Directv wireless video bridge and data usage

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When I moved to my new home, I had Directv bring in the new wireless video bridge so we would not have to run a bunch of cables to get tv in other rooms than the main one. Is this going to cause me to use a lot of data if I watch anything in the other room? How much data would this thing use? If it does, I will have to figure out how to run some cables

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Jeannie Nickel

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Kaotic Technologies

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I am a directv tech, I install directv on a daily basis.

Having the wireless genie and clients do NOT use your internet...... they communicate witu eachothrer and directv satellite only.... having a wireless video bridge allows directv to work.

It does not use your internet. Now just make sure you do not connect your genie to your exede internet for on will be a bad idea
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Hi Jeannie, Kaotic Technologies responded better than I could. Thank You Kaotic Technologies! As mentioned, if you connect your internet to your genie you will use your data. If you have any additional questions, you may send them to
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The genie system most definitely uses exede data if you have it connected to your wifi. I connected my genie to exede Internet yesterday for the first time since ice had exede and in 1 (yes that's one) day, it sucked the life out of my data. So don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Directv even says genie on demand usage doesn't count against exede data....its BS. Losing all my data yesterday proved it
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Kat, DTV Genie does not use your internet unless you use the On Demand Or Watch form the beginning features. Then it will stream the program and, that uses data the same as streaming video on any other connected device.

Having Genie connected to your router so that the small genie boxes work properly and can record shows and such does NOT use your internet, only your LAN (home network). In other words they use the router but not the modem.

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