How to connect DStv Explora to the internet

To connect your DStv Explora decoder to the internet, you can follow these steps:

  1. Check the requirements: Ensure that you have the necessary equipment, including an active internet connection, an Ethernet cable, and a router or modem with available Ethernet ports.
  2. Locate the Ethernet port: Identify the Ethernet port on the back of your DStv Explora decoder. It should be labeled as “Ethernet” or have a symbol that looks like a group of connected dots.
  3. Connect the Ethernet cable: Take one end of the Ethernet cable and insert it into the Ethernet port on the back of your DStv Explora decoder. Ensure it is securely connected.
  4. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable: Take the other end of the Ethernet cable and connect it to an available Ethernet port on your router or modem. Make sure it is securely plugged in.
  5. Power on your devices: Turn on your DStv Explora decoder and your router or modem. Allow them to boot up completely.
  6. Configure network settings (if required): In most cases, your DStv Explora decoder will automatically detect the internet connection and configure the network settings. However, if prompted for network settings, follow the on-screen instructions and enter the necessary information such as IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS servers. You may need to consult your internet service provider or refer to your router/modem documentation for these details.
  7. Test the connection: Once the network settings are configured, you can test the internet connection on your DStv Explora. Navigate to the settings menu on your decoder, usually accessible through the remote control, and locate the network or internet settings option. Run a network test or select an online service to verify if the connection is established.

If the steps above are followed correctly, your DStv Explora decoder should now be connected to the internet. This enables additional features such as Catch Up, Showmax, and DStv BoxOffice, allowing you to access on-demand content and online services.