How to Hook Up a Dish Network DVR to Broadband

by James Clark

Dish Network satellite receivers are equipped with an Ethernet port for connecting a receiver to a broadband Internet connection. Hooking up the Dish Network receiver to the Internet expands the viewing options available to the subscriber, including movies on demand for streaming instantly over the Internet to a television set. The connection requires a standard Ethernet cable plugged into a modem or router with Internet service.


Insert the plug on one end of an Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on the back of the Dish Network receiver. Push the plug straight into the jack until it clicks, with the plastic lock tab on the plug turned upward.


Connect the plug on the other end of the Ethernet cable to a free Ethernet port on a modem or router with broadband Internet service.


Verify the light over the Ethernet port on the back of the receiver is illuminated.


Turn on the receiver and the television, then press the "Menu" button on the remote control to display options on the TV screen.


Use the up and down arrow keys on the remote to select "System Setup," then choose "Installation" and "Broadband Setup."


Click "Done" when the TV screen displays "Connection Online."

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James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.

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