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tomswfc17
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T2100 youview box - wifi provider - setup

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Hello, i have just moved into my own house, my mum gave me her old bt youview box, model is T2100.

i cannot set it up without a wifi connection it seems, as i cant advance beyond that stage of setup, even to just use it as a freeview box. My internet provider is Now Tv. would i be able to connect my box to my router via ethernet cable just to get it to set up. i only want to use the freeview side of box and be able to record.

Thank you for your help.

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Anonymous
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The T2100 isn't wi-fi capable, it's ethernet only. 

Not that it matters because you don't need a network connection for it to work as a Freeview box, all you need is power, an aerial and an HDMI connection from the box to to the TV

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tomswfc17
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Thank you for your reply, the box wont let me watch freeview, its been factory reset so i think it needs a connection just to get it through the initial setup. if i get a ethernet cable from my now tv router and connect it into the box, will it work just to get it through the setup stage?

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Like I said, you don't need a network connection to use it on Freeview.

As you've reset it, you will need to make sure it's connected as I said in my last post, go into Settings and re-tune it

Edit. Is it displaying a message saying that it's trying to check for the latest software?

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tomswfc17
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After the box has done its initial load up, it tells me to set up and brings this screen up and i cant get past it. No other option to access the setup to tune the box. None of the buttons on the remote do anything bar the arrows and ok button.

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All it's looking for is a network connection - any network connection so yes, just connect it to your Now TV router.

I seem to remember you can use the Back button  to get out of that screen but I could be wrong

tomswfc17
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Back button wont take me out of it. Okay thank you for your time and help, i shall purchase a ethernet cable and connect it to setup.

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zulu17
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see

https://support.youview.com/youview-box/set-up/using-youview-without-internet/

If you are setting up your box for the first time, you will need an internet connection to complete the process.

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sjanes
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having it connected to the internet has some advantages, other than software updates, you get a 7 day rewind on the guide and catch up with programs that you may have missed

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