Smart TV

Lincs Lass

Member
Location
north lincs
Tempted to upgrade my telly but all this smart gubbins they all come with is baffling .
At present my telly is far end of the house connected via an aerial ,,the only connection for internet is through a very long cable back to the router ,,this works perfectly for the desk top computer but I don't want to run another ,even longer cable to plug into a telly .
The house walls are solid stone ,2ft thick and a Wi-Fi confection wont work ,,struggle with my mobile unless I'm in the same room as the router .
Tryed these booster gizmos long ago and they didn't improve the signal .
Any other sugestions welcome as theres no point changing if I cant get the built in services to work .
 

bobk

Member
Location
stafford
Tempted to upgrade my telly but all this smart gubbins they all come with is baffling .
At present my telly is far end of the house connected via an aerial ,,the only connection for internet is through a very long cable back to the router ,,this works perfectly for the desk top computer but I don't want to run another ,even longer cable to plug into a telly .
The house walls are solid stone ,2ft thick and a Wi-Fi confection wont work ,,struggle with my mobile unless I'm in the same room as the router .
Tryed these booster gizmos long ago and they didn't improve the signal .
Any other sugestions welcome as theres no point changing if I cant get the built in services to work .
You don't need a cable , connect wirelessly , they're smart
 

Lincs Lass

Member
Location
north lincs
If WiFi won’t work, have you tried Home Plugs? They use your existing electric wires in your house to transfer the signal from 3 pin power socket to 3 pin power socket.
Tryed the Devolo plugs long ago ,,my house is wired up weirdly ..not all the downstairs sockets are on the same loop and I couldnt get a conection through them
 

24/7 farming

Member
Location
Donegal
Get second router, plug it into cable at computer and connect computer either wirelessly to new router or use another short cable to connect it. Wireless from that router should reach TV no prob.
Need to set up new router as a bridge router but most new ones can nearly suss this all out automatically once u plug it in.
 

Mur Huwcun

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
North West Wales
Does your computer not have two nework plugs? In and out into tv? If you don’t fancy setting a second router as a bridge link I’m sure you could get a switch setup to connect both tv and computer cable in a splitter type of way. You coukd even set an old roter up to do it with a bit of googling and changing the ip addresses etc
 

Lincs Lass

Member
Location
north lincs
Does your computer not have two nework plugs? In and out into tv? If you don’t fancy setting a second router as a bridge link I’m sure you could get a switch setup to connect both tv and computer cable in a splitter type of way. You coukd even set an old roter up to do it with a bit of googling and changing the ip addresses etc
Only one network plug In
 

Mur Huwcun

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
North West Wales
This type of thing would solve your problem as long as you only use one at a time or otherwise setup another router to gain wifi access for mobiles, tablets etc that end of house.


We use to bog standard EE routers as repeaters. I just googled what settings to change, had to connect them with cable to computer, disconnect internet and change a few setup values in the configuration. I woukd need to google it to do it again.
 
We have one of these in our holiday rental property

In from the router
Out to .... Hive, TV, music machine and two spare for whatever you may need
Think it cost us 12.99

You could connect in fro your router (extension cable) and then out to PC and new TV ..... OR, maybe get an Amazon Firestick for about £40 (?) to plug into the old TV and get most smart features

:unsure:
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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