How to change HR54 from a wireless to a wired connection

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    cpd5215

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    I would like to switch the connection from wireless to wired if possible for my setup on my HR54.

    I recently moved and brought my DTV equipment from my old house to new except for the dish. The tech came out and did the installation. I finally got around to looking at the install job and I see the HR54 is connected wirelessly. I run a system test and I get an error but I am connected to the internet. See pics. Also, I see the tech did not use the connected home adapter which I think is the DECA. From reading this thread it appears techs maybe just go the WiFi route. I’d like to see if this is something I can do or if I need a truck roll.

    Anyways here’s my setup. One line comes into basement and then connects in basement to the coax my home builder placed in the house. Then the line runs through the wall and comes out above fireplace behind the tv. I have an outlet there but no Ethernet. Also have a WVB there and 2 CK41’s are connected to the bridge via WiFi in two other rooms in the house. Router is in basement

    Is there an easy way for me to handle converting from wireless to wired?

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    WestDC

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    Menu-Internet --Reconfig Internet to wired
     
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    cpd5215

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    Yea but there needs to be the addition of some hardware I am sure. That’s what I am asking suggestions for.


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    jimmie57

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    No hardware required, just run an ethernet cable to the router from the DirecTV receiver, usually the main receiver like the Genie. All other receivers will get the same internet thru the coax cabling.
     
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    cpd5215

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    I don’t have the ability to run an Ethernet cable from the router in the basement to the HR54 upstairs in the family room. I should have mentioned that originally. That’s why I am looking for other solutions.


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    I believe there is a thread on here about this problem and it is a software issue, not what it appears to be.
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    Thanks. I just read that as well.


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    Not sure, but you might have to do a red button reset once the ethernet cable is plugged into the 54 ( I know you do if you are working with a 24 ).
     
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    DTV is coming today. I will update after the service.


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    All good. DTV tech just left. He was a hoot...Old school dude who worked for the old days DirecTV for many years. Was a very cool guy. Told me how things used to be...LOL Installed DECA device so now I am hardwired. Ran some tests and they failed on my TV and could immediately tell that the dish on the roof was not initially setup right. (my words). He went up on roof, did his thing. I was out there chatting with him and he was cussing up the initial installer. He said something along the lines of, "I bet some young kid half assed this job to get to the next one...". I told him it was indeed a very young new tech who was always looking at his watch like he was late for dinner or something... Tech just shook his head...Comical...Anyways I think the cabling and the dish were jacked up somehow....We really didn't talk that much about the issues up there...We talked about muscle cars and the "old days"...Everything is working like a charm... Thanks again for the help.
     
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