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Hopper to Joey By Ethernet?

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by 18 is # 1, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. 18 is # 1

    18 is # 1 Cool Member

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    Can the Hopper send the HD signal to the Joey by ethernet instead of coax?
     
  2. n0qcu

    n0qcu Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Yes it can at this time but that is unsupported so could be discontinued at any time.
     
  3. 18 is # 1

    18 is # 1 Cool Member

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    It would sure make my job of slaving several TVs together easier. Right now I modulate both outputs of my 722 on an OTA signal throughout the house. Now I can Joey only where needed (HD) and leave the rest alone.
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    If they spent time and money for develop the kind of communication, then no reason to drop it.
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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  6. 18 is # 1

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    Thank you.

    Anyone else have a Joey hooked up by Cat5?
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Yes, I did follow an experience of other member here ... and it's working FINE !
     
  8. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Could you repost it here ?
     
  10. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    Sure (copy & paste sorry if the format is weird.)

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  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Oh, three h2k ... It would be hard to compete with you :), I mean to do some measures and watch the coming 'seamless' integration.
     
  12. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I hope at some point DISH makes Ethernet Joeys a "supported" install ... perhaps with the addition of the promised multiple Hopper integration.
     
  13. 3HaloODST

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    So, with three Hoppers, two on a Duo Node and one on a Solo Node I was thinking, why don't I just connect the "Client" ports of the two Nodes together so all three can communicate? Well I did it and guess what? Success! Now three Hoppers and one Joey can all see each other via MoCA!

    Still messing around with the spare Joey hooked to the wireless Ethernet bridge (no MoCA at all.) Plays HD channels flawlessly!
     
  14. 3HaloODST

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    Bandwidth used while playing back the latest episode of MythBusters :-

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    Bandwidth used just while paused on the MythBusters recording :-

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    Bandwidth used while fast forwarding the MythBusters recording :-

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    Bandwidth used on local ABC :-

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    Bandwidth used on G4TV :-

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  15. dhickman

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    True it can, but it it happens, then buy a hic for each joey and then hook it up in reverse with the ethernet hooked up in the normal way, and then the coax hooked directly up to the coax input on the joey. Moca is simply a layer 1 (physical layer) tech that utilizes tcpip as the network tech. A HIC is a MOCA ( ethernet) compliant bridge device.

    Honestly I doubt that DISH would shut this down via the ethernet port. Most current users will never use this option and those that do have some kind of understanding of networkings.

    I can easily see in the future that this becomes the preferred way to connect clients up in a house for advanced installs.
     
  16. dhickman

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    Yep. I had the installer install the hopper up like normal. Then I had the installer make some coax jumper cables that were hooked to the joeys so they could be initialized. After the download ethernet was hooked up to them and I have never looked back.

    one month later and the system is working great.
     
  17. dhickman

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    I went ahead and kept the moca in place by using a hic to connect to the ethernet switch. I did this just in case DISH decided to drop this "feature" and isolate the video services to the coax moca port on the hopper and joeys. That way you can directly hook hics to each joey and still use ethernet as the physical layer.
     
  18. 3HaloODST

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    Neat! I'm just going to stick to Ethernet/wireless for the spare Joey, until Hopper integration comes out then I'll be returning the spare.
     
  19. 18 is # 1

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    Okay, just got everything up and running. The Hopper was connected to the router by cat5. At the Joey we connected the to the HIC backwards. The cat5 connected to the HIC which connected to the Joey by coax. Works beautifully and I get to keep mt OTA antenna on the TV.:D

    P.S. No HIC at the Hopper. The HIC was necessary at the joey.
     
  20. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    So, what an achievement you got ? Use redundant HIC ? I don't see it. At least when only coax available in that room where is J installed - no Ethernet outlet.
     

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