Your forum username:
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up


    Welcome to Sky User - The Unofficial Support Forum for everything Sky! - Proudly helping over 65k members.


    Advertisement

    Results 1 to 3 of 3

    Use Sky Wireless connector with network printer

    This is a discussion on Use Sky Wireless connector with network printer within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi, Sky have sent me a wireless connector to connect my Sky+HD box to my Sky router. My Sky box ...

    1. #1
      cactusjack's Avatar
      cactusjack is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Sky Max/Unlimited
      Router: Netgear V1 DG834GT
      Sky TV: Sky Basic
      Join Date
      Oct 2010
      Posts
      7
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Use Sky Wireless connector with network printer

      Hi,

      Sky have sent me a wireless connector to connect my Sky+HD box to my Sky router. My Sky box is right next to my router so is patched into it directly so the connector isn't required.

      Upstairs I've got a printer with network connection (Lexmark 450Dn) and I was hoping to use the wireless bridge to connect my printer to my network and give it an IP address. I don't think I can do it as you have to choose the wireless network and input the password which the printer doesn't appear to have the facility to do but wondered is there any way to do it? I've also got an old Sky router if that helps but I can't run a cable between the routers.

      Any help much appreciated!


    2. Advertisement
    3. #2
      Scubbie's Avatar
      Scubbie is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: 02392
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Sky Q Hub ER110
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Mar 2010
      Location
      Near Portsmouth
      Posts
      27,907
      Thanks
      812
      Thanked 2,195 Times in 2,065 Posts

      Re: Use Sky Wireless connector with network printer

      You have a variety of choices to choose from. Each has their merits and demerits.

      You could plug the adaptor into a computer and configure it. This may be sufficient to allow you printer to connect.

      Alternatively you could look into purchasing a pair of HomePlugs. Place one beside your Sky router and the other by the printer. Essentially HomePlugs works invisibly and use your home electrical wiring to extend your LAN.

      Another way would be to purchase a length of Ethernet cable. You could run it through a socket in the wall. Ethernet cable can run up to 100m, provided that there are no sharp bends. Cat 5e or Cat 6 would offer the best choice for the future as they support up to 1Gbit connections.

      With regards to the old router. This could be used to provide extra LAN ports. See the thread below for a guide on how to connect it to your main Sky router.

      How to connect two Routers together

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

    4. #3
      Exdee's Avatar
      Exdee is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: LSXXX
      Broadband ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
      Router: D-Link DSL-2640S
      Sky TV: Sky+ HD
      Join Date
      Apr 2010
      Posts
      1,556
      Thanks
      22
      Thanked 186 Times in 179 Posts

      Re: Use Sky Wireless connector with network printer

      Quote Originally Posted by cactusjack View Post
      Upstairs I've got a printer with network connection (Lexmark 450Dn) and I was hoping to use the wireless bridge to connect my printer to my network and give it an IP address. I don't think I can do it as you have to choose the wireless network and input the password which the printer doesn't appear to have the facility to do but wondered is there any way to do it?
      It's quite easy. Connect your wireless connector to your Sky box temporarily and scan and input your wireless settings. Once you get it up and running, disconnect it from the Sky box and connect it to your printer.

      The wireless connector will hold the wireless configuration even if you power cycle it. Once configured you can connect it to any device with an ethernet port and it will work.

      The only downside is that if you change your Wifi's SSID or password in the future you will have to connect the wireless adapter to the Sky box again and reconfigure it.

     

     

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    SkyUser - Copyright © 2006-2017. SatDish and NewsreadeR | SkyUser is in no way affiliated with Sky Broadband / BSkyB
    RIPA NOTICE: NO CONSENT IS GIVEN FOR INTERCEPTION OF PAGE TRANSMISSION