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post #11 of 39 (permalink) Old 09-12-2020, 10:18 Thread Starter
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Hi Baz.
Yep can connect anything else to the Netgear WI-Fi router plugged into the power line extender. And yes 5 bars. Yes the TV can 'see' other wifi signals but only 1 or 2 bars.
Yes my main router on the phone line is just to the right of the printer in the pic on window ledge but only 1 bar so I didn't even try to connect to that.
It's the same extender I use when my neighbour is in residence for her to get my Wi-Fi in her conservatory and tablet and radio.

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Hi Baz.
Yep can connect anything else to the Netgear WI-Fi router plugged into the power line extender. And yes 5 bars. Yes the TV can 'see' other wifi signals but only 1 or 2 bars.
Yes my main router on the phone line is just to the right of the printer in the pic on window ledge but only 1 bar so I didn't even try to connect to that.
It's the same extender I use when my neighbour is in residence for her to get my Wi-Fi in her conservatory and tablet and radio.

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Try and connect the TV to the main router despite the 1 bar. As said, the issue could be with a compatibility issue with the extender and the TV. Shouldn't be but the more links you take out of the chain the easier the problem is to resolve. If you have a long enough ethernet cable you could always try temporarily hooking up the TV to the router with that, if it works and wifi does not you could get something like this.

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

These work using the internal 240v ring main but are not wifi, they are ethernet so effectively a wired connection to the router.
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Thanks Yes, I do have a couple but will probably use an ethernet cable from No.2 or slave powerline first.

I didn't want to get too bogged down at this stage having managed for 13 years without and with the Roku on it's way.

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Just tried to find the 'smart' element in the older 2007 Sharp TV without any luck. So guess it aint smart.

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You may as well wait for the Ruko Ray. It will have all the stuff on it you want and its modern technology so you shouldnt have any wifi problems but then again it is "you".
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We, too, would like to get our smart tv to work. Have got daughter and son in law coming for Christmas so may ask them to set it up. The tv may be safer that way
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I'm happy to take on modern technology as long as it fits in with our lifestyle and doesn't involve too many extra steps to get there.!
Like more wires, boxes and remotes to accommodate. It's supposed to be a life benefit and not inconvenience.
I'm expecting the Roku today but will likely play with it in Portugal before disrupting the home set up.

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I've got an old Plasma probably 2007 TV with a fire stick I bought a few months ago, works perfect for 64€
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Will your smartphone access the net in the same room as the tele Ray? If so the phone and a chromecast dangle plugged into your TV will turn the oldest of TVs into a smart one. Alternatively you could cast from a PC anywhere in the house.
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I think the Roku stick should solve the problem. I have not tried one but have had great luck with Amazon fire stick, which is similar, just bought a new 4k version. I use if for France24, Amazon prime, Hulu, and Netflix, as well as Kodi (that one does take some set up).
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