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1H and 3J, can a Joey w/ ethernet feed Internet via MoCA?

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by jimbo78255, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. jimbo78255

    jimbo78255 New Member

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    I have 3 Joeys running off 1 Hopper. Only one of the Joeys is really easy to connect to my ethernet and it seems to be working fine (IP address, etc). My Home network can 'see' all 3J and 1H, but some of the functions on the Hopper say something like 'you need an Internet connection for this to work'.


    I have not found any kind of FAQ that illustrates my configuration or weather it will work?

    One thing I have considered is to put a WIFI adapter on the Hopper, but would prefer to put my own on ratehr than buy a Dish version, so which brand might work without driver problems, etc?

    TIA
     
  2. n0qcu

    n0qcu Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    The only wireless adapter that will work is the Netgear WNDA3100v2 which IS the one that DISH sells.
     
  3. some guy

    some guy Godfather

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    Go to the broadband menu and select moca and then hit the blue key 2x. Select bridging, enable and save. That will pass the full IP to the Joey and then they will have full access to the apps. Then you will no longer need the Joey Ethernet connection.
     
  4. gtal98

    gtal98 Godfather

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    The proper way to do it is to purchase a HIC (Hopper Internet Connector). It's a bridge device that can plug into the coax line between the Joey and the wall, and will connect the entire Hopper network to the ethernet network you plug into it.
     
  5. some guy

    some guy Godfather

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    That is not the proper way to do it. Bridging through the hopper is the preferred connection method. Adding a HIC just adds another possible fail point.
     
  6. gtal98

    gtal98 Godfather

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    He's not plugging the ethernet to the Hopper - he's plugging it in the Joey. I don't think bridging will allow the Joey to pass the IP to the Hopper. A HIC is the best way to connect ethernet to a H/J system in his situation.
     
  7. Jhon69

    Jhon69 Hall Of Fame

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    Make sure on the front of your Hopper it does not say Hopper with Sling if it does the WiFi adaptor is built into the DVR.;)

    Welcome to the Forum!:welcome_s
     
  8. puckwithahalo

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    Correct, in the case where a hopper is not near the router, but there is a Joey, the HIC would be the best method. Or even if there is only a coax line there that can be integrated.
     

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