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Old 14-10-2013, 17:39
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I have BT Infinity HH4 and Sky HD. The BT router is 7m from the Sky box and an Ethernet cable would run right across the middle of my lounge, so wouldn't like to leave it permanently connected.
I would like to access On Demand sometimes but haven't a clue how to set it up or then use it.
I'm not at all tech savvy so please keep any help really simple, thanks!
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Old 14-10-2013, 17:45
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try this

http://help.sky.com/tv/using-on-demand/set-up-on-demand

choose the option that applies to you,from these below,click on the appropriate one its a hyper link and will take you to the instructions that apply

Wireless Connector MINI

Sky+HD box with Wi-Fi

Wired
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Old 14-10-2013, 18:24
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Thank you. Wireless connector looks the best option if it works. Suppose have to buy one from Sky though?
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Old 14-10-2013, 18:36
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I got mine from Sky , quick and easy to set up,sky were giving them away free recently

see this link

http://www.sky.com/shop/tv/on-demand...uthFilter=true

look for the free offer on the RH side

Other posters will offer alternatives to the Sky option
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Old 14-10-2013, 19:35
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I got mine from Sky , quick and easy to set up,sky were giving them away free recently

see this link

http://www.sky.com/shop/tv/on-demand...uthFilter=true

look for the free offer on the RH side

Other posters will offer alternatives to the Sky option
thanks! I've requested my free one, subject to availability in 3 months though. If I miss out, 22 seems quite a lot for a wifi connector so may have to try the ethernet version
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Old 14-10-2013, 19:42
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thanks! I've requested my free one, subject to availability in 3 months though. If I miss out, 22 seems quite a lot for a wifi connector so may have to try the ethernet version
Personally I'd just buy a long Ethernet cable and run it around the edge of the room anyway.
You won't have any problem with wi-fi I'm sure if the router and the Sky box are in the same room, but you'll still never get a faster and more reliable connection than with a cable.
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Old 14-10-2013, 20:10
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Personally I'd just buy a long Ethernet cable and run it around the edge of the room anyway.
Ditto this.

And the other advantage of cable is it is a hell of a lot cheaper

CAT5 is good for 100m so that would be one spacious living room if you needed a cable longer than that
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Old 14-10-2013, 21:26
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You should get better connection through a cable and no disconnecting issues that some find with wireless.

You could also try homeplugs.
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Old 16-10-2013, 23:04
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Yup homeplugs are brilliant and a great solution for this.
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