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Works great with Sky Anytime+,
This review is from: Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Internet Adapter (Electronics)
Purchased for Sky Anytime+. Nearly half the price of the Sky offering, which is £60. Setup is a breeze and takes a couple of minutes at most. Happily takes power from the Sky+ HD box's USB port. It's a very neat little unit, actually a lot smaller than I was expecting. Theres even a small strip of velcro supplied so you can attach the device out of the way.
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Initial post: 22 Sep 2011 11:37:34 BDT
Cool, I have one on it's way, but I am not sure how to set it up with my Sky HD Anytime+ box. What's the wiring?
Can you help?
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Sep 2011 12:53:52 BDT
Paul Crisp says:
2 cables, both supplied. 1 x LAN cable (RJ45 both ends), from Sky box into WNCE2001. 1 x USB (type A one end, small round connection on other). USB type A into Sky box, other end into WNCE2001. You literally can't go wrong.
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Sep 2011 13:50:31 BDT
That is a 'crisp' response. Really appreciate your advice.... Now if only Sky can get their act together and sort out the signal we'll be laughing.
So the USB port on the Sky box is inactive as a USB data connection, but you can run peripherals off it?
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Sep 2011 13:53:06 BDT
...also how do I find the wireless network router with the Netgear? Does it have a 'seek' button?
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Sep 2011 09:17:13 BDT
Paul, I wonder if I could trouble your knowledge of installing this again.
I connected it up last night with the usb power adapter into the box, and the ethernet connecting it. Unfortunately no power ran through it via this means, so I had to plug it in to the mains. That done, everything started to click into place, however, while the Sky box found the connection, the service connection failed - do you know why this is?
Do I need to connect my box to the phone line for anytime or can it run just off the wireless network?
Posted on 23 Sep 2011 16:05:11 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Sep 2011 16:25:56 BDT
Paul Crisp says:
What Sky box do you have? I have original Sky+ HD box and it's USB port happily powers the WNCE2001. Make sure the cable is fully inserted into the WNCE2001. Phone line to Sky box is not relevent.
Not sure what you've done so far so here's what I did from the top. From memory so fingers crossed.
1. Go to Sky website and make an order to activate Anytime+. I didn't get any confirmations that this was done. It just worked once the order had been placed.
2. Disconnect all wireless/wired connections to your router.
3. Connect the WNCE2001 to a PC using the ethernet (RJ45) cable. Power it with USB or ac adpator.
4. Wait 'till the LEDs for power and LAN are solid green. Windows networking should show it getting an IP address.
5. Open Internet Explorer on the PC. You should be taken straight to a Netgear page.
6. Follow instructions on the screen, you'll need to select your wireless network and enter any security settings you may have. It'll do its thing which takes a minute or two.
7. Once above is complete the PC you are using should be connected wirelessly to your router using the WNCE2001. Check it out by opening IE and visiting a web page or two.
8. Uplug WNCE2001 from the PC.
9. Reconnect anything you removed in step 2.
10. Connect WNCE2001 to Sky box as already described.
Should be good to go.
Maybe try the WNCE2001 on another device, e.g a notebook or other PC. It'll turn anything with a wired LAN port into wireless.
Hope that helps. Let me know how you get on.
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J. Harbidge says:
Netgear Universal Wifi Internet Adapter Hi, first try and already have rather messed up this post. sorry.
I just wanted to ask A. wardle whether he nade the connections ok with his Sky box to connect to Sky Anytime+. I really do not want to pay £60 for the Sky connector but am not too compuetr savvy so want to be absolutely sure I know what to do. Thanks Jan
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Sep 2012 16:03:43 BDT
Is it possible to change the dns settings on this as I want to be able to watch Netflix USA instead of the uk version and I can't change settings on my sky router.
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