Thanks for the feedback. Once I read through some more installation docs, it does appear to be quite easy, and as you noted, the client mode from the solo node would not work with the 211. Assuming you had leased gear that you replaced with your purchased Hopper/Joey, Did you merely send that back to Dish. or have you always purchased your receivers? If I purchased receivers, I would not keep the 211, because I would probably deactivate it to control receiver costs and if I did that, I am not sure whether Dish would want it back or not. The snow was annoying for the Thursday commute, but its already starting to melt. In comparison to last year, winter is lasting forever.