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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; I came across this 7dayshop.com - Online Store and thought it would be ideal, particularly when connecting several devices...

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      Re: Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor

      I came across this
      7dayshop.com - Online Store
      and thought it would be ideal, particularly when connecting several devices




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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.
      Will this work with my D-Link sky router? Has anyone tried?

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      Re: Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor

      Quote Originally Posted by mstar View Post
      Will this work with my D-Link sky router? Has anyone tried?
      The WNCE2001 should work with any WiFi router supplied by Sky.

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      Re: Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor

      Just to confirm, I am using a WNCE2001-100UKS connected to a Sky D-Link DSL-2640S, and it works fine for Sky Anytime+, BBC iPlayer, etc. when powered from the mains via its own PSU. I have not tried powering it via USB.

      The only frustration for me was that I could not find a cheap/basic wifi device with >1 ethernet port, and so the WNCE2001 has to connect to Sky+, TV & Blu-ray player via an ethernet switch/hub (in my case an old Linksys SD205).

      I am not sure whether or not the DSL-2640S supports WPS, but it was very easy to setup manually.

      And the price of the WNCE2001 has gone down from 34 to 23 since I bought mine last month.
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      Re: Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor

      WPS is the push-button connect system found on many WiFi n routers and adaptors. There is also an option to use a pin number system too.

      The only current Sky router that has this is the Sagem 2504N.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
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      Re: Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor

      Hi,

      Now that Anytime+ is available to all ISP's I'm trying to work out how I can get a network connection on my Sky HD box

      Does anyone know if I can setup a Netgear WNR3500 v2 router up as a bridged connection and then plug that into my Sky HD Box?? - If it is possible - does anyone know how I do it?

      Thanks in advance

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      Re: Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor

      I don't think your router is capable of bridging. About your cheapest option(apart from a cable) is this-
      Vonets VAP11G WIFI Bridge: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

      TomD


      Please note the views and recommendations in my posts are my own and in no way reflect the views of SkyUser.


      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: Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor

      Try this method first: http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/askin...-together.html

      You would need to connect the Netgear WNR3500 via a standard Ethernet port, not the WAN port.

      Any testing can be done by connecting any computer via another Ethernet port of the Netgear WNR3500 or via its WiFi.

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      Re: Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor

      CHEAP Alternative to Sky Connector is buy a Cheapish Router that custom Firmware www.dd-wrt.com | Unleash Your Router (DDWRT) supports ... set it up as a Client Bridge and your away

      BUFFALO WZR-HP-G300GH Gigabyte Wireless Router with DD WRT 18777 Setup as Client Bridge and Anytime+ Works a treat

      ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/Brai...-19-12-r18777/

      on the ftp see a list of the Atheros Chipset Routers Supported

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      Re: Alternatives to Sky Wi Fi Adaptor

      If my tv has wifi do you think I could use this instead of a bridge etc if I connect via the ethernet cables?

     

     
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