Thank you Mr Weber. I forgot to say to go to the Advanced Tab in Internet SettingsIP Address Configuration is set to Automatic by default. By default, Automatic IP address assignment is used. In this case, the receiver’s IP address is obtained by way of a DHCP server.
There is a hidden menu that allows manual configuration.
Go to the Advanced tab under Internet settings. Press Recall, Recall, and Play.
Although I used fixed addresses in my router for my two Hopper3 receivers and my Joey3, I let the Hopper3 auto configure the internet settings.
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DHCP Reservations are useful to ensure that your network device always gets the same IP address BUT they may not help if your device has a poorly implemented DHCP client. The DHCP client does not know about the reservation so should attempt to renew the reservation when the life of the reservation gets to 50% and will repeat a renewal attempt at each 50% point until successful. Some implementations fail to follow the rules and will fail to recognize a valid response and then flood your network with bad DHCP requests or any number of other problems. Other DHCP clients have been known to not recognize some DHCP options causing the client to crash.I use the router's DHCP Reservations feature to hold a steady IP address. Very simple to use.
I wish I knew this stuff. I did a speed test the other day, my laptop and Hopper connected to the same Router via LAN. Laptop speed was 246 Mb/s. Hopper 3 was 108 Mb/s and Netflix on the Hopper was 7.58 Mb/s. Figure that one out
Could this be a Dish imposed speed restriction so as not to use too much of the MoCA? MoCA 2.0's near gigabit-speed should provide more than enough bandwidth even with every possible activity of streams and multiple VOD Downloads and 4 HD PIP, etc. should still leave enough bandwidth on the MoCA, I would think, but maybe Dish being conservative for its own reasons we don't know about. and even if a joey client is connecte to the internet via Ethernet port, that not change Dish's H3 configuration regarding speed for Netflix. I'm just speculating, but I find it very strange that the speed would be so slow for Netflix on the hopper 3. Reason #139 to use our own connected devices to access streaming services.I don’t believe that it is his ISP. It has been determined that the Netflix speed on the Hopper3 is less than the speed of the Hopper3. In my case my Hopper3 speeds are 100-117 Mbps while the Hopper3 Netflix speed maxes out at 15-19 Mbps. Netflix on my 4K Sony TV is 60-80 Mbps. Netflix on my 4K Roku is 17-20 Mbps. Netflix on my Amazon 4K Firestick has the highest speed at 114 Mbps. And yet I can watch Ultra 4K movies on all 4 devices with no apparent differences in video quality. Netflix speed on my Joey3 was 15.61 Mbps. Of course the picture is smaller on my bedroom Olivia TV.
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1) The Speed Test sites are not as accurate as one would hope.I wish I knew this stuff. I did a speed test the other day, my laptop and Hopper connected to the same Router via LAN. Laptop speed was 246 Mb/s. Hopper 3 was 108 Mb/s and Netflix on the Hopper was 7.58 Mb/s. Figure that one out
Yep to number 31) The Speed Test sites are not as accurate as one would hope.
-- Did you use the same Speed Test site for both the laptop and hopper tests?
-- NetFlix recommends Fast.com as it only tests download speed to see how well NetFlix should work.
2) Were the Hopper3 and Laptop connected to the same switch?
-- many switches in home routers are not GB capable, yes even some of the newer 802.11ac routers
3) Lots of people have reported the Hopper3 NetFlix speed reporting as very inaccurate.
Does the Hopper3 NetFlix client allow you to see your streaming rate?
I found a long time ago with Hoppers they tend to be greedy, like IPA Hop and that can really slow down and clog up a network. The only way to stop them is IPA Reservations.I use the router's DHCP Reservations feature to hold a steady IP address. Very simple to use.