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Wifi Dongles

Discussion in 'Zgemma-Star H.2S' started by d2cracker, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. d2cracker

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    Merry Christmas everyone :)

    Bought the kids 2 h2s's but dafty here forgot to get 2 wifi dongles. Can anyone advise what sort I need or do I just just standard USB wifi dongles? Hoping to get one tomorrow when out and about from Pc world or currys or something.

    any advice would be fab

    cheers
     
  2. moshibeth

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    Either hard wire the boxes or pickup a set of tp link home plugs,Dongles are a pain to setup as you need to download drivers ect
     
  3. d2cracker

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    That was my next option already have home plugs but they will need some network switches
     
  4. moshibeth

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    Why would they need network switches,As long as you plug direct into the router and box they will just pair up
     
  5. d2cracker

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    Because they got the PS4 wired to the home plug in each room. So will need a switch in between
     
  6. moshibeth

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    Im not a gamer but are the ps4 not wifi enable then
     
  7. d2cracker

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    Yup, but we have a plex server in the house and and streams better through the cable
     
  8. moshibeth

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    I agree always best hard wired,Will have to wait until tommorrow then
     
  9. murdotechmob

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    You can get home plugs with 2 network sockets on it to replace the existing one used for the PS4 so you don't need to waste another plug with a switch.

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  10. d2cracker

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    Got a TPlink 600mb and a tp link 5 port switch for under £26 today, be more than fast enough to run both
     
  11. itskenallen

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    The Edimax dongle or any with a Ralink chipset seem to work best for the Zgemma without needing drivers installed. If you have a decent router with stable WiFi, the dongle is good enough to run these boxes without issue.
    If u think ur wifi is flakey and not that stable, then better to hardwire it or use a home plug extender.

    Here's a link to a previous discussion on this.
    http://www.techkings.org/showthread.php?t=112836
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    Last edited: Dec 27, 2016