Thanks for your input. Direct is sending another tech out here Monday. A little worrisome. What I didn't mention in my previous message is that after making the direct ethernet connection this AM, none of my computers connected to the internet. Had to call Apple, and incur a charge, to get those back online-still no Direct TV connection tho.Total mystery to me, but even as a novice it just doesn't make sense.
Bob & Studly: No personal technical expertise in these situations. The on site contract DIRECTV installer was also told by his company that entering the Airport network name ( lower case, no special charcters such as the apostrophe, 20 characters ) manually on the set up screen using the DIRECTV remote is another alternative, as compared to just selecting the identical network name that is displayed. No explanation offered other than other installers have met with success using the method mentioned.