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    Has anyone used a Netgear USB adaptor to connect wirelessly on anytime ?

    This is a discussion on Has anyone used a Netgear USB adaptor to connect wirelessly on anytime ? within the Sky Anytime + forums, part of the Sky On Demand category; I have recently had to move to unlimited broadband as Sky insisted we were using too much free time. How ...

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      Has anyone used a Netgear USB adaptor to connect wirelessly on anytime ?

      I have recently had to move to unlimited broadband as Sky insisted we were using too much free time. How they worked that out when there are 2 adults who are out most of the day and download little music and certainly no films but hey ho ! (Must check out Virgin again !)

      I have a Netgear USB Adaptor connected to my computer upstairs and hate to have wires and bits of kit everywhere so was hoping it would work on my Sky HD + box but nothing.

      Has anyone tried this successfully or have Sky done something to ensure you have to spend yet more money with them ?


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      Re: Has anyone used a Netgear USB adaptor to connect wirelessly on anytime ?

      You can't use a USB dongle with the HD box. There is no way to install the necessary drivers on to the box for the dongle to work. If you want to connect wirelessly then you need to use a wireless bridge. Sky sell one for 60, but there are people who have managed to use other ones. Or you could get homeplugs that run the line over your internal power wiring. No matter how you do it, you're going to need to spend money.

      With regards to being upgraded to Unlimited, as you suggest you have been, you get upgraded automatically if you exceed 2Gb of usage in a month. So even if it 2.01, if it happens twice you get upgraded. This is part of the t&cs. Maybe you updated your phones, or had some major updates on your computer that ran in the background. Anything can put it over.

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      Re: Has anyone used a Netgear USB adaptor to connect wirelessly on anytime ?

      Blast - I thought that may be the answer ! It's great all this technology but I would really like to have everything wireless without spending a fortune !

      I'll keep searching for an alternative and in the meantime stretch the wires across the floor when I want to use Anytime +.

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      Re: Has anyone used a Netgear USB adaptor to connect wirelessly on anytime ?

      A pair of HomePlugs (or PowerLine adaptors) will cost around 35 for something that works at up to 200mb/s. The work in a similar way to having a long Ethernet cable, but use your mains wiring to transmit the signal between each other. You can also add additional plugs should you wish.

      If you need multiple LAN ports at one end, then a 5-Port Network Switch would set you back around 5. You can get 8-port switches too.

      WiFi Extenders are a little more money, and don't use the mains wiring. In some houses the electrical wiring isn't up to a suitable standard.

      Another suitable option is one of these: WNCE2001

      Another member installed one this week and has been happy with it. It retails for 34 on Amazon, but you may be able to get one for less elsewhere. It can take power from a USB port or you can use the PSU supplied.

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      Re: Has anyone used a Netgear USB adaptor to connect wirelessly on anytime ?

      Members have had success with this range extender, it is about as cheap as you can do a wireless connection.
      Edimax EW-7228APN 150Mbps Wireless 802.11 b/g/n Range Extender/Access Point with 5-Port switch: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

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