the coax network. There are a multitude ways of doing this. The easiest is to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your Genie. The Genie has a bridge built-in that allows it to do this. Once this is done, all other receivers will have Internet access. If you have an HR44, it also has the ability to connect to you router via wifi to create this bridge.
You can also use a Cinema Connection Kit (CCK). The CCK is connected to a coax somewhere in your house. Generally, it is connected to a coax that is located near your router. An Ethernet cable is then run from the CCK to the router. This creates that bridge from your home network to the coax network.
Another option (and this would probably be the last option I'd try) is to use a gaming adapter or extender like you are talking about. You would first set up the adapter/extender to connect back to your wireless router. Then just connect an Ethernet cable from it to the Genie. In a way, you are basically hardwiring the Genie, but you have a wireless hop in the middle. Due to issues with how these adapters/extenders work though, I would avoid this option.
Hope that helps explain some things.
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