Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Fix for DIRECTV2PC "Internet Connection is Not Available" Trouble.

So you got yourself a DirecTv box that is capable of supporting DirecTv2PC. You have installed the soft, got your activation code, but unfortunately are not able to activate the DirecTv2PC on your computer due to inability of the program to connect to the web. You were careful enough to unlock the 443 port on you router and enable it in your firewall settings, but it still won't work.

Here what you do to resolve the issue:

Locate hosts file, usually in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc.
Insert this text:
Save, without changing an extension of the file.

That's it. This works beautifully on WinXP SP3.

Edit Oct 23, 2008: For the info on how to change the content of the hosts file on Vista, please follow this link to the Tim Hibbard post.


Tim said...

This made it finally work in Windows 7 too, Thank you so much

Haider C said...

How to insert the text? This fuckin thing is not working for me even though i tried addding text using notepad. I have windows 7. please help

Dima said...

Please follow the link in the edit of the original post. If you do not know how to copy and paste text I am not sure I can help.

Richard said...

Fast forward to April, 2011 and this still works.

Anonymous said...

Still works as of October 2012