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Dish's sling adapter ----->router for better throughput?

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by productofusa, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. productofusa

    productofusa New Member

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    I'm curious if anyone has tried to plug their Sling adapter straight into their router for perhaps a little better throughput, I'd just go ahead and try it but it's buried behind a entertainment center so i figured asking might work.

    It works OK but I figured if it was plugged right into the router I might be able to cut down on a bit of interference as the way it is now is, plugged into hopper, plugged into switch, plugged into router.

    I've heard this can be done with a regular slingbox and it got me to thinking. Has anyone tried this? I'm thinking its proprietary to the hopper (dish equipment) so I'm not holding out much hope.

    Thanks! :confused:
     
  2. mdavej

    mdavej Hall Of Fame

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    Sorry but your question doesn't make any sense. The sling adapter is designed to be plugged into a DVR. Does your router even have USB inputs?
     
  3. sregener

    sregener Godfather

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    I'm curious about the speed you're getting. How slow is it?

    But mdavej is right, you can't plug the Dish sling adapter into the router because it's a USB 2.0 connection to your Hopper 1.0 (and there is no separate sling adapter for Hopper 2.0 to plug anything into.)
     
  4. productofusa

    productofusa New Member

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    Hi, sorry for the confusion. I read something about a slingbox being plugged directly into a router to increase throughput. Now I understand the device that was furnished to me by dish is not a sling box, but a sling adapter. I just wondered if it would still work plugged directly into the router instead of DVR.

    Sounds like you answered question, pretty much what I thought but worth a shot anyhow.

    My router (rt-n66u) does have 2 USB ports that are used for any peripheral device you might see on a network.

    Thanks
     
  5. productofusa

    productofusa New Member

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    Oh it works pretty good depending on the connection my phone has, I was just trying to eliminate anything between the adapter and router that might slow it down.

    Didn't really think it was gonna work but like I said worth a shot.
     

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