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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 2016-05-08, 07:54 PM
 
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I'm looking to get a Satellite TV WiFi adapter. I read the following on the Bell.ca website:
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You might be eligible for a free Internet connectivity device. Please continue to see if you qualify.
Does anyone know of any current Promo Codes that would allow a Satellite TV/Mobilty customer (outside of ON/QC) like me to get a complementary WiFi connectivity device?
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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 2016-05-11, 11:49 AM
 
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Hi. Does anyone know if the adapter will work with my Bell 9242 PVR.
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post #18 of 26 (permalink) Old 2016-05-11, 01:44 PM
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Hi. Does anyone know if the adapter will work with my Bell 9242 PVR.
Hi there, I have the Wi-Fi adapter but I have never personally tried it on the 9242 yet. I know it works on my 9400 though. I will try it tonight on the 9242 and report back.
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Hi does anyone know if Adapter will work with a 6400 Receiver with separate hard drive? My guess is that it will not work.
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Just some advice on Wifi adapters - Depending on where your box is located in relation to other equipment, the WiFi may not work anyways due to interference - I know my TV sends out enough interference that anything within 1-2 metres of it will not pick up any decent Wifi signal. I had hardwire my equipment that could use an internet connection if I wanted it all stored near my TV.

Test the strength with a smartphone or laptop to see if you can even get a decent signal before buying - even if your receiver can work with the adapter, the signal may be weak or unusable.
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Hi. Does anyone know if the adapter will work with my Bell 9242 PVR.
Just tried it and it says Unsupported Device. Im guessing the only supported PVR's are the 9241 and 9400 as per what it says on bell.ca
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Hi does anyone know if Adapter will work with a 6400 Receiver with separate hard drive? My guess is that it will not work.
I don't own a 6400, but I do have a 6131 which is very similar to yours and an external HDD plugged in and it did NOT work just like in my post about the 9242. Sorry man.
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Just tried it and it says Unsupported Device. Im guessing the only supported PVR's are the 9241 and 9400 as per what it says on bell.ca
Thanks for the information.
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I use an older TP-LINK wireless N mini pocket router, model WR700N to provide wifi access to my 9400. There really isn't anything magical about it, no special BellTV compatibility issues. I set the WR700N in "client mode" which is effectively a wifi adapter. If you want to stream on-demand video you would probably want a newer version with better speeds.
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Just about any router will work in client mode because it is connected using wired ethernet.

USB dongles have to be a supported device. Many WiFi dongles use similar or identical chips and designs. That's especially true of the cheap N150 2.4GHz dongles which have almost universal support. Chances are that a higher speed brand name dongle will not work because it will have a newer chip and design that is not supported.
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I want to change my IPad from Fibe TV to Satellite TV - 9241
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