Many broadband routers provide wireless networking (Wi-Fi) for everyday home networking - allowing you to connect laptops, smartphones, and other devices.
However, some equipment - such as Fetch TV set top boxes, or VoIP telephone adapters - may be unable to use your router's Wi-Fi as it is unsuitable. A solution to this is to use a Wireless Bridge to connect these devices.
In other cases you may need to locate a computer where your router's Wi-Fi signal may not be strong enough due to distance, interference, or thick walls. In these situations, consider either a Wireless Bridge, Powerline Adapters, or professional cabling.
The iiNet Labs Wireless Bridge units offer style with a simple plug-and-play connection. Connect one to your Fetch TV set top box and the other to your broadband router using the supplied Ethernet cables. Power them up and they create a "bridge" between the two devices without expensive rewiring or running Ethernet cables through your home.
The iiNet Labs Wireless Bridge can also wirelessly connect any device with an Ethernet interface: desktop computers, set top boxes, gaming consoles, VoIP adapters, and more. It's as simple as that!
We have selected the iiNet Labs Wireless Bridge units for their ease of use, performance, and Fetch TV support. Key features include:
The iiNet Labs Wireless Bridge is available now via the Internode online store. You can also order an iiNet Labs Wireless Bridge when you sign up for Fetch TV.
Each box contains a pair of Wireless Bridge units, a pair of Ethernet cables, a pair of power adapters, and a quick start guide, all for the recommended retail price of $119.
Connecting a Fetch TV set top box to your network with an iiNet Labs Wireless Bridge
The NetComm NP204 Powerline Adapter is a pair of "plug pack" devices which transmit Ethernet signals over your internal AC power cabling - allowing you to connect remote equipment to your broadband router.
The Adapters come in a pack of two units that plug into normal 240V AC power outlets. Simply connect one to your broadband router using the supplied Ethernet cable, and plug it into a power outlet. Connect the second Powerline Adapter to a power outlet in another room, and connect your chosen device - a desktop computer, set top box, gaming console, or VoIP adapter - to the Powerline Adapter with the second Ethernet cable.
The NetComm NP204 Powerline Adapter has a number of key features, including:
Further technical information is available from the manufacturer's website.
The NetComm NP204 Powerline Adapters are available now, via the Internode online store. You can also order a set when you sign up for Fetch TV.
Each box contains a pair of Powerline Adapters, a pair of Ethernet cables, and a quick start guide, all for the recommended retail price of $149.95.
Connecting a Fetch TV set top box to your network with a NetComm NP204 Powerline Adapter
Another solution is to arrange a professional cabler to install Ethernet cabling into your desired locations, which is an excellent long-term solution. However, this may be expensive, and can be inflexible if you decide to relocate your equipment afterwards. Re-cabling a house is also a problem if you are renting!