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Discussion topic: Multiroom on my own wifi

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This message was authored by GD12 This message was authored by: GD12

Multiroom on my own wifi

Hi,

 

I'd like to add an addtional Sky box to a second room, but due to a crazy house layout with very thick walls, the two sky boxes will not be able to get a wifi connection between them, and it's not possible to run an ethernet cable.  I dont want to run Powerline (as they will be off different distribution points) and the extenders will interfer with the existing wifi channels.

 

Put simply, the two Sky boxes will need to communicate via my wifi.  Or both can connect directly to the Internet (over my wifi).

 

Is this possible please?

 

I pay over £100 / month on Sky Q which connects via a dish, but I have 1Gbps FFTP and can stream via the Internet rather than dish if needed.

 

I am wondering whether I need to get another subscription for Sky stream, but this seems bonkers to pay full subscription x2.

 

Thanks.

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This message was authored by oldfella This message was authored by: oldfella

Re: Multiroom on my own wifi

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@GD12 wrote:

Hi,

 

I'd like to add an addtional Sky box to a second room, but due to a crazy house layout with very thick walls, the two sky boxes will not be able to get a wifi connection between them, and it's not possible to run an ethernet cable.  I dont want to run Powerline (as they will be off different distribution points) and the extenders will interfer with the existing wifi channels.

 

If you don't want Powerline or Ethernet to connect the Mini (Multiroom) you don't have much option.

However it may work with a Sky Q WiFi booster located between your main Q box and the mini.

 

Put simply, the two Sky boxes will need to communicate via my wifi.  Or both can connect directly to the Internet (over my wifi).

 

 Unless you are on Sky Broadband the mini if using WiFi will only connect to the main Q box or a Q WiFi booster connected (by WiFi) to the main Q box as above.

 

Is this possible please?

 

I pay over £100 / month on Sky Q which connects via a dish, but I have 1Gbps FFTP and can stream via the Internet rather than dish if needed.

 

I am wondering whether I need to get another subscription for Sky stream, but this seems bonkers to pay full subscription x2.


You cannot have another subscription for Sky Stream.  It's one or the other (Sky Q or Sky Stream)

 

Thanks.


 

GD12
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This message was authored by GD12 This message was authored by: GD12

Re: Multiroom on my own wifi

Thank you. 

so there's literally no way of having two boxes in the same house sharing a subscription unless they have a physical wire connected them or connect via their own wifi?

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Re: Multiroom on my own wifi

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My system uses a third party mesh (BT WholeHome) for the Q to interconnect 'wirelessly'.

 

BUT the Q boxes have to be connected to the nodes via Ethernet.  The back haul is wireless but the Q boxes believe they are on the same physical subnet.

I am just another Sky customer and my views are my own
GD12
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This message was authored by GD12 This message was authored by: GD12

Re: Multiroom on my own wifi

Thank you. That's a nice solution and good to know. 

In my case,  that'll need a bit of mesh moving, but will see if the wifi backhaul can take the move without the need for more mesh. 

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