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Hopper/Joey Wireless?

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#1 OFFLINE   jborchel



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:35 PM

I'm at my son's house and he is a new Dish customer with a Hopper/Joey combo. The two units are connected with coax. I thought I have read that you could get a wireless connection between the two. I looked at Dish's web site and I couldn't find this facility listed/described. Is this available yet? If so, and he calls Dish will they ask for more money to get this capability? How much?

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#2 OFFLINE   jborchel



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Posted 21 September 2013 - 02:58 PM

What, no one knows the answer to this?

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 03:16 PM

No official wireless option from Dish for a Hopper-Joey install that I'm aware of;


DIRECTV has an official one, but not Dish I don't think.


This is not to say you can't improvise something using ethernet to WiFi bridges or some other. But nothing formally sanctioned or supported by Dish network. 

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 03:17 PM

Yeah... It might be technically possible to do, but I'm not aware of any officially supported method.

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#5 OFFLINE   jborchel



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 12:22 PM

Too bad. Would be nice to have when you consider the wiring problems for the coax and getting it to the most desirable location in the Joey room.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:33 PM

You should be able to use either coax (through the Nodes) or ethernet. As others have said - if you have a WIFI bridge to ethernet on the Joey - it may work.

You CAN put antennas on your owned and/or controlled property...


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 02:49 AM

With the right AP's (access points), any of them, the Joey shouldn't know the difference.

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