The "mini-genies" connect the same way as any "regular" DirecTV receiver would. they would connect to the DirecTV SWM splitter. You can keep your current media extender or have the tech run a coax cable to where your router/gateway is located and installed the wired CCK there. This is a much preferred method the current wireless you have now.
Not sure what you mean by "Will mobile devices, tablets and laptops be able to connect to the Genie?"
The mobile devices will have the same features as you have now with the HDDVRs
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One more question. Will mobile devices, tablets and laptops be able to connect to the Genie?
If you're wondering whether you can access DirecTV programming on those devices, the answer is yes..you'll get a wide range of channels available for streaming LIVE TV within your home and a smaller selection of channels you can access "everywhere" via high speed internet connection..you'll need to register your email and account info online to do this >> on the http://directv.com home page, go to TOP RIGHT corner and register.
If you wish to take recorded progamming with you on the road, you'll need to check out the Nomad..a cool device that syncs with your Genie and can be connected to a computer to watch your favorite shows and movies >> http://directv.com/nomad
The Genie must be connected to a router (and the internet)..and looks like that is the plan (with CCK). You'll need to download the DirecTV Everywhere App for those devices. Additionally, you can also download the DirecTV2PC software for additional functionality.
See links below:
http://directv.com/apps for tablets
http://directv.com/directv2pc for computer
you can also go to http://directv.com/everywhere for more fun and info..it does get a bit overwhelming, just FYI..
Always good to explore the website, lots of cool stuff going on :D
Hope this helps!