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Set Up Broadband

Visit mydish.com/getconnected to learn more about the benefits of connecting your receiver to broadband.

There are several ways to connect to broadband service:

  • With an Ethernet Cable

  • With a Power Line Broadband Connector

    Use if your receiver is not close to your modem/router and you do not have a wireless router. The Power Line Broadband Connector allows multiple receivers to connect to your broadband service through the power cord and the electrical wiring in your home. Visit mydish.com/orderfromstore to purchase a Power Line Broadband Connector.

  • With a Wi-Fi Broadband Connector

    Use if your receiver is not close to your modem/router and you have a wireless router and a model 222k, 612, 622, 722, or 722k receiver (check the model name of on the front of your receiver or go to dish.com/myequipment). The Wi-Fi Broadband Connector allows one receiver to connect to your broadband service using your wireless network. Visit mydish.com/orderfromstore to purchase a Wi-Fi Broadband Connector.

Setup

With An Ethernet Cable

  1. Connect the Ethernet cable from the receiver to your modem/router.


    Ethernet Cable Wiring Diagram

  2. Go to the Test Your Connection section to verify that your receiver is connected.

With A Power Line Broadband Connector

  1. Find power outlet nearest to your modem/router and plug in the Power Line Broadband Connector (do not plug into a surge protector or a power strip).

  2. Connect an Ethernet cable from your modem/router to your Power Line Broadband Connector.

  3. Unplug the receiver from the electrical outlet for 10 seconds and then plug back in. It will take no more than 5 minutes for the receiver to power back on.

    Power Line Broadband Connector Wiring Diagram

  4. Go to the Test Your Connection section below to verify that your receiver is connected.

With A Wi-Fi Broadband Connector

  1. Connect the Wi-Fi Broadband Connector to your ViP 222k, 612, 622, 722, 722k or 922 receiver's USB port using the provided extension cable.

    Wifi Broadband Connector Wiring Diagram

  2. Select "Setup" on the pop-up that appears on your TV screen.

    Wifi Broadband Connector Wiring Diagram

  3. Choose your wireless network from the list and select "Done".

    SSID Scan

  4. Enter your password (WEP or WAP encryption key) for your wireless network and select "Done". This will initiate a test. If you do not know your password, you can get it from the person who set up your wireless network or you can contact your internet service provider.

  5. When the test is finished, select "Done".

  6. Verify that the wireless signal reading on the screen is above 40. If it is not, try to move the dock to achieve a stronger signal. Select "Done" when finished.

  7. Go to the Test Your Connection to verify that your receiver is connected.

Test Your Connection
  1. Press MENU on your DISH Network remote. Select "System Setup" and then "Diagnostics".

    Perform Diagnostic Tests

  2. Select "Connection" to start the test.

    • If the result says, "Broadband Connection OK", you are done. Press VIEW LIVE TV on your remote to return to programming.

    • If the result says, "Failure", click here for more troubleshooting options.

    Perform Diagnostic Tests - Broadband Results