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MEO Cable TV Boxes

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MEO Cable TV Boxes

Post Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:31 pm

Hi All,

One for the techies....

I want to move my MEO Cable TV box upstairs but without running CAT5 cable everywhere.

I have a couple of Wireless Access point devices, a Vonets:-
www.amazon.co.uk/gp/pr...03_details

and a Sitecom:-
www.amazon.co.uk/Sitec...313&sr=1-1

both of which work happily providing an Ethernet point upstairs to which I can connect a computer.

However when used to provide an ethernet connection for the MEO box, they work for a minute or two, then drop-out leaving a frozen TV screen. Any ideas?

Regards

Robin


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:41 pm

When mine was being installed, the tech guys told me the box could only function hard-wired. They would have much less work at installation if it could work wirelessly.

So I think it's run a wire, or give up on moving the box.

 

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:40 pm

Thanks Liveaboard,

I had a horrid feeling that it wasn't standard Ethernet they were using......

I know the router will support >1 box (next-door neighbour has this 1 upstairs, 1 downstairs (sounds like a TV program?)) might need to investigate this but don't really want to spend any money!

Regards

Robin


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:05 pm

Hmmm - in addition I wonder if "hard-wired" means "not via a switch"? So I can't share the cable with say a Raspberry Pi?

Robin


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:05 pm

The meo box connects to their router through a standard cat5 wire; as it can be connected to any of the 4 lan outputs, my guess is that it's basically an internet protocol. It can stream 2 HD channels simultaneously; I don't know how much data that is, but it's a lot.

You can't have a switch or router in between they said; for instance I had to run a second cat 5 wire alongside for my satellite receiver [it also connects to the internet for updates and file sharing]. We don't actually watch the meo TV much anymore [since putting in the satellite receiver], but I left in in since it doesn't cost anything extra with my phone and internet.

For other users, I'd use the wireless lan. I put my router in the attic [in an airtight box] so the wireless covers the whole house and outbuilding.

 

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:22 pm

Thanks again - won't waste my time. Raspberry Pi (when and if I get one) will have to be wireless!

Regards

Robin


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