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Discussion topic: Sky Glass Ethernet Connection

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This message was authored by Caron998 This message was authored by: Caron998

Sky Glass Ethernet Connection

Morning,


I'm a complete novice at this, so I'm hoping an expert can help.

 

I recently had Sky Glass installed with a 43" Sky Glass TV, and a have two pucks connected to Samsung TVs upstairs.


They're all currently connected by WiFi, but the signals upstairs appear to be weaker, as at times the screen appears pixelated, and the response to pressing the remote control is delayed compared to the Sky Glass TV downstairs.

 

Will connecting the Sky Glass TV by ethernet cable improve things, and will improvement only be seen if I connect all three televisions by ethernet cable? Also, if I connect the pucks upstairs by ethernet, does the cable from the puck need to connect to my router downstairs, or the TVs they're used for, while still having an HDMI connection from the puck to the Samsung TVs?

 

 

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This message was authored by Jporch316 This message was authored by: Jporch316

Re: Sky Glass Ethernet Connection

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Ethernet is better for longer distances from the router 

 

one end in router other end in puck 

 

if you have the means a good mesh WiFi system will negate the need for cables  

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This message was authored by Jporch316 This message was authored by: Jporch316

Re: Sky Glass Ethernet Connection

Posted by a Superuser, not a Sky employee. Find out more

Or the cheaper alternative is powerline adapters but these do fluctuate in usefulness depending on the electrical ring main setup in your property 

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

Re: Sky Glass Ethernet Connection

Unless you are good at DIY running ethernet cables will be problematic, hence resorting to ethernet over power line becomes the answer.

 

How old is the house?

 

What is the construction of the house walls?

 

Exiled in HH
Caron998
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This message was authored by Caron998 This message was authored by: Caron998

Re: Sky Glass Ethernet Connection

@Exiled-in-HH - I'm reluctant to use ethernet cables from the two upstairs pucks to the router downstairs, because I can't easily hide the wires and they'd look unsightly. I could however easily hide an ethernet cable from the router to the Sky TV downstairs. Did you mean resorting to power line over ethernet becomes the answer, or have I misunderstood? 🙂

 

The house is around 20 years old, external walls of brick, most internal walls are stud with plasterboard.

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

Re: Sky Glass Ethernet Connection

No ... I did mean Ethernet over power line.

 

Your house's ring main should be good and young enough to support networking over power line🤔

Exiled in HH
Caron998
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This message was authored by Caron998 This message was authored by: Caron998

Re: Sky Glass Ethernet Connection

Ah, okay, so maybe I do misunderstand. You said ethernet cable installation could be problematic if I'm no good at DIY (which I'm not), and that therefore ethernet would be the answer over power line. Why recommend ethernet over power line in this case? Sorry if I appear blunt, I see things in black and white and at times need a really clear answer:)

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

Re: Sky Glass Ethernet Connection

Ethernet over power line uses the house's ring main wiring😉

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This message was authored by Jporch316 This message was authored by: Jporch316

Re: Sky Glass Ethernet Connection

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Basically you get a set of two powerline adapters (or more if necessary)

 

plug one in to a mains socket near the router and use a man ethernet cable between the adapter and the router 

 

place the other adapter in a mains socket next to the device you want to use and run an Ethernet cable from this adapter to the device. Basically uses your mains wiring as "ethernet"

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This message was authored by Caron998 This message was authored by: Caron998

Re: Sky Glass Ethernet Connection

@Jporch316 , that makes perfect sense to me now. Thank you very much 😊

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