Currently the YouView box is not connected to the Internet unless I plug in the Ethernet cable, which I do from time to time in order to update it.
TV is at one side of the room, router at the other so don’t have it plugged in permanently as the wire would be trailing across the room. Also, I don’t have a spare socket on the Plusnet router. Wanted to connect wirelessly but not sure if it would work. Currently the Panasonic smart tv is connected to router via the plugs. Would it be ok to buy another set for the YV box? Trouble is, I am still short of a socket.
08-04-2018 4:28 PM - edited 08-04-2018 4:30 PM
Currently the Panasonic smart tv is connected to router via the plugs. Would it be ok to buy another set for the YV box? Trouble is, I am still short of a socket.
Plugs? Do you mean Homeplugs?
If so it would be cheaper and easier just to add an ethernet switch
09-04-2018 1:03 PM - edited 09-04-2018 1:10 PM
Plug one of these (or similar) into one of the router LAN sockets and you will gain another three sockets: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ZOOJXEG/ref=twister_B07B9RSSZ1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
If you can run an Ethernet cable it will always give you the most reliable connections. If you don't feel confident to wire a permanent Ethernet link yourself then different lengths of ready terminated cables are available on line. Go for Cat 5e cable.
I run a cable from my router (upstairs) down to a 5 port switch downstairs to feed the TV/YB/Android box there. Luckily I can run it under the floor and through the ceiling then down a door surround so it isn't too obvious.
An alternative would be to get a powerline set that has multiple RJ45 plugs on at least one end. The BT 1G Miniconnector kit I have has two RJ45's on each unit.
They seem to go for £20-£25 on that well known auction site.