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Discussion topic: No broadband, would a wifi tv dongle work?

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This message was authored by Exiled-in-HH This message was authored by: Exiled-in-HH

Re: No broadband, would a wifi tv dongle work?

The "Tekeir Universal Smart TV WiFi Dongle" does not have a sim slot😉

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This message was authored by Shez17 This message was authored by: Shez17

Re: No broadband, would a wifi tv dongle work?

Thank you so much for your help, I'll see if I can get a sim that does it month by month as I only need it for up to 3 weeks. 

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@Shez17 

 

As noted, it's probably best to move in first and then check the indoor cellular signal before ordering anything.  All this is moot if the local mast cannot provide enough bandwidth for Glass to stream reliably.

 

For the DTTV tuner in the Glass set to function you'd need an aerial of some kind: reception quality and channel availability will depend on the local Freeview multiplex.

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Sky Glass 55" (on ethernet) & two Stream Pucks (one ethernet / one WiFi)
BT Halo 3+ Ultrafast FTTP (500Mbs), BT Smart Hub 2
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Like Shez, I have a Sky Glass TV and no wifi activation until end of March.  I do have a Vodafone 4G mobile Hotspot (Model R228t) which I would like to use to activate the Sky Glass TV.  IS this possible and if so, how do I configure the TV to use the mobile hotspot device.  Thanks in advance Alex

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@Al62 wrote:

Like Shez, I have a Sky Glass TV and no wifi activation until end of March.  I do have a Vodafone 4G mobile Hotspot (Model R228t) which I would like to use to activate the Sky Glass TV.  IS this possible and if so, how do I configure the TV to use the mobile hotspot device.  Thanks in advance Alex


It may be possible, but would depend on how strong and stable a WiFI signal your Vodafone device can produce. Sky Glass relies entirely on having a fast and stable connection so you may struggle, particularly during the initial software download stage, to maintain a decent enough connection. 

You would also need to make sure you had plenty of data allowance available (preferably unlimited) as these TVs will chew up a lot of gigabytes very quickly. 

If you want to try it then all you'd need to do is activate the hotspot and connect Glass to the WiFi network generated by it by following the on-screen prompts when you turn the TV on. 

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@Al62 

 

Note that HD viewing on Glass will eat several gigabytes an hour, and UHD considerably more.

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Sky Glass 55" (on ethernet) & two Stream Pucks (one ethernet / one WiFi)
BT Halo 3+ Ultrafast FTTP (500Mbs), BT Smart Hub 2
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