The new Wireless Joey works on its own independent 802.11ac WiFi connection shared with the required Wireless Joey Access Point.
No home Internet connection or router is required to enjoy the box, though your Access Point will need to be connected to a main Hopper DVR box (hardwired during installation).
How does wireless Joey work?
The Wireless Joey does require a DISH Hopper Wireless Access Point. This is essentially a wireless router configured to exclusively connect with up to three Wireless Joeys. It creates a secure, private network for the (up to) 3 Wireless Joeys to connect to using the 802.11ac protocol.
How do I connect my wireless Joey to the Internet?
Connect a Joey to Wi-Fi
Press the MENU button once or the HOME button twice, depending on your remote. Select Settings. Select Internet. Select Advanced.
Do you need Internet for dish?
The Hopper 3 is the most technologically-advanced DVR but we made it simple to use with even more features available when it’s connected to the internet. Price for internet only. Requires credit qualification, 2-year commitment with early termination fee and purchase of qualifying DISH TV package.
How much does it cost to install a wireless Joey?
The Wireless Joey is available now, and costs $50 for initial setup plus $7 per month for each box.