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How many RG6 lines from the dish?

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by nybill38, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. nybill38

    nybill38 AllStar

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    Hello

    I'm thinking of getting the Hopper/Joey system. When I had the house built I had them prewire 1 dedicated sat cable to an On Q distribution box.

    For the Hopper/joey will this 1 cable to the panel work? Or do I need 2 cables?
     
  2. James Long

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

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    The Hopper/Joey system works on a central hub system with a single cable run to each receiver. If all of your cables run directly to a central location and there is room for the hub in that location you should be fine.

    The cabling from that location to the dish is two cables for a single Hopper system or three cables for a dual Hopper system.
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Check diagrams here www.dishuser.org

    BoBaBird, please check hopper PhP - something wrong there...
     
  4. gtal98

    gtal98 Godfather

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    As long as all you need is one Hopper in your system you can get away with one cable. The node gets installed outside and a tap and splitter in your OnQ box. Not my favorite way to install them (extra cable length between receivers and node can decrease MoCA signal strength) but it is a technically acceptable install method.
     
  5. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

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    Definitely a problem. The file either doesn't exist or the path is incorrect. I get a "Connection was Reset" massage when trying to access it.:(
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    He is warned and working with a host.
     

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