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I previously connected my sky+he box by Ethernet cable but

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I previously connected my sky+he box by Ethernet cable but due to changes in the house I can no longer connect this way. I have tried to connect wirelessly using the eps buttons on sky box and sky router but I get a message on the screen which says I cannot connect wirelessly because the two components were connected by Ethernet cable. Can you please help me to connect them wirelessly
JA: Are you able to connect using an ethernet cable?
Customer: No as the Ethernet cable has been disconnected
JA: Which lights are colored and/or blinking on your router?
Customer: The orange was light flashes and there are 3 green
JA: Anything else you want the Network Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: ights on sold green power, Internet and wireless
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Networking
Customer: replied 12 days ago.

Are you there JA. My name is Stuart ********** by the way

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Posted by JustAnswer at customer's request) Hello. I would like to request the following Expert Service(s) from you: Live Phone Call.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
Expert:  Sudipto replied 12 days ago.

Hello. Welcome to JustAnswer! I'm Sudipto, I’m sorry to hear you're having trouble. I know that can be frustrating. Hopefully, we can get this resolved quickly. Please ignore any remote support offer if you do not want to use it, as that is an automated optional offer send to all the customers.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Will you ring me? My landline no is 01204 845028
Expert:  Sudipto replied 12 days ago.

Please follow the steps from the video in the link below and use the "Connect with password" option instead of WPS and let me know, what happens?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtT9RFMsU9Y

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I am waiting for your answer.
Expert:  Sudipto replied 12 days ago.

Did you see my reply?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I have watched the video but I don't have a sky connector.
Expert:  Sudipto replied 12 days ago.

Do you have the WPS button on the HD+ box?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I have a was button on my sky box
Expert:  Sudipto replied 12 days ago.

Did you check the settings on the box, as shown on the video?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I think that a fee of £22 is too much, I am an OAP
Expert:  Sudipto replied 12 days ago.

Don't worry, I have not accepted the remote support offer, as that is not required for your case, you will get a refund for that.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
On the settings screen it is saying that connection to broadband router is a fail as is connection to on demand
Expert:  Sudipto replied 12 days ago.

What other options do you get under settings?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I am on the network screen and the other 2 headings are IP address of this sky box 0.0.0.0.
The last heading is DHCP and that is indicating ON.
Expert:  Sudipto replied 12 days ago.

Can you make sure if the box has the wireless capability or not from Sky?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
it must have wireless capability as it has a WPS button and wireless coonction is mentioned in the sky+hd brochure.
Expert:  Sudipto replied 12 days ago.

OK then, you can reset the box and then, try to connect again.

  1. Press Services on your Sky remote
  2. Select the Settings tile
  3. Scroll across to the Network tab
  4. Press Select
  5. Press Red to reset your network connections

Further troubleshooting steps are available here.

Reconnect to the wireless network

  1. Go back to the network tab using instructions above
  2. Select ‘Connect with Password’
  3. Highlight and select your wireless network.
  4. Enter your wireless password (this is case sensitive)
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
When I press the WPS button on the sky+hd box I get a message on the screen that says this box is already connected via the Ethernet cable and so WPS cannot be used. Over to you Sudipto, you are the expert who can guide me how to reset my box to accept a wireless connection.
Expert:  Sudipto replied 12 days ago.

I have already posted the steps to reset, did you follow them?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
When I press the WPS button on the sky+hd box I get a message on the screen that says this box is already connected via the Ethernet cable and so WPS cannot be used. Over to you Sudipto, you are the expert who can guide me how to reset .my box to accept a wireless connection.
Expert:  Sudipto replied 12 days ago.

Can you see my replies, as you are posting the same thing, I have already posted the steps to reset, I think you have missed it, here it is again.

  1. Press Services on your Sky remote
  2. Select the Settings tile
  3. Scroll across to the Network tab
  4. Press Select
  5. Press Red to reset your network connections

Further troubleshooting steps are available here.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I have pressed the red button to reset but it hasn't reset and I am getting very stressed this is going on far too long. Do you work for sky I am not impressed, I have already paid £5.00 and nothing has changed. Just tell me what to do. Nothing has worked at all so far.
Expert:  Sudipto replied 12 days ago.

Do you have followed all the steps or just pressed the Red button?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I did all the instructions exactly as you said but no change.
Expert:  Sudipto replied 12 days ago.

Ok, I will opt out from the question.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
i have done it all again just like you said, every stage and still I get the same message on the screen that WPS cannot be used because the box was previously connected by Ethernet cable.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
sudipto I am signing off this website is a mess I have trouble getting messages to you, the screen is flashing all the time I am typing replies. You can't solve my problem it's a mess goodbye.
Expert:  Stuart Woods replied 12 days ago.

You can buy a longer network cable, wireless for video stuff is no reliable.