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VIP211k on Hopper/Joey Antenna?


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#1 OFFLINE   richierich32

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:53 PM

Can the VIP211k be connected to the Hopper antenna as an extra receiver at home (for those times that someone is not traveling in their RV)? Just curious as I am considering buying the Tailgater but this could influence my decision. There are 2 questions here...is it technically possible (and if so, how) and is it permitted by Dish.

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#2 OFFLINE   gov

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:16 PM

Are you asking about the USB OTA dongle attachment for the Hopper?

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:05 PM

Are you asking about the USB OTA dongle attachment for the Hopper?


No, I'm referring to the actual satellite dish.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:09 PM

permitted if the STB included in your account

now if you will tell what cable you mean ?
from Solo node output coax taken by H's input ...

what LNBF you have / how many outputs from it ? do you have DPP44 ?
please make detail description of all the components to answer to your questions

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#5 OFFLINE   richierich32

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:23 PM

permitted if the STB included in your account

new if you will tell what cable you mean ?
from Solo node output coax taken by H's input ...

what LNBF you have / how many outputs from it ? do you have DPP44 ?
please make detail description of all the components to answer to your questions


I am not really familiar with this equipment so i will do my best to describe my set up. The outside dish is a "dish hd" with a "Dp plus" Lnb. Two coax cables run to my basement where I have a "Solo Node" switch. The switch has two inputs from the satellite dish, one output to the "host" hopper and another output to the "client(s)".

I am a new member to this forum, so not sure if I can post pics or not. If I can, I could post some photos of my setup.

#6 OFFLINE   richierich32

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:30 PM

The Lnb is a three head with I believe four connectors. I googled it and believe it is the 1000.2 Lnb.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:59 PM

The Lnb is a three head with I believe four connectors. I googled it and believe it is the 1000.2 Lnb.


then you'll need to run additional coax from LNBF to the 211k (be careful, one of these four connectors at LNBF is input for additional [side dish] LNBF), but only if it activated under your account (is it ?)

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:59 AM

Yes you CAN use the 211 with the same dish as the Hopper/Joey.  The Dish has THREE connectors available and only two are being used fro the Hopper/Node connection.  Simply run a coax from the THIRD connection on the LNB to the ground block (DO NOT use the 4th connection), form the ground block to the receiver and you should be good to go... remember to run a check switch to confirm you are pointing at the correct satellites...



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:35 AM

I have a 211k and two Hoppers/one Joey running at home.  Since two Hoppers, and two separate dishes, I also have a DPP44 as P Smith mentioned and needed when you have a setup like mine.

I think it is preferred to have the 211 connected at home when not being used as a tailgater which means you will always know it is functioning ok for when you go tailgating and it will also receive updates of software/firmware when released.

 

I did get one of those calls from Dish having me verify that all receivers, Hoppers, Joey and 211 were present at my house.  I guess they wanted to make sure I wasn't account stacking.  Annoying to have to run around and give her the info from each unit.

I haven't seen anyone else complain about this and wonder why I was picked!


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