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how to add 211 as second receiver

Discussion in 'ViP211(411)/211K/222 Support Forum' started by sb43201, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. sb43201

    sb43201 New Member

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    I have a 722k and want to add an used 211 in the basement. I got the 211 from the yard sale and is not activated. I suppose that I can connect the 211 directly to the LNB, right? The 211 has a OTA port too, how does it work? And how to activate the 211? How much more I need to pay to have 2nd receiver? Thanks.
     
  2. some guy

    some guy Godfather

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    $7 per month

    Yes you can connect directly to the dish if you have a free port

    Connect an ota antenna to the ota antenna jack on the 211 and scan for locals

    Call dish to activate
     
  3. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

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    After you have it connected to the dish, call DISH and give them the S# and R# so they can address the receiver. Cost of additional 211 is $7/mo.
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    - you can connect coaxes from LNBF and OTA
    - call CSR
    - $7

    cross your fingers, the box could have a balance or stolen
     
  5. Grandude

    Grandude RichardParker II

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    If you get it successfully installed and activated you can also make it into a DVR (of sorts) by adding an external hard drive.
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    it will cost you one time fee $40 and you must supply your own HDD (up to 2 TB) and USB 2.0 enclosure.
     
  7. Rduce

    Rduce Legend

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    If you have the wiring already in place the entire process of attaching it and calling it should not take much more than a 30 to 45 minutes. Pretty painless, unless you get a CSR that does not understand you and tried to schedule an appointment, as I had once. She kept insisting that I needed to have a tech come out to run the wire and setup the receiver. I finally had to ask for someone that understood ME!
     
  8. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    I can check the availability of the receiver to add to your account. Please PM the receiver number to me if you would like me to check. As mentioned in a later post, if there is a balance or if the receiver was leased, you won't be able to add this receiver to your account. Please let me know. Thanks.

     

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