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Discussion topic: Sky glass and internet booster for garden building

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This message was authored by Ventham This message was authored by: Ventham

Sky glass and internet booster for garden building

Hi, hoping someone with more tech knowledge can help.

 

i currently have sky Q with 3 mini boxes, 2 in the upstairs rooms and 1 in an outbuilding that my daughter lives in, her mini box is a internet booster for her so she gets good internet signal out there too, my question is, I have ordered a sky glass TV, with 3 pucks, I have just realised she won't have the internet out there as she won't have the Q box, she is too far away from the house to pick up any signal, any ideas of a way around this please.

 

 

 

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

Re: Sky glass and internet booster for garden building

How was the Sky Q mini connected to the internet?

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

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The mini is hard wired to the main Q box in the house, it then acts as a sky booster to offer WiFi out there, now I'm trying to work out how I can do this with sky glass, I will want to have a sky puck but also internet, I'm confusing myself more and more thinking how to do it, I may have to cancel sky glass if I can't get it to the garden room 

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This message was authored by Ventham This message was authored by: Ventham

Re: Sky glass and internet booster for garden building

The mini is hard wired to the main Q box in the house, it then acts as a sky booster to offer WiFi out there, now I'm trying to work out how I can do this with sky glass, I will want to have a sky puck but also internet, I'm confusing myself more and more thinking how to do it, I may have to cancel sky glass if I can't get it to the garden room 

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

Re: Sky glass and internet booster for garden building

Get a network access point which can be connected to the Ethernet cable in the outbuilding and supply wifi pass through Ethernet to the Puck🙂

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

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Or a mesh node or mesh WiFi system should do the same thing although you may have to do some setup .....

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

Re: Sky glass and internet booster for garden building

There doesn't seem any wifi connection from the main building in the outbuilding?

 

There is an Ethernet cable between the buildings😉

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

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Most mesh nodes have an ethernet port for Ethernet backhaul 

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Re: Sky glass and internet booster for garden building

Yes this is correct there is no WiFi without the Q box and if I'm having glass obviously won't have the WiFi from Q box, can I run a Ethernet from the glass tv to the puck or to a WiFi booster instead of going from the router to a booster as the router is in a really awkward place 

This message was authored by Jones_The_Cat This message was authored by: Jones_The_Cat

Re: Sky glass and internet booster for garden building

@Ventham 

I would question your reasoning for switching from Q to Glass/Stream, especially if your current Q system works well. 

Sky's streaming service is very different to Q, and whilst excellent for certain households, it can be incredible frustrating and limiting for others. 

The pucks can be extremely temperamental without a fast and stable broadband connection and can suck up a lot of bandwidth if several are used at the same time. 

You cannot connect an ethernet cable from a Glass TV to a puck, that's not how it works. Pucks require their own connection and cannot piggy-back off another puck or Glass TV.

I would strongly urge you to work out how and if you can supply a Glass TV and multiple pucks with a fast and stable enough network connection before purchasing, because without out it the Sky Streaming experience will be very poor.   

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This message was authored by Ventham This message was authored by: Ventham

Re: Sky glass and internet booster for garden building

I have the fastest fiber internet provided by sky so that shouldn't be an issue in the main house, it's just the outbuilding that I'm questioning, I didn't think of this when I ordered tbh so before I cancel it I was hoping for some kind os solution 

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@Ventham 

Simplest solution to replicate what you have now is an ethernet switch on the end of the ethernet cable in the outbuilding, then a Stream puck and a Q booster (acquired second hand) on the switch.  At the house end, the ethernet cable goes into the ISP router or another ethernet switch cabled to it.

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

Re: Sky glass and internet booster for garden building

The Ethernet switch needs to at the Sky Glass TV where the Ethernet cable that runs to the outbuilding originates?

 

A network access point is  needed to replace the Sky Q mini in the outbuilding to supply wifi to the outbuilding🤔

 

An expensive mesh system is not required in the outbuilding😉

 

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

Re: Sky glass and internet booster for garden building

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@Exiled-in-HH 

You can pick up a single google

mesh node used for £20 ....... if I'm reading right there is an existing ethernet cable running from the house to the outbuilding ?

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

Re: Sky glass and internet booster for garden building

While a new access point with Full Guarantee cost the same or less🤔

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