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Set up and activate a Wireless Genie Mini

Learn how to connect a Wireless Genie Mini to your Genie DVR and a TV anywhere in your home.


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 You can:
    • 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.
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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 Wireless Genie Mini box.
  1. Press MENU on your Genie HD DVR remote.
  2. Select Settings & Help, then Settings, then Whole-Home.
  3. Choose Manage Client, then Add Clients. Write down the PIN you see on the screen.
  4. Go back to the TV where you set up the Wireless Genie Mini connection.
  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 800.388.6597.
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Activate your Wireless Genie Mini

After completing the setup, choose how to activate:
  • Go to your myAT&T Account Overview. Under Manage receivers, choose Activate receiver.
  • Call our automated activation line at 800.388.6597.

All set? Program your DIRECTV remote.
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