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    Best Wireless Bridge with Sky Q (for wired devices)

    This is a discussion on Best Wireless Bridge with Sky Q (for wired devices) within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I have been wasting hours trying to reconfigure my Buffalo Airstation WHR-G300N V2 after I had to reset it (as ...

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      Best Wireless Bridge with Sky Q (for wired devices)

      I have been wasting hours trying to reconfigure my Buffalo Airstation WHR-G300N V2 after I had to reset it (as I couldn't login to it). I have 3 devices (Smart TV/Blu Ray player/Xbox) in different room to my hub that don't have inbuilt WiFi and require a wired connection. The Airstation was previously all working fine (in Bridging mode) when wirelessly connecting to my Sky Hub SR101. I don't want to waste any more hours on it as I'm not a networking expert.

      I currently have Multi-room Sky HD but have ordered Sky Q for install this Saturday. I am receiving the Sky Q Hub today.

      For my devices requiring wired connection (which will be located next to the Sky Q Mini box), what would be the best/easiest option...
      Do I order up a Sky Q Wireless Booster and connect a 4 port switch to its Ethernet port?
      Or is there something else that would do the bridging job with minimal configuration?

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      Andrew


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      Re: Best Wireless Bridge with Sky Q (for wired devices)

      Can you not go down the powerline route.

      The devolo triple port option would I think be the more popular choice, around 90 - 120
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      Or even if you had good wireless strength get the wireless option;
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      Re: Best Wireless Bridge with Sky Q (for wired devices)

      Thanks lettuce - that "Devolo triple port" product looks like a great solution. I think there are a couple of power circuits in my house, so I'm just wondering how I could prove, before buying, that this would be usable.

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      Re: Best Wireless Bridge with Sky Q (for wired devices)

      The devolo ones should work ok.
      Have a read of the faq on this page;
      https://www.devolo.co.uk/article/dla...kit-powerline/

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      Re: Best Wireless Bridge with Sky Q (for wired devices)

      Provided that both power circuits are on the same phase (which they should be in residential premises) and they don't have separate meters, there shouldn't be any problems.

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      Re: Best Wireless Bridge with Sky Q (for wired devices)

      Thanks - that gives me much more confidence in buying.

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