YOUVIEW MIFI ACCESS
Michaelwood Member Posts: 1 ✭
I have a BT YouView box with an Ethernet socket and a USB socket, but it cannot be set up for MiFi (mobile wifi) operation. Without this, it cannot access the Apps and some of the Programme Guide features.
My internet services are via 3’s mobile phone services (we have no effective landline) with a 3MobileWiFi-A047 router. This has a single USB Micro B socket, but I have discerned that this is solely for its power supply.
Is there any piece of kit that would enable my YouView box to accept wireless access from the 3Mobile router? I bought a TP-Link_1D32 that I thought would work but cannot make it do so.
Welcome to the Youview forum. As far as I know the Youview ideally only was meant to be used with landline Broadband. If there is a solution to use via Mobile, you would be using an extremely large amount of data usage each day. Just for a estimate, 1 hour of a recording is approx. 4gb, hence unless your mobile provider can offer unlimited data per month, you would run out of data mileage in a short time. Someone else on the forum may have more ideas, be able to help further with your query. Have you been able to connect your TV, any other WiFi devices to your mobile? Do they work ok? Be interested to know. John L
Wow, something that even stumped Google!
But I had success in Spain running my DTR-T1000 over one of these, or possibly an earlier equivalent:-
You need to put it into Client Mode for use with the YouView box. You can take the power it needs off the USB socket on the YouView box, link it with the short Ethernet tail from Nano to box, and then set the Nano to be a client of the MiFi.
With mine, the SSID had to be slightly different from the SSID of the Nano, which was slightly inconvenient for other wifi devices in the same room as the Nano that could not well reach the main router directly, but the more modern devices can rebroadcast the same SSID. Though some people still like the different SSID, so they know what they are connecting to.
A quid cheaper, get it Thursday, a name we know......
Very much cheaper!
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It depends on the tariff he's on - you can certainly get unlimited mobile data if you pay for it - some are quite 'cheap' (relatively speaking) these days. Like you said before, a film can be a few GB, so if he's planning on using catchup/film streaming services, I'd want unlimited, or at least 30GB allowance - something like that. Say he uses NowTV and has the HD boost - it'll use a lot more data than an SD stream.
Did you know the majority of streaming is to mobile devices.
It might well provide services to @Michaelwood though.