1. Press and release the Menu button on Hopper remote
2. The Menu screen appears select "Settings"
3. Select "Network Setup"
4. Select "Broadband"
5. Ensure "MoCA" is selected in the dropdown next to Network Setting in the middle of the screen.
6. Press the Blue hot key twice on the remote
7. The "Bridging" button appears, please select it.
8. The Bridging screen appears, select "On" and then select "Save"
Reset (push the red button) both Hoppers when you have done this.
OverRHeads said:Do I have to do the above steps on both Hoppers? I have done these steps (minus the reboot) on the one in the family room that is connected to Ethernet and the bridging option never comes up.
Bridging allows the tuners to be shared... If you can view either hopper from one of the joeys you should be good to go. Yes after resetting both hoppers (roughly at the same time) then they should be able to talk to each other "share DVR content" regardless which hopper a show is recorded on you can watch it from any connected joey. If you have set up more then 3 recordings on one of the hoppers, from that hopper location or linked joeys on that hopper you cannot setup more recordings unless you do so from the other hopper/joey location but I'm sure that will change in good time via software update. Enjoy your new setup.
Oh okay thank.Bridging has nothing to do with sharing tuners. Bridging is enabled so that the full IP address passes over the moca networks to the Joeys or to a second Hopper. This needs to be enabled on the Hopper with the broadband connection and it allows the Joey to use the Pandora and Facebook apps. With bridging disabled the Joey can not access these apps because they require a broadband connection.