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04-15-2012 10:06 PM #1
Moving From 1H/2J to 2H/1J Tomorrow - Sorry For The Newb Questions
I tried to read through the forum, and the HIC, TAP, DUO, etc confuses me. Had 1H/2J with Sling installed a week ago. Quickly realized 1H wasn't going to cut it.
They should be installed 2nd Hopper tomorrow, and taking away one of the Joeys.
My wife gets the 1 Hopper to her lonesome. I will have the new Hopper, and my son will have the Joey.
Right now, there is an Cat5 cable running from my router (wireless N dual-band) in my bedroom to the 1 Hopper on the other side of the wall. I can leave it like that (if that's recommended).
The 2nd Hopper will be in my bedroom, about 3 feet from the router, and can be plugged in if need be.
The Joey is on the far side of the house, and I currently have no plans to run Cat5 cable down there, BUT, I do have the means to use a Wireless N dual-band WiFi extender that has 4 ports, and could place that so the Joey could receive "hard wired" (albeit via WiFi) Cat5 cable.
Obviously, I want the best setup for max utilization. So, when tech calls tomorrow, curious if I should quiz him on what equipment he has.
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04-15-2012 10:19 PM #2
really depends on what you want out of the connectivity... you might be able to get an idea here... http://www.satelliteguys.us/hopper-z...ey-system.html
wiring diagrams might help you get familiar with the terminology... http://www.satelliteguys.us/hopper-z...ghlight=wiring
04-15-2012 10:23 PM #3
The HIC (and tap if needed) should be included for no charge while the tech is there. Get it while you can. If you want to eliminate it later, you still have the option - nothing is stopping you. If you try to get the HIC later, you may be charged for it.
04-15-2012 10:28 PM #4SatelliteGuys Regular
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Thanks. So with the HIC, it pulls in internet via Cat5 and sends it out over coax?
04-15-2012 10:34 PM #5
04-15-2012 11:57 PM #6
You will like two Hoppers much better than one, and it will bring peace back to your abode.
Here's a link to part of my experience.
The one thing I would insist on is them connecting a HIC.
Don't let them tell you you don't need one, you do.
All they need to do is put a TAP next to your new Hopper and connect it to the HIC and The Hopper.
Doing it this way, the Joey will have full access to Home Media and the Internet.
Without it, it will have Internet only.
Even if you don't use Home Media yet, someday you probably will and having a HIC will make using one much easier for you.