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Hopper/Joey Wireless?

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by jborchel, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. jborchel

    jborchel Legend

    Oct 7, 2005
    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?
  2. jborchel

    jborchel Legend

    Oct 7, 2005
    What, no one knows the answer to this?
  3. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    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.
  4. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    Yeah... It might be technically possible to do, but I'm not aware of any officially supported method.
  5. jborchel

    jborchel Legend

    Oct 7, 2005
    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.
  6. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Youngsville NC
    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.
  7. FarmerBob

    FarmerBob Godfather

    Nov 27, 2002
    With the right AP's (access points), any of them, the Joey shouldn't know the difference.

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