Although the TV in your possession is no longer the latest and does not have Smart functions, you have decided not to discard it and, to overcome the channel reception problems, you have purchased a modern decoder enabled to view the most modern broadcasting standards. However, you have read around that the device in your possession can be connected to the Internet: intending to take advantage of this possibility, you immediately opened Google to search for information on how to connect the decoder to the Internet Wi Fi and you happened right here, on this my guide, with the hope that I can give you a hand to succeed in the enterprise.
Well, if this is the way things are, know that you are in the right place, at the right time! In fact, below I will explain how to establish the connection to the Internet, via Wi-Fi, on the decoder in your possession, also providing you with some clarifications regarding the operations that can be carried out.
So, without further ado, make yourself comfortable and carefully read everything I have to explain to you on the subject: I am sure that, at the end of reading this guide, you will be perfectly able to reach the goal you set for yourself, without the albeit minimal problem. Having said that, there is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!
- Preliminary information
- How to connect the decoder to the Wi-Fi Internet
- How to connect the Sky decoder to the WiFi Internet
Before getting to the heart of this guide and explaining, in practice, how to connect the decoder to the Wi Fi Internet , it is good to give you some more information about what you are about to do.
First of all, you should know that not all decoders allow you to connect to the Internet wirelessly: some devices, especially those a little older, do not have a wireless card but only an Ethernet cable input. Therefore, before making any attempt, check the actual compatibility with the technology in question, by taking a look at the technical data sheet of the device, or by searching on Google for phrases such as [brand and model of decoder] Wi-Fi connection .
If the decoder is equipped with Wi-Fi functions, make sure that it is within the range of the wireless modem in your equipment: if the signal is too poor, the connection quality may be poor and, consequently, not suitable for making some operations (e.g. streaming, where available).
If you find yourself in a similar situation, you can cope with this by purchasing a pair of Wi-Fi Powerline or a wireless access point: both solutions, albeit in different ways, allow you to expand the range of the signal offered by the router even in points of the dwelling which, otherwise, would not be covered. For more information, you can read my guide on how to extend the range of the wireless signal or my specific tutorials dedicated to the operation of Powerline adapters and Wi-Fi access points .
Finally, keep in mind that not all decoders can use the Internet in the same way: on some devices, for example, you can use the Network only to download system updates and / or access the HbbTV system of satellite channels; other decoders, on the other hand, can use the connection only with pre-installed applications; in still other cases, the Internet can be used to stream content or to download additional applications from the integrated stores.
How to connect the decoder to the Wi-Fi Internet
In spite of what happened in the past, numerous new generation decoders for the reception of digital terrestrial and satellite channels allow you to take advantage of the Internet connection for the reproduction of multimedia contents in streaming, to download the updates dedicated to the operating system. edge or, in some cases, even for downloading apps from integrated stores.
Although each decoder has its own operating system and functions, the procedure to follow is almost always the same: first of all, press the Menu / Home button on the remote control, in order to access the main screen dedicated to the functions. on the decoder, and then select, with the help of the arrow keys and the OK button on the remote control, the item or the Settings button .
Next, you need to enter the network menu (often found in the Configuration or Adjustment sections of the decoder), choose to start a new Wi-Fi connection and, when prompted, select the name of the network to connect to and type the relative password in the appropriate field.
To give you a concrete example, if you have a Telesystem decoder equipped with the Android TV operating system , first press the Home button on the remote control to call up the main menu of the box, select the Settings button from the panel that appears on the screen and, after pressing the button OK on the remote control, go to the Network and Internet> Wi-Fi sections .
How to connect the Sky decoder to the WiFi Internet
If the decoder in your possession was provided to you by Sky , you will be happy to know that the connection procedure is extremely simple and that the steps to be taken are the same for almost all the devices of the Sky Q line ( Sky Q Black / ex MySky HD, Sky Q Platinum and Sky Q via the Internet ).
If this is the first time you turn on the decoder, after connecting it to the power supply and the television and setting the latter to the correct source, you will be offered a guided procedure for the initial configuration of the device: therefore, using the directional arrows on the remote control of Sky, select the Start button , press the OK button on the remote control and, when prompted, choose you want to connect via Wi-Fi .
Next, select the network you want to connect to, give OK again and, using the keyboard that appears on the screen, type the password to use to establish the connection and give OK again . Finally, follow the instructions that are offered to you to complete the configuration of the device (updates, privacy settings, and so on).
If, on the other hand, you have already used the decoder before but want to connect it to the Internet only now, proceed as follows: press the Home button on the Sky remote control and use the directional arrows to select the Settings item , which appears in the sidebar visible on the screen.
Now, press the OK button on the remote control and, in the same way, open the Configure , Network and Connect in Wi-Fi menus of the decoder; at this point, select the name of the network to be used from those available, press the OK button on the remote control and, using the virtual keyboard that appears on the side, enter the password associated with the selected network and press the Confirm button to establish the connection .
Finally, to verify that the connection is actually operational, go to the Settings> Configure menu , move the cursor to the Network item (but do not give OK) and check that, in correspondence with the word Status , the word Connected is present ; Finally, make sure that two check marks are visible next to the Local Connection and Remote Connection items .
If you encounter problems in completing the steps I have told you so far, I refer you to reading my guide on how to connect Sky to the Internet , in which I have provided you with all the details of the procedure. If, on the other hand, you have difficulty in completing the procedure due to incorrect tuning of the remote control, you can read my tutorial on how to tune the Sky remote control , in which I explained how to cope with the thing in the best way.