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space86

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Why in the year 2017 do I need a phone line connection to my satellite box
Question why can’t the Hopper WiFi signal provide the Caller ID ?
 

space86

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Not the case my centurylink phone line goes into my modem which then broadcasts my WiFi.
 

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Not the case my centurylink phone line goes into my modem which then broadcasts my WiFi.
But my AT&T phone line doesn't. What about Vonage, what about vapor..... I don't see a need to completely write every kind of phone connection into the firmware. I'm not really sure that many people actually use Caller ID on their Dish equipment given how many people today use cell service as their primary.
 
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Not the case my centurylink phone line goes into my modem which then broadcasts my WiFi.

That’s not how that works. DSL and POTS come through the same cable on different frequencies. Look at the phone line going into your modem and you’ll see the filter separating the 2 frequencies (you should.. it’ll look like a splitter). Wifi is strictly Internet. POTS and VOIP are separate. What you might be able to do is get a wireless telephone adapter and use that to create a jack next to the hopper 3 and then connect that “jack” to the hopper with a phone cord.
 

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Because the wifi signal isn’t attached to your phone line?
It depends on who you have for your provider. My phone, internet, and WiFi are all provided through the same box from Comcast. But, to the OP, my modem, Hopper, and OTA inputs are all in the same area. So, I simply run a splitter from my modem. One line goes to the Hopper and the second goes to the wall jack to power up the phone lines in the house.
 

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It depends on who you have for your provider. My phone, internet, and WiFi are all provided through the same box from Comcast. But, to the OP, my modem, Hopper, and OTA inputs are all in the same area. So, I simply run a splitter from my modem. One line goes to the Hopper and the second goes to the wall jack to power up the phone lines in the house.
If you are using Comcast for landline services you aren't getting POTS but that new-fangled VOIP, same thing that Vonage and Ooma give you.
 

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