Wired connection to a remote point - alternatives?

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  1. adzjohn

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    Hi, can any one help.

    I have a tv on the wall in our bedroom with a power cable running down from the loft powering to a double plug powering the Tv and youview box.

    The youview box needs to be hardwired to the internet, however the socket on the wall isnt on the mains ring or something along thise lines it isnt powerful enough to power a powerline adapter + the isnt enough space to fit on behind the tv.

    So at the minute i am running a cable from powerline adapter in hallway through doorway and up the wall to the tv, obviously this isnt a good solution.

    Is there any such wifi dongle i could buy to trick the youview box into thinking it is hardwired?

    Many thanks.
     
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    Yes, what you want is a WiFi Bridge (it bridges two wired networks via WiFi). There are dedicated devices available, but I use a small TP-Link Travel Router (which can operate in Bridge mode, which it calls "client"). These devices will require power, some can take it from a USB outlet.
     
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    Perfect, thankyou. Will have a look
     

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