DIRECTV Wireless Genie Client C41W Information

Posted on June 25th, 2013, by Michael

We don’t have a ton of information yet about the upcoming C41W – the wireless Genie Client from DIRECTV – but we’ve got some info. We have a new DIRECTV Genie C41W page on our site which will be where we’ll take orders for the item once we have an idea of when we’ll have it in stock.

This unit will work off a wireless signal from a DIRECTV wireless base station. This is NOT a Wifi adapter, nor will a Wifi adapter help or interfere. And, the Wifi built into the HR44 won’t talk to the C41W (although that can bridge internet to the C41W through the proprietary wireless connection).

The C41W will ship with the RC71 remote. DIRECTV says the C41W is expected to work through roughly five walls and 75 feet. Like all wireless products, range and signal quality will vary in every house and simply won’t work everywhere.

One wireless base station can handle all of the clients. But you will also be able to have multiple base stations to get better coverage around your installation. All base stations need to be wired into the SWM network.

More info as we have it . . .

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  1. J Pono Nakoa Says:

    Hello, I am considering installing DirectTV and trying to justify the expense by making it as useful around my home as possible. I have need for two televisions in the main living area considering the Genie and a C41w client, and two televisions in a structure about 120 feet from the main living building utilizing two c41w genie mini’s. I understand there will be a bridge involved but I am concerned about the range to the two more remote location clients and interested in how to extend the effective range of the DIRECTV Wireless Video Bridge. I think I read that more than one bridge can be utilized but the remote building does not have cable connected to location of genie but good WIFI. As a matter of fact the broadband internet enters my property in the remote building and there broadcasts the WIFI network to the living area where there is an extender for the WIFI network. Is there a way to increase the range of the bridge in the area of the genie or can another method be utilized to allow me to use the clients in the remote building? I am combat disabled and the remote building is my vocational rehabilitation and excersise area and I sure would like to be able to figure this out. Any suggestions appreciated. Thank you

  2. Pono Says:

    Hello, I am considering installing DirectTV and trying to justify the expense by making it as useful around my home as possible. I have need for two televisions in the main living area and considering the Genie and a C41w client, and two televisions in a structure about 120 feet from the main living building utilizing two c41w genie mini’s.

    I understand there will be a bridge involved but I am concerned about the range to the two more remote location clients and interested in how to extend the effective range of the DIRECTV Wireless Video Bridge.

    I think I read that more than one bridge can be utilized but the remote building does not have cable connected to location of genie but good WIFI. As a matter of fact the broadband internet enters my property in the remote building and there broadcasts the WIFI network to the living area where there is an extender for the WIFI network.

    Is there a way to increase the range of the bridge in the area of the genie or can another method be utilized to allow me to use the clients in the remote building?

    I am combat disabled and the remote building is my vocational rehabilitation and exercise area and I sure would like to be able to figure this out. I have another surgery coming up and expect up to a year rehab this time and a good direct tv installation would help . Any suggestions appreciated. Thank you

  3. Michael Says:

    This is really not compatible with Wifi – so don’t consider that equipment in this plan.

    You can run a coax to the remote area, and then the Wireless Video Bridge there. That’s the best plan to get that far.

  4. Tom Says:

    I just installed my Directv wireless video bridge and the c41w-100 and it works great !! I purchase the equipment from weakness.
    It took 10 min to get it up and running and 30 minutes to train the directv operator to activate the wvb and the c41w client.
    I didn’t think they would activate it because they want to insist their people install it but I got someone that never did this before so it worked out great and I’m very happy now and wireless.

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