3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 15, 2012 3:21 PM by Bob Timmons
Ernestomelia Level 1 (0 points)

How do I add wireless printer or Direct tv

AirPort Extreme 802.11n (5th Gen)
  • Bob Timmons Level 10 (98,154 points)

    These devices would be added the same way that any other wireless device is added as a client to a network......


    1)  Scan to select the network


    2)  Enter the wireless network password


    Keep in mind that DirecTV cannot connect to a wireless network if there are special characters.....like an apostrophe, asterisk, dollar sign, etc......in the wireless network name.


    So if your wireless network is named something like Ernestomelia's Wireless Network, DirecTV will not be able to to connect. Instead, the network should read something like ernestomelia network. A shorter name with no spaces would be better.


    Your printer might have similar requirements, but you did not provide the make or model number of the device....so we don't have much to go on here. In general, you would want to contact support at the printer manufacturer for more specific information.

  • Ernestomelia Level 1 (0 points)



    Nether device shows up when I scan, tried one at a time, no pin required? They worked on my previous wireless



  • Bob Timmons Level 10 (98,154 points)

    It is not the device that should show up when you scan. It is your wireless network that should show up when you scan using the DirecTV DVR or wireless printer.


    The AirPort Exreme does not support a PIN methodl of connection. You will need to connect the printer and DVR using a manual setup method.  That may require that you contact support for DirecTV and/or your printer.