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Sky Anytime Plus over Powerline Adapters. Possible?

Sky Anytime Plus over Powerline Adapters. Possible?

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blueST

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2,869 posts

123 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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My Sky HD box is nowhere near my router, so at the moment I dont have Anytime enabled. I was going to look at getting the Sky wireless adapter but it seems a lot of money at £60.

So, first question. Will Anytime Plus work over a couple of Ethernet powerline adapters? I may be able to acquire two for not a lot of money if that will solve my problem.

If that wont work, or I can't get the powerline adapters, is there a cheaper alternative to the Sky adapter? Would a generic USB or Ethernet wireless adapter work?

Nimby

1,187 posts

57 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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A cheapo eBuyer 200mps Powerline adapter works perfectly on my Sky HD box, even on a 4-way extension lead rather than a wall socket as recommended.

twinturboz

1,102 posts

85 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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I use an Open media wifi bridge instead of sky's adapter. Think it was somewhere in the region of £10 on ebay.

blueST

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2,869 posts

123 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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Nimby said:
A cheapo eBuyer 200mps Powerline adapter works perfectly on my Sky HD box, even on a 4-way extension lead rather than a wall socket as recommended.
Thanks. Was it just plug and play? Newer used powerline adapters before.

blueST

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2,869 posts

123 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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twinturboz said:
I use an Open media wifi bridge instead of sky's adapter. Think it was somewhere in the region of £10 on ebay.
One of these?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wifi-Bridge-Make-Sky-HD-...
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twinturboz

1,102 posts

85 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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Yep that's the one. Just need to set it up with your wifi settings on the pc first then hook it up to the Sky hd box.

blueST

Original Poster:

2,869 posts

123 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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twinturboz said:
Yep that's the one. Just need to set it up with your wifi settings on the pc first then hook it up to the Sky hd box.
You don't happen to know if it can be configured with an Apple Mac instead of a PC do you?

twinturboz

1,102 posts

85 months

Tuesday 6th March 2012
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According to their website they don't support mac. http://wifibridge.co.uk. If there isn't a big price difference between this and the home plugs then your probably better off with them, saves you faffing around with setting the bridge up.

Edited by twinturboz on Tuesday 6th March 15:38

tim2100

6,183 posts

164 months

Thursday 8th March 2012
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Yup the powerline adapters will be great. 200mbps+. Just plug in and go.

StormLoaded

883 posts

86 months

Friday 9th March 2012
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i use homeplugs all over my house.. only mobiles/laptops are used on WiFi.
They really work excellently for everything with a network port inc sky anytime+,
even in my 1920s house the wiring still allows for c160-180mbps throughput (80% quality).. which is more than enough for streaming HD content around all the place.
I get brilliant ping rates as well with the xbox/ps3/pc for gaming with homeplugs v's wireless (10-15ms v 35-40ms).

I use these ones where only 1 connection is needed (inc router end) : http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004INVKP4
and have a couple of these where multiple network connections are needed : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Livewire-Powerline-Network...

They all work together flawlessly.

Shadytree

8,291 posts

156 months

Tuesday 15th May 2012
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Along the same topic. Will this scenario work?

My router is connected to Powerline in hallway (main phone socket)
SKY HD box WILL BE connected to Powerline in the Living Room
Popcorn Hour Media player is connected to Powerline in Living Room (and streams from NAS in basement)
Projector/AMP/NAS is connected to Powerline in basement.

How do I play SKY on my projector, will just plugging the Powerline straight into the AMP work or do I need to add some sort of media player to receive the SKY signal ?

Hope that makes sense.

MissChief

3,882 posts

75 months

Wednesday 16th May 2012
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The HD box won't output anything via the Ethernet port. If you want Sky pictures on your projector then you'll need to run a HDMI cable.

Shadytree

8,291 posts

156 months

Wednesday 16th May 2012
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MissChief said:
The HD box won't output anything via the Ethernet port. If you want Sky pictures on your projector then you'll need to run a HDMI cable.
Ok thought that might be the case. So I wonder if there is a solution of converting HDMI to Ethernet and sending via homeplugs?
I know of the Juicebox product, but it looks expensive, so looking to use existing homeplugs if possible?


Just found these. Any thoughts on them?




Edited by Shadytree on Wednesday 16th May 08:21

FoundOnRoadside

436 posts

51 months

Wednesday 16th May 2012
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I have the eBuyer "Xenta" Powerline adaptors. No setup required, just plug them in and off they go. You can set up encryption if you want using the supplied app, but there's nothing on my network that's important, and I highly doubt any of the neighbours will be using Powerlines. They work 100%, and I get full 100Mb link on them - they're advertised as 200Mb, but that's just marketingese for 100MB Full duplex.

oola

1,403 posts

130 months

Wednesday 16th May 2012
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Shadytree said:
Ok thought that might be the case. So I wonder if there is a solution of converting HDMI to Ethernet and sending via homeplugs?
I know of the Juicebox product, but it looks expensive, so looking to use existing homeplugs if possible?


Just found these. Any thoughts on them?




Edited by Shadytree on Wednesday 16th May 08:21
Converting to HMDI-Cat5/6-HDMI is fine but doubt it would work over home plugs as well. If cabling is an issue, have the media streamer near your projector and stream the data via the home plugs to the streamer then output it to the projector via HDMI?



phil_cardiff

2,848 posts

115 months

Wednesday 16th May 2012
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StormLoaded said:
i use homeplugs all over my house.. only mobiles/laptops are used on WiFi.
They really work excellently for everything with a network port inc sky anytime+,
even in my 1920s house the wiring still allows for c160-180mbps throughput (80% quality).. which is more than enough for streaming HD content around all the place.
I get brilliant ping rates as well with the xbox/ps3/pc for gaming with homeplugs v's wireless (10-15ms v 35-40ms).

I use these ones where only 1 connection is needed (inc router end) : http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004INVKP4
and have a couple of these where multiple network connections are needed : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Livewire-Powerline-Network...

They all work together flawlessly.
Am I right in thinking that you need 2 ethernet cables, one from the router to the plug and one from the 2nd plug to your sky box?

tim2100

6,183 posts

164 months

Wednesday 16th May 2012
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phil_cardiff said:
Am I right in thinking that you need 2 ethernet cables, one from the router to the plug and one from the 2nd plug to your sky box?
Yes thats correct, however cables will often be included with the homeplugs.

tim2100

6,183 posts

164 months

Wednesday 16th May 2012
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If you do fancy some home plugs you can't go far wrong with these IMO.

1GB so nice and quick (up to the speed of your router.

Play

phil_cardiff

2,848 posts

115 months

Wednesday 16th May 2012
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tim2100 said:
phil_cardiff said:
Am I right in thinking that you need 2 ethernet cables, one from the router to the plug and one from the 2nd plug to your sky box?
Yes thats correct, however cables will often be included with the homeplugs.
Cheers. Now trying to remember if I have a spare plug socket near my router. Probably not!

MissChief

3,882 posts

75 months

Wednesday 16th May 2012
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you can get 'pass through' powerline adaptors like this although they are more expensive.