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    Sky's New Wireless Connector

    This is a discussion on Sky's New Wireless Connector within the Sky On Demand forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Hello, I have just got one of these 9.99 wireless connectors and got it working fine, but, it doesn't like ...

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      Re: Sky's New Wireless Connector

      Hello, I have just got one of these 9.99 wireless connectors and got it working fine, but, it doesn't like it if the Sky box goes into s/by at night (power saving). When I put the Sky box on in the morning and I go into "On Demand" it says it's lost network connection. If I power down the wireless box (normally left powered up) and then on again, it all starts working again! Any ideas, has anyone had this problem?


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      Re: Sky's New Wireless Connector

      I did read at one time that the new Sky boxes have a sort of super standby, which powers down most of the boxes functions so that it uses less power. I haven't seen much about it, but if it is being implemented on your box it may be switching off the network adapter, requiring a reboot to bring it back on.

      This may have nothing to do with it but you could check by turning off automatic standby for a night and see if your wireless adapter is still affected. To do this -
      Press the Services button on your Sky remote.
      Press Down arrow Sky+ Setup.
      Scroll down to Auto Standby.
      Press left or right arrow button once to change ON to OFF.
      Push Green button to Save the New Settings.

      What box and EPG version do you have?

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      Re: Sky's New Wireless Connector

      Thanks for your reply. I have turned the auto s/by function off and it appears to be OK now, time will tell! (Amstrad Sky+ with latest EPG, appeared the other day).

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      Re: Sky's New Wireless Connector

      That is really a 'work around' rather than a fix. Try re-enabling Auto Standby and see if the problem returns.

      Maybe Scubbie who is on the Amstrad Beta test could have a look at this and see if it has been reported in her group?

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      Re: Sky's New Wireless Connector

      Hi Isitme. Its done it again! Both lights on on wireless box are on but showed "fail" in local and service connection boxes,(the wireless signal is at about 75%). If I power down the box and back on again it's all OK again! I have now put the auto-standby back on again. Will have to try the helpline number! Maybe the box is faulty.

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      Re: Sky's New Wireless Connector

      Hi trevncaz,

      Could you please confirm which firmware you currently have installed?

      A few still have 53.70.05P, whilst most have 53.70.11P.

      Also specifically which model do you have please? i.e. DRX890 or DRX895.

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      Re: Sky's New Wireless Connector

      Hello. The Model is DRX780UK but I don't know how to find the Firmware details?

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      Re: Sky's New Wireless Connector

      Using your remote, press <Services> <Right> <Down> 3

      I've raised the issue in the DRX890/895 Beta test private forum, but on reflection it should perhaps have been raised in the other private forum.

      Hopefully we can get some kind of a response though.

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      Re: Sky's New Wireless Connector

      For those wondering why the connection maxes out at 130mb/s on the new Wireless N bridge from Sky –

      It's because it's only 2.4ghz N compatible which limits it's N speed to a maximum of 130-145mb/s rather than the 300mb/s or higher available to current-gen 5ghz N devices.

      I imagine this was done to limit manufacturing costs of the unit and is not an issue for the majority of users who have only 2.4ghz wireless networks at home. Unfortunately the 2.4ghz band is horrendously crowded in most cases so may not deliver optimal connection for every user, especially those who have upgraded to a 802.11n home network.

      But having said that it's a bargain for a wireless bridge.

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      Re: Sky's New Wireless Connector

      I just set mine up, and it was very simple to do so.
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