Programming my DVR from away from home.

  1. Visit
  2. Try to log in with several username and password combinations.
  3. Click “Can’t Login?”
  4. Enter my phone number (was that my home phone or cell phone?) and zip code to get an email to recover my password.
  5. Answer a secret question.
  6. Check all possible email accounts. Twice.
  7. Finally get the email, which has my password in plain text.
  8. Log into
  9. Find and click on Dish Remote Access.
  10. Realize I stole the Ethernet cable from my Dish receiver to use for my Netflix streaming DVD player.
  11. Sigh.

On the plus side, the Dish Remote Access site is actually pretty cool. I gather that it’s the Sling Networks interface.