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Able to use a WIFI dongle on a DVR?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by jory, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Jan 3, 2012 #1 of 10
    jory

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    Our HR20-700 has finally gone to meet it's maker, and a replacement is being sent, as we speak, by DTV.

    Now, the question... Can I plug a USB WIFI dongle into the USB slot, and by doing that, hook the DVR up to my wireless network?

    It sure would be nice! :)
     
  2. Jan 3, 2012 #2 of 10
    west99999

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    No the USB does not support that but you can get an ethernet adapter AKA Cinema connection kit from DTV online self install for around $30.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2012 #3 of 10
    jory

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    Bummer. Thanks.

    Seems like something like that would be a good idea .
     
  4. Jan 3, 2012 #4 of 10
    CCarncross

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    While it may sound like a good idea for ease on the users end, imagine the drivers that would have to be built-in to support every POS wi-fi dongle out there, Remeber its not like windows where you can download/install drivers for a specific usb wi-fi adapter.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2012 #5 of 10
    litzdog911

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    You need an ethernet-based wireless gaming adapter. DirecTV's Wireless Cinema Connection is a great deal at $30.
     
  6. Jan 4, 2012 #6 of 10
    taoseno

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    Hummmm. DTV website wants to charge me $79.99 for Cinema Connection Kit. Where do I find for $30?
     
  7. Jan 4, 2012 #7 of 10
    Thaedron

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    Is the website including professional installation? You may need to call and talk to someone to get the self-install option.
     
  8. Jan 4, 2012 #8 of 10
    taoseno

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    no that is the self install option...........
     
  9. Jan 4, 2012 #9 of 10
    bobnielsen

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    I recall seeing in another thread that the $30 price was for those who have WHDVR.
     
  10. Stuart Sweet

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    They're also fairly inexpensive on eBay or solidsignal.com.
     

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