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Connecting Your DIRECTV System Receiver to the Internet

Easily Connect DIRECTV Receivers to the Internet

One of the advantages when installing DIRECTV SWM systems is that one connection to the internet can be shared with every receiver. This eliminates the need to run ethernet cables around the home. While coax networking can be confusing, we´ll show you how to connect your DIRECTV receiver to the internet. Jere is a basic guide.

You will need the following:
DIRECTV Cinema Connection Kit w/ Power Supply (DECA2PR) from Solid Signal
DIRECTV DECA Receiver II Ethernet to Coax Adapter DECA2 (DCA2SR0) from Solid Signal (one for every older networkable receiver)
DIRECTV Band Stop Filter (BSFR01) from Solid Signal) (one for every non-networkable receiver)

If your receivers have "real buttons" instead of touch panels on the front, you will need a DECA to split out the network signal. In addition, every receiver without an ethernet port must have a band stop filter to prevent damage. 

To install a basic coax network:
  • Run a coax cable to a room with an ethernet connection (like, where your router is.)
  • Connect the Cinema Connection Kit to both coax and ethernet.
  • Disconnect any older (non-touch-panel) receivers from the satellite line.
    • For networkable receivers: Connect the satellite line to the DECA, then connect the DECA to both Satellite In 1 and Ethernet on the receiver.
    • For non-networkable receivers: Connect the satellite line to the band stop filter, then connect the band stop filter to the receiver.

  • Finally, power up each networked receiver (with or without "real buttons") and do the following:
    • {MENU}, then Arrow down to "Settings and Help" then press {SELECT}
    • Make sure "Settings" is highlighted and press {SELECT}
    • Arrow down to "Network Setup and press {SELECT}
    • Make sure "Connect Now" is highlighted and press {SELECT}

At this point the lights on every DECA and Cinema Connection Kit should be green and all receivers should say "Congratulations, your receiver is now connected to the Internet."
Download our diagram showing how to network your DIRECTV receivers!

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More questions? Visit our forums for dozens of tutorials and answers to your questions!

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