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Hopper and wifi...

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by akw4572, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. akw4572

    akw4572 Legend

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    How many of you are using wifi with it? Have you had any problems with connectivity and such? I've got a 20 mb speed on my wifi and was just wondering how the Hopper works with setups so far.
     
  2. Blankman2k5

    Blankman2k5 Legend

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    I've heard nothing but positive things
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Mediterranea...
    WiFi = unpredictable speed, I would say - unreliable connection for HD stream(s).
    Just turn on your microwave or start your vacuum or use your cordless phone for test...
     
  4. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    I have a WiFi adapter that I have used with a 722, 922, and now the Hopper. I get a signal strength of about 48-55. I sling all the time streaming Better or Best/HD quality without any problems. I use the extender cable for the adapter to pickup the strongest signal. If you have further questions, please let me know. Thanks.

     
  5. TallGuyXP

    TallGuyXP Cool Member

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    My Wi-Fi signal strength was around 50-60, but I had spotty connectivity to my computer via DLNA. I ended up replacing the Wi-Fi connector with a HIC upstairs by the router and a Tap downstairs by the hopper. Works perfectly now!
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    FYI: there not exist two identical WiFi setups.
    It's like your health - no one is you and you can't propagate your health parameters to other ppl.
     
  7. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    Or buy multiple large directional antennas and ramp up the Xmit (like I did :D .) Wireless Joey using Dish-supplied wireless adapter streams flawlessly 22-45 ft away with 4 walls. Cordless phones are 5.8 GHz, I'm still using 2.4 for WiFi, vacuum/microwave are a non-issue. Then again this is with $200 in WiFi equipment, not your typical setup :p .
     

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