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    Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor

    This is a discussion on Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor within the Sky Anytime + forums, part of the Sky On Demand category; Originally Posted by Isitme It comes with its own PSU if the USB ports do not work. It is a ...

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      Re: Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      It comes with its own PSU if the USB ports do not work. It is a device for connecting an ethernet device by wireless so it only has one port.
      OK - thinking aloud here, I have a PS3 sitting next to the Sky HD box. This has USB ports. Can I connnect to these and make it to work?

      p.s. I ordered it from Amazon yesterday and do have an extra power socket but would prefer not to overload the power strip if I can use the PS3!

      Also, Sky told me they have activated Anytime +. How do I nkow that this is true before I get the Netgear connection please?


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      Re: Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor

      Quote Originally Posted by Wizzard View Post
      OK - thinking aloud here, I have a PS3 sitting next to the Sky HD box. This has USB ports. Can I connnect to these and make it to work?
      You should be able to. There is a standard power output from USB ports and this should be available from the PS3.

      Quote Originally Posted by Wizzard View Post
      p.s. I ordered it from Amazon yesterday and do have an extra power socket but would prefer not to overload the power strip if I can use the PS3!
      The actual power output from a USB socket is quite low. New mobile phones now use USB as a standard source for charging.

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      Also, Sky told me they have activated Anytime +. How do I nkow that this is true before I get the Netgear connection please?
      Until you connect it to the network, there isn't any way to check.

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      Re: Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor

      p.s. I ordered it from Amazon yesterday and do have an extra power socket but would prefer not to overload the power strip if I can use the PS3!
      That may be false economy. To use the USB port in the PS3 the unit would need to be powered up. I am pretty sure this would be a bigger load and use more power than a 5v PSU plugged into the mains, which would draw very little power. If you have a USB port on your TV that would be a better alternate, as it is always going to be powered up while you are using Anytime+. I have seen a report that the USB on a Sky box works for power. Mine doesn't but it may be worth checking. It may not be disabled on all boxes.

      Also, Sky told me they have activated Anytime +. How do I nkow that this is true before I get the Netgear connection please?
      The only way is to check your account on line, it should tell you there if it is enabled. I would be surprised if its not to be honest, they seem to enable it now as a matter of course.

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      Re: Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor

      OK - can In try this please?

      I am now using a Sky 2504N router. My old router (Netgear Wireless 834PN + adapter) are lying idle. Can I somehow connect this to the mains near the TV and use it as an Access point without using cables?

      Or do I have to connect a cable from 2504 (yellow connector) to the input connector on the Netgear?

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      Re: Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor

      If the 834PN is capable of WDS then you probably can connect it using wireless.

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      Re: Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor

      Quote Originally Posted by supersneak View Post
      Amazon sell a Netgear Universal Wireless Adapter for 34.

      Connects by ethernet to your device, I use one for an Smart TV and it works really well. It can be powered by a spare USB port if there is one available

      Netgear Universal Wifi Internet Adapter: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
      Do you just power it and connect it to Sky HD box via ethernet? Do you need to set any thing?

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      Re: Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor

      Doing the same but much cheaper is the Vonets VAP11G WIFI Bridge: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

      Have a look at the reviews, it works with the Sky HD box.

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      Re: Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor

      Check out Netgear's site:

      WNCE2001

      Reading the manual, it appears to have it's own power source (a PSU) but also can be powered via a supplied USB lead.

      See also: Installation Guide

      Reading the above documents, you can either use a computer to log into the adaptor and manually set up it's WiFi link, or you can press the WPS button which is available on some routers, including the Sagem 2504N.

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      Re: Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Check out Netgear's site:

      WNCE2001

      Reading the manual, it appears to have it's own power source (a PSU) but also can be powered via a supplied USB lead.

      See also: Installation Guide

      Reading the above documents, you can either use a computer to log into the adaptor and manually set up it's WiFi link, or you can press the WPS button which is available on some routers, including the Sagem 2504N.
      Thanks! Installed it last night and works beautifully! Cheaper and smaller than the Sky package.

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      Re: Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor

      Nice result.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
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