Many HD DVRs (high definition digital video recorders) connect to the internet for updated system programming. When connecting the HD DVR to an internet source you have two different options. The first is to use a wired connection via Ethernet cable and the second is to connect the HD DVR through a wireless adaptor. This does require a few additional connection steps, however it frees the receiver of one additional cable.
Power on the system HD DVR and the wireless router you use to send the wireless signal throughout your home.
Connect the wireless adaptor (provided by your cable/satellite company) into the internet connection port on the back of your DVR. Plug the adaptor into a local power source and power the device on. Monetarily a display window appears on your television screen, stating it has detected a new wireless network.
Select your home Wi-Fi network, then enter in the network password (same as you do with your computers.
Choose "Continue" and the HD DVR connects to the internet source. Select "Done" to exit the activation page.