You need a compatible receiver to connect your receiver to broadband. Otherwise, if you have a wireless adapter, you can connect a wifi adapter to the receiver. If you need to order an adapter, please send me an email at email@example.com
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You can't use just any wifi adapter either. Youll have to order it from dish or have a tech come out and install it for you. If you have a tech do it for you, you will have to pay for the tech visit but they shouldnt charge you for the wifi adapter. You can also get a sling link from dish which plugs into you home router and into the wall outlet or you can connect an LAN line/ Ethernet cable into your receiver.
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Your DVR should be available to you regardless of whether or not you're connected to the internet. On Demand, Blockbuster @ Home, and PPV features are the primary benefits to being connected online.
The recommended way to connect your receiver to the internet is actually just an ethernet cable. If your receiver and wireless router are in the same room, you can inexpensively just run an ethernet from point A to point B.
If not, you'll have to contact DISH Network and we'd be happy to come out and get you set up properly :)
Hope this helps!
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You can get the wife adapter from DISH OR use a HomePlug adapter (such as DISH's SlingLink) which plugs into the outlet and has an ethernet running to the router. Just make sure that your receiver is plugged directly into the outlet and not a surge protector. The SlingLink/HomePlug (any brand will work http://www.walmart.com/ip/ZyXEL-HomePlug-AV-200... is sometimes easier to set up than wifi.2 comments