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This message was authored by Goldman18 This message was authored by: Goldman18

Connect Sky Q mini to hub

Hi guys,

 

I am about to order a sky Q box for an outbuilding we have, which is pretty far from the house. At the moment my main sky box is connected to the sky hub through wifi.

 

Will I be able to plug my Sky mini box via ethernet into the router? Will this work even though my main box is connected via wifi? 

 

Thanks

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This message was authored by nigea99 This message was authored by: nigea99

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@Goldman18 wrote:

Hi guys,

 

I am about to order a sky Q box for an outbuilding we have, which is pretty far from the house. At the moment my main sky box is connected to the sky hub through wifi.

 

Will I be able to plug my Sky mini box via ethernet into the router? Will this work even though my main box is connected via wifi? 

 

Thanks


hi @Goldman18 

 

it depends on who your router/wifi is with - if SKY yes this should work, if not SKY then no - in this case you need to connect the ethernet from the mini to the main box (or both to the router)  

This message was authored by kop32 This message was authored by: kop32

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Hi @Goldman18 , short answer is no, the Sky Q mini receives it's content via the main Sky Q box and as you have this connected via WiFi then the only way to do this would be via a Sky booster , I don't even think power line adapters would work unless the 2 box's are on the same ring main.

Sky Q Silver,2 x Mini Box's, VM 1 gb Broadband and TP-Link Deco X50 AX3000 Whole Home AI-Driven Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System
Goldman18
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This message was authored by Goldman18 This message was authored by: Goldman18

Re: Connect Sky Q mini to hub

Hi,

 

That is great, thank you. Yes I am with sky, had just read contrasting things over whether it will work with the main box using Wi-Fi.

 

Thanks

Goldman18
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This message was authored by Goldman18 This message was authored by: Goldman18

Re: Connect Sky Q mini to hub

Ok this is what I mean with contrasting answers! 

 

Would it defintley work if my mini box is plugged into the main sky q box (regardless of how that is connected to the internet)

 

Thanks

This message was authored by kop32 This message was authored by: kop32

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@Goldman18 wrote:

Ok this is what I mean with contrasting answers! 

 

Would it defintley work if my mini box is plugged into the main sky q box (regardless of how that is connected to the internet)

 

Thanks


If it were me I would hardwire the router to the main Sky Q box via an unmanaged switch then hardwire the mini box to the same same switch it that is possible.

Sky Q Silver,2 x Mini Box's, VM 1 gb Broadband and TP-Link Deco X50 AX3000 Whole Home AI-Driven Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System
This message was authored by nigea99 This message was authored by: nigea99

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@Goldman18 wrote:

Hi,

 

That is great, thank you. Yes I am with sky, had just read contrasting things over whether it will work with the main box using Wi-Fi.

 

Thanks


When your broadband/wifi is  SKY you can mix & match connections & ethernet is the most reliable - especially for the outbuidling. 

This message was authored by kop32 This message was authored by: kop32

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Hi @nigea99 , I take it from your reply that Sky Routers have WiFi backhaul then?

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@kop32 The Sky router forms part of the Sky mesh where as with a third party broadband the router doesn't form part of the Sky mesh 


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Re: Connect Sky Q mini to hub

Thanks both for your answers.

 

One more (stupid) quesiton. If i connected the sky mini box to a switch first and then to the router, would that still work the same? Or does it have to go directly from the mini box to the router?

 

It is just I would like something else connected in the outbuilding too.

 

Thanks

This message was authored by nigea99 This message was authored by: nigea99

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@Goldman18 wrote:

Thanks both for your answers.

 

One more (stupid) quesiton. If i connected the sky mini box to a switch first and then to the router, would that still work the same? Or does it have to go directly from the mini box to the router?

 

It is just I would like something else connected in the outbuilding too.

 

Thanks


hi @Goldman18 

 

It should be OK to go via a Switch - but note SKY Q doesn't seem to like managed switches - OK with unmanaged ones

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