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Wireless Joey with Dish, who has installed it?
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Post 1 made on Saturday December 24, 2016 at 12:07
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Dish had said that a tech needs to come out to install it. As they will need to install their own WAP. However, there is a chance that they could use my person WAP. I am guessing only the A/C type can only be used, as that is what this wireless Joey works off of.

Have any of you worked with a wireless Joey? Was it attached to Dish's WAP, or the one that you installed? Does their WAP only talk between the Hopper 3 and the Joeys? Or is connected to the internet as well?

KOT
Post 2 made on Saturday December 24, 2016 at 12:16
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I've worked on only one system with a Hopper and some Joeys. There is a WAP specifically for the Joeys, and it's not connected to the internet. A separate modem/router supplies wifi for the internet in the house.

It was installed by Dish Network.
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OP | Post 3 made on Saturday December 24, 2016 at 13:01
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Well I should've done more research. Apparently the USB network adaptor that I have from the previous Hopper 2/Joey set up. Works just as good as a wireless Joey from Dish.

Just plug the adaptor in, connect to the WAP and wait. After a few minutes, the regular Joey becomes a wireless Joey. It even works on the 2.4GHz band. As the Hopper 3 is attached to the 2.4GHz band. As well as the Joey.

I bet that if I plugged a CAT5 into either the Hopper 3 and/or Joey that it would work then too.

This configuration may open more possibilities for yall.

KOT
OP | Post 4 made on Saturday December 24, 2016 at 14:47
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Just confirmed that a Joey plugged in via CAT5 to the router while the Hopper 3 via 2.4GHz will work as well.

I can only assume the Hopper 3 plugged in via CAT5 will work as well.

Changing channels is just about the same speed in either wifi or CAT5. But I am not sure if there's a difference from the coax. I have both the Joey 2 and Hopper 3 in the same room right now and on different TVs. IR enabled on both and there's a very small delay in a channel change. Not sure if it's because the Hopper 3 is actually doing the channel change and I am forcing the system to change two at the same time.

But nevertheless, this delay is about a 1/2 second or less. Even when done separately.

KOT


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