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3 Hopper w/sling's and 3 Joey's

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by mike wirenut, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. mike wirenut

    mike wirenut New Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    Have 3 Hoppers w/Sling and 3 Joeys 2 dpp44SW 1 Solo Node 1 Duo Node.
    Cat 5 Ethernet to all Hoppers and Joeys from Netgear Gig Smart Switch.

    Duo Node
    Host to Hopper Basement
    Host to Hopper Master Bedroom
    Client to Solo Node (Jumper)
    Client to 3-way Splitter 1-Joey Guest Br 1-Joey Kitchen 1-Joey Kids Bed Rm

    Solo Node
    Host to Hopper Living Rm
    Client to Duo Node (Jumper)

    Living Rm Hopper Linked to Joey Guest Bed Rm
    Living Rm Hopper Linked to Joey Kids Bed Rm
    Basement Hopper Linked to Joey Kitchen

    Question #1 Should I have Bridgeing shut off on all hoppers.
    Question #2 Do Joeys have Bridgeing if so should I shut them off.
    Question #3 Should I Link one Joey to each Hopper if so any Coax changes.
    Question #4 What is better Moca of Cat5 to communicate.
    Question #5 Should I remove Coax to Joeys and only run Cat5 Ethernet.
    Does anybody have any sugestions


    And yes it cost me Big to buy the 2nd and 3rd Hopper W/Sling. 8 Year Customer
    had 6 vip622's and still had to pay.

    Dish was supposed to send me OTA Modules but i have not recived them yet.
    Will I have any problems setting them up.
  2. James Long

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

    Apr 17, 2003
    1) Bridging OFF on all Hoppers except the one connected to Ethernet. There is no need to connect the other Hoppers to Ethernet if one is connected and bridged.
    2) I do not believe there is bridging on the Joeys. Coax or Ethernet is fine ... you do not need to connect both.
    3) The Joey to Hopper Link will work regardless of cabling (unless you have an isolator in the path or problems with your wiring).
    4) MoCA should be faster.
    5) It depends on your wiring. If everything is working on coax leave well enough alone (there is no need to connect anything else to Ethernet if one Hopper is bridged). But the flexibility to run a Joey on Ethernet (only) is nice.

    They should be plug and play. Just follow the on screen directions.

    The big issue would be getting the signal to the tuners since you cannot mix the satellite feeds with MoCA with the OTA signal. Separate OTA cabling will be required.

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