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Custom Portal with HD FOX T2 and Wireless

Discussion in 'HD/HDR-FOX T2 Customised Firmware' started by TenBob, May 13, 2012.

  1. TenBob

    TenBob New Member

    My setup is : HD FOX T2, wall mounted behind TV, with wireless usb dongle attached to USB port - all neat and tidy.

    Now, I'd really like to be able to use the custom portal (esp for Sky).

    But ... I have a bit of a catch-22 ...

    As you know the HD Fox T2 only has one USB port.

    If I use the custom firmware then I need to stick an ext2 formatted UPD into the USB for it to work, which means I can't use it for my wireless dongle ... which means I can't use the custom portal to connect to the Internet.

    Is there a way round this? Is the a package/bundle I can load that allows me to use the custom portal (Sky app), but doesn't require the UPD to be in permenantly?

    Here's hoping!

  2. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    A small USB hub would be the best solution if you can hide it neatly because you can use all of the custom firmware features, but otherwise it should be possible to build a custom-custom firmware that incorporates just the custom portal components.
  3. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    I've built a firmware image that includes the portal. Should find time to test it tomorrow.
  4. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    Isn't that the same as the portal-xtra1 Bundle ?
  5. TenBob

    TenBob New Member

    Thought about USB hub, but wasn't sure the hummy would like having 2 different types of device on the one port (1 mass storage and 1 network). Will dig see if I can find one and try it out.

    The custom-custom firmware sounds excellent though ... if you do get time, point me in the right direction.

  6. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    No, because that still needs some external storage and it's too big for flash (~10 MiB)
  7. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

  8. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    Added Flash Bundle to WiKi HERE

  9. TenBob

    TenBob New Member

    excellent - will give it a go!
  10. TenBob

    TenBob New Member

    Installed and tested - works a treat - excellent job, many thanks!