In another topic, peds48 posted the following: There is a known issue regarding ONLY the HR44-200. DirecTV found out that its built in WiFi DECA wont "hold" the internet connenction. the Fix is either using a direct ethernet connection or a Broadband DECA Unfortunately that topic got a bit off track. I would like to explore in more detail the nature of this error and possible causes/solutions. I know that wired ethernet is one possible solution (please no comments on if it is supported or not). What are others? Having DHCP assign a static IP to the HR-44? Increasing or decreasing the lease time in the DHCP server? Does the issue have anything to do with the HR-44 holding the IP after it has expired in DHCP? Any other thoughts or discussions...would like to understand the source of the problem, not just the workrounds. peds48, can you share the source of the info and if there is any action being taken on it?