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Wally . . . the New DISH VIP211 Receiver?


Post Updated: 6/1/2016

Essentially, a DISH Wally is a VIP211z receiver with a Hopper 3 interface.

The Wally is 4th Generation 211 Receiver

DISH Wally

DISH Wally

Wally Features

Wally Setup

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  1. The wally will be available in about a week. It’s basically a newer high-tech version of the ViP211 receivers. It has the Hopper user interface, the remote is RF, it’s equipped with apps and bluetooth audio capabilities, and it’s compatible with mobile antennas. See more info here.

    March 8, 2016
  2. Bill Gerweck #

    Bought the Wally in lake city Fl and headed north to DE, only to discover that it is next to impossible to aquire 3rd needed satellite to have any tv:/. No tv at all now. Not happy

    August 6, 2016
    • It ain’t the Wally . . . it’s your dish.

      August 18, 2016
      • King Tailgater claims it is a Wally software problem — supposed to be an update.
        If the Wally does not lock on all 3 satellites, it gets stuck on check switch installation scan.
        Hard to know who to believe. I am considering going to ViP211…

        September 28, 2016
      • Try the DISH Forum on

        September 28, 2016
  3. Purchased a King Tailgater and two Dish Wally receivers. One Wally receiver installed as advertised while the second was stuck “Downloading Wally software”. Ordered a replacement Wally receiver and it also gets stuck “Downloading …”. Have tried both connections from King satellite as well as moving the dish to different locations. Any ideas how to resolve this?

    September 3, 2016
  4. Michael #

    I’ve tried endlessly to hook up the Wally with a Tailgater 3. Even searched the forums at and tried their suggestions. I called Dish and now I’m exchanging the Wally for a 211.

    October 5, 2016
  5. Dan #

    I’m from MN before we left I bought a Tailgater 4500 with 2 Wally receivers. Tried hooking up. Stuck at downloading Wally software. Called King, they say the receiver has to be connected to a standard dish (home style) to download anything, not their problem (brash). I was in tx in a campground. Pissed, I called Dish. After waiting for 35 minutes it inadvertently sent me directly to VM and I hung up (big mistake). In the process of waiting the recording told me that if I was using a Tailgator it must be connected directly to the reciever, not thru the RV connection (thru window). If you happen to be doing the same thing, do all the connections and hookups with a direct connection. When you reconnect you will have to go thru the entire start up process again, but it will work. Unfortunately I did not get access to the channels ordered, but I will deal with that tomorrow. Start to finish was 5 hours. RV tech support was well over an hour. Disconnecting and reconnecting took forever. No,I am not happy…

    January 27, 2017
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    December 1, 2022

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