[NZLUG] AirTies Access Point for Sky HDTV

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 19:25:13 NZST 2016


Shouldn't he (or you) call Sky?

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:50 PM, DL Neil <nzlug at etelligence.info> wrote:

> Linux routing and logging reports overly-frequent access requests from a
> strange device, and my neighbor has been struggling to persuade his Sky TV
> to work!
>
> He has an Air Ties 300Mbps Wireless Access Point model Air 4400 device
> which connects by Ethernet cable to a MySky HDi set-top box. It seems this
> is necessary, or its connection to a Vodafone/Huawei modem-router is
> needed, to be able to program the TV or to record games/movies. (so much
> simpler on Freeview!)
>
> He "tidied up" after the installer left and consigned any papers to
> land-fill. sigh! Needless to say, his IT expertise stops at the front-edge
> of the browser window. From what little info I've found, this AP seems to
> look-around and then attach itself as a "wireless extender" to whichever
> wi-fi signal it sees first/seems the strongest. (I don't really know, but
> if I turn-off my wireless he starts smiling again...)
>
> Can you tell me anything about such devices, please?
> Can it be 'locked' to seek a particular SSID?
> Can I re-config the thing, perhaps through the TV and remote control?
> How to prevent it from interfering with my wireless network and filling up
> my server logs?
>
> Any and all advice would be much appreciated...
>
> --
> Regards,
> =dn
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