[NZLUG] AirTies Access Point for Sky HDTV
nzlug at etelligence.info
Fri Jul 22 21:33:22 NZST 2016
Agreed, the blighters charge like wounded bulls!
I think the applicable phrase was "don't want to know". It was working
The technician at first couldn't understand the network settings,
(which I had set up for my neighbor, so not exactly 'rocket science')
which filled everyone with confidence. Then later apparently made
various changes to the network without so much as a by-your-leave. He
took two attempts (that I know of), maybe three. So, you can imagine
both sides' attitude to yet another repeat performance.
Hence I was hoping to find some Sky enthusiast who knows how to spell
"network", rather than perhaps ignorantly 'experimenting' and perhaps
making things even worse.
On 22/07/16 19:25, Nick Rout wrote:
> Shouldn't he (or you) call Sky?
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:50 PM, DL Neil <nzlug at etelligence.info
> <mailto: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...
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