The Genie is only allowed to connect to the DSL router via WiFi. It is not physically located near an RJ45 port. I Googled and found others had received $1300 bills from Verizon.
I have a second older receiver connected via RJ45 to Hughesnet and not have had any observable utilization except when I did something deliberate like a "program on demand".
The Genie is my wife's, and she is almost always recording something. I went as far as you suggested, and then got a warning that it would take some time and would disrupt any recording while it was doing it. A happy wife is a happy life.
A happy wife is a happy life.ABSOLUTELY!!! LOL.