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Has anyone been able to connect a hopper & joey wirelessly?

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by bnewt, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. bnewt

    bnewt Godfather

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    I am thinking about switching to this system, but it would be a pain to run another cable to my upstairs tv. I already have a cable running from the dish to it in case I wanted to add another receiver. It was a pain to run that cable & I don't really want to go through that again.

    If anyone has been able to connect the hopper & joey wirelessly, that would make things a lot easier
     
  2. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    If there's already coax there, why would you have to run another?
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Why you'll need another coax if your house is full of CAT-5 lines and Giga-switches ? :D

    WiFi is unreliable connection - it cannot support sustaining speed for HD feed(s if AP has many clients).
     
  4. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    short answer is yes, people have done it; it's not supported or documented.
     
  5. bnewt

    bnewt Godfather

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    the coax is for the ota signals, but I do have a cable running from the dish, but it was done with the intent of being able to add another hd receiver to this specific tv..........way before the hopper/joey came out
     
  6. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    In that case I do believe you can diplex an OTA and Joey together.
     
  7. n0qcu

    n0qcu Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    No you cannot diplex to a Hopper or Joey.
     
  8. n0qcu

    n0qcu Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    So you are saying you have two cables to this TV?
    One for OTA and one for a HD receiver?
     
  9. n0qcu

    n0qcu Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    I have two wireless connected Joeys. They both work just like a wired Joey with the exception that you cannot view recordings on an unlinked Hopper, you have to link the Joey to the Hopper that has the recordings on that you want to watch.
     
  10. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    My Joey was most definitely fed off a diplexer. From a Solo Node it appears it's fine. I've found out quite by accident that from a Duo Node it's not. Go fig.
     
  11. bnewt

    bnewt Godfather

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    yes, 2 cables, as you described
     
  12. bnewt

    bnewt Godfather

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    this would be ideal if possible & then add a diplexer @ the tv end to separate the ota from the satellite
     
  13. n0qcu

    n0qcu Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    It cannot be done, MOCA and OTA use the exact same frequencies, they absolutely cannot be diplexed.
     
  14. n0qcu

    n0qcu Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Then you have a cable that can be used for the Joey already in place.
     
  15. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Mediterranea...
    What is XiP813's MOcA freqs ?
     
  16. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    Same experience here except with only one wireless Joey. Works great even clear across the house with several walls and obstructions and the likes. Running multiple clients is no problem with 802.11n. It also helps that I have 2 expensive directional antennas as well.
     
  17. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    650-875MHz.
     
  18. yogi

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    So nothing above UHF channel 43.:)
     
  19. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Mediterranea...
    What is your OTA freqs ?
     
  20. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    54-88MHz, 174-216MHz and 470-806MHz are used for OTA.

    Then there's 2-way radio and cellular communications at 824+MHz.

    It has been reported that diplexing OTA either before OR after the node will both kill the MoCA signal.
     

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