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Hopper internet connector

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by domingos35, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. domingos35

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    i just received my Hopper internet connector but having hard time understanding how to set it up
    i have a 2 Hopper 1 Joey set up
    my wireless router is in another room far from the receivers
    The hopper downstairs is connected to the internet using a powerline adapter
    the other Hopper and Joey(upstairs) are not internet connected
    do i have to run a seperate coax line from the HIC to the dual node outside?
    i know i 'll have to plug the HIC to my router using the supplied ethernet cable and then what?

    thanks
     
  2. P Smith

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  3. Wire Nut

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    I would use a tap in this situation. Connect the ethernet from your powerline adapter to the HIC, put the tap in the line going into the Hopper, connect the HIC to the tap.
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  4. domingos35

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    looks like i am gonna have to call dish to send a tech to do the install
     
  5. P Smith

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    You could do that by yourself, if you have all parts; it's not that complicated.
     
  6. domingos35

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    i have the HIC
    DO i need to run a coax to the duo node outside or not?
     
  7. P Smith

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    You didn't provide you diagram, how it's connected at your home. So, perhaps the diagram is your ?
    [Did you check that page what I posted ?]
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  8. domingos35

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    3 wires from sattelite to duo node
    1 wire from the host terminals on the node to each hopper
    1 wire from the client terminal on the node to the joey
    the other client terminal is capped
    wireless modem is upstairs
    now what?


    thanks:confused:
     
  9. P Smith

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    "the other client terminal is capped" - uncap it, connect coax cable from it to HIC; connect CAT5/RJ-45 cable between HIC and your DSL modem/cable modem/central switch.
     
  10. Wire Nut

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    You said you have a powerline internet adapter behind one of your hoppers. Unplug ethernet cable from the hopper, plug it into the HIC, place a tap in coax to the hopper, connect the HIC to the tap. Done. Or call Dish.
     
  11. domingos35

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    where can i get a tap?
     
  12. Sat Buddy

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    Solid signal sells taps for around 5 bucks. Type in " Tap dish hopper".
     
  13. P Smith

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    Can you run a cox cable from that capped output of Node to that location of HIC ?
     
  14. domingos35

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    long run outside the house from duo node location ,then drill hole thru wall to the HIC location
    about 150' run
    will dish do this?
     
  15. P Smith

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    for $50 why not ?
     
  16. Wire Nut

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    You would rather wrap 150' of cable around your house than buy a tap? Check with your local retailers, in the phone book under Satellite. Most will sell you a tap, some will even put it in for you.
     
  17. domingos35

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    nope.
    i ended up buying 1 tap from solidsignal
     
  18. domingos35

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    installed the HIC .took me about 5 minutes to install
    my 2 Hoppers and 1 Joey now have internet connection
    easy install
     
  19. Wire Nut

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    Glad it worked out for you. I really like the ease of install and reliability of the HIC, wish techs would use them more often.
     
  20. domingos35

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    installed next to my Joey
    unplugged client line from joey ,plugged it to one of the coax on the back of the HIC ,run RG6 cable from the other coax connection on the back of the HIC to the joey .run an ethernet cable from powerline adapter to HIC .voila i was in business
     

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