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    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 10th Apr 18, 5:06 PM
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    Sky box - does it generate its own wifi ?
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    • 10th Apr 18, 5:06 PM
    Sky box - does it generate its own wifi ? 10th Apr 18 at 5:06 PM
    Question for Skybox owners (NB. NOT a router question); a neighbour had wifi issues (fixed) but there was a spurious old wifi network which appeared to be emanating from the Skybox (may be a Q box); my wifi detector said make was Bskyb? We didn't get as far as proving it was the Skybox (e.g. by turning it off) for time reasons (and I didn't want to break it).
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    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 10th Apr 18, 6:25 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 6:25 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 6:25 PM
    all SkyQ boxes are wireless to an extent,you should be able to find the MAC address from your detector and match it to the one listed in the system properties on the SkyQ box.

    Sky+HD boxes don't generate their own wireless signals directly, though the last revision of it did have a wirelesss adaptor built in which could be retro-fitted to the previous version but in neither case on Sky+HD did it allow that box to generate wireless signals that anything else could connect to.
    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 10th Apr 18, 6:33 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 6:33 PM
    Hmmm. Detail:- neighbour has installed a new Sky ROUTER and so they have a new wifi "net"; everything is now using the new wifi and the SkyQbox is connected to a devolo wifi powerline box via ethernet; I have confirmed that the wifi powerline is generating the new wifi net. Some BSkyb device is still sending out the old wifi net. Must be a Sky adapter hidden in the depths of their TV cabinet somewhere.
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    • Syman
    • By Syman 10th Apr 18, 6:50 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 6:50 PM
    i believe the skyq boxes can be used as a hotspot
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    • By flashg67 10th Apr 18, 7:53 PM
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    Not a neighbour's router?
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