Mine showed all 4 of my WiFi networks and jumped onto my 802.11n network. Which if I remember the Ethernet is only 10/100, which makes N a waste. But it also looks like if hooked up to both, WiFi and Ethernet, it will use both. And I was told that you can use both Ethernet jack as inputs from two different ISP sources. Not sure how two from the same source would do? Just might have to try it. My HwS system is taking 4 IPA's for three devices, so . . . Also about people in the chain knowing things . . . my installer who was supposedly a trainer also did not know if "bridging" was available or active yet as he was touting the glory of it. The manager that stopped by joined the conversation and told him that it was active, and I knew from posts here, and had been for a long time. What I have seen about the dissemination of information in the DISH family, is haphazard.
I tried plugging in a second Ethernet cable to my main HwS and the activity lights on the ports flashed synchronously. No individual activity there. And it didn't take anymore IP addresses than the 3-4 IPA's it takes now. Went to the Networking Control area and the way it operates it's hard to tell what's going on. One moment things are OK, then the next not, then OK, then not . . . Everything shows it has an IPA, but not other connectivity. It also showed that the Wireless and the wired are sharing a MAC address, then the TOP Jack was working and seen, then not and not available for stats. I have noticed that it's real squirrely about IPA's too. Constantly jumping around and dropping, then picking up. I tried to give it reserved addresses as per their MAC addresses and it's all over the place. Either the HwS's don't get how this is suppose to work or just wants to do its own thing. The latter is no surprise in DISH's case. I'll have to watch network traffic and see if it starts causing problems and interfering with my other devices. If anyone has a white paper on DISH's networking scheme, I'd like to get my hands on it.
Upon further observation now that I have both HwS hard wired and WiFi'd, which are getting good signal on the 5G wavelength and I can't find a way to turn it off in the Hoppers. I look at what devices are attached to my router and it shows 3 wired and 2 WiFi as it should. But then things change and are all over the place in manner that I have never seen before. Single units are taking multiple IPA's under the same MAC address. And grabbing one, dropping another, picking back up, dropping, even though I have reserved addresses for them they are grabbing IPA's outside the res range. WTF?! It should be as is in the "real" world, One IPA per Unit per Connection per MAC Address. AND I have noticed while playing around I can not find a way to turn off WiFi once set up. Maybe the my tech that is replacing the LNB tomorrow will know? To tell you the truth I am not surprised that things are "wonky". It seems to be the DISH mantra. So to say the least, yes, there is WiFi and it covers the full spectrum including the 5G band and once connected . . .