Do current DTV DVR's have Wi-Fi built in?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by mikemyers, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. mikemyers

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    In the past, to get network connections to a DVR such as the HR24, you either needed to plug in an Ethernet cable, or you needed a CCK Cinema Connection Kit, which was a real pain if all you had was a switch, not a router.

    Do all the current DVR's being provided by DTV have real built-in Wi-Fi, where it's easy to connect to your home network?

    I'm tempted to tell DTV that my HR-24 is broken, and let them send me whatever they select as a repair. If it doesn't have the ability to connect to Wi-Fi, there are work-arounds, but a Wi-Fi connection would simplify things.
     
  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Yes.
     
  3. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

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    If you replace a broken HR24 you will just get another one to replace it.
    Yes, you can use what they call a Wireless Video Bridge to turn an HR24 into a wireless connection to the internet.

    The newer models, HR44, 54 and the HS17 all have wireless connections to the internet built into them.
     
  4. djmaxwell

    djmaxwell Cool Member

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    What is your setup that you don't have a router?

    The HR-44 has WiFi, but they will probably send you a replacement HR-24.
     
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  5. SledgeHammer

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    You can also run a 2nd router in bridge mode and hardwire into the 2nd router as well. That's what I do. That's going to be your best option if you have a faster ISP.
     

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