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More than 200ft from distribution point?

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by BobSp, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. BobSp

    BobSp New Member

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    Hi, all,

    I ordered hopper and 2 joeys this morning, and the installer is on the roof as I type!

    One of my joeys is intended to go about 300m from the distribution point (called a "node" maybe?). The installer is saying that 200m is the maximum, and I have no reason to doubt him, BUT is there any way?

    I already have gigabit networking out to that TV location... is there some way I can communicate joey to hopper via IP?

    Alternatively, can I use some sort of amplifier to get the signal to travel 300m?

    The installer said he would be willing to run a temporary cable to the location and give it a try, so we'll see how that goes.

    Any thoughts or help you could provide would be greatly appreciated!

    Many Thanks,
    BobSp
     
  2. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    300 METERS or 300 FEET? GigE is 100 METERS maximum distance.
     
  3. BobSp

    BobSp New Member

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    Sorry about that... obviously, I got that wrong. I mean 200 feet for the Joey connection and 300 feet for the building where I have existing ethernet. I didn't mean meters!

    Thanks,
    BobSp
     
  4. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    Phew. That makes more sense. :) It's probably something to do with the Ethernet over Coax specification. The IP info is passed in the coax port, not through a standard Ethernet cable.
     
  5. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    I seem to recall that MoCA limits you to about 90m between the root node and the most distant slave.

    The H/J installer documentation seemed much less generous (<30m?).

    To go further than 100m, you would probably need to investigate optical fiber.
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I would test RG-6 cable now and decide after that.
     
  7. James Long

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

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    The stated distances are maximum 200ft between the LNBF and the furthest Hopper (passing through the node) and a maximum 200ft between each Hopper and Joey.

    You can try a longer cable and it might work but it is beyond the "Installation Rules".
     
  8. BobSp

    BobSp New Member

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    It ended up working fine ... I have about 60 feet between the node and a splitter, and then I have about 300 feet between the splitter and one of my Joeys. The other side of the splitter goes about 30 feet to the other Joey. The long Joey run works fine so far.
     
  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    There is some new MOCA signal test screen ... Could you try it and post here ?

    Would be interesting to compare with other, regular length cable installs.
     
  10. BobSp

    BobSp New Member

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    I've not found any screens with any signal strength numbers on them, but I've turned on a little signal graphic on the bottom right of the screen. It is usually yellow and sometimes green, and the Joey is working fine.
     
  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    It's in h2k's menu
     

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