internet connection problems with HR44-200. I am a 21 year customer of Directv and every time before when I had a problem, I was routed to special support based on my phone number and usually had the problem solved the next day. Well, this has been slogging along 4 weeks and several hours of calls, chats and one visit. The very rude tech who came out today said the only way to connect to internet on Directv receivers without them disconnecting every day or so is by hard wire ethernet. He would not tell me if the HR44-200 was a downgrade from HR44-700 I had until December 2015 (it stayed connected wirelessly for a year and half) but kept freezing up and DTV told me it was defective. Is there a general issue of connectivity problems or am i just an isolated case? I have great internet service from Comcast that is reliable (use my own router and modem) and get average wireless speeds of 80Mbps. Since December of 2015 was my first contact with customer service since AT&T bought DTV, I can see happening what I predicted when I read about the merger-customer service would go down to the level of Comcast and it has. I will be moving to Dish or Comcast soon. It has been an unreal experience.