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    SKY Wireless Sky + Dongle

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      SKY Wireless Sky + Dongle

      Hi Everyone,

      I was just about to change my whole package over to SKY as 2 other people I know have and they recieved a free wireless dongle for the back of their sky + box so they didn't have to run a cable through the house.

      Seems now though that I have to pay 60 for this? Consequence is I refuse to now move from BT as that will now push up what my savings would have been to something not worth it.

      Does anyone know why this is no longer being offered or if there is another way of getting it as I am not running a cable through my house.

      Cheers,

      Paul


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      Re: SKY Wireless Sky + Dongle

      It was a limited time offer only. They do them every so often, so I'm sure another will come along in a few weeks.

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      Re: SKY Wireless Sky + Dongle

      If you really need a WiFi connection from the Sky+ HD STB to your router, then could I suggest the Netgear WNCE2001?

      Prices vary, but if you look around on-line you should be able to get one for less than 30 at the moment. The other week it was around 35-40.

      If you have a TV, Xbox, PS3, Blu-Ray in the same location, you may wish to look at a wired solution instead. One Ethernet cable feeding a Network switch could be made to look quite tidy.

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      Re: SKY Wireless Sky + Dongle

      Quote Originally Posted by indefatigable View Post
      It was a limited time offer only. They do them every so often, so I'm sure another will come along in a few weeks.
      Bit of a pain, I've seen they're even going on ebay at a similar price, so frustrating! would have changed my whole package over to them today if it weren't for this.

      @ "Scubbie" - Thank you for the advice, any wire would be impracticle due to the layout. As above it looks like i'll just be waiting until the offer's out again.

      Thank you both,

      Paul

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      Re: SKY Wireless Sky + Dongle

      Consider a pair of HomePlugs then.

      From around 35 for a pair the work at up to 200mbps (actually 100mbps in both directions).

      If sockets are an issue, look for a pair that have a pass-through socket.

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      Re: SKY Wireless Sky + Dongle

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Consider a pair of HomePlugs then.

      From around 35 for a pair the work at up to 200mbps (actually 100mbps in both directions).

      If sockets are an issue, look for a pair that have a pass-through socket.
      Just googled homeplugs ... THANK YOU!! Didn't know you could do this!

     

     

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