title should have read: How to connect vip612 to internet...I got ahead of myself. I'm new to Dish and thus the VIP612. I've seen the ads for slingguide on Dish's site and I'm interested. In my scannings I've seen that I need 6.03 firmware on my box and I need to have my box connected to the internet. I haven't looked at what software my box has currently. I've had Dish for about a week now and I've been busy at work so haven't had a chance to play around with it. Perhaps someone can point me in the direction to get started on hooking it up to my DSL connection, as I'm assuming that's what I need to do.