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Set up and activate a Wireless Genie Mini

Learn how to connect a Wireless Genie Mini to your TV and pair it with your Genie HD DVR.


Connect your Wireless Genie Mini to a TV

  1. Make sure the Wireless Genie Mini is at least 4 feet away from the wireless video bridge. (The wireless video bridge was part of your original Genie installation.)
  2. Choose how you want to connect:
    • Use an HDMI cable (recommended) for high-definition (HD) video and Dolby® Digital audio: Plug one end of the cable into the HDMI port on the back of your Wireless Genie Mini. Then, plug the other end into the HDMI port on the back of your TV.
    • Use a 10-pin Mini-DIN cable for standard-definition (SD) and HD (1080i or 720p) video and audio: Plug the black 10-pin connector into the A/V Out port on the back of your Wireless Genie Mini. Then, plug the other ends into the corresponding colored input ports on the back of your TV.
  3. Connect the power cord to the Wireless Genie Mini and plug it in to an electrical outlet.
  4. Turn on the Wireless Genie Mini and the TV. You’ll see a screen that says Connecting to Video Bridge.
  5. Confirm that the Wireless Signal Strength icon is green. If it's not, try these try these troubleshooting tips.

Pair the Wireless Genie Mini with your Genie HD DVR

You may need your serial number, MAC address, and model number. You’ll find this info on the bar code sticker on the shipment box.
  1. Press MENU on your Genie remote.
  2. Select Settings > Whole-Home > Manage Client > Add Clients.
  3. Write down the PIN you see on the screen. Leave the Genie HD DVR on this screen until set up is complete.
  4. Go back to the TV where you connected the Wireless Genie Mini.
  5. Use the remote to select Continue and enter the PIN when prompted.
  6. Select Add a New Location. The Wireless Genie Mini’s LED may flash red and the screen may flash gray during this step.
  7. Go back to the Genie HD DVR and select DONE.
Can’t get the Wireless Genie Mini to connect? Call us at 800.388.6597.

Activate your Wireless Genie Mini

After completing the setup, choose how to activate you receiver:

All set? Program your DIRECTV remote.

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