Hopper with only wireless Joey's (1 Viewer)

ekilgus

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My sister was told in order to get the Hopper she needs a complete cable rewiring. I plan to suggest she can minimize her problems by running a pair of 3ghz rg6's from the dish to the location where the Hopper would be located and to use wireless Joeys for the other TV's.
There shouldn't be any problem's with this, right?
 

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My sister was told in order to get the Hopper she needs a complete cable rewiring. I plan to suggest she can minimize her problems by running a pair of 3ghz rg6's from the dish to the location where the Hopper would be located and to use wireless Joeys for the other TV's.
There shouldn't be any problem's with this, right?
Nope
 

kwindrem

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My sister was told in order to get the Hopper she needs a complete cable rewiring. I plan to suggest she can minimize her problems by running a pair of 3ghz rg6's from the dish to the location where the Hopper would be located and to use wireless Joeys for the other TV's.
There shouldn't be any problem's with this, right?
Depends on what she has now (dish and receiver) and which Hopper she would move to.

Hopper 3 requires a different LNB which must be on a 1000.2 dish. Wing dishes are typically not allowed. H3 requires one coax from the LNB to the "hub" then on to the receiver. WIRED Joeys would be connected to the client port on the hub.

Hopper 2 would most likely be able to use whatever dish and LNB she currently has. A "node" takes two lines from the dish (or external switch) then one line from there to the Hopper. WIRED Joeys come off the node's client port. The node is typically located close to the dish.

A couple of wireless Joeys should work fine. If I remember what I read hear correctly, 3 wireless Joeys is the limit. One caution with wireless Joeys is the need for solid Wi-Fi from the access point Dish will provide to the Joeys. The access point does not need to be located at the receiver if a different Wi-Fi distribution point works better but not sure if Dish would remotely located the access point.
 

ekilgus

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Thanks for the reply. I believe a Hopper 2 with 3 wireless Joey's would address my sister's needs, she already has the 1000.2 dish. Besides, I think the 3 wireless Joey limit applies to the H3 as well. Am I correct?
Side note: They also told me I needed to re-wire for my HWS, but I told them my 2.2ghz RG6 would work just fine, and it does. They try to tell me lot's of things that aren't true, which is why I come to this forum.
 

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Hopper 2 would most likely be able to use whatever dish and LNB she currently has. A "node" takes two lines from the dish (or external switch) then one line from there to the Hopper. WIRED Joeys come off the node's client port. The node is typically located close to the dish.
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;) Yes you need one good RG6 cable to the Hopper location and 2 cables outside from the dish to the node.
Keep in your mind that the Hopper doesn't have to be in the living room!
 

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Thanks for the reply. I believe a Hopper 2 with 3 wireless Joey's would address my sister's needs, she already has the 1000.2 dish. Besides, I think the 3 wireless Joey limit applies to the H3 as well. Am I correct?
Side note: They also told me I needed to re-wire for my HWS, but I told them my 2.2ghz RG6 would work just fine, and it does. They try to tell me lot's of things that aren't true, which is why I come to this forum.
You really should have 3ghz cable to any Hopper. Does 2.2 work? Sure it does. Same as RG59 would work a receiver that should have 2.2. For awhile!

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3ghz cable means that the cable is tested to work at 3ghz, many 2.2ghz cables especially the solid copper core cables works at 3ghz as well, just nobody had tested them back in the time just because was not required. Probably many 3ghz cables are capable of higher frequencies than 3ghz.
 

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