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    Wireless Device for Anytime+

    This is a discussion on Wireless Device for Anytime+ within the Sky Anytime + forums, part of the Sky On Demand category; Has anyone got any suggestions of what to use to make the Sky Box WIFI - don't want to pay ...

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      Wireless Device for Anytime+

      Has anyone got any suggestions of what to use to make the Sky Box WIFI - don't want to pay the 60 that Sky are charging?


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      Re: Wireless Device for Anytime+

      Several members have connected an Open Media Bridge with varying degrees of success.

      Taking this route has highlighted an issue with the Sky STB not always producing a power output on their USB ports. The Open Media Bridge requires this power to work.

      There are other sources to get USB power so they've been able to get them working.

      An alternative option is PowerLine or HomePlug adapters. These connect your router and the Sky STB by using you mains wiring and don't suffer the same issues that a WiFi connection might with poor signal strength.

      If you go for these adapters, then try to pick a pair that support 200Mbps (aka 100Mbps LAN) as they will be better for the long term IMHO.

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      Yeah recently installed home plugs an very impressed. Also gives you the option to put a switch in to give you more access points at the telly for consoles or if you have an Internet telly.

     

     

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