Hopper with sling

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by Dustin Spurlock, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. Dustin Spurlock

    Dustin Spurlock New Member

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    How many hoppers can you have on one account? I have my house and a detached mancave thats about 300 yards away. I need to get satellite at both locations.
     
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Typically two can be leased and the third must be purchased for Hopper or Hopper w/Sling.
    (Hopper 3 is one leased the second must be purchased.)

    If you have Internet between the two buildings you could use a Joey at the mancave. Joeys do not require satellite signals and can run solely on Ethernet.
     
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Two.

    I sincerely hope your man cave has a toilet.:grimacing:
     
  4. Dustin Spurlock

    Dustin Spurlock New Member

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    It does have a full bath. Both buildings have internet but dish said the joey has to be within 60 feet of the hopper. I just want to control 2 tvs at both locations but dish said I can only have 1 hopper.
     
  5. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    The Joey has to be within 60 ft if on cable, not if on Ethernet. (Wireless has its own limits which would be exceeded here.)

    How would you get a satellite signal to the second location? Were you planning a second dish?
     
  6. Dustin Spurlock

    Dustin Spurlock New Member

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    Yes it has its own dish now.
     
  7. scooper

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    300 YARDS !?!?!
    You're going to need better than buried CAT5E / 6/7 for ethernet to work. Like a fiber cable between the 2 buildings with appropriate media convertors on each end.... However, that's about the limit of my knowledge on that subject.
     
  8. Dustin Spurlock

    Dustin Spurlock New Member

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    Both places have their own dedicted internet service
     
  9. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    That separation would break the Joey connection. Best bet is CSR roulette ... call back until you get a CSR who provides a second hopper (and Joey for the 2nd TV if you have two TVs at both locations).
     
  10. NYDutch

    NYDutch DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    You may have better luck working with a local Dish dealer/installer rather than going through Dish itself.
     
  11. Dustin Spurlock

    Dustin Spurlock New Member

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    I will try that route. Thanks
     
  12. OneMarcilV

    OneMarcilV New Member

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    I cant imagine living in cave for along. Much too cold. But then again it woud be fun.


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