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    wi-fi bridge

    This is a discussion on wi-fi bridge within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; hi - I'm thinking about getting a WI-FI bridge as the price seems much better than Skys offering(20 as opposed ...

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      wi-fi bridge

      hi -
      I'm thinking about getting a WI-FI bridge as the price seems much better than Skys offering(20 as opposed to 60)

      How can I find out whether the USB port is switched on or powered before I commit to buying the product?

      How has anyone else got on with this solution?
      Did you need to buy a seperate power unit... and if so from where and how much?

      Thanks alll

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      Re: wi-fi bridge

      The USB ports on the Sky+ HD STBs used to be enabled sufficiently to produce power. Unfortunately this has been turned off.

      However all is not lost!

      Last year Maplin were selling extension leads with built in USB ports. Sadly that product stopped being supplied, but there are others available.

      Whilst shopping in ASDA today I noticed an expansion socket with 3 electrical sockets & 2 USB ports for sale. I have just been looking at their on-line site and I couldn't find it listed.

      I would hope that others have similar products and would highly recommend searching around. One such product:

      4 way surge extension lead with 4 USB Brennenstuhl 1153543334

      What I saw at ASDA was considerably cheaper though.

      Another idea:

      Compact Twin USB Power Supply : USB Power Supplies : Maplin Electronics

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      Previously Sky Fibre & Sky BB since 2010.

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      Re: wi-fi bridge

      Do you have a USB socket on your TV? Most newer sets have at least one..

      TomD


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      Useful Utilites

      https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





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      Re: wi-fi bridge

      Alternatively if you have an iPod AC charger you could use that to power the USB. It's a much cheaper solution which I have used myself successfully. Either one of these should power the bridge fine

      [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adapter-Charger-players-Digital-Cameras/dp/B001T2KQU2/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1321377961&sr =1-2"]I-Box 3 PIN 1000mA USB Power Adapter Mains Charger UK: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics[/ame]

      [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/iBox-Power-SanDisk-Sansa-Player/dp/B001UCJOYK/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1321378014&sr=1-9"]iBox - 3 Pin USB Power Wall Plug For SanDisk Sansa Fuze: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics[/ame]

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      Re: wi-fi bridge

      I am not sure what you are trying to do as I do not have Sky, only Sky broadband.

      But I do have a Wifi-Bridge on my TV that I use to connect to DVD rental and LAN network.

      It is powered via the TV USB port but can take a mains power adaptor.

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      Re: wi-fi bridge

      I am not sure what you are trying to do as I do not have Sky, only Sky broadband.
      The Sky HD boxes have an ethernet port, the same as your TV which allows Sky Broadband Network users to connect to Anytime+ a VoD service.

      TomD


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      Useful Utilites

      https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





     

     

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