How To Get Tv Apps To Work On Directv ( Belkin Router)

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Tv apps is a built in feature in directv, unfortunately it does not work in 90% of the places I have been watching directv. Usually you get a error 301, or, tv apps is still initializing try again later. This is how to fix it, at least on a belkin router. (Note... For some reason this only works for one tv.)
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Step 1: Restart Your Receiver

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First, Press MENU on your remote use the arrow keys to navigate to Settings and Help. go to... Settings, Reset, Restart receiver. And then do that.

Step 2: A Little Known Secret

Now, your receiver should be restarting, as it is doing this: [on the "welcome" screen] PRESS 0 2 4 6 8 on your remote control. This forces it to get a software update, updating it to the newest version!

Step 3: Now This Is The Tricky Part

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On your COMPUTER Or any computer You have to Get into your belkin wireless settings. To do this you must type the following into any browser window Put in This will open up your wireless settings (***warning***) don't play around in here you can really mess up your Internet, do only what I tell you and get out.

Step 4: Now That We're In Here

Now that we're in the belkin settings,in the left most column there is something called virtual servers, click on that. If it asks for a password put it in, if you know that you have set a password , or have a reason to think there is a password, you will need it, this is a dead end, if you don't have it or can't get it. Good news, if you know there is no password that you or anyone has set, just leave it blank and press submit.
pnorman12 months ago
hey there, DTV tech here. it is generally not advised to force a software update arbitrarily as it can cause issues such as lost recordings. I have personally had this happen in the process of working on my own equipment. we are even told in training that we are not supposed to force software updates to a customers reciever because of this. the software is released on a specific rollout basis which is carefully scheduled by engineers. also, a software update is rarely if ever needed to address network connectivity issues. 99.999% of the time its a matter of adjusting network settings, and nothing else.
rimar20002 years ago
Awesome. I have DirecTV, but I don't understand when you say "belkin router". I have two DirecTV Receivers L10 only. Maybe you refer to WiFi TV?