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Old 08-06-2014, 05:11 PM   #1  
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Default Ethernet and the Hopper...

I presently have my ethernet cable plugged into the hopper. I'm thinking of using the ethernet cable for a router. Would I be giving up anything besides the ability for "Demand" programing?

My Samsung Smart TV doesn't have an ethernet port on it so I assume all streaming is via my home network FWIW.

UPDATE: I answered my own question. No ethernet, no Dishanywhere. Figures. I was trying to use the ethernet connection for a wifi extender. Wonder if an ethernet switch would work? I assume they're one in 2 out. I've seen 4 out models, but I'll never need more than 2.

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Old 08-10-2014, 06:32 PM   #2  
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A small 4 port Ethernet switch will do fine, you might add something into the mix later, you can never tell.
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A small 4 port Ethernet switch will do fine, you might add something into the mix later, you can never tell.
Thanks, I'll give one a try.
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The Hopper has wifi built in too. If you pull the ethernet, just reset the connection for wifi and you're still good. Well, if your router has wifi.
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The Hopper has wifi built in too. If you pull the ethernet, just reset the connection for wifi and you're still good. Well, if your router has wifi.
I tried that, but I couldn't get On Demand to work via WiFi. I'll try it again when I have time. Thanks
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Probably need at least an "N" class router for streaming on demand video.
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I have never installed a customer with a 'N' class wifi router, so it is proof that it will work on G. In fact, my hopper2k is on a G rated wifi connection now and I get on-demand and [email protected] Are you checking on demand on the hopper or joey? If your hopper is not bridging the connection, it wont share to the joey. If you reset the connection, such as switching from wired to wireless, you will have to reset bridging so the hopper can calibrate the feed.
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