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I player set up advice for a tardy person

Discussion in 'FOXSAT-HDR Freesat Recorder' started by cerclebois, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. cerclebois

    cerclebois New Member

    Can someone point me to instructions on setting up BBC Iplayer on my computer and my Foxsat+, please?

    I see that the Freesat site recommends the use of Homeplugs. I had always believed that a wireless connection would be sufficient. My ISP profile speed is 6500kbps, and monthly bandwidth 60Gig, 50+ unused. As the player would only be used as a backup for clashes and the like, should that not be enough?

    Or is there another reason why wireless will not work well?
     
  2. cerclebois

    cerclebois New Member

    Have I got internet BO perhaps;)? Can no one on this Humax dedicated forum advise?
     
  3. gomezz

    gomezz Well-Known Member

    I have my Foxsat HDR hard-wired to my router which is definitely the best way. And I would avoid the use of home-plugs given the controversy surrounding their propensity to cause interference and knock out radio reception and with the new high speed models even TV reception.
     
  4. cerclebois

    cerclebois New Member

    Hi gomezz! :) Thanks for the reply.
    That's ideal, but the hard wiring would involve some very long cabling. The router and PC are upstairs. connected into a hardwired phone extension. ATM I do not use wireless. The Hummy is down the stairs near the computer and then through a foor to theopp. side of lounge. Not sure if the beloved would appreciate extra wire tacked around skirting and stairs.

    The same difficulty would exist even f I moved the router adjacent to the NTE immediately below; perturbed beloved!

    ISTM that wireless is the unfortunate but npractical solution ,given reservations re plugs. Do you agree?

    My main concern is what I need for the installation and procedure for set up.
     
  5. cerclebois

    cerclebois New Member

    A lot has been happening, hence the very delayed response comes with my apologies.:oops::)

    So can I assume then that apart from getting the homeplugs, connecting the router to one and the PVR to the other, and both plugs to power, I need do nothing else?

    I had something in back of mind that Iplayer actually had to be installed on the PVR.
     
  6. REPASSAC

    REPASSAC Member

    No thats all providing the router is running DHCP.
     
  7. cerclebois

    cerclebois New Member

    Thank you. :) I hope the other players e.g. ITVplayer are as simple.
     
  8. Martin

    Martin Member

  9. 4291

    4291 Well-Known Member

    Itv-player is available on channel 903