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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent kit bought instead of Sky Wi-Fi Connector for use with Sky On-Demand (Anytime+), 13 Mar 2013
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This review is from: TP-Link TL-WR702N Wireless N Nano Router/Range Extender/TV, Gaming, Set-top Adapter with USB Charger (Personal Computers)
I bought this router from Amazon to use with my SKY+HD box instead of the Wireless Connector offered by Sky. I decided to buy this as not only was it cheaper, it has a higher maximum rate 150Mbps vs 130Mbps of the Sky offering and isn't locked down so could be used with other equipment. It was easy to setup and works flawlessly giving good speeds. The version I bought from Amazon came with a UK plug as I noticed some reviews mention those from other suppliers coming with a European plug. I chose to set it up in client mode (think glorified wifi dongle) rather than any of the other options as this seemed most appropriate for my setup. Overall I found it easy to use and setup and very versatile although the documentation barely mentioned client mode and I already have a TP-Link WR1043ND so am familiar with their web interface. The information for doing this is a bit vague so here is how I got it working (I dropped a star from the rating because the documentation would be confusing for someone who doesn't understand the basics of setting up a wi-fi router)

Setting it up for use with Sky+HD On-Demand (formerly Anytime+)
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ON YOUR MAIN ROUTER (Virgin SuperHub, Sky etc.)
1. Note your routers IP Address and mask e.g. 192.168.0.x, 255.255.255.0
2. If you have a wireless access list setup make sure you add the WR702N's MAC address to the allowed list.
3. Add the router WR702N to your DHCP reserved address list e.g. 192.168.0.254

ON THE WR702N
1. Connect it via the ethernet cable to your computer and disable wifi on your computer so that the ethernet is the only network connection
2. Point your browser at 192.168.0.254
3. Login with admin as the user and password (you may want to change the password)
4. During the setup select client mode
5. When prompted for an IP address ensure that it is in the same subnet as your router e.g. if your router address is 192.168.1.x then make the WR702N address 192.168.1.254 for example
6. Ensure the subnet mask is the same as your router e.g. 255.255.255.0
7. Set the default gateway to the address of your router e.g. 192.168.1.1
8. When prompted reboot the router you can log back into it via the address you chose above e.g. 192.168.1.254

ON THE SKY+HD BOX
Ignore anything on the sky site about activating on-demand you just have to set it up on the box
1. Plug the ethernet cable into the green ethernet socket on the back of the box do not plug it into the WR702N yet.
2. Connect the WR702N to the power supply (the usb socket on the sky box isn't powered so you may need to use a plug)
3. Go to the services menu and select the network page
4. Plug the ethernet cable into the WR702N and wait a minute
5. The network page should detect the network and which point just follow the onscreen instructions.
6. If any of the options on the page say fail just unplug and re-plug in the ethernet cable to the WR702N.

Hope this helps someone who is trying to set one of these up with Sky.
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Initial post: 14 Apr 2013 20:27:12 BDT
Victoria says:
Hi, can you setup two sky+ boxes for anytime? thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2013 23:45:54 BDT
Morpheus says:
As far as I know yes, they don't seem to indicate otherwise.You would either have to have one of these plugged into each box or this connected to a wired switch to connect the multiple boxes via ethernet I would think. Obviously I haven't tried the latter.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Apr 2013 15:27:08 BDT
Victoria says:
Thanks you for you quick reply. Appreciate it. Does also this can be used as an extender wifi, I have my laptop upstairs and my router is downstairs and the signal is not very good.Thanks again.
Victoria.

Posted on 24 Apr 2013 13:58:02 BDT
TKP says:
Great Guide, Slightly different setup on my TL-WR702N

ON THE WR702N
1. Connect to it via wifi
2. Point your browser at 192.168.0.254
3. Login with admin as the user and password (you may want to change the password)
4. During the setup select client mode
5. Click 'Survey' & select your Network, enter password, Save & reboot

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2013 23:21:34 BDT
Morpheus says:
I believe it can be set it to repeater mode.

Posted on 17 Jun 2013 10:16:36 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Jun 2013 17:06:31 BDT
There is a very helpful link from the manufacturer that explains how to set up in client mode. This worked like a dream. Once you have set the settings on the PC, it will work instantly with the Sky box if you connect when the box is on standby and then switch on. No need to enter the WEP code from the remote control as you will need to with Sky's branded device. Don't forget to reset your computer LAN connection as described: http://www.tp-link.com/en/article/?id=395

Posted on 16 Feb 2014 19:20:34 GMT
Mei G. Tang says:
If I have a Virgin Superhub and I have virgin broadband, How do I connect it wirelessly to the Superhub to use as a wireless repeater?

Posted on 4 Mar 2014 14:13:38 GMT
Mel says:
After buying this product, I am really struggling to set it up to use for my sky on demand.
I'm not very got at the computer jargon, so really need simple set up instructions I order to get my very missed on demand back after my previous bridge or whatever it is called had died.
Could you help at all?
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