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    Windows & ICS and SKY Anytime+

    This is a discussion on Windows & ICS and SKY Anytime+ within the Sky Anytime + forums, part of the Sky On Demand category; My Windows 7 Media Center PC is downstairs and connects wirelessly to my netgear router upstairs. My SKY HD box ...

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      Windows & ICS and SKY Anytime+

      My Windows 7 Media Center PC is downstairs and connects wirelessly to my netgear router upstairs. My SKY HD box is right next to this PC. So i thought id finally use the anytime plus service by connecting the HD box to my pc via the LAN connections, and use windows ICS. Easy i thought .... apart from one thing. As soon as I share the LAN connection with ICS, my wireless connection drops and shows unrecognised service. So therefore i have no internet connection and so no anytime service.
      Does anyone have any ideas on this, or is there a guide to using Windows 7 ICS and the anytime service?

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      Re: Windows & ICS and SKY Anytime+

      Daft point, but I would be inclined to use something like 'ipconfig' to double check that you are sharing the right connection.

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      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Windows & ICS and SKY Anytime+

      It turns out i was given some wrong information on setting this up. I was told to share the LAN connection but in fact it should have been to share the wireless connection. It now works so thanks for looking in Scubbie

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      Re: Windows & ICS and SKY Anytime+

      Well done. I thought that might have been the case which is why I suggested looking with ipconfig. The connection that you are sharing will show a number such as 192.168.0.2 on the Sky router with a different address for the DHCP Server. The connection that is available to be used by another device will be 192.168.0.1 and will show as the DHCP Server too as the address will be the same.

      In the long term you may want to consider another option. There are a variety of devices to choose from now. Typical example include WiFi Media Bridges, HomePlugs, Long Ethernet Cables and WiFi Extenders.

      Prices vary but for around 35 you can get a pair of 200mbps HomePlugs or WiFi Media Bridge.

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      Yes, i will look for one of those options in the long term. Its just nice to finally get it working and see whats available to watch. I have a few things downloading while i sleep
      Thanks again for your help Scubbie

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