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wardy101
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Using a wifi bridge with BT TV

I have a Netgear N300 wifi extender which I'd like to use as a bridge to my Bt tv box to avoid 10m+ of ethernet cable running across the house.  I've set the extender up and plugged in the ethernet cable, however the BT box says there is no broadband connection.  The exenter is paired with the homehub ok as i can connect devices to it over wifi and I've set the same password up on the extender as on the home hub.

Has anyone any idea why this isnt working?

Thanks for your help

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Re: Using a wifi bridge with BT TV

The BT YouView box will not work over a wifi link, you need the BT Mini Connectors which are supplied at a reduced rate to BT Vision cutomers.

See https://community.bt.com/t5/YouView-from-BT/How-to-connect-YouView-Box-when-hub-in-another-room/m-p/...

 

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Re: Using a wifi bridge with BT TV

Hi @wardy101,

If you want to drop me a pm with your landline numbers, I can sort getting some mini connectors for you. Save you having to ring up. Thank you.

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Re: Using a wifi bridge with BT TV


@Keith_Beddoewrote:

The BT YouView box will not work over a wifi link, you need the BT Mini Connectors which are supplied at a reduced rate to BT Vision cutomers.

See https://community.bt.com/t5/YouView-from-BT/How-to-connect-YouView-Box-when-hub-in-another-room/m-p/...

 


Sorry Keith you're wrong

I use a Netgear 300Mbps Wifi extender for my YouView box.  It has an ethernet outlet and that connects to the YV box (actually through a 6 way switch) and works it fine 

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Re: Using a wifi bridge with BT TV


@Stevek1311wrote:

@Keith_Beddoewrote:

The BT YouView box will not work over a wifi link, you need the BT Mini Connectors which are supplied at a reduced rate to BT Vision cutomers.

See https://community.bt.com/t5/YouView-from-BT/How-to-connect-YouView-Box-when-hub-in-another-room/m-p/...

 


Sorry Keith you're wrong

I use a Netgear 300Mbps Wifi extender for my YouView box.  It has an ethernet outlet and that connects to the YV box (actually through a 6 way switch) and works it fine 


Does that include all the extra subscribed channels that are delivered over multicast, as I know it will work with the normal apps?

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Re: Using a wifi bridge with BT TV


@Keith_Beddoewrote:

@Stevek1311wrote:

@Keith_Beddoewrote:

The BT YouView box will not work over a wifi link, you need the BT Mini Connectors which are supplied at a reduced rate to BT Vision cutomers.

See https://community.bt.com/t5/YouView-from-BT/How-to-connect-YouView-Box-when-hub-in-another-room/m-p/...

 


Sorry Keith you're wrong

I use a Netgear 300Mbps Wifi extender for my YouView box.  It has an ethernet outlet and that connects to the YV box (actually through a 6 way switch) and works it fine 


Does that include all the extra subscribed channels that are delivered over multicast, as I know it will work with the normal apps?


 I don't know (I don't use any subscription channels on the YV box) but suspect they do.  Same link was used earlier today to watch a BBC programme on catch up, has been used to watch Amazon prime both through the YV box.  Also  (through the ethernet switch) it feeds multiple boxes that do receive subscription content via internet

What I suggest the OP does is connect a PC to the ethernet output of the Netgear link, turn off PC WiFi and see if that allows internet access through the PC

If it does: the issue os downstream of the Netgear booster

If it doesn't it's in the WiFi linking to the Netgear booster - there used be a WiFi network visible with an 'Ext' added to the base network name

 

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Re: Using a wifi bridge with BT TV

Its the content that is delivered over Multicast that would not work. Like BT Sport, and all of the extra subscription channels, that would not work.

The BBC iPlayer, the other catchup palyers, Amazon, Netflix etc, will work over wireless, as they are Unicast streams.

 

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